Sexual abuse accusation surfaces at Moses Brown School

    Moses Brown School in Providence (WJAR)

    A prominent Providence school is investigating claims of sexual abuse that allegedly took place during the 1960s.

    A spokesman for Moses Brown School said Friday that an alumnus recently came forward with the claim, which apparently involved two teachers who are now dead.

    “A Moses Brown alumnus recently reported that he was the victim of sexual abuse by two teachers while a boarding student in the 1960s,” Matt Glendinning, who is the head of the school, noted in a letter sent to members of the Moses Brown community, including alumni and their parents, families of students currently enrolled, present and past members of the Board of Trustees, and current and former employees.

    “I have been in contact with the alumnus over the past several weeks and am deeply concerned by his allegation,” Glendinning said. “Coming forward for the first time, he described a series of separate incidents with two teachers. On hearing his story, I shared my profound sadness for what he had experienced and my heartfelt apology that Moses Brown had failed to keep him safe during his time at the school.”

    Glendinning also said the school is not releasing the teachers’ names, pending the result of a further investigation.

    He went on to note that “maintaining a safe environment for all our students is our primary concern” and encouraged anyone to come forward if there are “other victims or perpetrators who have not yet been identified.”

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