Lawsuit: Female teacher sexually assaulted boy at Jewish school on Long Island

Kimberly Dole
February 26, 2020 - 9:00 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A new court petition filed Monday alleges that a teacher at a private Long Island Jewish school has been accused of sexually abusing a boy for five years beginning when he was just 13.

The petition was the Manhattan Supreme Court and accuses Jane Shaul  of grooming the student while teaching at The Brandeis School in Lawrence, and providing him with alcohol and marijuana so that she could eventually have sex with him,

According to the former student, who is only referred to as JAS#1 DOE in court papers, claims that starting in 1999, Shaul began giving him “special treatment” like giving him rides to and from school, taking him out during lunch and taking him to R-rated movies.

Court documents also allege that Shaul sent “enticing messages and phone calls” to the child.

When the pupil attempted to distance himself from Shaul, “she became insistent” and the court papers allege that “on many occasions, she gave him alcohol and marijuana.”

“The sexual abuse escalated to fondling, oral sex … and eventually vaginal intercourse,” and continued until the student was 18, the court papers claim.

Shaul allegedly abused him on and off school property, the court papers say, including during school functions such as an eighth-grade school trip.

The former student, now in his 30s, is asking a Manhattan Supreme Court judge to allow him to anonymously file his lawsuit and is seeking to sue under the state’s Child Victims Act, which allowed victims of childhood sexual abuse a one-year window that began in August to bring old claims that would normally be time-barred.

“The facts of this case show an outrageous disregard for the safety and well-being of the students at this school,” Josh Silber, the victim’s lawyer said. “Teachers are charged with the responsibility of protecting children. The teacher violated her charge and this school enabled her to do so.”