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Investigation turns up decades of sexual misconduct claims at prestigious Brooklyn school: reports

March 26, 2019 - 2:15 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Investigators have uncovered decades of sexual misconduct allegations, dating back decades at a prestigious Brooklyn Heights school, according to multiple published reports.

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A total of 19 former staff and faculty at St. Ann's were said to have potentially engaged in 'sexual misconduct or boundary-crossing behavior' between the 1970s and 1990s. A letter from the school laid out the allegations on Monday. None of the employees named were currently working at the school.

Founding headmaster Stanley Bosworth was among those named. It's believed that Bosworth knew about allegations, specifically those involving a male faculty member who was having sex with a high school student in the 70s.

Bosworth was accused of misconduct himself, the New York Post reported. He's accused of touching a female student's leg inappropriately during a one-on-one meeting in 1998. Bosworth died in 2011.

Six more allegations involve former male faculty members -- one man was said to have kissed a student at an off-campus party.

The investigation took place over the course of a year and was conducted by investigators hired by a private law firm. The probe was prompted by Facebook posts about abuse at the school that surfaced in 2017. It included interviews with 47 people who reported sexual misconduct.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lena Dunham, and Jennifer Connelly are among the school's alumni.

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