New Report Details 'Substantiated' Sexual Misconduct by St. Paul's School Faculty and Staff

Aug 22, 2018

A new report details allegations of sexual misconduct by ten former members of St. Paul's School faculty, including David Pook, a former teacher who pled guilty to witness tampering in a case related to his alleged relationship with a student.

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The report is part of a continuing investigation into sexual misconduct at the prestigious prep school.

In a letter sent to the school community Tuesday, Interim Rector Amy Richards and President of the Board of Trustees Archibald Cox, Jr. shared what is a second supplemental report by the law firm Casner and Edwards.

That firm issued a final report on its investigation of abuse at the school in May 2017, but it has continued to hear from and interview former students who were affected.

Former students told investigators of a teacher who went skinny dipping with students, and one who took them for drives in his Rolls Royce. They describe vivid, disturbing memories and say, looking back, it is clear to them they were being groomed.

The new accounts substantiate some of the allegations detailed in earlier reports. Two former faculty members are named for the first time.

The new report also includes more detail about David Pook's time as a teacher at St. Paul's School, including six victim accounts. The former students describe him entering girls' rooms while they were changing clothes and other behaviors they found “creepy.”

The report's authors commend the school for its willingness to continue the investigation and make the reports public, and it notes that several victims came forward because of those previous reports.

They write: "And that, of course, is the most important take away from this comprehensive investigation undertaken by SPS: the victims that had the courage to come forward were validated and credited."

Note: this is a developing story

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