Prosecutors: No Charges Possible In Horace Mann Sex Abuse Claims
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In a crushing blow to alleged sex abuse victims, prosecutors have said the statute of limitations has expired and they cannot charge anyone at the Horace Mann School in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
An investigation began last summer after a magazine article claimed certain teachers had been abusing students from the 1970s through the mid-1990s.
But the Bronx District Attorney’s office decided Friday that charges were not possible.
Last July, former students broke their silence about the alleged abuse and spoke with CBS 2.
“They are pedophiles, plain and simple. They are pedophiles and they are predators,” one victim said last year.
Some of the alleged victims have already reached settlements with the school.
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