Former Prep School Student Alleges Abuse on Athletic Trips - NECN

Former Prep School Student Alleges Abuse on Athletic Trips

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    Former Prep School Student Alleges Abuse on Athletic Trips

    A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s.

    The former Deerfield Academy student names the school and its former golf and squash coaches in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on June 19.

    He said the coaches would bring him to the car of another faculty member, Bryce Lambert, who would abuse him before driving him home.

    Lambert would also take the teen to dinner and buy him wine to drink, according to the complaint. 

    The plaintiff is looking for a jury trial and is seeking $10 million in damages against each defendant for each claim, as well as punitive damages, costs, interest and attorney's fees.

    Messages from the Associated Press seeking comment were left on Tuesday with the school, its attorney and at the North Carolina home of former golf coach John Graney.

    Former squash coach Peter Hindle, who recently settled other allegations of sexual misconduct at the school, declined to comment to the Associated Press. Lambert is deceased.

    In March, the school released a report on some of the allegations. It is posted on the school's web site