Globe: “Prep school wants to name victim of sex assault.” Definitely the wrong course of action for a school that is supposed to be looking out for the safety of the children in its care. First, to turn on a child who has already been found in a court of law to have been a victim of sexual assault. Second, to get the facts wrong in such a public manner.
In a statement e-mailed to alumni Monday, Archibald Cox Jr., president of the St. Paul’s Board of Trustees, disputed the characterization of the court filing and denied the allegations in the lawsuit.
“We did not oppose the family’s use of pseudonyms, and certainly did not request that the young woman’s name be made public,” Cox wrote. The e-mail does not address a section of the filing that references an eventual trial, in which the school requested that “plaintiffs and J.D. shall not proceed under pseudonyms at the trial of this matter.”