Washington Hebrew Preschool Sued Over Worker Accused of Child Sex Abuse - NBC4 Washington

Washington Hebrew Preschool Sued Over Worker Accused of Child Sex Abuse

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    Parents Sue Washington Hebrew School Over Alleged Abuse

    Eight families say their young children were sexually abused by a teacher at the Washington Hebrew Congregation pre-school. News4's Mark Segraves reports. (Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019)

    A Hebrew preschool in Northwest Washington, D.C., is accused of ignoring signs that one of its teachers was sexually abusing children.

    The Washington Post reports several parents filed a lawsuit against the Washington Hebrew Congregation school on Monday. The lawsuit says the teacher took at least seven 3- and 4-year-old children to remote areas on campus and sexually abused them.

    It says the abuse happened for more than a year, though complaints of inappropriate behavior were brought to school officials soon after his hiring in March 2016.

    Spokeswoman Amy Rotenberg says the school learned of the allegations in August and reported them to District police.

    "Child safety has always been our top priority. Contrary to allegations in the Complaint, our early childhood centers have not violated the law," Rotenburg said in a press release.

    Police say an investigation is ongoing.

    The teacher isn't a defendant in the lawsuit, hasn't been criminally charged and no longer works at the school.

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