Moses Brown opens investigation after sexual abuse report surfaces

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Moses Brown School has opened an investigation into a sexual abuse accusation dating back to the 1960s that was recently reported, according to Head of the Moses Brown School Matt Glendinning.

In a letter sent to the school community on Jan. 31, Glendinning said a former boarding student recently reported he was abused by two teachers.

MORE: Letter to the Moses Brown School community

Glendinning said the Moses Brown alumnus described a series of separate incidents with the two teachers, who have not yet been identified.

“On hearing his story, I shared my profound sadness for what he had experienced and my heartfelt apology that Moses Brown had failed to keep him safe during his time at the school,” Glendinning wrote in the letter.

According to Glendinning, both teachers are dead, but the school is opening an investigation into the former student’s report.

With the alleged incidents coming to light, Glendinning is encouraging anyone who feels they were the victim of sexual misconduct by an employee at the school, at any point in its history, to come forward.

Reports can be shared with Laura Kirschstein or Julie Freudenheim from T&M Protective Resources, which Glendinning said is an external firm the school has hired to investigate the initial report, by emailing or by calling 646-445-7707.

All reports will be kept confidential unless mandatory reporting laws require information to be released or if a child is in immediate danger.

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