St. Paul’s School reports a history of staff sexual abuse of students

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“Put simply but starkly, several former faculty and staff sexually abused children in their care in a variety of ways, from clear boundary violations to repeated sexual relationships to rape.” The tolerance by those who knew and the lack of awareness by most of the faculty and leadership “is all equally troubling.”

The Rev. Howard White has been deposed

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“We are committed to keeping God’s children safe, and we are heartbroken when we fail,” Bishop Scanlan said. “My hope is that the appalling events documented at St. George’s School will lead our church to intensify its efforts to protect young people in every setting, and continue our commitment to preventing abuse with thorough training for clergy, staff and volunteers who work with children.”

“Trail of trauma” – another victim comes forward in St. George’s School case

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The Rev. “Howdy” White was fired by St. George’s Episcopal School in 1974 after a student came forward saying he had been raped by White on several occasions. The firing was not revealed until December of 2015. On Sunday the Providence Journal reported on a foster child of White’s is alleging he was raped.

Trail of sex abuse allegations extended back to Diocese of West Virginia in 1969

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It appears from the record that the plaintiff subsequently learned information tending to indicate that the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of West Virginia, may have known of White’s alleged proclivity for deviant sexual behavior. – Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia

Ecclesiastical disciplinary proceedings under way in St. George’s sex scandal case

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Title IV proceedings are under way for the Rev. George E. Andrews II and the Rev. Howard White. And a new victim has come forward, this time in North Carolina where White served as rector of Grace Church in the Mountains.

About those headmasters at St. George’s

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In addition to serving on the Governing Board of the National Association of Episcopal Schools from 1992-2000 (as Vice President from 1995-1996 and President from 1996-2000), the Rev. George E. Andrews II was the recipient of the Ruth Jenkins Award for Outstanding Service to NAES in 2004. Rev. Andrews has continued his involvement and commitment to Episcopal education by maintaining associations with key constituencies, enabling him to remain connected with the issues and trends in Episcopal school chaplaincy and to cultivate a wide network on behalf of chaplain search efforts.

Spreading sex abuse allegations at RI prep school (UPDATED)

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A choir director and clergy person who left St. George’s Preparatory School in Rhode Island went on to full careers in schools and parish ministry, some of which had been contacted by victims. In addition, allegations at St. George’s now extend as late as 2004. And there are allegations of a culture of student male on male rape.

Burgeoning sex abuse scandal at St. George’s School (Episcopal)

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An investigation by St. George’s School has found that a total of 23 students were sexually abused by three school employees in the 1970s and ’80s, according to a draft of a report provided to the Globe Wednesday evening. The perpetrators were fired, but the prep school did not report them at the time to child protection services, as mandated by law. – Boston Globe, December 23, 2015