Investigative Reporting

Sex abuse case at a Beverly private school kept quiet

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Journalism student Katherine Landergan and Investigative Reporting Professor Walther V. Robinson reported that a Beverly private school, a state Appeals Court judge and the victim kept allegations of sexual abuse by former Landmark School science teacher Curtis H. Bryant secret for 23 years. The story, “’90 sec abuse suit at Beverly school kept secret,” was published on the Metro front page, February 27.

According to the article, the abuse allegations were revealed after five former students came forward to report that they had been molested while students at the school.  Two former students lodged complaints against Bryant and three others against former dean at Landmark, Howard Kasper.   Earlier this month the Boston Globe filed a motion seeking to release the impounded records.  Courts ruled that Landmark’s “…handling of the Bryant case was a matter of public concern.”   Read the article.>>