- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the lack of criminal charges following an investigation into sex abuse at an elite Rhode Island boarding school (all times local):

8:35 p.m.

A prestigious Rhode Island boarding school says it “cooperated fully” with a state police investigation into sexual abuse there going back to the 1970s.

St. George’s School says it’s focused on supporting survivors and making sure it’s safe for current students.

State police announced Thursday their investigation into dozens of sexual abuse allegations had resulted in no criminal charges. Authorities determined they cannot proceed with criminal charges for various reasons, including the statute of limitations.

A woman who was repeatedly raped by an athletic trainer at the Middletown school when she was a teenager says the lack of criminal charges despite widespread abuse highlights the need to reform the law.

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5:30 p.m.

A woman who was repeatedly raped by an athletic trainer at a prestigious Rhode Island boarding school when she was a teenager says the lack of criminal charges despite widespread abuse highlights the need to reform the law.

Anne Scott said Thursday that without reform of laws concerning the statute of limitations it’s very difficult for survivors of abuse to get justice.

Authorities say they won’t be able to bring charges in abuse at St. George’s School back to the 1970s and alleged as recently as 2005. The Episcopal school in Middletown has apologized for the abuse and for failing to report it to authorities.

Scott lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and leads a survivors group. She says the survivors now await a report from an independent investigation into abuse at the school. The report is expected later this month.

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4:10 p.m.

Rhode Island state police say an investigation into dozens of sexual abuse allegations at a prestigious boarding school has resulted in no criminal charges.

Police on Thursday said they looked at allegations of abuse of students by seven former faculty members, one current employee and three former students and allegations that current and prior administrators did not properly report abuse at St. George’s School in Middletown.

Authorities determined they cannot proceed with criminal charges for various reasons, including the statute of limitations.

St. George’s is an Episcopal school. It apologized in December for failing to report decades of abuse to authorities.

The apology came after The Boston Globe reported the story of a woman who said she was repeatedly raped by the school’s athletic trainer as a 15-year-old in the 1970s.

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