- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on Boarding School-Sex Abuse (all times local):

3 p.m.

A Pennsylvania boarding school official says he will be “vigilant” in following new policies to prevent the type of sexual abuse described in a former student’s lawsuit.

Solebury School head Tom Wilschutz says the woman came forward in response to a letter the school sent in 2014 seeking potential victims.

The 29-year-old woman says she became involved with a former athletic director who started grooming her in 10th grade. She says the relationship started in her senior year and left her unable to complete her college degree.

She filed a lawsuit Friday against the school in Philadelphia under the name Jane Doe.

A grand jury report issued last month says the New Hope school had ignored student-staff relationships since the 1950s.


11:45 a.m.

A 29-year-old woman is suing a Pennsylvania boarding school weeks after a grand jury report detailed a half-century of sexual abuse there.

The “Jane Doe” accuser says the Solebury School failed to act when it learned the athletic director became sexually involved with her senior year.

The woman says the relationship with Lyle Hazel continued for years and left her unable to finish college.

Hazel was later fired for embezzlement. A phone listing for him could not be found Friday. A Solebury spokeswoman did not immediately return a message.

The grand jury report describes nine adults who sexually abused students at the Bucks County school, but only “Jane Doe” can still file suit.

She does not want to pursue criminal charges.

Hazel invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to answer grand jury questions about the relationship.

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