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A former teaching assistant for Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland has been charged with several sex offense counts in a case involving a student. 29-year-old Divaughn Vanez Furby allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student while he was working for the school.
Police began investigating Furby after receiving information that he had been involved in a sexual relationship with a minor who attended the school. The authorities conducted interviews with the victim and others and analyzed cell phone data before arresting and charging Furby with multiple sex offense counts.
According to the police, these crimes are believed to have taken place off school grounds.
Furby stopped working for the Howard County School system in August of 2019. He was employed at the Roger Carter Community Center in Ellicott City at the time of his arrest but has since been fired.
Police have encouraged anyone with information or who believes they were a victim of Furby to call 410-313-STOP.
Attorney contributor Aaron Blank represents victims directly in civil lawsuits. Here is Aaron with some general info on the legal rights of those who have been sexually abused by school employees:
Our nation’s schools are in the midst of a sexual abuse crisis, as reports of school employees sexually abusing students regularly make headlines. School administrators must do everything they can to address this crisis and protect their students. But unfortunately, many school employee sex abuse cases are preventable and happen because of negligence by schools and school districts.
For example, a school district could be considered negligent for the abuse of students if the district failed to run thorough background checks before hiring new employees. In cases that involve negligence, school sex abuse victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the district.
If you or a loved one is a victim of sex abuse by a school employee, you can learn more about your family’s legal rights by contacting our team of experienced sex abuse victims lawyers for a free consultation.