Teacher Brynn Larsen Charged with Sexual Assault of A Child
A woman who currently teaches at Father Allouez Catholic School in Green Bay was arrested on May 3 on charges of repeated sexual assault of a child in Oconto County. 29-year-old Brynn Larsen is accused of sexually abusing a student at Oconto Falls High School in 2014, when Larsen was a volleyball coach and substitute teacher at that school.
An anonymous complaint was filed on May 29, 2014, which said that Larsen was in a relationship with a student who played on the Oconto Falls volleyball team. A witness told investigators that they had seen Larsen and a 15-year-old girl holding hands and kissing. The witness also said that Larsen gave the girl one-on-one volleyball coaching and had the victim sleepover at her house.
According to a criminal complaint, other people had mentioned concerns about the inappropriate relationship to Oconto Falls Athletic Director Jerry Moynihan, but no action was taken. A detective spoke with Moynihan, who said he remembered complaints about a possible relationship between Larsen and the student but that he could not substantiate these complaints.
The victim denied a sexual relationship with Larsen when speaking with investigators, but said they would sometimes share a bed.
In April 2019, the victim came forward and contacted the police to reveal more information about what occurred in 2014. A detective organized a Facebook sting, where the detective posed as the victim and contacted Larsen. The two talked over the website for roughly 2 hours and Larsen allegedly admitted to the relationship.
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Legal Options For Survivors of Sex Abuse by School Employees
Here are a few thoughts from attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com on the legal options of school sex abuse survivors:
It’s absolutely crucial that every school takes the threat of sexual predators seriously. Sadly, these predators often seek out positions in schools, where they’ll have the chance to commit terrible crimes against students. School administrators must be aware of this fact and act accordingly in order to keep sexual predators out of schools and away from students. New job applicants must be thoroughly screened and if allegations of sexual misconduct involving a school employee arise, they must be investigated.
In some cases of school employee sexual abuse, the abuse could have been prevented or stopped if not for negligence by the school. For example, a school might be considered negligent if students had filed complaints about a teacher but no action was taken by the school. In cases of negligence, victims of school employee sex abuse may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a school employee, your family may be able to find justice through the legal system. You can learn more about your legal options by contacting an experienced sex abuse survivors attorney.
Location of Oconto Falls High School in Wisconsin
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