According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a former Town School for Boys lacrosse coach was arrested for possession of child pornography.
Bruce Taylor, 52-years-old, was brought in and booked regarding hundreds of files of child pornography as well as the recording of underage minors and women throughout the San Francisco area.
It is currently unclear when Taylor volunteered as a coach at Town; however, there is currently no evidence pointing towards students being subjected. As claimed by the San Francisco Chronicle, the investigation is still ongoing.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson provides commentary on child pornography possession in private schools. In an interview, Bobby shared his thoughts on the legal options for victims of school sexual assault:
“Instructors and teachers within schools are called upon to protect the children within their system. Children go to schools across the country to receive an education and surround themselves with people who care about their growth and maturity. Yet, teachers and those with power often take advantage of their positions and sexually abuse students, and act as predators. Fully vetting teachers, aides, counselors and coaches and understanding their values and intentions beyond a resume is important.”
“Those abused sexually or involved in child pornography by the hands of school employees must look at legal options. Victims should seek an experienced sexual abuse lawyer as schools could be at fault if the accused was working at the institutions at the time of the crime. Schools could be considered liable if a court deems them negligent. Schools should implement safety measures to ensure teachers are protecting their student rather than harming. If systems are indeed falling short, the victim would have a case for a civil lawsuit against the school.”