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Shoreham, NY - Veronica Pezdan, Teacher at Shoreham-Wading River High School, Charged with Rape

shoreham wading river high school teacher veronica pezdan charged with rape
Published: April 27, 2021
By: Janean Cuffee
Last Updated on April 27, 2021

Shoreham-Wading River High School Teacher Veronica Pezdan Charged with Rape

According to the Patch, a Shoreham-Wading River High School teacher has been arrested and charged with the rape of a student.

Veronica Pezdan, 28-years-old, was a math teacher at Shoreham-Wading River High. Pezdan allegedly had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student age 15-years-old. The relationship reportedly spanned for about two months, reported the police.

According to the police, Pezdan was pulled over and arrested on the William Floyd Parkway around 11 am. Pezdan was charged with two counts of third-degree rape, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, reported the Patch.

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Legal Options of Victims Abused Sexually by a Teacher

Attorney Laurence Banville, an experienced sexual abuse lawyer, represents victims sexually abused by a teacher. We asked Laurence to share his thoughts on the legal options of victims sexually abused by a teacher to help determine their legal rights.

“Schools have a legal obligation to protect the students enrolled in their school from predators. Sadly, sexual predators are often found working in positions of power in schools as they abuse their power and trust to abuse students. To ensure the safety of students and prevent sexual assault from occurring, schools should provide ample safety measures. An example of safety measures includes implementing misconduct reporting systems, security cameras, guards, and plenty more.”

“If a school fails to provide proper security and preventative measures for students, then the school could be considered liable for sexual misconduct due to negligence. An example of negligence is if prior misconduct occurred by a teacher but was ignored. These victims and their families should secure the services of an experienced sexual abuse attorney to determine whether their case involves negligence. In negligence cases, the victim and their family would have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the school.”


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