See Below: Jeff Gibson, a lawyer for students sexually abused by coaches, discusses filing a lawsuit for school sex abuse.
The boy’s basketball coach and athletic director at Crothersville High School has been arrested on child solicitation charges. 52-year-old Gregory T. Kilgore was arrested on Wednesday, March 25 on a preliminary Level 5 felony charge.
Police started investigating Kilgore on March 18 after the department received reports that an employee of Crothersville High School had sent possibly inappropriate messages to a 14-year-old female student through social media.
Kilgore is being held at the Jackson County Jail until his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.
This investigation is ongoing and police have asked anyone with additional information to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at (812) 358-2141.
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson helps sex abuse victims and their families seek justice by filing civil lawsuits against sexual predators and negligent third parties. Jeff has offered to share some information on the legal rights of those who have been sexually abused by coaches and other school employees:
Schools and all other workplaces where adults are working with students must prioritize the safety of the children under their watch. Unfortunately, these fields are often targeted by sexual predators, who place themselves in positions of trust and then exploit that trust to commit heinous crimes of sexual abuse against the children they are trusted with.
If a school employee is charged with sex crimes against a student, it’s important to ask if these crimes could have been prevented. Some of these cases only happen due to negligence by school officials – such as ignoring evidence of an inappropriate relationship between the employee and a student. If negligence is found to have been a factor in a sex abuse case, the victim and their parents may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or your child is a victim of sexual misconduct by a school employee, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victim lawyers.