According to Daily Voice, sexual misconduct accusations have been made against a principal at the Williamsport Area High School located at 2800 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701.
On Friday, June 24, 2022, Roger Freed, the high school's principal, was arrested after a male student reported sexual misconduct. Allegedly Freed began a relationship with the then-middle schooler in 2015 that turned sexual in 2017. The victim, who had lost his brother to brain cancer, became close to Freed and felt like he was an older brother. The victim alleged that the sexual activity continued after he graduated from high school until he became overwhelmed with guilt. Freed, who requested the boy promise to keep the relationship a secret, is facing nearly 30 felony charges.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent has assisted many sexual abuse victims and their families over the years in Pennsylvania. As an experienced school sex abuse attorney, Brian has offered his insight regarding the legal options if you were a victim of sexual abuse by your principal.
"High school administration is relied on by parents to take on the role of parenting during school hours. It is their legal responsibility to protect them from preventative harm. High school students fall victim to unacceptable behaviors sexual in nature, ranging from inappropriate electronic conversations to physical and sexual abuse every year. Schools are required to have a safety plan in place that includes procedures for keeping children safe from sexual abuse. The school officials need to be aware of these potential behaviors as well as be aware of the signs in order to prevent or stop them from happening. While some sexual predators can be weeded out through background checks, schools must have more preventative measures in place such as security cameras and frequent security sweeps."
"Victims of school sexual misconduct at a high school should consult with an experienced school sex abuse attorney to best learn about the legal options for justice. If their attorney can prove that the school or school district was negligent, they may have grounds to file a lawsuit which may lead to compensation."