East High School staffers, including former principal, charged with failing to report to police sexual assault of student

Apr 18, 2018 by

The girl said she was bullied by other students after reporting the alleged assault to school administrators

Denver prosecutors have filed criminal charges against five current or former East High School staff members, including the former principal, for failing to report to law enforcement an alleged sexual assault by a student on another student.

Those charged with misdemeanor counts on Monday include Andy Mendelsberg, who retired in September as principal of the school in the wake of a report that said he failed to act on parent complaints that the school’s cheerleading coach physically forced girls into the splits.

The new case is not connected to the cheerleading scandal, said Ken Lane, the spokesman for Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.

Also charged with third-degree misdemeanor violations of persons required to report: Jann Peterson, vice principal; Jen Sculley, dean; Anita Curtiss, counselor; and Eric Sinclair, dean. All five were served summons to make their initial court appearance on Monday. The charges still are pending.

 

Source: East High School staffers, including former principal, charged with failing to report to police sexual assault of student

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