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Lawsuit Against The Painted Turtle and Camp Counselor Jeffrey Simonek; Fondled 8-Year-Old Boy
According to the allegations:
- On or about September 28, 2012, John Doe was assigned Defendant Jeffrey Simonek as a camp counselor for the weekend. John Doe was 8 years old at the time.
- After directing a fellow counselor to leave the cabin to retrieve chalk, leaving Simonek alone in the cabin with the children, Simonek used this opportunity to sexually assault John Doe.
- Prior to the sexual assault of John Doe, The Painted Turtle was aware of several incidents involving Simonek that gave it notice of his sexual proclivities towards children.
- On or about September 26, 2013, Defendant Simonek was arrested and charged with 20 counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old. John Doe was one of 13 children who accused Simonek of sexual abuse.
Jeff Herman (www.hermanlaw.com) , the victim’s attorney, stated: “Places visited by children must enforce safety rules to keep kids safe.”