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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Broward County School Board
Lawsuit alleges Kristen Sullivan, a former Lauderhill Middle teacher, sexually abused a 13-year-old student
WHAT: Nationally recognized sex abuse attorney, JEFF HERMAN, announces the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit against the SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY for the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy by former Lauderhill Middle School teacher, Kristen Sullivan.
According to the Complaint:
- Starting in or about Spring of 2009, when JOHN DOE was 13 years old and in the 8th grade, Ms. Kristen Sullivan began engaging in sexual activities with JOHN DOE. This included kissing, inappropriate touching, oral sex, and sexual intercourse. This was the first time JOHN DOE had ever engaged in sexual intercourse with anyone.
- The Assistant Principal of Lauderhill Middle School, Antonio Lindsay, had actual notice that Kristen Sullivan was engaged in a sexually inappropriate relationship with John Doe. Upon information and belief, Lauderhill Middle School administration and staff, as well as School Board officials, became aware that Ms. Sullivan was engaging in sexually inappropriate conduct and/or sexual intercourse with JOHN DOE
- Upon information and belief, due to the lack of corrective measures in response to notice of sexual harassment and the risk posed by Ms. Sullivan to JOHN DOE and other male students, Ms. Sullivan continued to spend time with JOHN DOE in her classroom alone, take JOHN DOE home from school alone, ply JOHN DOE with gifts and drugs, and take JOHN DOE to other places around campus alone, where she engaged in sexual harassment and sexual acts.
John Doe No. 103 v. School Board of Broward County was filed yesterday in Broward County.