Accusations of Sex Abuse at Boarding School

Based on what Groton did report, Locke says social services decided the case was out of its jurisdiction, and recommended that the school call the district attorney. But Groton denies ever being told to contact the district attorney.

Eventually, the Hawkins family reported the allegations to the district attorney's office, which is now investigating the allegations of abuse and Groton's handling of the matter.

Hawkins, now starting his junior year at Brown University, says coming forward was his way of helping his fellow students at Groton.

And Groton says that, in the aftermath of Hawkins' charges, it has "strengthen[ed] its existing education and training programs regarding sexual respect" and "worked with faculty and students and re-emphasized the School's position that harassing behavior is unacceptable."

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