NYPD asks public for info on Horace Mann sex abuse
The NYPD is asking any victims of sexual abuse — or anyone with information about possible crimes — at Horace Mann School to come forward.
Cops issued a statement Thursday asking anyone with information, regardless of how old, “about inappropriate sexual contact by adults” at the school to contact the NYPD’s Special Victim’s Division at (646) 610-7272.
The department promised that calls would be strictly confidential.
Amos Kamil, a graduate of the school, wrote of multiple allegations against three different teachers at the school. The Riverdale school is one of the most highly regarded schools in the city.
Two of the teachers were dismissed, and another taught until he retired, according to the article. All are now dead.
The reported incidences happened decades ago, ranging from the 1970s to the 1990s.
One student eventually killed himself, as did one of the accused teachers.
A former student told The Times that after a teacher allegedly expected sex in return for international trips, he told his parents he no longer wanted to stay in the same hotel room. The teacher begged him to sleep in the same room, in front of his parents, the former student said.
School Headmaster Thomas Kelly told parents in a letter posted on the school’s website, “These allegations are highly disturbing and absolutely abhorrent,” adding that none of the alleged abusers are still employed by the school.