NEWS: Poly Prep Country Day School has agreed to settle a milestone lawsuit claiming its longtime football coach sexually molested hundreds of boys during a career that lasted a quarter century, and that administrators covered up the crimes for decades.
NEWS: Philadelphia native and the latest accuser in the Poly Prep scandal Greg Bucceroni appeared on the “Dr. Phil” TV program late last month alongside another alleged victim of Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Yesterday, the Daily News’ Christian Red reported that Greg Buceroni, a48-year-old Pennsylvania man connected to a previous sex abuse case against a now-deceased Philadelphia businessman “claims to have been paid to have sex with former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta in 1979 as part of an alleged pedophile ring that included Jerry Sandusky.”
In what Daily News reporter Michael O’Keeffe has described as a “startling court order that could be a watershed moment for survivors of childhood sex abuse,” U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block told those gathered in a federal court room Tuesday that he would allow a lawsuit brought by several alumni to proceed against Poly Prep Country Day School.
Poly Prep officials – while maintaining that they would like a “fair resolution” to a lawsuit filed by dozens of former students who say administrators covered up decades of sexual abuse – have also signaled that they have the legal wherewithal to defend the school should the case go to trial, writes Michael O’Keeffe for [...]