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.”
Days after a District Court Judge Frederic Block allowed “portions of an explosive sex-abuse lawsuit to proceed” against Poly Prep, United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak ordered administrators at the elite private school to make available the names of its board of trustees, dating all the way back to 1966.
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 [...]
David Zarnock, a former NYPD detective and Poly Prep Country Day School graduate who has had run ins with the law, has shared a graphically detailed account of the sexual abuse he allegedly suffered at the hands of the school’s former football coach Phil Foglietta with reporter Michael O’Keeffe – who has been covering the [...]
Yesterday a Brooklyn federal judge ruled that there is enough evidence to suggest that officials at Poly Prep Country Day School [9216 7th Ave] were aware of sex abuse allegations against former football coach Phil Foglietta before 1991 – the year they claim to have first learned about them, reports Michael O’Keeffe for the Daily News. [...]
According to the Daily News’ Michael O’Keeffe, Poly Prep Country Day School [9216 7th Ave] headmaster David Harman sent a letter to alumni this week, just days after attorney Kevin Mulhearn filed papers in Brooklyn federal court accusing administrators of lying – and possibly perjuring themselves. The accusations arose when school officials denied having knowledge [...]