September 26, 2021


It's Your Education

Lawsuit filed from Rockingham County General public Schools around sexual abuse scenario

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – A lawsuit was filed Thursday via the United States District Courtroom for the Western District of Virginia versus the Rockingham County School Board.

The lawsuit follows prices towards former teacher, Wesley Dunlap. Dunlap formerly worked at Turner Ashby Large College as a choir trainer. The submitting is versus Wesley Dunlap, Timeless Toys, LLC, the Rockingham County Community Educational facilities, Principal Phil Judd, and school counselor Sandy King.

The lawsuit alleges a university student was sexually assaulted by Wesley Dunlap. For each the lawsuit, the sufferer claims Dunlap assaulted him multiple instances, on and off college assets.

The lawsuit also claims Judd and King were suspicious of Dunlap’s inappropriate behavior with the college student, but allegedly failed to examine. The submitting accuses the college method of failing to provide satisfactory sexual harassment schooling to its personnel, right after a few prior teachers faced different fees relevant to sexual speak to with learners.

The lawsuit goes on to allege Dunlap compelled sexual make contact with with the pupil, who was under 18 at the time. It also promises Dunlap would concept the student through the Timeless Toys Instagram account, requesting nude visuals. Dunlap was as soon as aspect-proprietor of the toy retailer.

For each the lawsuit, the target was hospitalized numerous situations and has left him with “severe psychological accidents.” He is suing for $10,000,000 as a final result of bodily and emotional trauma, as perfectly as a decline of instructional advantages.

In May perhaps, Dunlap pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually abusing a boy or girl while sustaining a supervisory romantic relationship. Dunlap was sentenced to 5 a long time, with 4 years suspended for each and every demand, and will serve a whole of two yrs in jail. At the time launched, Dunlap will serve 5 yrs underneath supervised probation.

Under unique conditions of his release, the former trainer is not authorized to have unsupervised call with minors, not permitted to use chat purposes on devices, agreed to have his training license revoked, and will not be equipped to reapply as a trainer in Virginia or in any other point out.

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