Horace Mann Alumni Hire Ex-Judge to Lead Independent Probe in Abuse Case

Monday, Apr 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:33 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
A group of Horace Mann alumni has hired former judge and sex crimes prosecutor Leslie Crocker Snyder to conduct an independent probe of alleged sexual abuse at the elite Bronx school. Tracie Strahan reports.

NBC 4 New York

A group of Horace Mann alumni has hired former judge and sex crimes prosecutor Leslie Crocker Snyder to conduct an independent probe of alleged sexual abuse at the elite Bronx school. Tracie Strahan reports.

advertisement

 

A group of Horace Mann alumni have hired former judge and sex crimes prosecutor Leslie Crocker Snyder to conduct an independent probe of alleged sexual abuse at the elite Bronx school.

A board member of the Horace Mann Action Coalition told the Wall Street Journal that the group looked for someone with the skills of a district attorney and the wisdom of a judge when evaluating potential candidates to lead the investigation.

The coalition was created to address allegations that teachers at the private prep school sexually abused students from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Officials for the school couldn't be reached for comment. In August, they said the school was fully cooperating with the investigation. The district attorney's office is nearing completion of its review.

The NYPD said its Special Victims Division closed its investigation into the allegations after finding the offenses described by the complainants did not fall within the state's statue of limitations for sex crimes. 

Snyder founded the Manhattan Sex Crimes Prosecution Bureau.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out