School failed to tell parents about teacher who abused students: suit
The parents of a 14-year-old girl are suing the Department of Education, saying administrators failed to tell them her teacher was a sexual predator — even as their daughter, who later revealed she was also a victim, was struggling in school because of the abuse.
Administrators reacted coldly, still not revealing Prowell had allegedly abused five other students, nor offering the family counseling, according to their Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
It was only when the parents went to the police and the Manhattan district attorney that they learned Prowell, 29, had been accused of preying on a total of six victims including their daughter.
He pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault in the spring and his sentencing is scheduled for December. He is expected to get off without any jail time, although he will be have to register as a sex offender, the DA’s office told Abby’s family.