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Conn. school is sued over sex abuse of student

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By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | AP

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut school has been accused in a lawsuit of failing to prevent a female staff member from sexually abusing an emotionally disturbed 16-year-old boy.

The suit was filed Wednesday in Stamford Superior Court on behalf of the student against Devereux Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school in Washington, Connecticut.

The staff member, Brittany Larson, was sentenced to nine months in prison last year after she pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault under the Alford doctrine in which a defendant doesn't agree with the allegations but concedes the state has enough evidence to convict.

The lawsuit alleges the school failed to take reasonable steps to supervise its staff and the student. The suit says the student suffered serious emotional and psychological injuries.

The school had no immediate comment Wednesday.

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