Court dismisses all claims in Pawtucket sexual assault case

Court dismisses all claims in Pawtucket sexual assault case

PAWTUCKET – The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island has dismissed all claims against all defendants in a suit arising from the sexual assault of a student in a Pawtucket school. The court found that even if the student’s allegations were true, the Pawtucket School Department and its educators were not responsible.

“The health and safety of our students is the top priority of the Pawtucket School Department. What happened to this girl was awful, and the young man who assaulted her is in prison for 20 years,” said Supt. Patti Dicenso. “The Pawtucket School Department
responded to this crime immediately, and the young man was arrested the next day. While the Pawtucket School Department is not responsible for this young man’s criminal conduct, the Pawtucket School Department remains committed to helping the student finish her education.”