Update on April 27, 2013
Authorities powerless to prosecute any of the alleged crimes at Horace Mann School because the statute of limitations has expired.
This story from the New York Daily News shows how statutes of limitations on child sex abuse protect predators while leaving victims to fend for themselves.
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A pattern of suspected abuse at elite prep school Horace Mann existed for almost four decades- but authorities are powerless to prosecute any of the alleged crimes because they happened too long ago, the Bronx District Attorney said Friday.The extent of alleged abuse uncovered by the Bronx DA and the NYPD over an 11-month probe was well beyond what had previously been reported, DA Robert Johnson said in a statement.But the investigation has been closed because "criminally, there's nothing to be done," said his spokesman Steven Reed.It's the latest blow to as many as 32 victims - now adults mostly in their 40s and 50s - who have come forward over the last year with compelling stories of decades of pervasive, predatory behavior by some teachers and staffers at the upscale Bronx institution. They also claim some administrators knew of abusive teachers - and colluded to keep it hush-hush.Their allegations - sparked by a blockbuster June 2012 expose in the New York Times - rocked the otherwise stellar reputation of the ivy-covered, upper-crust institution that's been catering to New York's wealthiest families since 1887.
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