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Child Seduction Victim Sues Martinsville Schools

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Martinsville student says the district did not provide her a safe learning environment.

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Two Martinsville coaches pleaded guilty to child seduction last year.

A Martinsville High School student is suing the Martinsville School District after being the victim of child seduction cases involving two of the school’s coaches.

Both Timothy Wolf and Jeffrey McGown pleaded guilty to three criminal charges of child seduction against when the student was a minor.

In the complaint alleges the school was negligent and did not provide the student a safe learning environment to protect her from foreseeable harm.

The complaint, which was filed June 17, also says the student “suffered extreme mental and emotional anguish and distress.”

In a statement, the Martinsville School District maintains its commitment to student safety saying.

“Our top priority is the well-being of all our students and we will always make decisions based on what is best for the students of Martinsville schools,” the statement reads. “If inappropriate conduct is identified, we will take immediate corrective action, up to and including discipline and termination of staff.”

Indianapolis attorney James H. Young filed the case with the sixth division of the Marion County Superior Court using only the plaintiff’s initials to protect the victim.

Young did not return repeated calls for comment.

Complaint Filed Against Martinsville School District

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