Officials hear complaints against prep school therapist
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawyers for a psychologist who once served at a prominent New England boarding school are seeking to dismiss complaints that he did not report allegations that students were being sexually abused.
Rhode Island Public Radio reports that the Department of Health heard arguments last week in the case of Peter Kosseff, who served as a psychologist at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island, for 35 years.
Some former students say Kosseff failed to protect them. But at least one says the psychologist was the only one who helped.
Kosseff’s attorneys say the two former students who filed the negligence complaint did not reveal allegations of sexual abuse.
A ruling could come within the next month.
No one was criminally charged.
Information from: RIPR-FM, http://www.wrni.org/