Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Teaching Assistant Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Female Students
Personal injury attorney Karl Truman is filing suit against the Greater Clark County School Corporation and the Clark County Family YMCA for negligence in their duty to protect children under their care. An 18-year-old teaching assistant, Michael Begin, is accused of sexually assaulting 17 young girls at Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Clark County Family YMCA.
Mr. Truman is filing suit on behalf of two of these young victims and their families.
"Our priority in this case is to seek justice for the young girls and their families," said Mr. Truman. "Kids are supposed to feel safe at school, and it's important to hold school officials accountable for negligence that puts children at risk of sexual assault."
Through this lawsuit, Karl Truman hopes to send a message to the school district that what happened is not acceptable. It is the school's duty to thoroughly vet all employees and volunteers, and to immediately take action when unacceptable conduct is brought to light.
Out of respect for the victims and their families, we will not go into full detail about this case. However, we hope to spur positive change through this lawsuit by holding school officials accountable for the negligence that led to this tragedy.
Please see the following links for news coverage and further context.
- Official Press Release
- WHAS11 News Video
- WLKY News Video
- Chicago Tribune
- Truman comments on Michael Begin's mental competency
Official Complaint Against Greater Clark County Schools (Public Record)
Official Complaint Against YMCA (Public Record)