By | November 13, 2014 3 Comments

“Systemic pattern” of sex abuse at Horace Mann, elite NYC prep school

horace mann crestHorace Mann was, and remains, one of New York City’s most rigorous and respected private prep schools. But over the last few years, 63 students have come forward with allegations that they were sexually abused by 22 former Horace Mann staff members.

The incidents allegedly took place between 1962 and 1996. The Bronx district attorney said they found a “systemic pattern” of alleged sexual abuse but can’t  prosecute because the statute of limitations ran out.

An investigative report was due to be released last month, but there is no mention of it on the Internet.

School sexual abuse survivors end decades of secrecy, on

Bronx D.A. finds ‘systemic pattern’ of abuse at Horace Mann but cannot prosecute, on

A Lovefraud reader brought this story to our attention, sending a link to an article in The New Yorker. It tells the story of , two former students — Joseph Cumming ’77 and Ed Bowen ’74 found out they were both sexually abused by Horace Mann teachers. One in particular, an English teacher named Robert Berman, shaped their lives forever. They spoke up and paved the way for others to do so as well.

“The Master:  A charismatic teacher enthralled his students. Was he abusing them?” from the New Yorker.

A website was created by and for survivors of sexual abuse by teachers at the Horace Mann School. The website is


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There should be no statute of limitations on child molestation and rape just as there is no statute of limitation on murder. These creeps just keep ruining kids lives over and over and over. But it might just get more children and women killed. I suggest the death penalty for child molestation and rape. We must protect our youth from evil psychopaths. Unfortunately, men rule the law and they often rule it with their little brain.


I agree wholeheartedly.


The thing is that sexual abuse in childhood makes us more vulnerable to being raped, abused and even murdered later in life, so yes, death penalty seems fair.

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