Alleged sex assault victim to file lawsuit against St. Mike's

CKTB - NEWS - St Michaels

A former student of an all-boys Catholic school in Toronto alleges in court documents that the bullying and sexual assault he suffered at the hands of his schoolmates left him struggling with depression and severe mental health issues.

The details of the incidents alleged to have taken place at St. Michael's College School last fall are contained in a motion filed in Superior Court this week.

The teen alleges teachers, staff and football coaches at the prestigious private school knew about the incidents, but did nothing.

The teen and his parents, who are not named in the documents, say they plan to file a $1.65-million lawsuit against the school, three former students, the board, the Basilian Fathers who run the institution, the coaches and administration.

The allegations contained in the motion have not been proven in court and those named in the proposed lawsuit have not yet responded.

Police launched an investigation last November into allegations of assault and sexual assault at the school that led to charges against seven teens.