HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A preparatory school in western Massachusetts has agreed to settle a lawsuit by a former student who alleged he was sexually abused by a faculty member in the 1980s.
Deerfield Academy and an attorney for the plaintiff confirmed the settlement on Tuesday. The terms weren’t publicly disclosed. The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify people who say they’re victims of sexual abuse.
The plaintiff alleged in the lawsuit filed last year in federal court in Connecticut he was abused by faculty member Bryce Lambert while on trips to Connecticut for golf and squash matches against other prep schools. Lambert died in 2007.
A 2013 school investigation found evidence Lambert had sexual contact with two students.
School spokesman David Thiel said he wouldn’t comment on the settlement out of respect for the plaintiff’s privacy.