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Chicago Board of Education accused in lawsuit of not stopping track coach's sexual abuse

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2017

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CHICAGO — A woman is suing the Chicago Board of Education and its former employee Gerald Gaddy for failing to prevent the ex-high school track coach from sexually abusing her daughter.

Janice Doe, mother and next friend of Jane Doe, filed a complaint on Aug. 3 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that the board failed to properly supervise its employee.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Jane Doe sustained serious physical and emotional trauma. The plaintiff holds defendants responsible for allegedly allowing Gaddy, who was employed as an assistant coach of a track and field team, to engage in illegal sexual conduct with girls. Gaddy allegedly had prior felony drug convictions.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000 plus any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Sean M. Baker of Seidman, Margulis & Fairman in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017L007877

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