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Lawmakers Hold Hearing Into Sexual Abuse by CPS Employees

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    CPS Inspector General to Review Abuse Allegations

    More fallout from the investigation into sexual assaults at Chicago Public Schools came Tuesday as the city asked the inspector general to step in. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.

    (Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018)

    Illinois lawmakers heard from two former Chicago Public Schools students about alleged sexual abuse at the hands of district employees.

    Wednesday's hearing by state representatives and senators was held in response to a newspaper report chronicling hundreds of cases of sexual abuse by district employees over the last 10 years.

    Two alleged victims gave tearful testimony about being assaulted by district employees and then mistreated by district officials. One former student, identified as Morgan, said she felt like she was under investigation after reporting the alleged abuse.

    CPS officials have said the district will run background checks on thousands of employees to eliminate abusers and those with criminal records.

    Hundreds of CPS Students Were Abused in Last Decade: Report

    [CHI] Hundreds of Chicago Public Schools Students Were Sexually Abused in the Last Decade, Report Finds
    Hundreds of Chicago Public Schools students were sexually abused by district employees over the past decade because of a systemic failure to protect students on multiple levels, the Chicago Tribune found in an investigation released Friday.
    (Published Friday, June 1, 2018)

    Legislation meant to address the failure to address abuse has been filed in the Illinois House and Senate. Legislators say additional hearings will be held before the fall, when a vote on the legislation is expected.

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