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Police investigate allegations of sexual abuse at Western Avenue school

Flossmoor police and the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office have confirmed they are continuing to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse by a member of the Western Avenue School staff that were reported last fall.

The victim's lawyer, Mark Brown, said the abuse took place at the school over a period of four years and reportedly ended about a decade ago. The child is now 17 years old.

Brown said the child has suffered for years from the trauma but the situation was not revealed to her family until she confided in her therapist in fall 2021 . . .

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