MSA Investigation Into Historical Abuse Claims

December 20, 2020

Mount Saint Agnes Academy [MSA] is retaining the professional services of T&M Protection Resources, a global investigation firm with particular expertise in the area of historical abuse claims in schools, to conduct an investigation on its behalf.

“The decision is the result of ongoing conversations with former student who came forward to school officials in 2018 about her experience of exploitation by a teacher at MSA when she was a teenager,” the school explained.

“However, the school has come to agree on the need for a broader investigation that would invite anyone with knowledge of inappropriate behaviour by anyone connected to MSA, to come forward in confidence.”

“T&M Protection Resources was selected because of its expertise and to ensure that the investigation is handled professionally and confidentially with individual privacy, to the degree legally possible, being a priority.

“MSA is inviting anyone with information about, or experiences of inappropriate behaviour to contact T&M. The lead investigators, Julie Freudenheim, Managing Director, Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations and Laura Kirschstein, Vice President, Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations, can be reached through a dedicated phone number – [646] 445-7645 and email –”

According to MSA Principal, Susan Moench, “If there are other victims who have not felt safe to come forward, MSA is providing a pathway to them. Abuse of any kind, no matter when it occurred, should not and will not be tolerated.”

“Much has changed over the past 20 years,” says Mrs. Moench, “We are more aware as a society about these realities and organisations that work with children have retooled processes and internal cultures to enhance safety measures and encourage open conversation.”

“MSA is committed to acknowledging the past and pursuing its mission to create a safer, more enlightened future. “With a clear sense of our core values of trust and integrity, we will pursue the truth – wherever that may lead – and will support our alumni who may have been impacted,” says Mrs. Moench.

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