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Former librarian sues Archbishop Curley, diocese in case that highlights reporting of child abuse
Former librarian sues Archbishop Curley, diocese in case that highlights reporting of child abuse

As a former librarian at the all-boys Archbishop Curley High School, Annette Goodman says she initially dismissed it as a rumor when she heard last year that a science teacher had sexual contact with a student. But after a few conversations with the boy, Goodman came to suspect that the science teacher had sexually abused him, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Baltimore last week. Goodman eventually reported her suspicions to the school administration. Baltimore Archdiocese officials say she didn't tell them soon enough, and the school fired her last year. The science teacher, Lynette Trotta, later pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree sex offense. Now Goodman is suing the...

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