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Chris Bendann, Baltimore Teacher Indicted on Sex Abuse Charges


Chris Bendann, 39, a former teacher at the Gilman School of Baltimore, is being indicted by a federal grand jury facing six charges.  Bendann is facing:

  • five counts of sexual exploitation of a child
  • one count of possession of child pornography
  • one count of possession of child pornography
  • and one count of cyberstalking

Brendann worked at the independent, private all-boys school in Roland Park in Baltimore from 2007-2023. Allegedly, he demanded explicit images and threatened to expose them publically.

Offenders like Chris Bendann Use Positions of Authority to Groom Children

Offenders often exploit positions of authority within communities—such as teaching—to groom and offend children. Thus leveraging their trusted status to gain access and manipulate vulnerable individuals. These roles inherently involve close, often unsupervised interaction with children, creating opportunities for abusers to establish control and trust. This misuse of authority causes immense harm to the victims and undermines the trust and integrity of these vital community roles. Increasing awareness and implementing stringent safeguarding measures are crucial to protect children and maintain the sanctity of these professions.

Can a Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice for the Trauma They May Have Experienced By Chris Bendann?

A civil lawsuit can serve as a crucial avenue for victims seeking justice and redress from the trauma of sexual abuse, especially when organizations are implicated in the wrongdoing. By initiating legal action, survivors can hold both individual perpetrators and the institutions that may have enabled or failed to prevent the abuse accountable for their actions. Civil suits allow victims to seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and psychological harm they have endured, helping to alleviate the financial burdens associated with medical and therapeutic expenses.

Additionally, these lawsuits contribute to the broader goal of raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual abuse and fostering a culture that prioritizes the safety and well-being of individuals over organizational interests. Legal proceedings also offer survivors a platform to share their experiences, thereby challenging the culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse and empowering others to come forward.

Can I File A Lawsuit Against The School?

Yes. You might have rights if you were a victim of Chris Bendann.

Andreozzi + Foote is a leading sexual abuse law firm in the nation. Contact us today to discuss your possible legal rights.

We know it can be hard to talk about these experiences. Our compassionate school sexual abuse lawyers are here to listen and provide knowledgeable legal guidance. We offer free, confidential case evaluations. Contact us 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days a week.




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