Who Is Ryan Kissell?
Ryan Kissell, a high school teacher and football coach at Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield, Iowa, faces 46 counts of sexual abuse against a student. The victim came forward and alleged the assaults had happened since 2013.
Ryan Kissell is charged with:
- 24 counts of various lascivious acts with a child
- 21 counts of 2nd-degree sexual abuse
- One count of continuous sexual abuse of a child
Kissell has coached multiple sports in the Creston Community School District, including high school girls soccer and middle school football. He was recently hired as a special education teacher at Nodaway Valley High School. Given Kissell’s many years of exposure to children as a teacher and coach, other victims are highly likely. He has been placed on administrative leave.
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How Can A Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice For The Trauma They May Have Experienced By Ryan Kissell?
There are many misunderstandings about why a survivor of sexual abuse would choose to file a civil lawsuit. Child sexual abuse takes away so much from the survivors and families impacted. Our society still struggles to find ways to repair the harm done by individual perpetrators and institutions that have covered up child sexual abuse.
Filing a civil case can be an essential step for survivors and their families in their journey to slowly rebuild their lives and create pathways to healing. Motivation for filing a civil suit is questioned and unfairly stereotyped as “all about money.” Filing a civil lawsuit can cast survivors as “money hungry” and is weaponized to shame and blame them even more. This couldn’t be further from the truth for survivors of child sexual abuse. The civil justice system offers victims more than just monetary benefits. It gives survivors access to justice, validation, exposure, confrontation, and ultimately some resolution. The resolution allows survivors of sexual abuse to understand and process what happened and create a new path forward without confusion, questions, and fear.
Can I File A Lawsuit Against the Creston Community School District?
If you were a victim of Ryan Kissell while Creston Community School District employed him and if they had prior knowledge and failed to act on their duty of care, you may have rights.
The skilled lawyers of Andreozzi + Foote have experience working with the law in Iowa; Don’t hesitate to contact us today to discuss your possible legal rights.
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