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Matthew Scott Banks Schlegel, Maryland Teacher Allegedly Assaults 8 Children


Matthew Scott Banks Schlegel, a Severna Park Elementary School teacher, is facing charges of sexual abuse on eight students. He is accused of inappropriately touching at least eight students on several occasions in his third-grade math class at the Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In total, he faces 36 counts of sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree sexual assault. The school removed him from the classroom. However, he remains actively employed.

We want survivors to know they are not alone and have options.

Can a Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice for the Trauma They May Have Experienced by Matthew Scott Banks Schlegel?

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 Matthew Scott Banks Schlegel.

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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