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UPDATE on Vincent Root Special Education Teacher


Who is Vincent Root?

Vincent Root, 58, a special education teacher from Philadelphia who works at Chatsworth Elementary School in Chatsworth, New Jersey, previously charged in 20203 with seven counts of sexual assault and seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The charges involve up to seven male victims, and it is reported the abuse occurred over the years.  

Root now faces additional charges as seven more victims come forward. In total he is facing:

  • 14 counts of second-degree sexual assault
  • and 14 counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

You are not alone if you have had contact with Vincent Root or your child.

How Can A Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice For The Trauma They May Have Experienced From Vincent Root?

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.  Outdated statutes of limitations across our country leave far too many survivors denied access to our criminal or civil justice courts.

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 often questioned and unfairly stereotyped as being “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 School?

Yes. You may have rights if you were a victim of Vincent Root while employed at any organizations he may have been involved with.

Andreozzi  + Foote is the leading sexual abuse law firm in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Don’t hesitate to 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 provide free, confidential case evaluations where you can learn more about your rights and options under your state’s laws.

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