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Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Representing Plaintiff in Abuse Suit Against Cape Henlopen High School


Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. is representing the plaintiff in a sexual misconduct and harassment suit against the Cape Henlopen High School district in Lewes, Delaware, the former and current principals, the former theater director, and the school board. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in the Sussex County Superior Court, alleged that the former theater director made incendiary and racist comments to several students and touched the plaintiff in an inappropriate manner. Students accused the director of assaulting a student by throwing a power drill at another student’s head.

Although the plaintiff and another student filed incident reports about the director’s misconduct in 2015, no action was taken by the school after promises that the matter would be investigated and that the director would be banned from interacting with students on campus. In 2017, the director remained at his job. The State Police reported that they did not receive any notification about the director or any sexual misconduct allegations. Compensatory and punitive damages will be sought by the student and her family for the trauma experienced after the director’s misconduct against the student and the lack of action taken by the school despite their promises to do so. Both the theater director and former principal who dismissed the severity of the accusations were discharged from their jobs.

If you or someone you love became a victim of sexual misconduct, harassment, or discrimination, the Dover sexual abuse lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. will handle your case with discretion and compassion. For more information or to schedule a confidential consultation, contact us online or call 302-656-5445. We represent clients throughout Delaware including Dover and Georgetown.

To read more about this case, please see the article in Delaware Online.