5 more men join Child Victims Act lawsuit against former Westchester camp counselor

Five more alleged victims of child sexual abuse by a former northern Westchester camp counselor and school employee have joined a lawsuit under the state Child Victims Act.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2021, 12:29 AM

Updated 1,040 days ago

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Five more alleged victims of child sexual abuse by a former northern Westchester camp counselor and school employee have joined a lawsuit under the state Child Victims Act.
A total of 17 men have come forward with allegations against James Collins dating back to when they were between the ages of 10 and 16.
The complaint claims Collins sexually harassed or sexually abused the victims from 1968 through the early 1990s at local camps, town sports and schools in Mount Kisco.
Saul Wolf, an attorney for the victims, says his clients want accountability.
"This just can't happen, and we need questions answered and that's our mission on behalf of these brave men,” he says.
A spokesperson for the Chappaqua School District referred News 12 to a nearly 2-year-old statement that says in part that the accusations are deeply disturbing and school officials will cooperate fully with the investigation.


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