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Ian Gady, 38-years-old, a former teacher at Fall Creek Intermediate School in Fishers, IN is now facing charges of sexual abuse, including two counts of child molestation.
The charges come almost three years after Gray requested a transfer from Fall Creek Intermediate and began working at Riverside Junior High School. It is alleged that Gray would make one of his students go to a small classroom with the door closed for punishment. Gray reportedly touched the student above and below her clothes.
The above is one of the allegations that led to charges against Gray. The investigation began in May after the allegations were reported by a family member of the student. The school officials indicated Gray was removed from the classroom when the allegations surfaced.
A district spokesperson expressed their cooperation with the investigation in a statement:
"We have cooperated fully with the Fishers Police Department since its investigation began, and will continue to do so in coordination with the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. We believe strongly in protecting the safety and well-being of our students and that includes working with authorities to investigate allegations of wrongdoing that arise involving any student."
Ian Gray is facing criminal charges after one student stepped forward and was brave enough to tell police about their experience. The case is now in the Indiana criminal justice system’s hands to decide if Gray is guilty and, if so, what his punishment should be.
Although the criminal justice system effectively puts perpetrators in jail for their actions, the system often forgets about helping victims heal from the trauma of their experience caused by the abuse. The abuse can cause powerful emotions in victims and can be life-altering. If victims attend therapy, the healing process can be made easier but cannot be hurried.
Victims and their families can take additional legal options to search and attain justice. Victims of teacher sexual abuse can file a civil lawsuit and pursue financial compensation to aid in their recovery process.
Often, juries that are sympathetic towards the victims of sex crimes award hefty financial compensation in civil trials. Therefore, perpetrators and/or organizations who employ the perpetrator choose to settle prior to trial as the process can gain negative attention and is a lengthy process.
Prior to a sexual lawsuit being resolved, no one can predict the value of a settlement or verdict. It is critical to evaluate each individual case before estimating the worth of the case with any