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St. George's Will Hire Independent Investigator To Review Abuse Allegations

A Rhode Island boarding school will hire an independent investigator to review allegations of sexual abuse.

An initial investigation by St. George's School found six former employees sexually abused 26 students.

But attorneys, including Eric MacLeish, question the review and say at least 40 students have come forward with claims against former staff and classmates.

"There's a crying need for an independent investigation," he said. "That's the way it's handled. We believe that the investigation that took place before was not independent."

A group of former students will be able to sign off on the third-party investigator.

With reporting by Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison

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