Breck settles suit over ex-teacher's sex abuse

1:57 PM, Dec 3, 2013   |    comments
  • William Jacobs leaving court in 2011
  • Rick Covin as Breck student in 1973 and as adult
    
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MINNEAPOLIS - A man who claimed he was sexually abused by a former teacher at Breck School in the 1970s has settled his lawsuit with the school.

Richard Covin was a student at Breck when he says William Jacobs abused him.

Covin claimed Breck was negligent and failed to protect kids because it allowed Jacobs to teach despite a prior abuse allegation.

Covin's attorney, Jeff Anderson, says as part of the settlement, Breck has implemented policies to keep something like this from happening again.

Jacobs is an ex-chief of the Minneapolis Park Police. He's serving an 18-year prison sentence for molesting a teenage boy from 2007 to 2010. After Jacobs' arrest, 17 men accused him of sexually abusing them between 1962 and 1980, when Jacobs was a teacher, camp counselor and coach.

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