Another Phillips Exeter victim pens letter on Facebook regarding sexual abuse at school
EXETER — Lisa MacFarlane, principal instructor and instructor in English at Phillips Exeter Academy, sent a letter home to parents regarding the allegations of sexual misconduct.
One of the victims of the sexual misconduct at the prestigious school was Lawrence Jenkens, who took the Facebook Sunday night.
He wrote about his "festering wounds" and how he admires those victims who have come forward and that he hopes that the action from the school will help to bring a solution to the problem.
He stated that he was sexually abused by a faculty member at Exeter when he was 14 years old, which was over 40 years ago but it's still something he has a hard time talking about.
Jenkens explained that he did tell people that it happened, but the faculty member was allowed to finish the school year, resign, and move on to teach somewhere else.
Jenkens described the impact of this abuse, "it took me a decade to be able to be intimate with another human being," the post said.
Although Jenkens isn't happy that this happened to him, he is giving Exeter "kudos" for doing what they have to do for the victims that have come forward.