Unless there is a settlement, it appears the sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the Town of Wilton and Board of Education will go to trial early next year, after Judge Charles T. Lee denied the town’s motion to dismiss “in its entirety” on Thursday, Nov. 9.
The lawsuit, referred to as Girl Doe PPA v. Wilton Board of Education et al, alleges that a 4-year-old preschool student at Miller-Driscoll School was molested by former paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn when he took her to the bathroom on Dec. 21, 2012. District policy prohibits a male employee taking a female student into the bathroom alone. The plaintiffs also allege Dr. Fred Rapczynski, head of the preschool, failed to make a timely report to the Department of Children and Families after the girl’s parents brought the matter to his attention. The suit further alleges Rapczynski also failed to inform the family that he submitted a second report to DCF which indicated that Von Kohorn subsequently admitted he had taken the girl to the bathroom alone, although he said he remained outside the stall.