Physical Education teacher Austin Hopkins has been charged with sexually abusing 28 first-grade girls and touching 88 total over a three-month period at Clearcreek Elementary and Springboro Intermediate schools in Ohio. Investigators have obtained video from the Springboro Community Schools system that shows Hopkins touching 88 girls between December 2018 and March 2019. The school district suspended Hopkins upon learning of the allegations and he has since resigned.
Parents are encouraged to talk with their children and seek assistance through the Child Advocacy Center of Warren County. Additional help for survivors of sexual abuse is available. Cohen & Malad, LLP sexual abuse attorneys help victims seek compensation through the civil justice system to help pay for on-going therapy to work through the trauma of the abuse. If you or someone you know has a child that is a survivor of sexual abuse at school, contact us. Our attorneys can provide you with a confidential consultation at no cost and advise you of your legal rights and options.