Jamie Ashworth, Westwood, Massachusetts (sued May 2014)

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    Jamie Ashworth, Spanish teacher at Westwood High School, Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, Massachusetts, sued by former student on claim that "she sexually abused him and gave him drugs while he was a student at the school"

    Former student accuses Westwood High teacher of sex abuse

    According to the complaint, Ashworth, of Needham, became Doe's Spanish teacher during his sophomore year. Diagnosed with a painful skin disease, Doe would often use a wheelchair in class. He suffered from myriad physical and mental issues, and had been on a special education plan since kindergarten.Ashworth allegedly "groomed" Doe, giving him special attention, flattering him, and inflating his grade in Spanish, according to the complaint. During his junior year, she arranged to become his study adviser, according to the complaint, and spent time with him both in and out of class.Doe frequently couldn't walk because of his skin condition, and Ashworth allegedly started to give him Oxycodone, Valium and Atavan for his pain. In exchange, she demanded sexual favors, Durso said.

    According to Durso, other teachers at the school were aware of the relationship, sometimes mentioning it to the plaintiff.

    At one point, Doe's mother reportedly called Parks, now assistant superintendent, and complained Ashworth was texting him "day and night" and calling him at all hours.

    Durso said Doe's mother showed Parks the messages, which he described as unusual but not overtly sexual. Parks reportedly told Doe's mother her son was the instigator, and that he should stop calling Ashworth. The complaint alleges Parks took no further action.

    "No evidence to a sexual relationship surfaced until 2011 when the former student was arrested in a different town, two years after he graduated and the teacher no longer worked in Westwood Public Schools," Antonucci said. According to the complaint ...

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    Lawsuit alleges Westwood teacher sexually abused special needs student

    The suit, which requests a trial by jury, alleges that Jaime Ashworth, a Spanish teacher at the high school, "groomed" the unnamed teen, who had a condition that required the use of a wheelchair and strong pain medication, as well as numerous other behavioral problems. The teacher inflated the student's Spanish grade, gave him a copy of the Westwood schools directory with the personal phone numbers of all teachers, arranged to become his study advisor, and called and texted him constantly. After providing him with pain medication like oxycodone and valium, the suit alleges that Ashworth asked that the student "repay" her by allowing her to perform oral sex on him. On one occasion, the suit alleges that Ashworth performed oral sex on the student without his consent while he was in his wheelchair in the Spanish teachers' conference room.

    http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/25...teacher-sexually-abused-special-needs-student
     
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    Former student accuses Westwood High teacher of sex abuse

    A former Westwood High School student is suing his former teacher Jamie Ashworth, charging she sexually abused him and gave him drugs while he was a student at the school. The suit names the former principal Emily Parks and the Westwood School Committee for failing to protect him from the teacher's advances. He was weak, and she was strong, said Carmen Durso, the attorney for the plaintiff, identified as "John Doe" in a civil complaint filed Friday, May 2 in Middlesex Superior Court. According to Durso, Doe, now 23, is ready to fight back against his alleged abuser. It's unusual, he said, for a young man to recognize sexual advances from an older woman as abuse.

    http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20140506/NEWS/305079986/11663/NEWS
     
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    Man sues former teacher over sexual abuse claims

    The man claims he was repeatedly sexually abused by a teacher, Jamie Ashworth. He also claims that the Westwood High School Principal knew about it and did nothing to stop it. The allegations are horrific, that a former Westwood High Spanish teacher got a special needs student hooked on drugs and then used the addiction as leverage to sexually abuse him. The assaults apparently went on for five years. Ashworth admitted to sexual relations with the student, but claims it was after he had graduated.

    http://www.necn.com/05/06/14/Man-su...abus/landing.html?blockID=866067&feedID=11106
     
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    Student claims sexual abuse at hands of teacher

    Ashworth allegedly "groomed" Doe, giving him special attention, flattering him, and inflating his grade in Spanish, according to the complaint. During his junior year, she arranged to become his study adviser, according to the complaint, and spent time with him both in and out of class.Doe frequently couldn’t walk because of his skin condition, and Ashworth allegedly started to give him Oxycodone, Valium and Atavan for his pain. In exchange, she demanded sexual favors, Durso said. According to Durso, other teachers at the school were aware of the relationship, sometimes mentioning it to the plaintiff. At one point, Doe’s mother reportedly called Parks, now assistant superintendent, and complained Ashworth was texting him "day and night" and calling him at all hours.

    http://westwood.wickedlocal.com/article/20140506/NEWS/140507608/12426/NEWS