Episcopal investigation finds no evidence of abuse
BATON ROUGE- An investigation by Episcopal School in Baton Rouge has concluded that a former student's report of sexual misconduct by a school employee cannot be supported by evidence.
The investigation began in September, when the former student reported abuse that had happened between 2009 and 2011.
The school's board hired attorney Mary Olive Pierson to investigate and Pierson's report was submitted to the school a week ago.
Pierson's report said she found that "there is no evidence at this time, direct or circumstantial, to corroborate the allegations made by the complainant."
As she concluded her investigation, she spoke to a police detective who was investigating the allegations separately. The detective told her that police had completed their investigation and had not found evidence to support an arrest. He told her the case would be suspended until further information was discovered.
Board chair Katheryn Flournoy said in a news release Wednesday that the board had told Pierson "we want to know" everything that could be learned about the allegations. She said the investigation will remain open and any other allegations will be investigated.