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July 11, 2013

Six more ex-students at Y.U. high school allege sexual abuse

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Another six former students at the Yeshiva University High School for Boys have come forward alleging that they were sexually assaulted there.

The six join 19 former students who have filed a lawsuit against Yeshiva University charging that the allegations of abuse at the New York City high school were covered up for decades, the Jewish Daily Forward reported.

Some of the six are alleging that Rabbi George Finkelstein, a former principal of the school, abused them between 1969 and the 1980s. One is a woman alleging that Finkelstein abused her while the principal of the Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School in North Miami Beach, Fla.

Sixteen of the former students who filed the lawsuit said Finkelstein abused them. Former Talmud teacher Macy Gordon also has been accused of sexual abuse.

According to the Forward, an attorney representing the six most recent accusers said they are prepared to file a lawsuit if a settlement is not reached.

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