By Wilton Bulletin on November 22, 2016.
The town of Wilton and Wilton Board of Education are facing another lawsuit from a second Wilton family, which has alleged that former Wilton preschool paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn sexually exploited their son in 2013-14.
The child was a preschooler when Von Kohorn worked at the Miller-Driscoll School as a preschool paraprofessional. Von Kohorn, who had worked at the school for about seven years, was arrested by Connecticut State Police on Aug. 20, 2014. He was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance. He later pled guilty to illegal possession of child pornography and in 2015 was sentenced to six years in prison suspended after two years served and 10 years probation.
The family is represented by Paul Slager and Michael Kennedy of Stamford’s Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, the same attorneys who represent the family of a female student whose parents sued the town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education in 2015, alleging she was sexually assaulted by Von Kohorn in a Miller-Driscoll bathroom. A civil summons was issued Oct. 19.
According to a statement issued Nov. 22 by Slager, this lawsuit alleges that Von Kohorn took the boy alone into a Miller-Driscoll bathroom and photographed him in the bathroom stall while the child’s pants were down. The family does not know what Von Kohorn did with the images or whether and where the images were distributed, which, according to the lawsuit, is a source of considerable distress for the family.
The complaint alleges, among other things, that:
The complaint further alleges that the boy — the plaintiff in the current lawsuit — was a student in the preschool class to which Von Kohorn was reassigned, after Rapczynski and the Board of Education knew of the girl’s reports of sexual abuse. After Von Kohorn began working in the boy’s classroom, the case says, Von Kohorn took the boy alone to the bathroom, where he photographed him with his pants down.
The plaintiff does not specify the amount of damages sought in the case.