Attorney asks for investigations of sexual abuse against children in private schools

There are allegations of sexual abuse against hundreds of children at private schools in New England, including the Fessenden school in Newton.

The attorney for the alleged victims is speaking out, and says there needs to be a federal investigation into the decades of abuse and cover-ups.

"These educators were entrusted with the most precious of our society, children… Yet they let these children be sexually abused time and again. It’s time to put an end to it, the damage is reparable to children," said attorney Mitchell Garabedian.

Garabedian was portrayed in the movie "Spotlight," after he represented victims in sexual abuse cases against the Catholic church.

He says he wants schools to release their records of abuse allegations, including an confidentiality agreements with the alleged victims.

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