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February 28th, 2020

Sexual Assault Victim Calls for Continued Investigation into Former Abington District School Teacher

Victims of William O’Brien Urged to Call Hotline 800-220-7600to Determine Breadth and Scope of his Alleged Sexual Assaults of Children

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 28, 2020) – Today, attorneys Robert Morris and Seth Wilson of Morris Wilson, P.C. and Guy D’Andrea of Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, LLP announce that they represent an alleged victim of William P. O’Brien, formerly of 616 Roseland Avenue, Jenkintown, PA. A lawsuit has been filed against O’Brien’s estate administered by his spouse Therese O’Brien. The Complaint alleges that O’Brien, a former Abington School District teacher, engaged in unlawful, harmful and offensive sexual conduct and contact upon a minor child who was a neighbor and family friend of the O’Briens.

The lawsuit alleges that the years of sexual abuse began when the victim was just six years old. During visits and sleepovers at the O’Brien residence, the minor was subjected to repeated sexual abuse by O’Brien. Following the minor-child’s disclosure of the five-plus years of sexual abuse to authorities, O’Brien was struck and killed by a freight train.

“We encourage anyone who may have experienced inappropriate conduct or sexual abuse by O’Brien to come forward,” said D’Andrea. “We need to uncover a full history of his abuses to begin to hold all responsible parties accountable.”

People can call Morris Wilson, P.C. at (610) 825-0500 or Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan’s law firm hotline at 800-220-7600 if they have more information about O’Brien or of if they have been victimized themselves.

Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, LLP is a personal injury law firm representing individuals seriously injured due to the negligence of others. The firm represents people who have been catastrophically injured in construction accidents and at work, in auto accidents and as a result of defective products. The Philadelphia lawyers also have a long history of representing sexual assault, sexual abuse and crime victims in civil actions. For more information, go to www.laffeybucci.com.

Morris Wilson, PC is a Conshohocken-based firm representing the seriously injured throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The firm has a tight-knit team of skilled trial lawyers that builds successful cases against powerful individuals and large corporations.  The lawyers at Morris Wilson, P.C. have the knowledge, experience, and resources to capably handle even the most complicated injury cases.  The firm always maintains a client-oriented approach to give injured victims the personal attention they deserve when seeking justice.  For more information, go to www.morriswilson.com.