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Man's suicide unearths decades-old sex abuse revelations

 

April 19, 2018



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Karl Ward is long dead, but some say the once-revered school superintendent in a small Alaska fishing town was not the benevolent educator worthy of having the high school gym named in his honor.

A cellphone video made by a man before he died by suicide last month has given voice to at least five other men, all of whom say they were sexually abused decades ago by Ward, confirming publicly whispers that had long quietly existed.

Rick Martin graphically explained on the video what he said Ward had done to him, and now his widow Rene, who serves as the principal in Hain...



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