Timothy Lee, a psychotherapist in New York, says a teacher sexually abused him at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, in the 1980s. Lee prodded the private boarding school for years to confront its darkest secrets.
One summer day in 1988, as he prepared to return to boarding school, Timothy Lee broke down crying. He refused to go back. Then he begged his mother not to tell anyone why.
Lee’s mother called the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, anyway, and repeated what her son had told her: A teacher named Roger Stifflemire had sexually abused him for the previous two years.