Rape Case Against Counselor Puts Camps On Guard

Jason Morris

This is a very timely article considering I just wrote about background checks at camps this morning. This article comes from the Wall Street Journal.  People we pay to keep our children safe at camp are putting them into harms way by not conducting a background check.

Rape Case Against Counselor Puts Camps On Guard

A recent rape case involving a popular, longtime counselor at an exclusive all-girls camp in Maine is raising anew questions about how camps vet the people they hire to teach, entertain and safeguard children.

The camp, Tripp Lake, is one of the nation’s oldest girls’ camps and is a popular destination for the children of New York bankers and lawyers, some of whom call it “the Harvard of summer camps.” During the off-season, a 35-year-old counselor who had worked at the camp for 14 years was imprisoned in the U.K. for raping an 8-year-old girl there. British authorities said they discovered underwear from campers in the man’s Derby, England, residence and that some of the 4,000 indecent images of children found in his possession may have been taken at the camp.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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  • Anonymous

    tripp lake is the best camp in the world