Alan Judd

Alan Judd is an investigative reporter for the AJC, where he has worked since 1999. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Abused as children, victims may get more time to sue
 Christopher Gaba thought he was the only one. He could not imagine that others who attended the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, also had been sexually abused. He certainly had no idea that others had accused the same teacher who molested him. So he said nothing. The statute of limitations for a civil case passed years ago. But this...

Posted: 16 days ago

Christopher Gaba thought he was the only one. He could not imagine that others who attended the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, also had been sexually abused. He certainly had no idea that others had accused the same teacher who molested him. So he said nothing. The statute of limitations for a civil case passed years ago. But this...
Bill would let victims sue over cover-ups of decades-old sex abuse
 Legislation unveiled Wednesday at the Georgia Capitol would let adults who were sexually abused as children sue institutions that they believe shielded their predators. House Bill 605, titled the Hidden Predator Act of 2018, would impose a two-year suspension of the civil statute of limitations in cases alleging childhood sexual abuse...

Posted: 16 days ago

Legislation unveiled Wednesday at the Georgia Capitol would let adults who were sexually abused as children sue institutions that they believe shielded their predators. House Bill 605, titled the Hidden Predator Act of 2018, would impose a two-year suspension of the civil statute of limitations in cases alleging childhood sexual abuse...
Darlington case could lift limits on sex-abuse lawsuits
   Banners celebrating the Darlington School’s honor code are posted throughout its campus in Rome.  BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM Following reports of 
            decades-old sexual abuse at a northwest Georgia boarding school, state lawmakers will consider giving victims more time to sue their abusers – and the institutions...

Posted: 18 days ago

  Banners celebrating the Darlington School’s honor code are posted throughout its campus in Rome.  BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM Following reports of decades-old sexual abuse at a northwest Georgia boarding school, state lawmakers will consider giving victims more time to sue their abusers – and the institutions...
No Trump bump for the gun industry
 President Donald Trump with Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, at the group’s April
               convention in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com President Donald Trump may yet rejuvenate coal mining or bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But his election
            already...

Posted: 22 days ago

President Donald Trump with Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, at the group’s April convention in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com President Donald Trump may yet rejuvenate coal mining or bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But his election already...
More boarding school alumni report sex abuse by teacher
 This image from the Darlington School’s website shows its scenic 400-acre campus in Rome. More former students from a northwest Georgia boarding school are coming forward to report they were 
            sexually abused in the 1970s and 1980s. As many as eight additional alumni of the Darlington School in Rome are expected to join ...

Posted: 24 days ago

This image from the Darlington School’s website shows its scenic 400-acre campus in Rome. More former students from a northwest Georgia boarding school are coming forward to report they were sexually abused in the 1970s and 1980s. As many as eight additional alumni of the Darlington School in Rome are expected to join ...
Criminal charges unlikely in Georgia boarding school sex abuse case
 The Darlington School in Rome, Georgia.    Decades-old allegations of 
               sexual abuse at a northwest Georgia boarding school are now in the hands of law-enforcement officials. But precisely because the claims are so old, a criminal prosecution seems
               unlikely. Seven former students from the Darlington...

3:46 PM Thursday, Jul. 06, 2017

The Darlington School in Rome, Georgia.    Decades-old allegations of sexual abuse at a northwest Georgia boarding school are now in the hands of law-enforcement officials. But precisely because the claims are so old, a criminal prosecution seems unlikely. Seven former students from the Darlington...
Suit accuses boarding school of turning ‘blind eye’ to sexual abuse
 A group of former students from the Darlington School, a private boarding school in northwest Georgia, filed a lawsuit late Friday claiming a teacher sexually abused them for years and that administrators did nothing in response. “Darlington turned a blind eye to the pain and suffering of its students,” according to the lawsuit...

11:26 PM Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

A group of former students from the Darlington School, a private boarding school in northwest Georgia, filed a lawsuit late Friday claiming a teacher sexually abused them for years and that administrators did nothing in response. “Darlington turned a blind eye to the pain and suffering of its students,” according to the lawsuit...
AJC investigation: Hidden history of sex abuse at Ga. boarding school
 The largest private boarding school in Georgia tolerated years of sexual misconduct by at least one faculty member, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found. Seven former students of the Darlington School in Rome told the Journal-Constitution they were molested or propositioned by a teacher between the mid-1970s and...

1:42 PM Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017

The largest private boarding school in Georgia tolerated years of sexual misconduct by at least one faculty member, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found. Seven former students of the Darlington School in Rome told the Journal-Constitution they were molested or propositioned by a teacher between the mid-1970s and...
Blurred lines and a tolerance of sex abuse at Georgia boarding school
 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...

12:42 AM Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017

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...
Sex-abuse inquiry seeks victims from Georgia boarding school
 A private boarding school in northwest Georgia is investigating a decades-old allegation of sex abuse on campus, and is asking alumni to come forward if they were molested. The Darlington School in Rome, about 70 miles from Atlanta, opened the investigation after a former student accused a one-time teacher of sexual misconduct. The former...

1:11 PM Monday, Jun. 05, 2017

A private boarding school in northwest Georgia is investigating a decades-old allegation of sex abuse on campus, and is asking alumni to come forward if they were molested. The Darlington School in Rome, about 70 miles from Atlanta, opened the investigation after a former student accused a one-time teacher of sexual misconduct. The former...
AMA tackles sex abuse — of doctors, by doctors
 The American Medical Association will no longer tolerate sexual misconduct by physicians – at least if their victims are other doctors, and if the abuse occurs at an AMA event. But the association is doing nothing to crack down on predators who violate other victims: their patients. The AMA, the nation’s largest and...

4:00 AM Monday, Jun. 05, 2017

The American Medical Association will no longer tolerate sexual misconduct by physicians – at least if their victims are other doctors, and if the abuse occurs at an AMA event. But the association is doing nothing to crack down on predators who violate other victims: their patients. The AMA, the nation’s largest and...