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Former Amherst Central High School guidance counselor accused of abusing student

Posted: 3:21 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 03:25:47-04
Former Amherst Central High School guidance counselor accused of abusing student

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — A former student of the Amherst Central School District is accusing a longtime school administrator of sexual assault.

According to a lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act, the student claims former Amherst Central HS guidance counselor Jack Koch abused them in 1981.

The alleged victim was 14 at the time; and are suing both Amherst Central High School, and the district, accusing them of failing to protect the victim from sexual abuse.

Koch retired from the district in 2007.