Poly Prep settles sex abuse lawsuit

The lawsuit claims the school covered up decades of abuse.

The lawsuit claims the school covered up decades of abuse. (12/28/12)

DYKER HEIGHTS - Poly Prep Country Day School has agreed to settle a lawsuit over claims that the school covered up decades of abuse by a former coach.

The lawsuit says football coach Philip Foglietta groped and raped hundreds of boys on campus and on trips. He started working at the school in 1966 and died in 1998. The suit says the school's administration ignored repeated allegations against Foglietta. Poly Prep issued a statement saying they hope the settlement brings some closure to the victims.

Terms of the settlement between the school and 12 plaintiffs were not disclosed.

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