Rape case, blackmail allegations roil New York district

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It begins with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in the home of a prominent member of the community.

A judge intercedes on behalf of the rape victim and is later admonished by his superiors for overstepping his authority.

After that, secret tapes are made of closed-door school board meetings.

A mysterious blogger spouts angry opinions on the Internet.

Next, there are accusations of blackmail and of a major cover-up of drug activity among high school students.

Vengeance, threats, lawsuits and finger-pointing.

This may sound like the plot to a sleazy novel or TV soap opera, but they are elements of a drama unfolding in the Hamburg Central School District.

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