Guilford County School Sexual Abuse

Guilford County School Sexual Abuse

Our Attorneys Give a Voice to the Voiceless

At Rhine Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated advocates for survivors of sexual abuse in schoolsand other institutions. We are currently fighting the Guilford County Board of Education for allowing a teacher’s assistant and basketball coach to have illegal sexual relationships with students. We need help prosecuting these cases. Please call us immediately if you have any information you believe could help these young victims.

To those whose child has been affected by these heinous acts, our heart goes out to you. This is a nightmare no child nor parent should have to live through, and our firm is here to help you through the worst of it. We vow to stop this behavior now and get the victims all the support they need to deal with these dreadful attacks.

Call us at (910) 501-2474 to discuss your case in a safe and confidential environment.

The Arrest of Christopher Arnell Holland

Christopher Arnell Holland was arrested on March 12, 2020, and charged with multiple counts of sex acts with a student. The Greensboro Police Department first heard of Holland’s alleged crimes in August 2019, when they received a report that Holland was in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student who had once attended Dudley High School.

Holland worked at Dudley High School from August 2014 until March 11, 2020, as a teaching assistant and assistant basketball coach.

While criminal proceedings against him are ongoing, and the district attorney is doing a terrific job, the criminal system is not meant to assist Holland’s victim-survivors with the lifelong consequences of his behavior. We are pursuing civil cases to provide justice to Holland’s victims. We are seeking financial resources from the insurance company for the Guildford County Board of Education to give these children and young adults the help they need to counter Holland’s monstrous attacks.

This is why we encourage anyone who was harmed by Holland’s actions or anyone with any information to come forward and speak with our driven, experienced, and compassionate team.

Our Civil Suit

On May 8, 2020, our team at Rhine Law Firm, P.C. and Lea/Schultz, P.C. filed a civil class-action lawsuit against Holland and the Guilford County Board of Education. Our case (Case No. 20 CVS 4852 in Guilford County Superior Court) alleges Holland sexually abused and assaulted female students who were minors at the time. Many victims were aged 14 to 18 at the time of the alleged crimes.

Our complaint also alleges that administrators within Guilford County Schools were aware of prior complaints about Holland. For 2 years, they kept this information to themselves, allowing more girls to be abused.

As Joel R. Rhine explains:

Since Holland’s arrest, parents and students have been at a loss to explain why he was allowed to remain employed."

We aim to find out, and your bravery can help. Get started today with a free consultation.

When Schools Protect Predators

Sadly, this is not the first time we have seen members of our local school boards enable predatory behaviors on campus.

In addition to our investigation and suit against Guilford County Schools, we are also involved in litigation against the New Hanover County Board of Education.

All too often, the people we trust to keep our children safe let us down. By concealing and failing to disclose complaints against Holland, schools in Guilford County made their premises into hunting grounds where innocent children were repeatedly taken advantage of.

These girls were physically and psychologically harmed and will suffer trauma, shame, depression, and mental anguish for the rest of their lives.

We filed suit because this is unacceptable. We are representing victim-survivors because it is the right thing to do. The harm , including emotional damage inflicted on these children is immense. They will have a lifetime of issues to deal with. We intend to help!

Holland had unlimited access to minor children because of the inaction of the Guilford County School District. We intend to change behavior.

It is time to hold administrators and board members responsible.

Call Us Today for a Free Consultation or to Provide Needed Information

While we know it can be hard to relive the tragedy that has stricken your family, you can help us stand on the right side of history. We know it is difficulty to stand up to the powerful. But it must be done. Let’s protect future students, together.

Call us at (910) 501-2474 today or contact us onlineto join our class-action suit and pursue justice for your family.

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