You may be aware of incidents which have occurred in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania involving allegations of child molestation against Benjamin Schragger (Lord Ben the Steward), the former Dean of the East Kingdom Page School. The Directors and officers wish to express our sorrow at these events. Both as an organization and as individuals, we are shocked and horrified by the allegations. We are cooperating with the authorities in every way, and should the allegations be proven, the Board will take all appropriate actions available under our governing documents.
The Board is currently reviewing SCA policies concerning participation of minors in our Society to determine whether any changes to policies or procedures are needed in light of these events.
Unfortunately, no set of policies or procedures can ever protect us completely. Policies must be complemented by vigilance, care, and parental involvement.
I wish to remind all of our members that this is an ongoing criminal investigation. The SCA is therefore constrained in what it can and should say on this matter, as it is certainly not our wish to in any way compromise this investigation. I urge all members to treat this matter with the restraint it merits.
Should anyone be contacted by members of the press, please refer them to me. I can be reached at (303) 581-9814 (leave a message) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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