Former Ohio Catholic school student sues school, coach after alleged sexual harassment from teammates

An Ohio 17-year-old is suing his former Catholic school after an older student allegedly pinned him down and simulated sodomizing him on multiple occasions for more than a year, often as other classmates took video and laughed. The lawsuit against St. Edward High School in Lakewood also names head track and cross-country coach Nathan Brannen, school board president James Kubacki and principal KC McKenna, in connection with sex assaults, bullying and other harassment the victim allegedly received at the hands of fellow runners. The teen, identified in the lawsuit only as John Doe, enrolled at the school in 2019. Coach Brannen invited the plaintiff to attend NEO XC Camp in Bellville, Ohio, a week-long sleepaway summer camp with other runners, ahead of his first semester, according to the lawsuit. Also Read: 5 reasons why good sleep matters and you have to deal with it