Valley News: Windsor County Jury Awards $5M in Adventure Quest Sex Assault Case

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$5 million verdict in sex assault case
By Mark Davis
The Valley News | April 11,201
WOODSTOCK — A Windsor County jury Wednesday awarded a $5 million verdict to a Woodstock native who was sexually assaulted while attending the long-defunct Adventure Quest School in West Windsor in the mid-1990s.The lawsuit, filed by Scott Mann against the outdoors academy and its founder, Peter Drutchal, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for sex assault, wound its way through the courts for nearly a decade to get to Wednesday’s verdict in Woodstock.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Diana Brown on April 11, 2013 at 14:03

    My heart goes out to all those children. I cried reading this, just as I did those many years ago. Complete shock- but no disbelief. This awful truth became apparent publicly the summer before 9/11. These dear honest trusting boys did not have a chance with the likes of Mr.Kennedy. The Mann family are a precious fivesome, each one a delight to know and work with. I salute Scott and his family for sticking with this. I pray fervently that the courts provide a just answer in favor of Scott’s claim. (And the Pomfret family as well)


  2. Posted by Molly on April 11, 2013 at 15:42

    Yes, justice was served….finally. Peter was a member of the St. James Church
    choir. He was well known to many of us then in the choir. No further comment.


  3. Posted by Rebecca Brettell on April 11, 2013 at 18:34

    Justice has NOT been servered!! What he has done to the “then” children can never be
    righted, church or no church!


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