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Civil Suit Filed Against TPS Administrator Accused Of Molestation

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TULSA, Oklahoma -- A young boy is suing his former elementary school teacher and Tulsa Public Schools.

The teacher, Robert Yerton, is already facing criminal charges of molestation. Prosecutors say Yerton molested four boys while he worked for the school district. 

8/10/2010 Related Story: Former Tulsa Administrator Accused Of Molestation Will Stand Trial

The new civil suit is filed on behalf of one of those boys. 

The lawsuit claims the schools knew about the incidents but didn't take any action.

According to court documents, the plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages "in excess of $75,000," from Yerton, as well as the school district.   Court documents show the plaintiff is also asking for punitive damages "in excess of $75,000" from Yerton.

Yerton is the former assistant principal at Skelly Elementary in Tulsa. He also taught at Disney Elementary.  He resigned from TPS in June 2010 after 17 years.

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