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Ex-Cadet Sues Valley Forge Military Academy, Alleging Abuse



by Natalie Hope McDonald

A former cadet at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College is suing the Wayne-based boarding school, alleging he was repeatedly abused and bullied as a teenager in 2016 and 2017.

The lawsuit filed by a 20-year-old man, identified as “John Doe” in court filings, accuses six fellow cadets of restraining Doe and beating him with a lacrosse stick before trying to force it into his mouth and then his anus, through his clothes, a ritual cadets referred to as “toothpasting.”

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