Teen says he’s a Maine West hazing victim
A student who says he was the victim of a hazing incident at Maine West High School shared his story with WGN.
The young man’s identity was not revealed for TV cameras in order to protect his identity.
But he was one of four ball players at Maine West who filed a lawsuit against coaches and staff for allegedly allowing team members to be beaten and sexually assaulted by older soccer players as part of hazing at the school.
Identified in the lawsuit as John Doe C, the victim has said he was assaulted twice by older soccer players in the summer of 2007.
That was the year he had successfully tried out for a spot on the Maine West varsity soccer team.
John Doe C alleges that coaches who were on campus during the hazing ritual, knew about the hazing but did nothing to stop it.
Though John Doe C stayed at Maine West after the assault, he said the attack ruined his high school experience.
He subsequently quit the soccer team and other sports activities.