Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto, with McKiggan Hebert Lawyers in Halifax, have commenced a class action against the City of Saint John on behalf of individuals who allege that they suffered injury, loss or damage as a result of being sexually abused by Kenneth Estabrooks in the City of Saint John between January 1, 1953 and December 31, 1983.
The Statement of Claim alleges that Kenneth Estabrooks used his authority as a member of the Saint John Police Force and in his capacity as a Saint John City Works employee to abduct, confine, and sexually assault hundreds of children. The Statement of Claim also alleges that the City had knowledge that Mr. Estabrooks was assaulting children after Mr. Estabrooks confessed of these assaults to his superiors . Instead of laying criminal charges against Mr. Estabrooks or dismissing him from his position as a police officer, the Statement of Claim alleges that the City merely transferred Mr. Estabrooks to a job with the City Works department where he continued to sexually abuse and molest children.
If you or a member of your family was a victim of sexual abuse by Kenneth Estabrooks, you can call 888-510-3577 or (888) 510-3577 (Toll Free in Atlantic Canada) for more information.