The lawsuit alleges Mountain View Christian School was warned about the principal being too affectionate with students more than six months before his arrest last year.
SEQUIM — A lawsuit filed in King County claims a church ignored warnings about a now-convicted pedophile principal.
KIRO-TV reports that Douglas Allison taught at Mountain View Christian School, part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, until last year when he pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with two girls.
Lawyer Chris Davis represents parents who claim their 10-year-old daughter was the victim, along with another 10-year-old girl.
Their lawsuit claims the school was warned about Allison being too affectionate with students more than six months before his arrest.
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The lawsuit also claims that at least one student at a school in California, where Allison worked before moving to Washington, claimed Allison molested her.
Davis says the church did nothing about those claims.
A Seventh-day Adventist Church spokeswoman said she hadn’t seen the lawsuit and couldn’t comment.