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The family of a boy who was allegedly molested by a counselor at a tony upstate summer camp will receive $500,000 in a settlement agreement, new court papers show.
The 11-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted by then-Brant Lake Camp counselor Dylan Stoltz in the summer of 2018, according to court papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday.
The insurance company for the camp — whose members have reportedly included the sons of Ralph Lauren and Jerry Seinfeld — agreed to pay the boy’s family $500,000 in a settlement deal from May, the court documents show.
In May 2019, Stoltz took a plea deal in a case that accused him of sexually abusing a slew of young boys. He was sentenced to 4 1/2 years behind bars.
It was not immediately clear if the boy in the lawsuit was one of the victims in Stoltz’s criminal case.
The 11-year-old child’s family requested the court’s approval in using some of the pay-out money to cover the costs of the boy’s medical bills, as well as two years of his school tuition — to the tune of $12,386 and $101,745 respectively, the filing shows.
The filing noted that the boy “sustained physical and traumatic injuries,” which he has been treated for and from which he “has significantly recovered.”
But the child’s father said in an affidavit that “in light of present economic circumstances,” he is unable to pay the boy’s school tuition and asked that the settlement money cover the outstanding bill after the institution threatened to expel the youngster over it, the court documents say.
Stolz, a 53-year-old Queens man and former fourth-grade teacher, worked for 33 years at the camp, where tuition cost roughly $14,000 for seven weeks.
The family’s lawyer declined to comment. A lawyer for the camp and Stoltz did not immediately return a request for comment.
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