‘I Was Devastated': Sex Abuse Victim After Judge Drops Case

Jamie Forbes’ initial hesitation to come forward encapsulates why thousands of sexual abuse victims stay silent for decades or their entire lives. After recently coming forward, accusing a former teacher at Massachusetts’ Milton Academy of sexually abusing him for months in the early 1980s, he watched as his fear came to life in a Dedham courtroom. Charges of sexual abuse against Reynold Buono, the former Milton Academy teacher, now 73, were dropped after a judge in Norfolk Superior Court ruled on Dec. 26 the statute of limitations had expired on the case.