Plaintiff says her sexual history should be off limits in suit against former C.P. teacher

2014-04-03T18:25:00Z 2014-04-03T23:44:06Z Plaintiff says her sexual history should be off limits in suit against former C.P. teacherBob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | A federal judge is being asked to prohibit a former Crown Point High School teacher from raising questions during an upcoming deposition about the sexual history of one of his former students.

The female, who has accused him of sexually harassing her, is seeking a protective order for Wednesday's deposition, according to a motion filed Thursday.

"It is enough that Plaintiff has to relive these traumatic events in the instant lawsuit," the motion reads. "Plaintiff should not be forced to discuss other relationships she ... may have had that are irrelevant to the issues she has raised in this lawsuit."

The female is identified as Jane Doe in her civil suit because she was a minor in the 2011-12 school year when the incidents allegedly occurred.

Brett Crutchfield, a former teacher and softball coach at the school, resigned from Crown Point Community School Corp. in May 2012 amid allegations of misconduct involving the underage female student. He was investigated by Crown Point police, but no criminal charges were filed.

The former student sued Crutchfield and the school district, claiming Crutchfield sexually harassed her and flirted with her during classes at school, court records state.

Crutchfield has denied any inappropriate conduct with the girl, according to court records.

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