CRIME

Inaction on complaint leaves prep school victims frustrated

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 file photo Katie Wales Lovkay, of Granby, Conn., who attended St. George's School from 1977-1980, is tearful while facing reporters during a news conference in Boston. Former students of the prestigious boarding school in Middletown, R.I., have called for an independent investigation into sexual abuse that they say spanned three decades and involved at least seven former staff members. Nearly a year after receiving a complaint that a former boarding school psychologist did not do enough to address sexual abuse reports, Rhode Island licensing officials have not resolved it. Lovkay claims she was sexually assaulted by the school's now deceased athletic trainer. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 file photo Katie Wales Lovkay, of Granby, Conn., who attended St. George's School from 1977-1980, is tearful while facing reporters during a news conference in Boston. Former students of the prestigious boarding school in Middletown, R.I., have called for an independent investigation into sexual abuse that they say spanned three decades and involved at least seven former staff members. Nearly a year after receiving a complaint that a former boarding school psychologist did not do enough to address sexual abuse reports, Rhode Island licensing officials have not resolved it. Lovkay claims she was sexually assaulted by the school's now deceased athletic trainer. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)  (The Associated Press)

Rhode Island licensing officials have not resolved a nearly year-old complaint that a former boarding school psychologist did not do enough to address sexual abuse reports.

Two women who were among at least 31 girls abused by an athletic trainer at St. George's School in Middletown asked that Peter Kosseff's license be revoked. The first complaint was filed Dec. 26, 2015 and the other soon after.

They tell The Associated Press they are bothered the complaint is still pending and Kosseff is still practicing.

An independent report found Kosseff took action in some instances, such as helping fire a choirmaster for abusing a student. But it found at other times Kosseff didn't move quickly to stop misconduct.

Kosseff and the state health department would not comment, citing the pending case.