Dear members of the Milton Academy community,
It has been brought to our attention that Rey Buono, a member of the Milton faculty from 1973 to 1987, was brought back from Thailand by federal authorities to face indictments in Norfolk Superior Court.
In 2016 Milton Academy hired T&M Protection Resources to investigate allegations of historic sexual abuse committed by former Milton faculty members. In 2017, we wrote to share with you the outcome of T&M’s independent fact-finding investigation into these allegations. We also outlined how we currently respond to survivors and take actions so that such transgressions never again happen on our campus. You can find these communications on the Healing & Safety Oversight page.
As part of the investigation, T&M concluded that Rey Buono engaged in multiple incidents of sexual misconduct with students during his tenure at Milton. T&M substantiated reports of abuse involving at least 12 students, all of whom were minors at the time. Evidence also suggested that Rey Buono was living in Southeast Asia.
Milton Academy commends both law enforcement and the survivors who assisted in the grand jury indictments against Rey Buono. The Academy fully supports their efforts. We hope this step will continue the healing process for survivors and for the community.
We remain grateful to the individuals who have come forward during this investigation, and to the broader Milton community for your continued support of this important process.
Todd B. Bland
Head of School
Lisa Donohue ’83
President of the Board of Trustees
View more from the Healing and Safety Oversight Committee.