February 5, 2016

Suit alleges sexual abuse and defamation by state education board president

The president of the state Board of Education is accused of child sexual abuse, defamation and counseling malpractice in a lawsuit filed this week.

The Kansas City Star reports the suit was filed by a Kansas City area woman who accuses the Reverend Stan Archie of encouraging her to be sexually promiscuous and tell him about her sexual experiences in counseling sessions beginning when she was 15. She says when she ended their relationship, he began harassing and defaming her. The suit also names the his church.

This is the second lawsuit in a year alleging sexual misconduct by Archie.