Former paperboys sue D&C under Child Victims Act after alleged 1980s abuse

Four former paperboys for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle are suing the paper and its parent company Gannett in a lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act.

The lawsuit claims that four victims were sexually abused by former district manager Jack Lazeroff in the 1980s.

The plaintiffs allege the newspaper hired Lazeroff shortly after he was fired from a job at a bank for sexually abusing teenagers who had been applying for loans, 13WHAM reports.

In his role at the D&C, Lazeroff was provided “unfettered and unsupervised access” to the victims through his role, in which he was not properly supervised.

He supervised all four victims at the time of the alleged abuse.

Lazeroff would later be charged with second-degree sexual abuse in 1988 and was fired from the D&C.


Download the FingerLakes1.com App: Android (All Android Devices) | iOS (iPhone, iPad)
We believe in a product that is accessible to all readers online. That's why you'll never see a paywall on FingerLakes1.com. That said, a recurring monthly pledge of any amount through Patreon can help us deliver more content, and more in-depth coverage throughout the region. Visit www.Patreon.com/FL1 to become a supporter!
Support Local Journalism