Jenn Abelson

Jenn Abelson is an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team. She joined the Globe in 2001 and recently covered the retail and restaurant sectors. Abelson spent about two years investigating fraud in the seafood industry for the series “Fishy Business.” A graduate of Cornell University, Abelson was a 2012 finalist for the Livingston Award for journalists under 35.

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Phillips Exeter under fire again for handling of sex misconduct allegations

By , Globe Staff

After a student claimed she was sexually assaulted by a male classmate this year, the school minister asked him to deliver baked goods to her each week. Now the school is facing a police investigation into how they handled the alleged assault.

Ex-Phillips Exeter aide charged with 1973 sexual abuse

By , Globe Staff

Arthur Peekel faces the first criminal charges brought as officials investigate dozens of reports of abuse at one of the nation’s top boarding schools.

Former students call for inquiry into assault claims

By and , Globe Staff

Former students of Newton’s Fessenden School demanded a federal probe into alleged sexual assaults by staffers in the 1960s and ’70s.

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Surgeons must tell patients of double-booked surgeries, new guidelines say

By and , Globe Staff

The world’s largest surgeons’ group says the controversial practice is permissible within limits but that patients should be informed.