A former newspaper delivery boy who once worked for the Democrat & Chronicle has filed a lawsuit against the Rochester-based paper and its owners, claiming he was abused during his time there.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday night with the Monroe County Clerk’s Office under the Child Victims’ Act. The law gives sex abuse survivors in New York state a one-year window to seek legal action against their alleged abusers, regardless of the statute of limitations.
The plaintiff said he worked as a newspaper delivery boy in 1983, when was 11 or 12 years old.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claims Jack Lazeroff, a district manager who supervised the newspaper delivery routes, had “unfettered and unsupervised access” to himself and other young boys. The lawsuit states that the sexual abuse happened “in plain sight.”