A new indictment has been unsealed in the case against Northwood Elementary principal Kirk Ashton that includes 15 more alleged victims.

In this indictment, Ashton is facing five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, 13 counts of course of sexual conduct against a child and 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The accusations date back to 2012 through March of this year.

Ashton is being held on $250,000 bail and his next scheduled court date is August 25.

He served as the Northwood Elementary school principal for 17 years.

This comes as an Albany-based law firm served a notice of claim Monday to the Hilton Central School District with the intention of bringing a lawsuit against the district, the school board and Ashton.

Attorney Thomas Mortati is representing the family of an alleged victim who attends Northwood Elementary school.

Out of privacy for the family, Mortati did not give details about the family or about the investigation or specific charges. However, he says this is the first step towards a lawsuit and a chance for the family to get closure.

“It’s not like your typical car crash case where somebody has a broken bone,” Mortati said. “You can’t describe the level of damages for individuals. We want to make sure we get accountability, a voice and compassion and care they need going forward."

A spokesperson for the district said they are unable to comment on ongoing litigation.

The former principal was indicted in April on multiple counts of sexual abuse and child endangerment. 

In a virtual arraignment this past April, Ashton pleaded not guilty to the 25 counts in the indictment at that time.