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Daycare owner pleads guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor

By Jeff Herman
September 29, 2016

A Maryland man who owned and operated an in-home daycare with his wife faces up to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls who were in his case, reports the Carroll County Times.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "It is difficult for me to believe that there would be only two victims after 40 years of access to children.  If there are other victims out there, I hope they come forward and get the help they need to begin their healing process."

Daycare worker arrested on sex abuse charges

By Jeff Herman
September 28, 2016

A daycare worker was arrested after an investigation by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, reports CBS Los Angeles.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "These allegations are heartbreaking but I am glad that they are now out in the open.  I hope the child in this case knows that he or she has a voice and does not need to suffer in silence."

Janitor charged for sexual abuse of teen at Matteson school

By Jeff Herman
September 27, 2016

A janitor at Marya Yates Elementary School has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor girl at the school over the summer, reports The Chicago Tribune.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "This is an open and shut case due to the camera footage but it's not always that easy.  If there are other victims out there, I hope they come forward because you do not need to suffer in silence."

16 more women accuse former USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual abuse

By Jeff Herman
September 26, 2016

Already accused of sexually abusing two gymnasts, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor is now facing 16 more abuse complaints, reports the New York Daily News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "All the brave women coming forward now is what I call 'collective empowerment.'  Many feel isolated and alone.  Then they see all this press and all of a sudden, they see victims standing up and taking on institutions."

Delaware teacher facing child sex abuse charges

By Jeff Herman
September 22, 2016

A Delaware School paraprofessional was arrested Sept. 20 for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student, reports the Dover Post.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "If these allegations are true, Degirolano abused her position of trust.  I applaud the victim for coming forward.  Predators and institutions that protect them must be exposed."

STATEMENT OF JEFF HERMAN: Attorney Representing the Young Woman who is the Plaintiff (Victim) in the Petition for Protection From Abuse Against Landon Rice

By contacthermanlaw
September 21, 2016

Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, releases a series of texts between his client, the Plaintiff (Victim) in the Petition for Protection, and Landon Rice.

Day care operator charged with child sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
September 19, 2016

A South Jordan man was charged for the alleged sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who attended a day care he operated in the 1990s, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "If there are other victims, I hope they come forward.  Only with full disclosure can one begin to heal."

Dallas High School teacher, coach arrested on sex abuse charges

By Jeff Herman
September 15, 2016

A teacher at Dallas High School was arrested on charges of second-degree sexual abuse and luring a minor for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student, reports the Statesman Journal. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I hope the school district works closely with authorities on these horrific allegations.  We all must work together to expose predators and the institutions that protect them."

Two gymnasts allege sex abuse by now former USA Gymnastics doctor

By Jeff Herman
September 14, 2016

Two gymnasts say they were sexually abused by a former longtime doctor for USA Gymnastics, reports The Washington Post.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I applaud the victims for being brave and coming forward.  It is an extremely scary and intimidating process but only with disclosure can one begin to heal.  They now have tremendous support from family and friends and will not need to go through this alone."

Former Bessemer janitor charged with sexual abuse of 3-year-old girl

By Jeff Herman
September 12, 2016

A former Bessemer daycare janitor is facing charges he fondled a toddler girl at the facility, reports AL.com.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "It is heartbreaking what happened to this little girl but I am glad that she was brave enough to tell a trusted adult what happened to her.  Only with full disclosure can one begin to heal."

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