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Former nursery worker accused of sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
January 19, 2017

A former worker at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in North Richland Hills was arrested and accused of sexually abusing children while working in the church nursery, reports the Star-Telegram.   Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I am saddened by what occurred but am glad the victims were brave enough to come forward."

Former head of high school in Monroe accused of child sexual abuse

By Jeff Herman
January 18, 2017

A former head of school, David DeRousse, was recently arrested in St. Clair County, Illinois for child sexual abuse, reports The News Star.  Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I hope all parties involved will cooperate in the investigation into DeRousse.  We all must work together to expose predators and the institutions that protect them."

Music director in Catholic Church charged with molesting student

By Jeff Herman
January 17, 2017

A music director in the Catholic Church has been arrested for sexually abusing a girl while giving her singing and piano lessons at her Queens home when she was 11 and 12 years old, reports the New York Post.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I commend the girl for coming forward.  She now has the love and support of her friends and family through this journey of healing.  If there are any other victims, I hope they are just as brave and tell their story."

Warrant issued for teacher on sex abuse charge

By Thao Le
January 10, 2017

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Franklin High School teacher accused of engaging in sex acts with a 16-year-old student, reports The Baltimore Sun.  Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I encourage anyone with information on the case or Pappas' whereabouts to contact the police."

Former teacher faces charges of sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
January 09, 2017

A former Salem-Keizer teacher has been arrested for violating a release agreement on child sex abuse charges by attending a Thanksgiving dinner with children, according the Statesman Journal.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Because Ceiplis had access to children at multiple institutions, I hope they are all working with the police to make sure there are not other victims.  We need to protect our children from predators."

Former substitute teacher gets 13 years in sex abuse case

By Jeff Herman
January 06, 2017

A former DeKalb substitute teacher facing up to 60 years in prison after being accused of sexually abusing 12 students in an early childhood program has been sentenced to 13 years in prison as part of a plea deal, reports the Daily Chronicle.  Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Daycares should be a safe place for parents to leave their kids at.  The safety of children is paramount."

Merced High School teacher accused of having sex with student

By Jeff Herman
January 05, 2017

A science teacher at Merced High School was arrested last week after a Merced County Sheriff's deputy allegedly caught him engaged in "inappropriate physical contact" with a minor student, reports Merced Sun-Star.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "The safety of children should be a school's number one priority.  I applaud the victim for bravery and coming forward."

Child care worker arrested on charges of sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
January 03, 2017

A child care worker was arrested for continuous sexual assault of children, reports News 4 San Antonio.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Parents need to be vigilant for signs of child sexual abuse.  We need to all work together to protect our kids from predators."

Youth League Soccer Coach Charged With Sex Abuse

By Jeff Herman
December 29, 2016

A youth league soccer coach with Maryland City Mustangs has been arrested and charged with sex offenses after he abused a youth soccer player, reports CBS Baltimore.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I applaud this young victim for coming forward and exposing Murray.  If there are other victims out there, I hope they come forward."

Day care worker charged for alleged sexual abuse at day care center

By Jeff Herman
December 28, 2016

A day care employee in Salt Lake City was charged with a felony for allegedly sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy left in his care, reports FOX 13 NOW.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "The boy was extremely brave for coming forward about what happened to him. I hope that the disclosure will help him begin the healing process."