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Batavia Middle School teacher charged with sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
August 23, 2016

A Batavia teacher has been accused of exchanging sexually explicit photos with a student, reports the Democrat & Chronicle.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Parents send their children to school with the expectation that they would be safe.  I hope the school district is working closely with authorities during this investigation."

Former High School Teacher Accused of Groping Student

By Jeff Herman
August 19, 2016

A former Catonsville High teacher is facing several charges for allegedly groping a 16-year-old student when he was teaching at the school more than a decade ago, reports CBS Baltimore.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Unfortunately, I do not believe this is the first and only time Martin committed such acts.  If there are other victims, I urge them to come forward.  Only with disclosure can one begin to heal."

ALERT: Jury Awards $3 Million in Sex Abuse Trial

By contacthermanlaw
August 19, 2016

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

Jury Awards $3 Million in Sex Abuse Trial

WHAT: Jury awards three million dollars for two girls in a sex abuse trial against the School Board of Highlands County.  The four-day trial concluded with the jury holding the School Board of Highlands County liable for the sexual abuse committed by the husband of the manager of the school’s after-care program.  The School Board was found liable under both a Title IX claim and a Negligence claim.  Each girl was awarded $1.5 million. 

Plano Senior High baseball player accused of sexually assaulting children he knew through mom's day care

By Jeff Herman
August 11, 2016

A Plano Senior High School athlete is accused of sexually assaulting two children he knew through a home day care run by his mother, reports the Dallas News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I applaud the bravery of the two young victims for coming forward.  If these allegations are true, they exposed a predator and stopped him from possibly victimizing others."

Catholic priest living in Minnesota admits to sexually abusing boys in Guam

By Jeff Herman
August 10, 2016

A 95-year-old priest, currently residing in Minnesota, admitted to sexually abusing boys decades ago in Guam, reports the New York Daily News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I applaud Tudela's bravery for coming forward and using his experience to demand change.  The lifting of the statute of limitations in Guam would allow so many victims  to seek the justice that they deserve."

Man accused of sexual assaults at daycare center

By Jeff Herman
August 09, 2016

The son of a daycare owner is behind bars after police say he committed a number of sexual assaults at the daycare center, reports CBS Dallas/Fort Worth.  Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "It is extremely important for parents to be vigilant with the day care operators.  We all must work together to expose predators and the institutions that protect them."

Guam bill: statute of limitations lifted to allow sex abuse victims to sue at any time

By Jeff Herman
August 08, 2016

Guam may become the first U.S. territory to allow victims of child sex abuse to sue their perpetrators, on retroactive cases, without time restrictions, reports USA Today.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "The statute of limitations lift would give so many victims a voice and a means of justice.  Predators and institutions that protect them must be exposed and held accountable."

Former teacher charged with producing, distributing child porn

By Jeff Herman
August 05, 2016

A teacher and summer camp counselor from Morris County, New Jersey, was arrested on Thursday on charges that he enticed minors to commit sex acts and distributed images of sex abuse, reports CBS New York.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "These allegations are disturbing to hear.  I encourage anyone with information to come forward.  We must expose predators and the institutions that protect them."

Counselor at brain injury center accused of sexually abusing two residents

By Jeff Herman
August 04, 2016

A counselor at the Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury has been charged with sexually abusing two residents of the long-term care facility, reports The Daily Freeman.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "These allegations are some of the worst that I have heard.  The patients at this center are in an extremely vulnerable state and Stanley used their vulnerability to victimize them."

Day care worker pleads guilty to child sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
August 03, 2016

A 40-year-old day care worker had admitted to assaulting several children at a Billings day care owned by his mother, reports The Independent Record.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Terhune needs to be punished to the full extent of the law for the pain he inflicted on these children and their families.  I hope his guilty plea will serve as validation for the victims and that they can now begin to heal."

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