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Three Victims Come Forward Against Former Church Worker Arrested for Sex Abuse

By Jeff Herman
April 16, 2015

The Abilene Police Department has identified three possible victims in the case of a former Abilene daycare teacher who was charged with sexual assault of a child, as reported by KTXS.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, applauds victims for coming forward.  Although it isn't easy, he believes only with disclosure can one start the healing process.

Softball coach at Nyack College facing more sex abuse charges

By Jeff Herman
April 15, 2015

A former softball coach at a Christian college in Nyack, N.Y., has been charged with 94 counts of harassment and accused of forcibly touching his players, as reported by The New York Daily News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes that while this story is deeply disturbing, it is also a testament to the collective empowerment of survivors.  Many feel isolated and suffer in silence but when one brave survivor has the courage to come forward, other victims are empowered to break their silence.  

Kissimmee Muslim youth leader arrested for molesting 15-year-old girl

By Jeff Herman
April 13, 2015

An executive director for the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council in Kissimmee, charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl, posted bond but was immediately detained by immigration officials, as reported by Orlando Sentinel.  Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, hopes that hope that administrators and members of the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council are cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office.   

Lima teacher accused of sex with teen

By contacthermanlaw
April 10, 2015

A Lima City School District teacher who was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after he was arrested on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor may be facing additional charges, as reported by Lima Ohio.  Herman Law is actively investigating other claims.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Duty to Warn in Model Mayhem Rape Case

By contacthermanlaw
April 10, 2015

Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, is representing an alleged rape victim in a suit against Model Mayhem.  Courthouse News Service has a summary of his oral argument before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a website's duty to warn.  

Principal accused of keeping child sex abuse quiet to avoid scandal

By Jeff Herman
April 09, 2015

A Montgomery County substitute teacher, Jose Pineda, pleaded guilty to sex offense charges involving two students, triggering allegations about his former boss’ failure to report the abuse, according to The Washington Post. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, states "By law, teachers and school administrators are required to report suspected and any incidents of child sexual abuse.  Student safety must always be a school’s highest priority. " 

Florida teacher pleads guilty to 37 counts in sex abuse case

By Jeff Herman
April 08, 2015

Former teacher, Jennifer Fichter, 30, pleaded guilty to all 37 counts in a child sex abuse case, as reported by The Huffington Post.  Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes that as parents, we need to monitor our children’s activities to protect them from dangers.

Bridgewater State day care director on leave in wake of sex-abuse

By Jeff Herman
April 07, 2015

The administrator of a day care center that serves the children of faculty, staff and students at Bridgewater State University was suspended Thursday, The Boston Globe reports.  Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says this is every parent’s worst nightmare.  Day care is supposed to be a place where parents can trust that their children will be cared for and protected from harm.  As an attorney for victims of child sexual abuse, one of the hardest things to see is the look on a parent’s face when they find out their child has been a victim of sexual abuse.  

Man Caught Masturbating in Kissimmee Walmart

By Jeff Herman
April 06, 2015

A man is accused of masturbating in a Kissimmee Walmart, wiping his semen on packages of trash bags and on an unsuspecting shopping, according to authorities. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, urges any victims to come forward and hopes that Davis gets the help he desperately needs.

Bridgewater State Student Accused of Sexually Abusing Kids at Day Care Center

By Jeff Herman
April 02, 2015

A 21-year-old Bridgewater State University student is charged  with sexually abusing two children at the university’s day care, according to Plymouth County district Attorney Timothy Cruz.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes that if there is a silver lining in this story, it is that a predator may be exposed and some victims may no longer need to suffer in silence.

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