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Former mental health worker convicted of sexually abusing patients

By Jeff Herman
May 03, 2016

Ex-psychiatric technician at a local mental health hospital was convicted this week of sexually abusing young female patients, reports the Herald-Tribune.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "My team of investigators are looking at allegations that Henry may have been dismissed by his previous employer for similar inappropriate acts."

Leaked Video Sparks Sex Abuse Allegations In Hudson Valley Jewish School

By Jeff Herman
May 03, 2016

A new video has sparked allegations of a Hasidic school staffer forcibly touching and kissing a young male student, reports the New York Daily News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I hope New York state police are looking into the video and that anyone with information will be brave enough to come forward.  Predators and institutions that protect them must be exposed in order to keep our kids safe."

Greek Orthodox priest's sex abuse conviction is upheld

By Jeff Herman
May 02, 2016

The Main Supreme Court uphead the conviction of a former Greek Orthodox priest who was convicted of sexually abusing a child, reports Bangor Daily News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "The sentence Metropoulos was given will not erase what was done to the victim but hopefully it will serve as validation and he may use that to begin healing."

New details released on suspect accused of child molestation at Bright Horizons Child Care Center

By Jeff Herman
April 29, 2016

New details have been uncovered involving a teacher's assistant who was arrested after being accused of child molestation, reports KMOV.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Parents send their child to daycare hoping that they will be in a safe environment that promotes learning, which was not the case here.  Daycare centers should always err on the side of caution."

Judge orders 3 friars to stand trial in sex abuse case

By Jeff Herman
April 28, 2016

After hours of testimony, a judge ordered three Franciscan priests to stand trial on charges of conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children for their oversight of a sexually abusive friar, reports the Pittsburg Post-Gazette.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I think it is extremely important to hold anyone who knew or should have known that the safety of children could be in danger accountable.  Predators and the institutions that protect them need to be exposed."

North Aurora pastor, a convicted sex offender, charged with child sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
April 26, 2016

A North Aurora pastor, who is a convicted sex offender, is now facing a new charge of child sex abuse from Kane County prosecutors, reports the Chicago Tribune.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "This news is extremely troubling to me because a convicted sex offender was having unfettered access to children due to his head pastor position at the church.  I believe many  parents were not made aware of his conviction and misplaced their trust in him."

The Pennsylvania House approved legislation to end deadlines in child sex-abuse cases

By Jeff Herman
April 25, 2016

The Pennsylvania House passed legislation to eliminate the deadlines to begin criminal prosecution in certain future cases of child sexual abuse and allow victims to bring lawsuits civilly until they turn 50, according to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Unlike the Pennsylvania Catholic conference and several business groups, I believe this movement is in the right direction.  The more lenient deadline will allow those who have been victimized to use the legal system to seek the justice they deserve."

Gwinnett band teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

By Jeff Herman
April 22, 2016

A Gwinnett band teacher is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, reports The Atlanta Journal Constitution.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "I encourage anyone with information to come forward.  We all must work together to expose predators and the institutions that protect them."

Church bus driver charged with child sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
April 21, 2016

Jordy D. Leedy, a registered sex offender, will remain behind bars while being federally prosecuted for allegedly sexually assaulting two young boys he met in 2012 as a volunteer bus driver for Target Dayton Ministries, reports My Dayton Daily News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of abuse, said: "This is classic grooming behavior - giving the victim special treatment and gifts.  Many cases are not prosecuted criminally because the burden of proof for the state is extremely high, beyond a reasonable doubt.  This is why some choose to pursue civilly as a mean of justice."

Settlement Follows $3 Million Award to Girl Molested at Preschool

By contacthermanlaw
April 21, 2016

Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, is featured in The Daily Business Review for the $3 million award in a case against Bright Horizons Family Solutions.  

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