A Los Angeles science teacher was arrested for sexually abusing her 15-year-old student, as reported by Los Angeles Times. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes: "Although it may have been intimidating and scary to disclose what occurred, this brave survivor can now begin to heal. It is my hope that other victims, if any, will also find the courage to do the same."
An employee at Broome Developmental Center was arrested by the New York State Police for allegedly sexually abusing a client, according to ABC NEWS 10. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "Many individuals in these centers are vulnerable and Smith exploited that with his heinous acts. I hope that law enforcement continues their investigation for possible other victims."
A former United Methodist Pastor will spend up to 15 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a boy for nearly a decade, reports New York Daily News. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "The acts committed were atrocious and for that reason, justice was served in this case. Predators and institutions that protect them must be exposed in order for our children to be safe."
A Cooper City baseball coach is accused of molesting one of his players - an 11-year-old boy, reports The Sun-Sentinel. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: " I applaud this young survivor of sexual abuse for coming forward with his story. It is not easy but I strongly believe that only with disclosure can you start the healing process."
JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces: Court Allows Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY to go Forward. Five lawsuits were filed against the SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY regarding sexual abuse committed by ORESTES GONZALEZ, husband of the Site Manager of the after-care program at LAKE COUNTRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. The school board filed a Motion for Summary Judgment and the court denied the Motion, which allows the cases to move to trial.
A Towson High School teacher has been charged with sex abuse after he allegedly began a physical relationship with a 17-year-old student, reports CBS Baltimore. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse believes: "The best way to protect children is to expose predators and the institutions that protect them. When it comes to protecting children, schools must always make the safer choice."
A private school teacher in Potomac, Maryland, was arrested on charges of sexual abuse of two teenage girls, according to The Washington Post. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "It is very difficult for victims of childhood sexual abuse to come forward after years of suffering in silence. I applaud the brave survivors in this case for speaking out and empowering other victims to come forward."
A Sweetwater city employee has been suspended following an arrest on charges of sexual abuse on a minor, according to The Miami Herald. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "I commend the brave victim in this case for coming forward and breaking her silence. It is my hope that everyone is doing everything in their power to reach out to potential witnesses or victims and urging them to report any information they have to law enforcement."
A former Provo High school teacher accused of sexually abusing a student pleaded guilty to reduced charges, reports The Salt Lake Tribune. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "Often times, sexual abuse is perpetrated by people these victims know and trust. Coming forward with their story is a victim's first step in the healing process."
Police charged a houseparent at Milton Hershey School with fondling an 8-year-old girl while she slept, reports Morgantown News Herald. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "I applaud the young girl for having so much courage to come forward and tell someone. She exposed a predator and possibly prevented other children in the school from being victimized."