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Archdiocese puts Twin Cities pastor on leave after credible sex abuse allegation

By Jeff Herman
August 28, 2015

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has put a Twin Cities area pastor on leave after the Archdiocese received a credible sexual abuse allegation, reports CBS Minnesota.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "It is very important for the Archdiocese and other parties involved to continue to cooperate with authorities.  We must expose predators and the institutions that protect them." 

Former Jewish Community Center counselor posted nude photos of campers

By Jeff Herman
August 27, 2015

Former Jewish Community Center camp counselor posted naked photos of 5-year-old campers on a Russian website locker room and identified at least one alleged victim by his real name, reports The Detroit News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Even though the photos have since been taken down, they remain in the hands of individuals Kuppe trades photos with.  Camps are supposed to provide children with a safe and fun environment and that was clearly not the case here."

Former Fort Lauderdale pastor gets life in prison for teen sex abuse charge

By Jeff Herman
August 26, 2015

Jeffery London, a former youth pastor, charter school disciplinarian and unofficial foster parent, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a federal sex abuse charge.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: "Justice prevailed in this case against London.  This predator needed to be exposed and locked away so he cannot harm other children.  I applaud the survivor for coming forward and hope that he can begin to heal."

Former coach accused in 197 sex abuse charges to appear in court today

By Jeff Herman
August 25, 2015

Former college softball coach accused in a 197-count indictment alleging that he molested players on his team is set to appear in court today.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "This is a classic case of someone using his power to prey on others and then intimidating them from coming forward.  If the allegations are true, it is my hope that he is punished to the full extent."

Former pastor, charter school leader faces life in prison for teen sex abuse charge

By Jeff Herman
August 25, 2015

Former church youth pastor, charter school disciplinarian and unofficial foster parent Jeffery London faces a maximum of life in federal prison when he is sentenced today for using a cellphone to lure an underage boy into sexual activity, reports The Sun Sentinel.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, agrees with prosecutors in that London deserves life in prison due to the heinous nature of the crime.  

19-year-old student at St. Paul's School on trial for alleged sexual assault

By Jeff Herman
August 21, 2015

A senior at St. Paul's School is on trial after allegations of rape were made by another student, according to The New York Times.  Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes: "Administrators and teachers must make a valiant effort to protect students.  The senior salute was an open secret that should have been addressed and put an end to because of what it could lead to."

Maryland women's basketball assistant coach resigns from position after charged with sexual abuse

By Jeff Herman
August 19, 2015

Bryce McKey, charged with sexual abuse against a player he coached while at Xavier, has resigned from his position as an assistant coach with the Maryland women's basketball team, reports The Washington Post.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: There is a level of trust between a coach and the players and McKey severely violated that trust in this case.  I commend the player for coming forward because doing so could have saved many other girls." 

Former priest pleads guilty to sexual assault

By Jeff Herman
August 18, 2015

A former and imprisoned priest, for molesting two young brothers, pleaded guilty Friday in Wisconsin to sexually assaulting their older brother, reports Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "This defrocked priest used his power and authority to exploit children.  I hope that his guilty plea is some form of vindication for these victims of sexual abuse and that they may begin to heal."

Brooklyn teacher accused of sexual relationship with student

By Jeff Herman
August 17, 2015

A Brooklyn teacher was accused of having a sexual relationship four years after repeatedly having sex with a student in his car and in Prospect Park, according to The New York Post.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "This young woman and survivor of sexual abuse is right in that Travis exploited her.  I commend her for exposing him, which will not only help her begin to heal but also protect others from being harmed."

Retired school teacher given two year sentence for sexual abuse of student

By Jeff Herman
August 06, 2015

A former Anchorage school teacher was sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing at least one student and attempting to abuse another, reports Alaska Dispatch News.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says: "Through the grooming process, predators take the time to gain the trust of their victims.  They may buy the child gifts, give them special attention, and tell the victim they love them.  I hope that the survivors in this case have already realized what happened to them was not their fault."

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