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ALERT: Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Hammock Beach Resort

By contacthermanlaw
March 06, 2015

ALERT: Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Hammock Beach Resort.  Jeff Herman, the victim’s attorney, stated: “Seeking massage therapy often places women in vulnerable positions, therefore; a spa has a duty to provide a safe environment for their clients.”

Teacher indicted on charges of sexual abuse of former student

By Jeff Herman
March 06, 2015

A suspended social studies teacher at A.A. Kingston Middle School was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges for allegedly having sexual intercourse and other forms of sexual contact with a 14-year-old student.  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, applauds the parents in this case for being vigilant in order to catch this predator from continuing to harm their little girl.  I urge all parents to monitor their child’s activities in order to protect them from dangers like this teacher.

Former day care owner charged with sexual abuse of 2 girls

By Jeff Herman
March 05, 2015

A Dover man and former owner of Village Kids Daycare, William Semonavick Jr., has been charged with sexually abusing two girls in his care in the late 1990s, according to the Delaware State Police.

Soccer organization accused of failing to protect children from former coach

By Jeff Herman
March 04, 2015

A complaint filed Tuesday alleges that the American Youth Soccer Organization failed to protect children from a former coach who was convicted last year of molesting 14 boys and a girl. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes the safety of kids is of the utmost importance.  The lack of actions by this organization, despite his behavior being reported and many concerns by others, demonstrates irresponsibility that resulted in many children being harmed by this predator.

Forced to stay silent is just as terrifying as the child abuse

By Jeff Herman
March 03, 2015

Candace Conti shares with The Guardian the aftermath of being sexually abused by a man in her congregation. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes victims coming forward will help to expose predators and the institutions that protect them. 

ALERT: Second Lawsuit Against New York City DOE Alleges Sexual Harassment and Abuse by Incarcerated Teacher

By contacthermanlaw
March 02, 2015

JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION for the sexual harassment and abuse of a female student by SEAN SHAYNAK, a former teacher at BROOKLYN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL.

Former English Teacher at Marlborough School Accused of Felony Sex Crimes

By Jeff Herman
February 27, 2015

A former English teacher at Marlborough School in Los Angeles, Joseph Thomas Koetters, is accused of felony sex crimes involving a former student.  Appearing in court for the first time on Wednesday, he entered a not guilty plea and is free on $140,000 bail.

Interviewing Victims of Sexual Abuse

By contacthermanlaw
February 26, 2015

One of the most important things we do at Herman Law is interviewing victims of sexual abuse, particularly children. If the interview is done correctly, it can help the child begin to heal. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, shares his experiences and techniques on getting disclosures from children.

Jehovah’s Witness Leaders Accused Of Concealing Child Sexual Abuse

By contacthermanlaw
February 26, 2015

Thirteen years after the Catholic scandal broke, an investigation by Reveal and the Center for Investigative Report finds that the leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses has instructed its elders to keep cases of child sexual abuse secret from law enforcement and members of their own congregations. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, attributes survivors voicing their stories in recent years to a sense of "collective empowerment."  

Former Math Teacher at Riverdale Country School Charged With Criminal Sex Act and Statutory Rape

By Jeff Herman
February 25, 2015

A former math teacher at Riverdale Country School is accused of bedding his 16-year-old student, according to a report by the NY Daily News. 

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