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Jeff Herman obtains $5.25 million jury verdict for boy in Downtown Miami Charter School sexual abuse case

By contacthermanlaw
April 15, 2014

A jury has awarded a $5.25 million verdict to a boy who alleges he was bullied and sexually abused by an older student at Downtown Miami Charter School beginning when he was just seven years old.

St. Lucie County teacher arrested for lewd conduct previously investigated in 2011

By Jeff Herman
March 25, 2014

A St. Lucie County teacher arrested last week for lewd conduct with students had been investigated before for inappropriate contact with students, WPTV reported. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says school officials should have paid close attention to red flags and erred on the side of caution.

Former Jacksonville "teacher of the year" sentenced to 40 years in prison for child sex abuse

By Jeff Herman
March 13, 2014

A former Duval County elementary school teacher was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a student. Prior to his arrest, the teacher was reportedly removed from a previous elementary school after he was investigated for kissing a different student on the lips and sleeping with him in the same bed. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says schools must always make the safer choice when it comes to protecting children.

Former Principal at Collinsville Christian Academy charged with sex abuse; Police seek additional victims

By Jeff Herman
March 11, 2014

Robert Allen Lane, the 57-year-old former principal at Collinsville Christian Academy in Illinois, has been charged with two counts of attempted sexual abuse. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, commends police for actively seeking out additional victims.

Free Training Seminar: Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Florida

By contacthermanlaw
March 05, 2014

A free training seminar for victims, victim advocates, health service providers, and law enforcement will take place in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, will be a panelist at the "Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Florida", presented by the National Center for Victims of Crime.

MD: Former Montgomery teacher indicted on 39 counts of child sexual abuse

By Jeff Herman
March 03, 2014

A former Montgomery County music teacher accused of sexually abusing 14 elementary school girls and raping a middle school girl was indicted Thursday on 39 counts related to the alleged abuse.

Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, urges school officials to reach out to former students and families who had contact with Joynes at any time over the course of his 27-year career and urge them to report abuse they witnessed or suffered at the hands of Joynes.

Probe reveals UConn officials knew of sex abuse claims against music professor

By Jeff Herman
February 26, 2014

An independent investigation released today revealed that University of Connecticut officials knew of sexual abuse allegations against Robert Miller, a music professor, a decade before taking action. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, explains why ignoring red flags puts children in danger.

Patrick Henry College accused of mishandling sexual assault cases

By Jeff Herman
February 25, 2014

A New Republic investigation into sexual assaults at Patrick Henry College, an elite evangelical Christian college in Purceville, Va. known as “God’s Harvard”, details allegations that school officials mishandled several female students’ reports of sexual assault. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says that schools must always make the safer choice when it comes to protecting students.

FL: Former Boy Scout leader arrested for child porn admitted he molested Scouts

By Jeff Herman
February 21, 2014

Fleetwood Peeples, a former Casselberry Boy Scout leader arrested on child pornography charges, confessed to Orlando police that he sexually molested Scouts during camping trips. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America, hopes that Peeples' arrest encourages victims to break their silence.

Holland America cruise ship worker tells FBI he raped and tried to throw passenger overboard

By Jeff Herman
February 19, 2014

Ketut Pujayasa, a worker on a Holland America Line cruise ship, admitted to raping a passenger and trying to throw overboard from her stateroom balcony. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual assault, says cruise ships must make sure vulnerable passengers are safe from sexual assault on board.

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