The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that prohibited a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Atlanta from moving forward because the suit was filed under the pseudonym “Jane Doe”. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse and the attorney for Jane Doe, said, "This is a significant victory for victims of sexual abuse."
A former student of St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., was arrested Wednesday in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old female student at the school. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says a school must ensure its students are protected from sexual assault.
A mentally disabled student was charged with sexually assaulting another mentally disabled student in a bathroom at Harding High School in Bridgeport, CT., while half a dozen other students cheered the perpetrator on. Nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, says schools must ensure its most vulnerable students are safe from sexual assault.
Rev. Jay Strickland, a UAB Hospital nurse anesthetist and former administrative pastor at Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Brookside, AL., was charged with two counts of sexual abuse and one count of first degree sodomy after two adults came forward alleging he sexually abused them as children. Nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, commends the brave victims for coming forward after years of suffering in silence.
JEFF HERMAN, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against INDIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER for the sexual assault of a female patient by a male nurse.
An intern at the International Preschool has been charged with sexually abusing 13 children between the ages of four and five years old. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, urges the families of these victims to seek help for their children as early as possible so that the healing process can begin.
The U.S. Department of Education has added 12 colleges and universities to its growing list of institutions being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse allegations, USA Today reported.
Rev. Howard Fitzgerald, a Catholic priest with the Diocese of Greater Des Moines has been put on administrative leave and is facing removal from priesthood after a church committee found credible evidence of child sexual abuse. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, urges the Diocese of Greater Des Moines to reach out to parishioners everywhere Fitzgerald worked and ask anyone who witnessed or suffered abuse by the priest to contact the police.
Dr. Robert Hadden, a Manhattan gynecologist has been indicted on charges he sexually abused six patients—most of whom were pregnant, the New York Daily News reported. According to prosecutors, "victims keep coming forward". Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says predatory doctors will use their power and authority over hospital or office staff to get vulnerable victims alone and to satisfy their own deviant sexual desires.
In the wake of a New York Magazine profile of celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, models who allege they were sexually abused by Richardson are speaking out against the photographer and the piece. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse and exploitation commends the women for speaking out against an industry that enables predators.