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August 17, 2017

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against The Legion Of Christ Incorporated

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against The Legion Of Christ Incorporated WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against THE LEGION OF CHRIST INCORPORATED and IMMACULATE CONCEPTION APOSTOLIC SCHOOL for the repeated sexual assault of a student by employee/teacher, Fernando Cutando (“Brother Fernando”). According to the Complaint: JOHN DOE was a student at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION APOLTOLIC SCHOOL, a boarding school governed by THE LEGION OF CHRIST INCORPORATED in 1984. THE LEGION OF CHRIST INCORPORATED was founded by Marcial Maciel in the 1940s.  Father Maciel, ordained as a […]
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Accused Catholic Clergy/Clergy Abuse/Roman Catholic Church/Schools

August 16, 2017

Suit Filed Against Ex La Petite Employee Producing Child Pornography

San Antonio, TX – A lawsuit was filed against La Petite Academy in connection with a former employee’s arrest for producing child pornography at the facility in San Antonio.  Nicholas Gonzalez-Malven was arrested on federal child sex abuse charges. An investigation discovered Gonzalez-Malven took photos of himself sexually abusing a boy at the day care and then sharing those photos on social media sites such as Kik Messenger and Grindr. Gonzalez-Malven admitted to an undercover FBI agent posing as a contact on Grinder that he had been receiving and sending child pornography for approximately 5 years. This location of the […]

Day Care/Preschool/After Care/Schools

August 15, 2017

Former KinderCare Employee Charged with Sex Abuse of Minor

Raul Teroy Tuban, a former employee of the KinderCare Learning Center in Gaithersburg, was released on a $25,000 bond from the arrest for sexual abuse of a three-year old girl.  Tuban was employed by the day care as a cook and driver for 13 years. While attending KinderCare, October 22, 2016 the child awoke from a nap to Tuban touching her inappropriately. The child told parents that evening of the assault, who in return reported the incident to the day care immediately. According to a spokesperson for KinderCare, Tuban was placed on administrative leave.  However, detectives were not notified of […]

Day Care/Preschool/After Care/Schools

August 14, 2017

Trial Begins for Former New Mexico Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A trial is underway for former Albuquerque Public School teacher charged with sexual assault of a special education student. Kenneth Jehle is accused of touching the student as well as making her touch him. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Jehle was indicted in 2016 on 10 criminal counts including sexual misconduct of a minor as well as possessing/manufacturing child pornography.   Jury selection has started, and if convicted, Jehle could serve 37 years behind bars.   For the full articles: KRGE.com ABQJournal.com

Campus Sexual Assault/Public Schools/Schools/Students with Special Needs

August 11, 2017

Maryland school system sued following teacher’s conviction

Washington Post article re Herman lawsuit vs Maryland Public School SILVER SPRING, Md. — The conviction of a Maryland teacher on child sex abuse charges has led to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a county board of education. Local news outlets report the lawsuit was announced Thursday by attorney Jeff Herman. It says Montgomery County schools “failed miserably at protecting its students” from 50-year-old John Vigna. The former Cloverly Elementary School teacher was convicted on nine counts of sexual abuse in June and was sentenced to 48 years in prison last week. Herman says he filed the Title IX lawsuit on […]

Schools

August 3, 2017

Two Additional Lawsuits (Now Four Total) Filed Against La Petite Academy

  ***MEDIA ALERT*** Two Additional Lawsuits (Now Four Total) Filed Against La Petite Academy Based On Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits allege:   La Petite Academy daycare hired Mark Mays without doing a proper investigation of his prior employment. Mays was fired from two previous daycares for repeatedly crossing boundaries with children; and Mays sexually abused the two infant girls while changing their diapers.   WHAT: Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of two additional lawsuits against LA PETITE ACADEMY for child sexual abuse by MARK MAYS, a teacher at the daycare. MAYS […]
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Day Care/Preschool/After Care

July 28, 2017

North Carolina man accused of sex offense at preschool

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release they received a report on July 7 from Our PlayHouse Preschool and Kindergarten, between Saxapahaw and Chapel Hill, alleging inappropriate conduct between a part-time teacher and child during the school’s summer camp in June. Thomas has previously worked with other early childhood development agencies and programs. The sheriff’s office says additional charges are possible http://www.ccenterdispatch.com/news/state/article_68caee5c-8da9-52e3-8ff8-4d27dfab737d.html

Day Care/Preschool/After Care

July 25, 2017

Nationally known sex abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, files lawsuit against La Petite daycare

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/nationally-known-attorney-files-lawsuits-against-la-petite-daycare-after/article_9b5c4252-715a-11e7-b7f1-477a1da85243.html    Nationally known attorney, Jeff Herman, said Tuesday he is filing two lawsuits against an Omaha daycare facility on behalf of two young girls who were found to be sexually abused there. The lawsuits were filed by Jeff Herman of Herman Law  Boca Raton, Florida, against La Petite Academy. Mark Mays, a former employee of La Petite Academy, was sentenced to 26 to 60 years in prison on June 25 after being found guilty on two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and two counts of manufacturing child pornography. “This is every parent’s worst nightmare,” Herman said. “Daycare is […]

Day Care/Preschool/After Care

July 25, 2017

Day care worker sentenced for sexual assault of child

  http://www.ketv.com/article/update-new-charges-filed-against-daycare-worker-accused-of-sexual-assault/7658403 A Douglas County district judge sentenced former Omaha child care worker Mark Mays, 25, to 26 to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting eight children, and for possession of child pornography .Mays was sentenced on four counts, two counts of first-degree sexual assault, which can be between 10 and 20 years each; and two counts of visual depiction of sexual assault, which can be three to 10 years each. “You violated most defenseless in our society. The ones who can’t talk about it and the ones who can’t understand it. I would only hope that maybe they […]

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