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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 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 […]


August 10, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against Montgomery County Public Schools for Child Sexual Abuse by John Vigna

***MEDIA ALERT*** NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY) COMPLAINT #  V435268 Coletta Complaint filed (3).pdf – Adobe Acrobat Pro Lawsuit Filed Against Montgomery County Public Schools for Child Sexual Abuse by John Vigna WHAT: Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (MCPS) for child sexual abuse by JOHN VIGNA, a teacher at CLOVERLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Silver Spring, Maryland. VIGNA was recently convicted and sentenced to 48 years in prison. According to the Complaint: • In 2008, Vigna was caught putting little girls on his lap two […]

Public Schools

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 19, 2017

Second lawsuit filed against Bright Horizons, former teacher

A second lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Bright Horizons Children’s Center and a former teacher. The second lawsuit comes after a Department of Children and Families investigation wrapped up, but the findings are not public record. However, a spokesperson with the state agency told 9 Investigates the findings have been turned over to Orlando Police to investigate. click to see Jeff Herman TV news interview
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Day Care/Preschool/After Care

July 19, 2017

Bright Horizons of Baldwin Park Preschool Sued for Child Sexual Abuse

oBH complaint* *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***  CONTACT: Dan Ellis                dellis@hermanlaw.com     305-931-2200 ALERT: Bright Horizons preschool sued for Child Sexual Abuse; Complaint alleges that school ignored warning that teacher was grooming the child for sexual abuse.   WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN’S CENTERS and JAYRICO HAMILTON for the sexual abuse of a four-year-old boy by preschool teacher JAYRICO HAMILTON.       According to the Complaint: (see full Complaint via link above )   John Doe 2 was sexually abused by his preschool teacher […]
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Day Care/Preschool/After Care

June 6, 2017

Claim of sexual abuse at Bright Horizons being investigated by DCF

A preschool teacher at Bright Horizons at Baldwin Park is being investigated by the Florida Department of Children and Families after allegations of sexual abuse surfaced, reports WESH 2.  It is alleged a 3-year-old boy was sexually abused by his teacher at Bright Horizons, mostly during and time and in the bathroom. Back in May, a letter was sent home about a different incident made parents aware that DCF was investigating alleged inappropriate touching of a different child by the same teacher. DCF is currently investigating both cases against the teacher who is no longer employed at the school. There […]
June 1, 2017

Preschool teacher at Bright Horizons accused of sexual abuse of 4-year-old

Parents of a 4-year old boy have filed a lawsuit against a Baldwin Park pre-school and the teacher they said sexually abused their son, reports News 6. The lawsuit filed by attorney Jeff Herman alleges that the child care center hired the employee without a proper background check that would have revealed his “pedophile tendencies, such as his obsession with little boys.” According to the Complaint, the sexual assault happened at Bright Horizons.  The male preschool teacher was hired at Bright Horizons in September 2016. The lawsuit stated the suspected employee follows at least 100 toddler-aged Instagram models and his […]
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