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October 31, 2018

Cub Scout den leader accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old boy in O’Fallon, Mo.

O’FALLON, Mo. — A St. Charles County man who was a Cub Scout den leader with the Boy Scouts of America has been charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy. Matthew C. Baker, 48, has been charged with statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 12 years old. An 8-year-old boy told police he was playing the board game Mousetrap in Baker’s basement on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13. The boy said they were on a mattress when Baker pulled down the boy’s pants and underwear and placed the child’s ‘no-no […]
August 15, 2018

A Facebook Messenger call leads to a summer camp counselor facing a molestation charge

A mother hearing a “grown man’s voice” coming out of her daughter’s phone led to an investigation that ended with a Fort Lauderdale summer camp counselor’s arrest Monday on a lewd and lascivious behavior charge. Davie resident Christopher Falzone, who remains in Broward County Main Jail with a $25,000 bond, met the girl while he worked at Camp Live Oak day camp in Fort Lauderdale this summer, according to a probable cause affidavit. The affidavit says Falzone, 35, admitted to having private Facebook Messenger conversations with the girl and whispering “I love you” to her.      https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article216655310.html
July 25, 2018

Brant Lake camp counselor accused of abusing 9 boys

A 51-year-old school teacher who worked as a counselor for Brant Lake camp is charged with multiple felonies for allegedly abusing at least nine campers. State Police arrested Dylan T. Stolz, 51, of Little Neck, on July 4. He faces a total of 27 charges, including 14 felonies, after being indicted for a second time on Monday, according to the Post-Star. The charges include multiple counts of first-degree sexual abuse, sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the report.   https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Brant-Lake-camp-counselor-charged-with-abusing-9-13099890.php
March 16, 2018

Ex-Scottsdale cheerleading coach gets prison in sexual abuse case

PHOENIX — A former cheerleading coach in Scottsdale who was accused of sexually abusing two girls and pleaded guilty to reduced charges has been sentenced to five years in prison. Maricopa County Superior Court officials said Yohel Gattaz also was sentenced Thursday to lifetime probation. He pleaded guilty last month to four counts of attempted molestation of a child. The 23-year-old Gattaz was a cheerleading coach at a private gym in Scottsdale.   He originally was charged with aggravated assault, sexual abuse and child molestation. According to court documents, Gattaz was accused of molesting two girls at his home between […]
February 15, 2018

Massachusetts youth hockey coach charged with child rape

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — A youth hockey coach from Massachusetts has been charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy. Christopher Prew, 31, of Marblehead, was indicted Monday on charges of aggravated rape and indecent assault and battery on a child. He pleaded not guilty after his arrest last week. He is being held without bail at the request of the Essex district attorney’s office pending a hearing Wednesday to determine whether he is a danger to society. Prew’s sister called the allegations ‘‘completely false.’’ His attorney, Sean Donahue, said in a statement that his client is ‘‘devastated by these alarming […]
February 8, 2018

Another gymnastics coach accused of molesting children

A volunteer gymnastics coach in Missouri is accused of inappropriately touching three young female gymnasts, and police are concerned there are more victims. David Schneider, 41, of Washington, Missouri, was charged Tuesday with three counts of child molestation. The children alleged that Schneider touched their genitals while working with them as they practiced doing splits at the Kids in Motion gym in Washington, 50 miles west of St. Louis. Authorities said the crimes occurred between 2011 and 2014, when the victims were 7 or 8 years old. For the complete article see: Another coach accused
January 30, 2017

ALERT: Lawsuit Against The Painted Turtle and Camp Counselor; Fondled 8-Year-Old Boy

CONTACT: Thao Le    tle@hermanlaw.com 305-931-2200 (o)  ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Lawsuit Against The Painted Turtle and Camp Counselor Jeffrey Simonek; Fondled 8-Year-Old Boy According to the allegations: On or about September 28, 2012, John Doe was assigned Defendant Jeffrey Simonek as a camp counselor for the weekend.  John Doe was 8 years old at the time. After directing a fellow counselor to leave the cabin to retrieve chalk, leaving Simonek alone in the cabin with the children, Simonek used this opportunity to sexually assault John Doe. Prior to the sexual assault of John Doe, The Painted Turtle was aware of several incidents […]
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