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June 19, 2020

Former Catholic High School Coach accused of sexually abusing student more than 50 years ago

    A  lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act last month in the state Supreme Court of Broome County claims a former Seton Catholic High School in Endicott sexually abused a child more than two dozen times back in the early 1970’s. Former Coach Vincent Dutkowski, who died in 2012, is accused of leveraging  his position to gain the victim’s trust and confidence before abusing him. According to the suit, in 1972, the 14-year-old boy  helped out as a ballboy and assistant during basketball practices where Dutkowski allegedly used those encounters to sexually abuse the teen on approximately 25 […]
June 16, 2020

Prestigious NY Private School facing lawsuit claiming decades old sex abuse of students by teacher

  At $50,000 year tuition, New York’s Saint David’s School in Manhattan is considered a highly prestigious all-boys private school.  However, it now faces allegations by former students of unreported  sex abuse by teachers spanning decades.  Peter Defeo III, now 59, claims that 50 years ago he was abused repeatedly by teacher Robert Ludlow, who is now deceased.  He claims that he was abused as young as  8 years old. He also claims that  a female administrator witnessed  the crime, literally looked the other way and did nothing to stop it.  The sexual abuse continued for another two years. Peter […]
June 10, 2020

Salamanca Teacher accused of sexually abusing two students

  Now that courts are opening again, two lawsuits have been filed by two former students of  the Salamanca City School District. The law suits have been filed in state Supreme Court in Cattaraugus County alleging a teacher sexually abused them. The students claims against the same teacher come ten years apart from one another. sexual abuse of two students by the same teacher almost 10 years apart. The plaintiff remained anonymous and claimed that David Bemus, a now retired teacher at the Jefferson Street School of the Salamanca City School District, allegedly had sexual contact with a 10-year-old child […]
June 9, 2020

High School Teacher arrested for alleged child sex abuse of student

  Stephen E. Raught, a teacher at Owen J. Roberts High School in Chester county has been charged with sexually assaulting a female student in the school. School administrators allegedly have known about his prior record of inappropriate behavior with students and did not take action. There is an ongoing investigation into how the school board mishandled the report of the teachers inappropriate behavior with students  in the past. As a result of this teacher’s arrest the school has  received a number of complaints from other students and reports of prior disclosures of possible abuse from students that may not […]
May 19, 2020

Lawsuit against University Of Michigan alleging decades of College doctor sex abuse against student athletes

  The University of Michigan  has been facing lawsuits amidst hundreds of allegations that the sports doctor employed in the mid 1960’s -2003, Dr. Robert Anderson, sexually abused student athletes while working there dating back to the 1970’s. The investigations began when campus police started looking into allegations against Dr Anderson that were brought to attention after a former student athlete wrote to the athletic director in 2018 about being molested by Anderson during medical exams in the early 1970’s. Dr Anderson was the University Doctor from the mid-1960s through 2003. He died in 2008. The sexual abuse allegations against […]
May 14, 2020

Ohio State university to pay out $42 Million in settlements for sex abuse by School Doctor

Friday Ohio State University announced  that 162 men will receive a payout of $40.9 million as a settlement for lawsuits against  Richard Strauss, a longtime athletics doctor at the school, for sexually abusing them when they were students. The investigation began in 2018 amid allegations against Strauss who had worked-as a doctor at Ohio State University from 1978-1998 and  committed suicide in 2005 at age 67. Throughout his entire tenure, Strauss abused students and administration “failed to appropriately respond.” The settlement was announced in March as part of a settlement to students who sued Ohio State University for its failure […]
May 12, 2020

Former Football player at U. of Michigan accuses team doctor of sexual assault back in the 1970’s

    Chuck Christian, a former tight end for one of the most decorated college football programs in the country, has stage 4 prostate cancer which has spread to his tailbone, ribs , hips , spine and shoulder. He was told in 2016 he only had 3 years to live, however, he has surpassed that timeline and credits natural remedies and alternative treatments rather than chemotherapy and radiation.   He has recently spoken out bout his sexual abuse when he was a Michigan Wolverine, and the  team doctor,  Dr. Robert Anderson, allegedly performed unwarranted prostate checks on athletes, including him. […]
April 2, 2020

Penn State violated law to protect students for sexual harassment 8 years after Sandusky scandal

  Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Pennsylvania State University has to make major changes even now, eight years after the Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The school failed to protect students from Jerry Sandusky, a  former assistant football coach at the university, who was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing young boys  and is currently serving a 30-60 year prison sentence.    The U.S. Department of Education  said its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) began an investigation in 2014 and found that Penn State’s procedures and policies for investigation and resolving allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment still […]
August 1, 2019

14 Syracuse-area Students Allegedly Molested by Former Olympian Conrad Mainwaring

NEW YORK ( Former Olympic hurdler Conrad Mainwaring, who was arrested in June in Los Angeles on a charge of sexual misconduct, has been accused of molesting 14 boys in the Syracuse area, according to an ESPN report Thursday. According to the “Outside the Lines” report, reporters Mike Kessler and Mark Fainaru-Wada spoke with 14 men who told them they had been sexually abused by Mainwaring when he was in the Syracuse area, including five high schoolers, in the 1980s. Mainwaring was arrested on June 19 in Los Angeles on a charge that he sexually molested one of his athletes […]


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