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October 30, 2020

Vincent Dutkowski, former basketball coach at Seton Catholic High School sexually abused students in 1970s

  A former basketball coach at Seton Catholic High School in Endicott, who is now deceased, has been accused of sexually abusing a student when he worked there in the 1970’s. Vincent Dutkowski is named in  four more lawsuits that have been filed  in the state Supreme Court of New York,  accusing  him of sexually abusing students  when he was employed at another Catholic school in Poughkeepsie, called Our Lady of Lourdes High School. Dutkowski, who died in 2012, at age 83,  was a registered sex offender living in Florida and did not face criminal charges from the  accusations in […]
August 14, 2020

Former YMCA Youth Volunteer accused of sexually abusing teenage boy in the 1980’s

    A convicted sex offender is now accused of sexually abusing at least  dozen children in the 1980s when he worked as a youth volunteer in Binghamton YMCA. A complaint was filed last week accusing Michael Gregg of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1986 that took place over  a year when the boy was in the YMCA youth program.  Gregg, now 61, allegedly groomed and befriended the teenage boy and invited him to his home  to eat pizza and play video games in Binghamton where he abused him. The teenage boy had mental disabilities and participated in youth […]
July 24, 2020

Former figure skating coach Richard Callaghan accused of sexually abusing student athletes

    A $10 million lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of a former competitive figure skater against one of the sport’s most celebrated coaches, Richard Callaghan .  Craig Maurizi is accusing Coach Callaghan of sexual abuse that dates back to the 1970s. The civil lawsuit names three figure skating organizations that allegedly knew and did nothing about Callaghan’s rampant misconduct. Maurizi, now 57,  named the Buffalo Skating Club, the Professional Skaters Association and the U.S. Figure Skating Association as co-defentants in the suit. The Buffalo Skating Club turned down the opportunity to speak on the matter, and referred […]
July 22, 2020

First female sex abuse victim of University of Michigan Dr. Robert Anderson comes forward in lawsuit

            The first female sex abuse victim of the late University of Michigan physician Dr. Robert Anderson will come forward this week to share her story publicly.   Dr. Robert Anderson, now deceased, has been accused of sexually abusing hundreds of student athletes spanning decades during his time employed at the University of Michigan. University of Michigan has been investigating the sex abuse allegations since February. Sex abuse allegations claiming that  former sports doctor Robert Anderson, who worked for the university from 1967 to 2003 have helped dozens of men have the courage to come forward. […]
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 […]
June 18, 2020

Former Edison High School student claims teacher abused him in the 1980’s

    Under the Child Victims Act, a former Edison High School student is suing The township Board of Education claiming he was sexually abused by a teacher in the 1980s. The suit, filed in Superior Court last week, alleges that the school board “failed to take reasonable steps” to protect the student from the abuse. ITh suit claims that the shop teacher Frederick Burkley, from 1983 to 1985, “groomed” the student “to gain his trust and to obtain control over him” as part of a plan to sexually molest and abuse him. Burkley, who has since died, also served […]
June 17, 2020

Lawsuit against USA Swimming claims decades of sex abuse went unreported

    In 1980, Debbie Denithorne was just an 11-years old  Olympic swimmer hopeful when she began training under coach Andy King. “I could be an elite swimmer, perhaps an Olympian,” Denithorne remembered King telling her parents. “This was wonderful news because I had dreamed of being an Olympian, and it legitimized that dream because Andy King had coached Olympians.” King allegedly began grooming Denithorne into a sexual relationship shortly after she started training with him at San Ramon Valley Aquatics. Now, 40 years later,  she is filing a lawsuit claiming that USA Swimming, including former executive director Chuck Wielgus, […]
May 4, 2020

Bellator champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Sues Coach for sexually abusing her and her sister when she was a student at the school

     Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Belabor women’s flyweight champion and her sister Mahina Macfarlane Souza along with an unnamed woman just filed a civil lawsuit last Wednesday accusing a former assistant basketball coach, Dwayne Yuen, of sexually abusing them when they were just 12 years old.  Dwayne Yuen was a coach at a Hawaii private school and allegedly sexually abused the women when they were students at Honolulu’s Punahou School between 2003 and 2006, beginning when Ilima-Lei was just 12 years old. Honolulu’s Punahou School is also listed as a defendant in the suit  alleging that the K-12 school not only  […]
April 24, 2020

MMA star suing Former Basketball coach of sexual abuse while she was a minor and student at the Hawaii school

    Two former Punahou School student-athletes  and MMA flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane accused the Institutions prior basketball coach of sexually abusing them when they were student athletes attending the Hawaii school.   “He definitely groomed us,” said Macfarlane. Punahou School and Dwayne Yuen, the former coach, were named as defendants in a  lawsuit filed in Honolulu Circuit Court. “I ended up losing my love for basketball, which was crazy. That’s what I wanted to do as a career. I wanted to play professional basketball in the WNBA,” Macfarlane said. Macfarlane, who attended the school since she was in kindergarten […]
April 14, 2020

Track coach pleads not guilty of sexually abusing two teenage girls at Pasadena High School

      Pierre Jonas Hernandez, a former A former South Pasadena High School track coach pleaded no contest to charges of molesting a 16-year-old student, officials said Friday. According to a statement by Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani, Hernandez, age 33, was charged with  misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and child molestation during his trial last week, Alhambra Superior Court Judge Jon Takasugi sentenced Hernandez Friday to 180 days in jail, to be served by electronic monitoring, five years of summary probation and 30 days of community service, Ardalani said. Hernandez was ordered to register […]
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