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August 2, 2019

Lawyer for Abuse Victims Demands New York Archdiocese Release ‘Predator Priest’ Data

NEW YORK (NEW YORK POST) A lawyer representing childhood victims of alleged sex abuse on Monday demanded the Archdioceses of New York release “secret files” on “predator priests” — before a one-year statute of limitations rule expires. “We’re launching a petition today to demand that the Church of New York, all the Catholic Dioceses, release their secret files that contain important information on predator priests,” said Jeff Herman, an attorney representing the victims in a class action lawsuit against the archdiocese. In the yet-to-be released documents, more than 500 priests have been identified as child abusers, Herman said. “That’s the […]

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May 8, 2019

Ex-Baldwin Park preschool teacher won’t serve additional jail time for molesting student

According to WFTV ABC in Florida, a former preschool teacher will not serve any additional jail time for molesting a toddler over an eight-month period inside a Baldwin Park child care facility, a judge ruled Tuesday. An Orange County judge sentenced Jayrico Hamilton to 15 years of probation as a sex offender. Hamilton was accused of having extensive sexual contact with a young boy, now 6 years old, at the Bright Horizons child care facility in Baldwin Park. The boy’s family offered emotional testimony Tuesday, saying that their son has nightmares stemming from what happened to him. “We’ve endured a […]
May 8, 2019

Orlando Man In Preschool Child Abuse Case Released, Won’t Face More Jail Time

According to Spectrum News, a judge sentenced Hamilton to 449 days – time he’s already spent in the Orange County jail since he was charged in the case.  Hamilton pleaded guilty back in March to three counts of lewd or lascivious conduct.  In the plea agreement, he admitted to the crimes and agreed to 15 years of sex-offender probation, in exchange for no additional jail time. He also will have to register as a sex offender. Tuesday night, Hamilton was released from jail.  There were emotional moments in the courtroom for Hamilton’s sentencing, as the parents of the boy he’s accused of […]
May 7, 2019

Former Bright Horizons Center preschool teacher convicted of child molestation sentenced to 15 years of probation

An Orange County judge sentenced a former daycare teacher who admitted to molesting children, to 15 years of probation. The former teacher Jayrico Hamilton had pleaded guilty to touching preschoolers at Bright Horizons Child Care and Learning Center in Orlando after being arrested last year. Several parents told investigators their children had been sexually abused during nap time. Orange County Judge Elaine A. Barbour sentenced Hamilton to 15 years sexual offender probation. He is not allowed contact with victims or their families.  “This is the worst thing that has ever happened to us,” a victim’s father said. “When families have […]
April 30, 2019

Former Henrico daycare worker accused of child sex crimes denied bond

According to WTVR CBS in Virginia, a former Henrico daycare worker accused of sexually abusing two children was denied bond Monday by a Henrico County judge. Rahman Jordan Rypkema was indicted on two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a minor under the age of 13. The 32-year-old is a former employee at the Tuckaway Child Development & Early Education Center in Varina. The first alleged incident of abuse allegedly occurred from September 2018 to February 2019. The other occurred on or about February 12, 2019. The second incident reportedly occurred at the Henrico daycare. Rypkema is due back in […]
April 24, 2019

Day care funded defense of two employees accused of molesting children

Bright Horizons paid defendants’ attorneys and legal expenses, records show According to WKMG News 6, Bright Horizons, one of the country’s largest child care providers, paid thousands of dollars to defend two former employees accused of molesting children at two of its Florida daycare facilities, court records show. In both cases, court records indicate Bright Horizons executed payment agreements with West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Nellie King and attorney Thomas Pavlinic, a Maryland-based lawyer who specializes in sex crimes defense. “Everyone accused of a crime is entitled to competent legal representation,” King told News 6 in response to questions […]
April 23, 2019

Authorities probe preschool accused of overlooking sex abuse

According to the Associated Press, the attorney general of Washington, D.C., and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education are investigating a preschool accused of ignoring signs that a teacher was sexually abusing children. The Washington Post reported Friday that both offices declined to specify the purpose and scope of their investigations into the Washington Hebrew Congregation school. Several families sued the school last week, saying the abuse happened for more than a year, despite behavior complaints made against the teacher soon after his March 2016 hiring. The teacher isn’t a defendant in the lawsuit, hasn’t been criminally charged and no […]
April 23, 2019


Eight families say a teacher at a Jewish preschool in Washington repeatedly sexually abused their children over the past two years – and they contend the school’s top leader and a prominent synagogue did nothing about it, despite warnings. Disturbing claims of sexual abuse against children, between the ages of two and four at the time of the alleged crimes, are outlined in a new civil lawsuit filed late Monday against the Washington Hebrew Congregation – which operates the Edlavitch Tyser Early Childhood Center – and its head of schools, Deborah “DJ” Schneider Jensen. The suit, filed in the Superior […]
April 18, 2019

Lawsuit alleges child sex abuse at prominent Washington synagogue

According to CNN, the families of eight young children have filed suit against a prominent Washington, D.C., synagogue and one of its leaders, alleging they ignored warnings that a teacher at the congregation’s preschool was sexually abusing the children for more than two years. The families, who are filing the suit anonymously, to protect the children’s identities, say the alleged abuse occurred at Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Early Childhood Center, a Reform Jewish synagogue founded in the 1850s. The lawsuit names Jordan Silverman, a teacher at Washington Hebrew Congregation’s preschool, as the abuser. Silverman, who was not named as a defendant […]
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