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April 16, 2018

Sexual assault accusations prompt FSU School of Theatre town hall

The Florida State University School of Theatre hosted the play, “Tartuffe,” by Moliere from March 30 to April 8, 2018. The cast and crew performed the play the night before opening night as a special presentation to fellow students within the School of Theatre. Lauren Hermanson is a student within the School of Theatre and was a cast member getting ready for the inaugural “Tartuffe” performance when she noticed that her accused rapist, a fellow student within the School of Theatre, was sitting in the front row. Once she finished her performance, Hermanson stepped outside to mend the panic attack that […]
April 10, 2018

Jeff Herman Shares Tips for Parents to Protect Children Against Sexual Abuse

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever for parents to be aware of what is going on in our children’s lives.  How do parents keep their kids safe from predators, both online and offline?  Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney and advocate for survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation, offers advice for parents on how to speak to your children about sex crimes and predators and how to recognize signs of abuse. How to Talk to Your Children About Sex Crimes and Predators Your child’s vulnerability makes them an easy target for predators to lure, manipulate and abuse.  When […]
April 10, 2018

Jeff Herman, founding and managing partner of Herman Law and a true champion of his clients’ rights.

Jeff Herman is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer and advocate for survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Jeff is aggressive, passionate and skilled. If you have a civil sexual abuse case, Jeff is the attorney you want representing you. He is a trailblazer in the representation of victims of sexual abuse, devoting 100% of his practice to the cause. Over his career he has represented one thousand brave men, women and children. Over the past two decades, Jeff has built a national practice and has become one of the nation’s leading childhood sexual abuse attorneys and pioneers, a true champion […]
April 6, 2018

Six Catholic dioceses under investigation for possible child sexual abuse: The story so far

By Mark Pynes |   Six dioceses under investigation: The story so far As early as May, a state grand jury is expected to release the findings of its investigation into allegations of clergy sex abuse across six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.  Since 2016, when the grand jury was impaneled, investigators have been hearing testimony and examining documents in connection to allegations that church officials, in some cases for decades,  failed to protect children from predator priests. http://www.pennlive.com/expo/erry-2018/04/a62caa1c387848/six_catholic_dioceses_under_in.html
April 5, 2018

8 victims now tied to ex-Abilene church worker accused of child sex crimes

ABILENE, Texas — Police say they now have identified eight victims tied to a 24-year-old Abilene man who was arrested last week on child sex charges.And Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said there’s an “extremely high likelihood” that Benjamin Russell Roberts sexually assaulted even more victims.Police are continuing to conduct interviews with potential victims, and Standridge said he expects more victims to come forward. Roberts was arrested March 28 and charged with indecency with a child and possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $150,000 on each charge. Meanwhile, Standridge said the former director of the child development […]
April 4, 2018

Ex-teacher’s aide gets 190 more years on child sex charges

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LA PLATA, Md.     An  HIV-positive former teacher’s aide and track coach has been sentenced to an additional 190 years in prison on child sex charges. Carlos Bell of Waldorf had already been sentenced to 105 years on federal child pornography charges. On Tuesday a judge in Charles County sentenced him to 190 years on state charges, including child sex abuse. WTOP-FM reported that prosecutors put forward evidence to support charges involving 42 boys between the ages of 11 and 17. Bell worked as an assistant at Stoddert Middle School in southern Maryland, where investigators say many of the crimes took place. […]
April 3, 2018

YMCA taking action against child sex abuse

CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The Hunterdon County YMCA is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action from April 16 to 20. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day — a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids — Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent child sexual abuse.  During April and all year long, the Hunterdon County YMCA encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making our community a safer place for children. […]
March 30, 2018

Former Disneyland Worker Sentenced to 125 years for Child Sex Assaults

By Heather Navarro A 25-year-old man who once worked at Disneyland and volunteered with a children’s theater in Southern California was sentenced Thursday to 125 years in prison for child sex crimes, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office said. “In a detailed confession letter, the defendant mentioned the best way to gain access to kids was by befriending single mothers who he described as ‘easy targets,'” Deputy District Attorney Melinda Spencer said, according to the news release. David Goodman of Banning was convicted of four counts of lewd act upon a child, three counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration, […]
March 26, 2018

Ed Westwick deletes social media denials of sexual assault, rape

BY Kate Feldman  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, March 25, 2018, 11:43 PM Ed Westwick quietly erased several social media posts in which he denied multiple allegations of sexual assault. The “Gossip Girl” alum has been accused of assault and rape by three women, all of which he has denied. In November, Kristina Cohen, 27, accused Westwick of digitally penetrating and raping her three years earlier. “I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to f–k me. I was paralyzed. I couldn’t speak, I could […]
March 23, 2018

Victims’ Lawyer Pushes Back on Fast Sale of Weinstein Co

By Jonathan Randles and Peg Brickley March 21, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET An attempt to quickly sell Weinstein Co. assets in bankruptcy is facing pushback over how lawsuits pending against the company will be handled. The troubled TV and film studio filed for chapter 11 protection late Monday in Delaware with a deal in hand to sell its assets to investment firm Lantern Capital for $310 million, subject to better offers in a potential bankruptcy auction. Weinstein Co. advisers want a judge to approve a sale by May 4, court papers say. A lawyer who represents a group of women […]
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