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August 17, 2018

CHILD SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY FOR ACTS ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY CHRISTOPHER FALZONE

  PRESS                                   RELEASE NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY   At 1:00 pm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT:  KELLY FONSECA      August 17, 2018                                                                305-931-2200                                                                                             www.hermanlaw.com   CHILD SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY FOR ACTS ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY CHRISTOPHER FALZONE Boca Raton, Florida – Attorneys representing a victim of child sexual abuse allegedly committed by Christopher Falzone while a teacher at Sheridan Elementary School have filed a lawsuit against the School Board of Broward County.   Click here for copy of Complaint   The suit alleges that in 2012, when the victim was eight years old, […]
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
August 14, 2018

Over 300 ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania accused of abuse in grand jury report

More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, according to the report.   A scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday reveals decades of child abuse allegations against more than 300 accused “predator priests” as well as claims that Roman Catholic Church leaders covered up the crimes and obstructed justice in order to avoid scandal. More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, according to the report.     “We believe that the real number — of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward — is […]
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
July 23, 2018

HERMAN LAW FILES CHILD SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT AGAINST UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES AND LIGHTHOUSE CARE CENTER OF AUGUSTA

Victim’s attorney Jeff Herman announces the filing of a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse committed on a 14 year old female patient by the Admissions Coordinator, Timothy Carroll, at a residential treatment center for children with severe psychological and behavioral issues. Carroll was arrested and charged with multiple criminal counts, including child molestation, sexual battery and sexual assault by the Richmond County Police Department.  The charges relate the sexual assault of Jane and another minor female at the facility. Carroll is the second Lighthouse employee arrested in 2017 on sexual assault charges on a patient at the facility. Click here for […]
July 19, 2018

Catholic order pays $1m settlement to 8 victims of clergy sex abuse dating back decades

By J.D. Capelouto GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  JULY 17, 2018 A Catholic order has paid a total of $1 million to eight people who were sexually abused by two Catholic priests in the 1970s and early ’80s in Massachusetts, the victims’ lawyer said Tuesday. One of the priests, John J. Gallagher, was the subject of a letter written in 1992 by one of the victims to the late Cardinal Bernard F. Law, who at the time headed the Archdiocese of Boston. The letter, released by attorney Mitchell Garabedian, graphically detailed abuse the woman experienced in Lawrence in the mid-’70s, and serves as further evidence […]
July 3, 2018

Third-grade teacher accused of sex assault, trying to hypnotize girls he told to say “I will obey you, Master” as he swung a necklace in front of them

A third-grade teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a Pennsylvania elementary school — and police are investigating whether he tried to hypnotize others. One victim told police James Mentzer made her repeat the phrase “I will obey you, Master,” as he swung a necklace in front of her eyes. Mentzer has been charged with institutional sexual assault, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor and five counts of corruption of minors. Police began investigating him in February, and Mentzer was put on leave from East Hanover Elementary Schoolhttp://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-ny-teacer-sex-assault-20180703-story.html
June 28, 2018

Victim’s Attorney, Jeff Herman, Announces Filing Of Lawsuit Against Catholic Diocese Of Allentown, PA

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Victim’s attorney Jeff Herman announces the filing of a lawsuit against the Diocese of Allentown and Rev. Msgr. Francis Nave in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Click here for complaint.   The suit alleges that in 2012, when the victim was 16 years old, he was contacted through a gay social media website by Reverend Monsignor Francis Nave. He told Monsignor Nave in the first communication that he was 16. At all relevant times, Monsignor Nave was the Pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Bath, Pennsylvania and is presently the Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Allentown. The victim was in a depressed state and Monsignor […]

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June 27, 2018

Allentown Diocese removes monsignor, alerts authorities of sex abuse allegation, after lawsuit filed by Jeff Herman of Herman Law

he pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Bath allegedly encouraged a teen he was counseling online to take his clothes off and perform sex acts, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Philadelphia says.The suit charges that Msgr. Francis Nave persuaded the boy, who was 16 when the online counseling sessions began in 2011, to disrobe and commit sex acts. In a statement Wednesday, the Allentown Diocese said it was unaware of the allegations or the lawsuit and that upon hearing about it from The Morning Call, contacted law enforcement and removed Nave from ministry, pending the result of an investigation. Nave […]

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