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August 11, 2020

NY elite private school Saint David named in lawsuit amidst child sexual abuse allegations

Saint David’s School, an elite private school in Manhattan, is named in a $20 million lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a former student by 3 staff members dating back years ago.  The former student, Anthony Filiberti, is the second victim to come forward alleging sexual abuse. The first alleged victim, Peter DeFeo, accused the former teachers of the school of molesting him when he was just 8 years old. He is now 59.  “Initially, it was incredibly pleasant. You ran around this donated mansion,” said Filiberti of the school. He is now age 60 an sugn under the Child Victims […]
August 10, 2020

Foster care father who sexually abused child gets prison term

  Brillingston Ulloa, 54, from  Minier, has been charged with a seven-year prison term for sexually abusing a child while she was in foster care in his home. The victim was a teenager when the abuse began and continued throughout most of her teen years.  Ulloa was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a family member under the age of 18. An officer at the  Illinois Department of Family Services conducted  an investigation last year regarding another foster child in the home that the victim also shared with Ulloa and her mother, when the above mentioned victim, now an adult, […]
August 5, 2020

Gov. Cuomo signs legislation extending Child Victims Act

BY Bernadette Hogan NY POST August 3, 2020 | 2:15pm  https://nypost.com/2020/08/03/gov-cuomo-signs-legislation-extending-child-victims-act/ Victims of child sex abuse now have an extra year to file lawsuits against their abusers, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday extending the current deadline slated for mid-August. The New York Child Victims Act passed in early 2019 gave individuals a one-year lookback window to bring claims against perpetrators in cases that had already exceeded the statute of limitations. The original filing deadline would have expired within the next few weeks — Aug. 14 of this year — but the new law expands the date one full year to […]
August 5, 2020

Gov. Cuomo signs bill to extend Child Victims Act one more year

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week to extend the current deadline for adult Victims of child sex abuse to file lawsuits against their abusers. The New York Child Victims Act which was passed August 14, 2019, had opened up a one year window for sex abuse survivors  to bring claims against perpetrators in cases that had already exceeded the statute of limitations. The  deadline would have expired August 13th of this year. The new law, signed in Monday, expands the date one more year to Aug. 14, 2021. The bill was signed after Cuomo received pressure from  sex […]
August 3, 2020

Robert “Bob” Rusch accused of sexually abusing female students when he was a teacher decades ago

    Nancy Smahl-Syrop, Jane Bedell and Sara Smahl, have all come out and  accused Robert “Bob” Rusch, their former Brooklyn private school teacher, of sexually abusing them on multiple occasions over four decades ago, when they were each only 12 years old. Rusch, was a seventh-grade teacher and advisor at the Woodard School in Brooklyn in the 1960’s-70’s when the alleged abuse occurred.  The court  documents say that Rusch “sexually abused and assaulted multiple children in addition to the above-named plaintiffs, a fact known to defendant Woodard … which fired defendant Rusch in 197,”. Rusch, 77,  now a record […]
July 31, 2020

Lawsuit against Rev. Darvin Salazar and Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph accusing Priest cover up of sex abuse of minors

  A civil suit was filed this week alleging that The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph covered up sex abuse of minors involving two priests. The suit claims that the diocese knew of the abuse and still allowed the priests access to sexually abuse vulnerable children. “No one can wish this continuing crisis away,” said David Clohessy, former executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,  “It takes courageous action to expose and remove sick clerics. We applaud these two brave victims and hope others in pain will keep stepping forward.” The diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph […]
July 29, 2020

Christian Youth Theater faces sex abuse allegations

  Janie Russell Cox, The President  of San Diego’s Christian Youth Theater, which is known as CYT, confirmed there is credibility to sex abuse claims from students who have been coming forward recently on social media. The President of the CYT even said that one of the claims dating back years ago was from a close family member of hers. Part of a statement on  the Theater’s Facebook page said, “We are deeply saddened to learn about statements that have recently been made on social media involving former CYT students, and we want you to know that we take these […]
July 29, 2020

Former Priests and Teacher at McQuaid Jesuit High School accused of sexually abusing students in the 1970’s/80’s

Former students at McQuaid Jesuit High School have come forward to claim that a former teacher and two former Jesuit priests sexually abused them when they were students in the 1970s and 1980s. At this time there have been more than 120 lawsuits filed in Monroe County alone.  14 child sexual abuse lawsuits were filed last week against the Society of Jesus USA Northeastern Province (Jesuits) under the Child Victims Act (CVA), which opened a one-year window for survivors of child sexual abuse to file civil lawsuits even if the alleged abuse was decades ago.   Father Harry Untereiner, Father James […]
July 25, 2020

Gary Carr, Former Springfield Priest accused of sexually abusing boys 30 years ago.

  This week, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, announced three new child sex abuse allegations against Gary Carr, a former Springfield priest. Now 66,  Gary Carr has already been credibly accused of sexually abusing a boy between the ages of 10 and 13 in Missouri nearly 30 years ago. This week, the diocese announced that it had since become aware of three more allegations of child sexual abuse in the late 1980’s that involved Father Carr.  In a June meeting, the Diocesan Safe Environment Review Board said that all three allegations met the diocese’s “semblance of truth” standard. During his […]
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 all […]
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