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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 […]
May 7, 2019

Ex-priest who got teen pregnant can keep job as middle school teacher

According to the New York Post, a New Jersey teacher who once had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl and got her pregnant — all while he was a Catholic priest — can keep his middle-school job, an arbitrator ruled. Former Rev. Joseph DeShan, 59, began teaching in the Cinnaminson school district in 1996 — six years after he impregnated the teen, who worked in his parish rectory in Bridgeport, Conn., the state ruling said. Cinnaminson school officials didn’t learn of the illicit relationship until 2002, when it surfaced in the press. DeShan, who had left the priesthood years […]
May 6, 2019

Protesters demand Diocese of Rockville Centre release list of accused priests

According to Newsday, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests organized the event after the diocese said it would not publish a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse. Advocates for clergy sex abuse victims protested Thursday outside St. Agnes Cathedral, demanding that the Diocese of Rockville Centre release a list of credibly accused clergy. The diocese said this week that it will not release such a list now but may do so in the future. “They are hiding something,” Janet Klinger of the advocacy group SNAP said outside the cathedral. “I think they don’t want this out. They don’t want their […]
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