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April 15, 2020

 Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Johnson C. Smith University (“JSCU”) and Upward Bound Inc. Jane Doe alleges she was sexually assaulted in the summer program by staff member when she was 15 years old.

Media Advisory – North Carolina April 15, 2020  Sex abuse lawsuit filed against Johnson C. Smith University (“JSCU”) and Upward Bound Inc. Jane Doe alleges she was sexually assaulted in the summer program by staff member when she was 15 years old.  The Director of Upward Bound at the time, Michael J. Peterson, allegedly sexually assaulted Jane Doe and other teens. Peterson allegedly admitted to having sexual relations with students on a controlled phone call monitored by police   Peterson’s actions were allegedly well known by other students, administrators and staff at Upward Bound at JSCU at the time of […]
August 12, 2019

Rockville Centre Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                  CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (2:30 PM)                       (305) 778-3388 Nassau County Supreme Court (Details Below)                    www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Diocese of Rockville Centre Named […]
August 12, 2019

New York Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                  CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (1:00 PM)                       (305) 778-3388 New York County Supreme Court (Details Below)                 www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Archdiocese of New York, Rockefeller Univ. […]
August 12, 2019

Brooklyn Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                   CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (11:00 AM)                       (305) 778-3388 Kings County Supreme Court (Details Below)                         www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Diocese of Brooklyn, Boy Scouts Named in First Three Suits Brooklyn, NY— Sex abuse victim’s attorney Krisel McSweeney […]
August 12, 2019

Albany Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                   CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (11:00 AM)                       (305) 778-3388 Outside the Diocese of Albany (Details Below)                       www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Diocese of Albany Named in First Three Suits ALBANY, NY — Sex abuse victim’s attorney Dan Ellis will hold a press […]
August 12, 2019

Buffalo Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                   CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (12:00 PM)                       (305) 778-3388 Outside the Erie County Clerk (Details Below)                    www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Diocese of Buffalo Named in First Three Suits BUFFALO, NY — Sex abuse victim’s attorney Stuart Mermelstein will hold a […]
July 18, 2019

Herman Law Press Conference Monday on Lawsuit Against Grace Church and Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                   CONTACT: JEREMY FREIMAN MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 (1:00 PM)                                   (561) 277-2398 LOCATION DETAILS BELOW                                               www.hermanlaw.com COURTHOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY ON LAWSUIT AGAINST GRACE CHURCH AND ARIZONA EPISCOPAL DIOCESE Victim’s Attorney Krisel McSweeney and Plaintiff Charles S. Taylor Will Be Available to Media Tucson, AZ ­– Sex abuse victim’s attorney Krisel McSweeney will hold a press conference on Monday, July 22, 2019, to answer media questions regarding the recent lawsuit filed against GRACE ST. PAUL’S CHURCH and THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF ARIZONA. The plaintiff, Charles S. Taylor, will also […]
Krisel McSweeney

Clergy Sexual Abuse/Episcopal Church (Anglican Church)

July 15, 2019

Herman Law Files Lawsuit Against Episcopal Diocese of Arizona and Grace Church

PRESS RELEASE PDF Version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   CONTACT: LISA DANIELS MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019                                                        (305) 931-2200                                                                                                  www.hermanlaw.com LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST GRACE ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF ARIZONA Church Leaders Ignored A Pattern of Sexual Abuse and Misconduct, Concealing Priest’s Actions and Allowing Church Youth to Be Subjected to Molestation Tucson, AZ – Sex abuse victim’s attorney Jeff Herman announced the filing of a new lawsuit against GRACE ST. PAUL’S CHURCH and THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF ARIZONA. The suit alleges church leaders ignored credible reports of sexual misconduct by Father Richard Babcock, instead acting to conceal […]
Jeff Herman

Clergy Sexual Abuse/Episcopal Church (Anglican Church)

July 12, 2019

Herman Law Petitions to Release Secret Files, Press Conference on Monday

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                   CONTACT: LISA DANIELS MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019 (12:00 PM)                                   (212) 390-0100 LOCATION DETAILS BELOW                                               www.hermanlaw.com PETITION DEMANDS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NEW YORK STATE TO RELEASE THEIR SECRET FILES ON PREDATOR PRIESTS Secret Files Will Help Victims of Abuse File Claims Under the Child Victims Act Next Month New York, NY ­– Sex abuse victim’s attorney Jeff Herman will hold a press conference on Monday, July 15, 2019, announcing the launch of a petition targeted against the dioceses of the Catholic Church in New York State. The petition urges church […]
Jeff Herman

Clergy Sexual Abuse/Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

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 […]
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