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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 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 […]
June 18, 2020

Former Edison High School student claims teacher abused him in the 1980’s

  Under the Child Victims Act, a former Edison High School student is suing The township Board of Education claiming he was sexually abused by a teacher in the 1980s. The suit, filed in Superior Court last week, alleges that the school board “failed to take reasonable steps” to protect the student from the abuse. ITh suit claims that the shop teacher Frederick Burkley, from 1983 to 1985, “groomed” the student “to gain his trust and to obtain control over him” as part of a plan to sexually molest and abuse him. Burkley, who has since died, also served as […]
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 […]
March 6, 2020

Popular New Age author Marc Gafni molested 13-year-old girl in 1980, lawsuit says

  Before the Child Victims Act back in august of this year, a New York woman spent years unable to do anything but watch helplessly as the New Age author she says molested her as a child admitted and defended his conduct to Dr. Phil and The New York Times — until last month, when she sued him in Manhattan Supreme Court, thanks to the new Child Victims Act look back window. Sara Kabakov claims popular New Age thinker Marc Gafni — born Marc Winiarz — repeatedly sexually assaulted her  in 1980 when she was 13 and he was a […]
October 4, 2013

MD: Another Montgomery County teacher arrested on sexual abuse charge

Another Maryland teacher is facing a child sexual abuse charge. Richard Brian Shemer, 50, was arrested Wednesday after detectives received information that he had been sending inappropriate emails to a student at Albert Einstein High School, where he worked as a teacher, the Washington Post reported.
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