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September 3, 2019

Long-Time Teacher at Herbert Hoover Elementary School Accused of Molesting Young Boys

Four suits with allegations of sex abuse filed against the Kenmore Tonawanda School District alleging a retired Kenmore Tonawanda teacher, Arthur F. Werner, repeatedly molested young boys at Herbert Hoover Elementary School in the early 1970s. BUFFALO NY (THE BUFFALO NEWS) Four lawsuits were filed Friday under the Child Victims Act, alleging that a retired Kenmore Tonawanda teacher repeatedly molested young boys, often in front of an entire room of classmates. The lawsuits filed by four Buffalo-area men all name the Kenmore Tonawanda School District as the defendant, saying district officials either knew or should have known that social studies […]
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August 14, 2019

Woman Alleges Nun Sexually Abused Her at Catholic Orphanage – St. Colman’s

Our brave client Susanne Robertson shares her story.  NBC NEWS – TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE. Nun sexually abused me at Catholic orphanage, woman says By Aliza Nadi, Emily Siegel, Anne Thompson and Rich Schapiro Susanne Robertson has devoted much of her life to sounding the alarm over the horrific abuse she says she suffered at a New York orphanage more than 50 years ago. A maintenance man sexually assaulting her in a boiler room. A nun violating her with a Lysol-soaked rag. For nearly 25 years, her efforts to force a reckoning on the St. Colman’s Home near […]
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 […]
March 1, 2017

Former teacher sentenced to 100 days in jail for sex abuse

James Walter Myrick, 28, was sentenced to 100 days in jail and three years probation after he pleaded guilty to five of seven counts in a sex abuse case that involved two students at West Albany High School, reports the Democrat Herald. After a six-month investigation into reports he was trying to convince 17-year-old girls to have sex with him, Myrick, a teacher at the high school at the time, was arrested.   Further investigation revealed he in fact had relations with two underage girls. He pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, third-degree attempted sexual abuse, and […]
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