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August 8, 2019

Flood Of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected To Hit NY Next Week

NEW YORK (WNYC/Gothamist) Next Wednesday, adult survivors of child sex abuse in New York will begin filing a flood of civil lawsuits against institutions and individuals, after decades of having their cases barred from court because the allegations were too old. Hundreds of plaintiffs are expected to sue organizations large and small, including Catholic dioceses and parishes, the Boy Scouts of America, hospitals and educational institutions. The one year window was enacted under the Child Victims Act that lawmakers passed in January, and intended as a partial remedy to the state’s previous statute of limitations, which required victims to bring civil cases […]
August 5, 2019

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Plan to File Lawsuits August 14th

NEW YORK (WRVO) Beginning August 14, New Yorkers who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse will have a one year window of opportunity to file civil suits against their abusers, under the terms of the Child Victims Act passed by the legislature earlier this year. Thousands of cases are expected to be filed, with payouts potentially in the millions.  Gordon Smith was 14 years old when he says he was first abused by two priests at a St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and school in Albany in the early 1960s. He was filling in as a janitor for his father, who […]
August 1, 2019

14 Syracuse-area Students Allegedly Molested by Former Olympian Conrad Mainwaring

NEW YORK (Syracuse.com) Former Olympic hurdler Conrad Mainwaring, who was arrested in June in Los Angeles on a charge of sexual misconduct, has been accused of molesting 14 boys in the Syracuse area, according to an ESPN report Thursday. According to the “Outside the Lines” report, reporters Mike Kessler and Mark Fainaru-Wada spoke with 14 men who told them they had been sexually abused by Mainwaring when he was in the Syracuse area, including five high schoolers, in the 1980s. Mainwaring was arrested on June 19 in Los Angeles on a charge that he sexually molested one of his athletes […]

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July 30, 2019

New York’s Child Victims Act Window Opens on August 14th!

The Child Victims Act Window Opens on August 14th! On August 14th, a one-year, one-time-only period will begin to allow all victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York to seek civil action, regardless of how old the victim is or how long ago the abuse occurred. This means that for one year, you may bring claims against the entities responsible for your sexual abuse, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. In addition to the window, the Child Victims Act extends New York’s statute of limitations to allow for criminal charges against sexual abusers of children until their […]

Clergy Abuse/Day Care/Preschool/After Care

October 31, 2018

Cub Scout den leader accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old boy in O’Fallon, Mo.

O’FALLON, Mo. — A St. Charles County man who was a Cub Scout den leader with the Boy Scouts of America has been charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy. Matthew C. Baker, 48, has been charged with statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 12 years old. An 8-year-old boy told police he was playing the board game Mousetrap in Baker’s basement on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13. The boy said they were on a mattress when Baker pulled down the boy’s pants and underwear and placed the child’s ‘no-no […]
October 17, 2018

VICTIM’S ATTORNEY, JEFF HERMAN, ANNOUNCES FILING OF LAWSUIT AGAINST CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK AND DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

  PRESS                                   RELEASE 10-16-18 Filed Complaint   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT:  SAM HERMAN October 16, 2018                                                              305-931-2200 PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW                             www.hermanlaw.com   VICTIM’S ATTORNEY, JEFF HERMAN, ANNOUNCES FILING OF LAWSUIT AGAINST CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK AND DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA FORMER BISHOP OF CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE TRANSFERRED PEDOPHILE PRIEST TO FLORIDA WHERE HE SEXUALLY ABUSED A CHILD. THE BISHOPS AT BOTH DIOCESES WERE AWARE THAT THE PRIEST HAD BEEN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A CHILD, YET NO ACTION WAS TAKEN Boca Raton, Florida– Attorneys representing Mark Cattell, a victim of child sexual […]
September 13, 2018

Attorney says charter school did ‘bare minimum’ to screen accused pedophile

Parents of accused pedophile’s alleged victims want accountability   COOPER CITY, Fla. – Christopher Falzone quickly went from teacher to accused pedophile. Last week, we showed you the allegations from students at Sheridan Hills Elementary that led to him being fired from the Broward School District in 2014. But somehow, just a year later, he was hired at Renaissance Charter School in Cooper City, which is sponsored by the Broward School District.   https://www.local10.com/education/attorney-says-charter-school-did-bare-minimum-to-screen-accused-pedophile
August 15, 2018

A Facebook Messenger call leads to a summer camp counselor facing a molestation charge

A mother hearing a “grown man’s voice” coming out of her daughter’s phone led to an investigation that ended with a Fort Lauderdale summer camp counselor’s arrest Monday on a lewd and lascivious behavior charge. Davie resident Christopher Falzone, who remains in Broward County Main Jail with a $25,000 bond, met the girl while he worked at Camp Live Oak day camp in Fort Lauderdale this summer, according to a probable cause affidavit. The affidavit says Falzone, 35, admitted to having private Facebook Messenger conversations with the girl and whispering “I love you” to her.      https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article216655310.html
August 14, 2018

Over 300 ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania accused of abuse in grand jury report

More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, according to the report.   A scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday reveals decades of child abuse allegations against more than 300 accused “predator priests” as well as claims that Roman Catholic Church leaders covered up the crimes and obstructed justice in order to avoid scandal. More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, according to the report.     “We believe that the real number — of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward — is […]
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