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August 27, 2020

Henry Kolakoski, former teacher at Columbia High School, accused of sexually abusing students in the 1980’s

  Henry Kolakoski, a former teacher at Columbia High School until 2007, is accused of sexually abusing a student when he was the victim’s social studies teacher in the 1980’s. In the lawsuit against East Greenbush Central School District,  officials are accused of allegedly knowing about the abuse and still allowed a sexual predator to teach at the school. The former student, Robert Reese, accuses  Kolakoski of abusing him in school, at school events and at the teacher’s home in 1979 and 1980. Kolakoski surrendered his teaching license in 2007 amid an investigation by the State Education Department into his […]
April 23, 2020

Ex Philadelphia school police officer charged with sex abuse of young boys

  Howard Rubin, 51, a retired Philadelphia school officer has been accused of child sex abuse taking place in 2013 while he was a police officer at a school. HE was charged on 12 counts including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse — an adult engaging in sodomy with a person 15 or younger. HE faces up to 20 years in prison. The charges also include statutory sexual assault of a person 11 years or older, witness/victim intimidation, and indecent assault of a person under 13 years old, and displaying obscene sexual materials.   Unfortunately,  the coronavirus pandemic has closed city courts […]
September 4, 2019

BRIGHT HORIZONS DAYCARE WORKER AT CREATIVE BEGINNINGS CHILD CARE ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A 4 YEAR OLD CHILD.

BRIGHT HORIZONS DAYCARE WORKER AT CREATIVE BEGINNINGS CHILD CARE CENTER ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A 4 YEAR OLD CHILD. BERN TOWNSHIP, PA (Reading Eagle) – A day care worker was arrested Friday on charges of indecent assault against a 4-year-old boy at a facility in Bern Township. Andrew McCollin, 33, Berwick, Columbia County, was also charged with corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of a child, said county detectives. He was committed to Berks County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail after arraignment before District Judge Brian K. Strand, whose office is in the township. According to Berks County detectives: […]
April 18, 2019

Lawsuit alleges child sex abuse at prominent Washington synagogue

According to CNN, the families of eight young children have filed suit against a prominent Washington, D.C., synagogue and one of its leaders, alleging they ignored warnings that a teacher at the congregation’s preschool was sexually abusing the children for more than two years. The families, who are filing the suit anonymously, to protect the children’s identities, say the alleged abuse occurred at Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Early Childhood Center, a Reform Jewish synagogue founded in the 1850s. The lawsuit names Jordan Silverman, a teacher at Washington Hebrew Congregation’s preschool, as the abuser. Silverman, who was not named as a defendant […]
March 6, 2017

Roman Catholic Church opposes NY sex abuse bill

The New York legislation to relax one of the nation’s most restrictive statutes of limitations on child sex abuse continues to stall as it is met with opponents from the Roman Catholic Church and others, reports the Star Tribune. Although the bill has been around for a decade, victims and advocates of the bill are optimistic this year because they’ve gained a key supporter, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  However, the Child Victims Act could rest with Senate leader John Flanagan, who supporters say has refused to meet to discuss the bill. Under current New York law, victims of child sexual […]
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