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April 8, 2020

Cardinal Pells squashed conviction spurs demand for change in the Legal system

An Australian Lawyer, a victim of sexual abuse herself, is spearheading calls for change after the High Court quashed Cardinal George Pell’s convictions of child sexual abuse on Tuesday. Ingrid Irwin, a lawyer for Survivors of sexual abuse, said changes need to be made to the justice system in order to provide victims with a voice in court.    The Ballarat lawyer said victims should be represented by a lawyer in criminal sexual assault cases and the test of proof should be lowered. “Some people thought this case was going to be the case of vicarious justice. But really what […]
September 9, 2019

Bright Horizon Daycare Worker Charged With Sexually Abusing Second Child

BERN TOWNSHIP, PA (The Mercury) A 33-year-old Columbia County man is facing charges after two children reported they were sexually abused at a day care center in Bern Township, authorities said. And Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said Friday that more children will be interviewed. Andrew J. McCollin of Berwick was initially arrested Aug. 30 and charged with indecent assault, corrupting minors and endangering the welfare of a child after a 4-year-old boy told county detectives that McCollin had touched him inappropriately at Creative Beginnings Child Care Center at 2390 Bernville Road, which is part of the Bright Horizons […]
August 2, 2019

Lawyer for Abuse Victims Demands New York Archdiocese Release ‘Predator Priest’ Data

NEW YORK (NEW YORK POST) A lawyer representing childhood victims of alleged sex abuse on Monday demanded the Archdioceses of New York release “secret files” on “predator priests” — before a one-year statute of limitations rule expires. “We’re launching a petition today to demand that the Church of New York, all the Catholic Dioceses, release their secret files that contain important information on predator priests,” said Jeff Herman, an attorney representing the victims in a class action lawsuit against the archdiocese. In the yet-to-be released documents, more than 500 priests have been identified as child abusers, Herman said. “That’s the […]

Clergy Sexual Abuse/Accused Catholic Clergy

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 […]

Schools Sexual Abuse

July 31, 2019

Former Buffalo Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against former Buffalo priest still preaching in CA NEW YORK (WBFO 88.7) A one-time Buffalo Catholic priest, who is now on suspension as an Episcopal priest in Los Angeles, allegedly molested at least two people here [New York] before leaving the Catholic Church. Paul Kowalewski is now facing a lawsuit. In this latest case, Patricia Harner says she was sexually abused by Paul Kowalewski when he was a Buffalo seminarian. Subsequently, he was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1973 and left a few years later, resurfacing as an Episcopal priest in the Syracuse area and […]
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)

May 28, 2019

Victims Should Not Be Fooled By the Buffalo Diocese Compensation Program

It is reported today that the Diocese of Buffalo paid $17.5 to 106 clergy abuse victims under its “voluntary” compensation program.  Bishop Richard Malone is quoted as stating “We’re doing this now because I know it’s the right thing to do.”  As a lawyer representing hundreds of clergy abuse victims, I do not believe the Diocese is acting out of concern for the victims.  I believe the voluntary compensation victim program was put into place to settle claims for pennies on the dollar before the New York Child Victims Act became law.  I hear from many victims who feel re-victimized […]
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