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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 6, 2019

Change to New York Sex-Abuse Laws Expected to Spur A Wave of Lawsuits

NEW YORK (The Wall Street Journal) Just before Stephen Erickson died of cancer late last year, he got permission from a judge to speak under oath about a school janitor who he said sexually abused him beginning in seventh grade. “Over and over again,” Mr. Erickson, 55 years old, said from his hospital bed in Albany, N.Y. Mr. Erickson gave his deposition in anticipation of the passage of the Child Victims Act, a state law extending the time for victims to file lawsuits against their abusers and the institutions that employed them. His deposition was one of many preparations for […]
April 1, 2019

Ex-teacher charged in sex assault of six girls to face trial

A former first-grade teacher in Nebraska who prosecutors say admitted to sexually abusing six girls has waived his preliminary hearing and will head to trial, according to reports. Gregory Sedlacek, a 30-year-old former teacher at Fontenelle Elementary School, stood before a judge on Wednesday in Omaha, where he waived his preliminary hearing in connection with six counts of first-degree sexual assault on a child and one count of third-degree sexual assault on a child, KETV reports. Deputy County Attorney Molly Keane told a judge that Sedlacek victimized six girls, all of whom he has confessed to sexually assaulting. “He admitted to […]
April 1, 2019

SEX ABUSE ATTORNEY, JEFF HERMAN, ANNOUNCES FILING OF LAWSUIT AGAINST HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  SALLY HAIMS April 1, 2019 415-254-5884 shaims@www.hermanlaw.com                                                                                                          Heartland Christian Academy Under Fire For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor By A Teacher. Academy Officials Admit They Were Aware That Teacher Had Been Fired By Another Educational Institution For Alleged Inappropriate Behavior, Yet No Action Was Taken […]
March 30, 2019

Sexual Abuse Victim’s Attorney Jeff Herman Announces Filing of Lawsuit Against Heartland Christian Academy in Sebring, Florida

Heartland Christian Academy administration says it did not know that Jack Charles Howard III had his educator’s certificate revoked by the state for five years effective March 2016. When hiring a physical education teacher and coach in August 2018, Heartland Christian Academy administration and staff were unaware the new hire was someone who had worked for The School Board of Highlands County until being fired for disciplinary reasons. Also, Heartland Christian didn’t know that their new teacher, Jack Charles Howard III, had his educator’s certificate revoked by the state for five years effective March 2016. Howard was arrested Jan. 9 […]
March 29, 2019

Ex-Teacher Convicted After Inappropriate Relationship with Student Denies Being the Aggressor

Bernardo Osorio was a math teacher at Miami’s Cutler Bay Senior High School in 2017 when he admitted to a sexual relationship with an underage student. In a 2017 interview with Miami-Dade Schools Police, Osorio said the student performed oral sex on him at least three times, twice at the school. According to police records, Osorio preyed on a vulnerable student who had lost his father just months before the abuse began. The student says he was 16 when the abuse occurred. Osorio was arrested and charged with sexual battery. Last year, he struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty […]
March 27, 2019

Report Alleges Sexual Misconduct at Saint Ann’s, Prestigious Brooklyn Private School

A yearlong investigation has found allegations of sexual misconduct, including male teachers having sex with students, at Saint Ann’s School, a Brooklyn private school known for its experimental educational approach and artistic culture. In a letter sent Monday to parents, employees and alumni, school leaders said witnesses in interviews identified 19 former Saint Ann’s faculty and staff members who had potentially engaged in sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior with students over the span of three decades. The findings are the latest revelation in the recent movement of established private schools reckoning with their histories of sexual abuse or misconduct, which […]
September 20, 2018

Substitute teacher accused of having sexual relationship with 15-year-old girl

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A former college baseball player and substitute teacher at a Hollywood charter school was arrested Wednesday after it was revealed he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, police said. Roman Jose Fondon Jr., 28, was arrested on three counts of sexual battery on a minor and three counts of lewd or lascivious battery on a minor. ccording to a Hollywood police report, Fondon met the girl while working as a substitute teacher at Ben Gamla Preparatory Academy. Police said the girl provided a recorded statement to detectives in which she admitted that she and Fondon […]
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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