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January 15, 2021

Ex Assistant Principal Of Prestigious High School accused of sexually abusing teenage girls

  A woman who claims she was sexually abused by an ex Stuyvesant High School Assistant Principal when she was 16 has sued her perpetrator. Nicole Erlichman, now 52, claims that Richard Plass, assistant principal and chairman of the Biology Department, started sexually abusing her at least 3 times a week for two years when she was just a junior at he Tribeca high school. According to her Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, Erlichman claims Plass started grooming her when she was just 15 at the prestigious  high school by “using their shared interest in science as a way to secure […]
December 16, 2020

State of Washington sued for negligence in foster care system sex abuse case

The State of Washington settled a negligent lawsuit that was filed last year  in Benton County. The lawsuit alleged that  in 1995, the State of Washington negligently placed a 3.5 year old girl in the foster home of Abel and Diana Ortega. During that time, prior allegations of sexual abuse of a female foster child against Abel Ortega had already been reported.The lawsuit alleged that the State, failed to investigate and take action on several occasions and received several complaints of physical and sexual abuse over the course of 14 yers agist   Ortega. The lawsuit also claims  negligence against Abel […]
December 14, 2020

Pleasantville Cottage School named in lawsuit alleging reports of child sex abuse ignored

  David Burgos was just 13 when he claims he was abused back in the 1980’s in a foster care home. Back then, he was sent to group home for troubled kids, called Pleasantville Cottage School, which was located  in Westchester County. Burgos says that as soon a he arrived a the school, an assistant teacher made him stay after class to clean the blackboards. He said that is when the teacher began sexually  abusing him.   “He told me that he had the power of whether I go home to my mother or not,” Burgos said. The rates of chid […]
September 3, 2020

John C. Sapp Jr., Church Youth Leader, indicted on multiple counts of child sex abuse

    John C. Sapp Jr., the 34-year-old lead pastor at  Maranatha Fellowship church,  has been indicted on 89 charges after he allegedly had sexual relationships with two teenage girls who were members of a church youth group. Sapp Jr. had  been leading the youth group for the past three years. most of the sexual encounters took place in the church and church youth group outings.  According to court documents, Sapp was at his house with his wife when he confessed to “inappropriately touching” a girl. Maranatha Fellowship did not immediately respond to questions about the case.  Delaware State Police […]
July 31, 2020

Lawsuit against Rev. Darvin Salazar and Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph accusing Priest cover up of sex abuse of minors

    A civil suit was filed this week alleging that The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph covered up sex abuse of minors involving two priests. The suit claims that the diocese knew of the abuse and still allowed the priests access to sexually abuse vulnerable children. “No one can wish this continuing crisis away,” said David Clohessy, former executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,  “It takes courageous action to expose and remove sick clerics. We applaud these two brave victims and hope others in pain will keep stepping forward.” The diocese of Kansas City-St. […]
July 25, 2020

Gary Carr, Former Springfield Priest accused of sexually abusing boys 30 years ago.

    This week, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, announced three new child sex abuse allegations against Gary Carr, a former Springfield priest. Now 66,  Gary Carr has already been credibly accused of sexually abusing a boy between the ages of 10 and 13 in Missouri nearly 30 years ago. This week, the diocese announced that it had since become aware of three more allegations of child sexual abuse in the late 1980’s that involved Father Carr.  In a June meeting, the Diocesan Safe Environment Review Board said that all three allegations met the diocese’s “semblance of truth” standard. During […]
July 15, 2020

Pastor of Charlotte’s St. Matthew Catholic Church on administrative leave due to child sex abuse allegations

    The pastor of Charlotte’s St. Matthew Catholic Church, which is one of the nation’s largest parishes, is no longer on active ministry after sex abuse allegations dating back decades have been brought to surface.   Father Patrick Hoare will remain out of active ministry and on administrative leave after receiving an allegation of child sexual abuse that was said to have occurred in Pennsylvania more than two decades ago.   In Philadelphia, the Abington Township Police Department  investigated the sexual abuse allegation, along with a similar claim of abuse in Pennsylvania. The allegations are that Hoare inappropriately touched […]
July 6, 2020

Former Deacon George Brignac died prior to trial of alleged sex abuse of young boy in 1970’s

    Former Deacon George Brignac was awaiting trial on a rape charge when he died last week, halting a trial. Brignac was one of 15 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse dating back when he worked at Our Lady of the Rosary in New Orleans in the 1970s. “These men are aging, and we don’t want them to age out of being punished for sex crimes … against children,” said Kevin Bourgeois, with the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Bourgeois says when he was 16, he was abused by a priest, Carl Davidson  at St. John Vianney […]
July 2, 2020

Diocese of Greensburg named in lawsuit where Priest accused of sexually abusing young boys in the 90’s

      A man is suing the Diocese of Greensburg and Bishop Edward Malesic for alleged sexual abuse when he was a child. The man, now age 40, claims in the lawsuit that the Rev. Joseph L. Sredzinski began abusing him in 1991 when he was 11 years old and continued until he was 17. Sredzinski, who died in 2015,  served at the former St. Joseph Church in Everson, Fayette County, from 1989 to 1999.  It is reported that the  Everson mayor reported an incident to the diocese officials in 1991 where police found Sredzinski parked with a boy […]
June 14, 2020

Woman suing school under the Child Victims Act decades after alleged sex abuse

  \ A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a janitor  while she was a student at the prestigious Horace Mann Elementary School in Binghamton is now filing a lawsuit 33 years later, under New York’s Child Victims Act.  According to the lawsuit, which was filed Friday in the state Supreme Court of Broome County, the abuse happened while she was in first grade back in 1987.   In the lawsuit, the girl said she was  approached by a janitorial employee — who was not named  in court records — inside the school building, then taken to a house […]
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