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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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April 3, 2019

Niagara Falls woman sues Buffalo Diocese for abuse by former teacher

She’s second WNYer to file lawsuit since passage of the Child Victims Act According to WIVB News 4, A Niagara Falls woman is suing the Diocese of Buffalo alleging that church officials failed to act against a middle school teacher she said sexually abused and harassed her more than a decade ago. Vanessa DeRosa, 29, is the second person in Western New York to file a civil suit against the diocese since the passage of the Child Victims Act, which extends the statute of limitations for an accuser to take legal action. “They completely ignored me,” DeRosa told News 4 Investigates […]
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


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 […]
March 26, 2019

Perpetrator pleads guilty to child molestation at day care center

According to court records, Jayrico Hamilton pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on Monday. The former teacher at Bright Horizons Child Care and Learning Center was arrested last year after multiple parents came forward and said their children were sexually abused by Hamilton. He is currently being held in the Orange County jail without bond. Hamilton is expected to be sentenced in May.  “The guilty plea provides validation for the victims that something terrible happened. A crime was committed. And it’s not the children’s fault,” said Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized trial lawyer for victims of […]
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