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Vincent Dutkowski, former basketball Coach at Seton Catholic High School accused of sex abuse decades ago

Vincent Dutkowski, a former basketball Coach at Seton Catholic High School in Endicott, who is now deceased, has been accused of sexually abusing a student when he worked there in the 1970’s.

Vincent Dutkowski has been named in four more lawsuits that have been filed  in the state Supreme Court of New York,  accusing  him of sexually abusing students  when he was employed at another Catholic School, Our Lady of Lourdes High Schoo, in Poughkeepsie.

Dutkowski, who died at age 83 in 2012,  was a registered sex offender living in Florida and did not face criminal charges from the  accusations in the New York lawsuits. He was, however,  convicted in South Carolina in 2005 of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, which is the reason he became a registered sex offender.

The new New York Lawsuits  were filed under provisions of the state’s Child Victims Act. 

The Child Victims Act allows people to bring lawsuits related to past alleged sexual abuse against people or institutions such as schools or other organizations, regardless of how long ago the incidents took place.

If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual abuse, Herman Law may be able to help you achieve justice. Jeff Herman is a trailblazer in the representation of victims of sexual abuse, devoting 100% of his practice to the cause. Renowned for his aggressive and tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients, and his determination to help his clients heal through the litigation process, Jeff understands the unique issues involved in the representation of survivors of rape and sexual abuse. 

Jeff Herman and his team only handle sexual abuse cases and have represented over 2,000 victims since 1997. The firm offers free consultations and works on a contingency basis. Now is the time to reach out, seek justice and  begin to heal.

Please contact us today to discuss your options.

The Child Victims Act has a one-year window in some states, some more, some less, for adults who were abused as children to come forward against their perpetrators. Now is the time to act and empower yourselves and begin the healing process.

 

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