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New York Child Victims Act

The New York Child Victims Act makes a necessary change to long standing precedent in statutes of limitations in child sexual assault cases. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made this Act one of his top initiatives for 2018-19, and after the Legislature voted to approve the legislation on Monday Jan 28th,2019, it now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

The Child Victims Act will extend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse crimes to the age of 28 in criminal cases and the age of 50 in civil cases, with a one year-window to bring civil claims for victims below that age limit.

For more information on the act and if you feel that a claim can be revived, contact us today.

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Jeff Herman Speaks with Media Regarding New Allegations Against Father Jeff Herman discusses Kevin Clash lawsuits on HLN’s Evening Express

Anonymous man: I’m furious, is what I am.

Reporter: Anger and disbelief after a Catholic priest remains active following a new shocking allegations.

Anonymous man: I don’t know how they allow it. I don’t understand

Reporter -This man, who wants to remain anonymous, says Father Rolando Garcia, St. Agatha Catholic Church, knew that a fellow priest, identified as Father Christopher De Jesus Puertas was abusing him as a child, and he did nothing to stop it. Rather…

Anonymous man: He was paying me to keep it quiet when Christopher De Jesus Puertas was raping me.

Reporter: The man reached out to attorney Jeff Herman after learning that his client, who was reportedly abused by Garcia about 30 years ago, filed suit against the Archdiocese of Miami.

Anonymous man: Kissed me, abused me, touched me.

Reporter : The Archdiocese of Miami and Garcia deny the accusations in a written statement. But Herman says what they’ve failed to tell the public was that they settled the suit with this man in 2011. The suit detailed that Father Garcia allegedly knew about Father Puertas and his sexual abuse of boys, adding the accusations were concealed and covered up by at least Garcia and the Archdiocese.

Jeff: That fact, in and of itself, in my opinion, makes Father Garcia unsafe to be around children.

Reporter : At St. Agatha Catholic Church, parents had little to say.

Woman: No comment, ok.

Reporter: But a few weeks ago parent Sebastian Rahon and other concerned parents spoke to NBC 6 about an online petition to have Father Garcia removed from St. Agatha.

Woman 2: It just doesn’t give me a good feeling at all.

Reporter: Thursday this alleged victim said this time he’s not seeking money, he just wants to protect the children.

Anonymous man: I’m upset. This man is preaching to hundreds of people out there, and he’s wearing a mask. The man needs to be removed.

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