Slade H. McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella of McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. in Philadelphia have been retained to represent three of the victims who have come forward in connection with the Bill Conlin sexual abuse matter. Kelley Blanchet, Karen Healey, and one other victim (who has asked to remain unidentified) have given statements and provided detailed information to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and to the Philadelphia Inquirer. They now ask that you respect their privacy, and that of their families, and they request that all press and other media inquiries be directed to their attorneys at the contact information below.
Slade McLaughlin states, “These very brave women have come forward knowing that the statute of limitations effectively bars their claims against Mr. Conlin. They have made their stories public solely to set the record to straight, to encourage others to step forward, and to ensure that others will not be victimized in the future. The only gain they hope to realize is that of increased public awareness and the protection of others.”
Paul Lauricella states, “These very unfortunate events occurred at a time when families, law enforcement, and society as a whole responded quite differently to child abuse. But more recently we have learned that by dealing with such grotesque events privately and quietly, well-meaning parents can unintentionally leave their children wallowing in shame, and inadvertently enable sex offenders to victimize others. Our clients simply hope to break that cycle.”
McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. is a nationally recognized law firm specializing in catastrophic personal injury cases, including sexual abuse.
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