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Sexual Abuse & Clergy Abuse

Sex abuse examples and clergy abuse cases documenting inappropriate behavior between a trusted member of the community and surviving victims.

McLaughlin & Lauricella attorneys have represented clients who were sexually abused, molested, or raped by: Coaches, daycare providers, teachers, priests, clergy, ministers or religious leaders and volunteers, nursing home staff or residents, therapists, counselors, physicians, and other professionals.

Catholic Church – Penn State Similarities

The cover-up investigators detailed in their report Thursday of Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal rang familiar to anyone following the Catholic Church's pedophile priest cases. A sexual predator was protected to save an institution's reputation. Both the Penn State investigation, led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, and the two grand [...]

The Daily Beast Article Reprint: Freeh Report ‘The Fallout for Penn State’

A damning report charged the college with 'total disregard' for the safety of Sandusky's victims. Diane Dimond (Daily Beast) on the legal implications - and whether the football program will take a hit. The long-awaited Freeh Report, an investigation into Penn State's handling of child abuse committed by its former employee Jerry Sandusky - funded by [...]

How Do the Criminal Convictions Affect Civil Cases?

We are Often Asked; "Do the Criminal Convictions Affect Civil Cases That May Follow?" Answered By: Paul Lauricella - Partner to McLaughlin & Lauricella, the nationally recognized Philadelphia law firm specializing in defending the victims of personal injury, sexual abuse and medical malpractice. The cases of Monsignor William Lynn and Jerry Sandusky being examples in the [...]