sexual abuse

My Father Is A Catholic Priest

My Father Is A Catholic Priest The problem of sexual abuse of children and young adolescents burst into the public’s consciousness in late 1984 during the trial of Gilbert Gauthe of the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana. Over the last three decades, evidence has been disgorged from the Catholic Church demonstrating an alarming effort at concealment that [...]

New Jersey Child Sex Abuse Survivors Have More Time to File Claims

In February of 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a Bill lengthening the statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse survivors. This law effectively allows increased time for survivors of childhood sex abuse to file civil lawsuits against their abusers and the negligent institutions that harbored these perpetrators. Prior to this legislation, the [...]

Compensation for Victims of Pennsylvania Clergy Child Sex Abuse

Victims of Pennsylvania Child Sex Abuse by Clergy Can Seek Compensation Through The Survivors’ Compensation / Reparations Fund Program When the Pennsylvania State Grand Jury report was released earlier this year, it highlighted horrible accounts of child abuse involving more than 300 priests throughout six Dioceses in the State of Pennsylvania. More than 1,000 child victims [...]

Child Sex Abuse is Philly’s Problem Too

Epidemic of Child Sex Abuse Over the last month (October 2018), the public watched as over 150 women came forward to share their accounts of the horrific child sexual abuse they endured under former USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar. These accounts were difficult to hear and even harder to process. But the brave women who [...]

Will Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on Church Sex Abuse Lead to New Suits?

Article Reprint - Legal Intelligencer By Max Mitchell - Of the Legal Stuff August 15, 2018 Read Comments to this Report by attorney, Slade McLaughlin According to a high-profile grand jury report the state Supreme Court released Tuesday, thousands of children were sexually assaulted at Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania. The report documented cover-up efforts [...]

Hazing is Abuse – And it Needs to Stop

Hazing Abuse - Death & Injury at Penn State Hazing is abuse. It’s not fun; it’s not tradition. It is abusive, and it needs to stop. When Tim Piazza died last February as a part of a horrific hazing ritual on the Penn State campus, the University took some action. It suspended the fraternity, Beta Theta [...]

Prison for Graham Spanier, Former President of Penn State

Graham Spanier, 68, was recently sentenced for covering up a 2001 complaint filed by a graduate student who allegedly witnessed Jerry Sandusky having sex with a boy in the campus football showers. Spanier was President of Penn State during the Sandusky scandal. Along with two other former Penn State administrators, Spanier was found guilty of child [...]

Bucks County Sexual Abuse School Cover-Up – Pennsylvania Grand Jury Details

A Bucks County Grand Jury Just Found That the Solebury School Outside New Hope Had Been Covering up Sexual Relationships Between Faculty and Students for More Than Half a Century. Bucks County District Attorney, Matt Weintraub, said that, although Solebury is a “progressive” school, this was “child predation under the guise of progressive education.” Weintraub went [...]