Child Sex Abuse: New York State Extended Its Statute of Limitations

Until now, New York State’s sexual abuse laws were among the most restrictive laws in the nation. This changed on January 28th, 2019, when the Senate and Assembly approved the Child Victims Act, which extended the statute of limitations for child sex abuse. Sexual abuse can often lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression […]

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Former inmate files lawsuit related to prison guard abuse

Even for those who have never spent a single night in jail or prison, it is easy to understand that this is not easy to deal with. Unfortunately, the situation can be even more stressful when prison guard abuse is running rampant. No two prisons are the same, but the way inmates are supposed to […]

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Who To Sue In A Sexual Assault Lawsuit?

Misconceptions On Sexual Assault Cases Being assaulted is a traumatic event. Most victims, usually, will feel the need to see the assailant brought to justice. A smart New York personal injury attorney, however, knows that there might be more to the case than meets the eye. Sometimes, assailants do not act alone. Or, there might […]

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New York City police officers convicted of official misconduct

It goes without saying that most people with the New York Police Department are upstanding, responsible and moral police officers. But when an officer falls, he or she falls hard. There is no excuse for police officers using their positions of power to intimidate or brutalize New Yorkers, and when some of them do, they […]

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Survivor of child sex abuse named Woman of the Year

New York readers of Glamour Magazine may have already read that Erin Merryn was recently named the Woman of the Year. Merryn’s story is unique, however, in that her fame has come after a personal tragedy. Merryn was twice preyed upon by men in her life and has survived child sexual abuse. Now 27 years […]

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Bishop convicted of failing to report priest for child pornography

Last week a Kansas City bishop was found guilty of shielding a priest who was taking pornographic pictures of young girls. The Roman Catholic bishop became the first bishop in America to be convicted of such a crime in the sexual abuse scandal that has been plaguing the Catholic Church for decades. The bishop was […]

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New York Priest Apologizes for Comments About Child Sex Abuse

Last week a New York priest said he “deeply regrets” the hurt caused by his comments regarding clergy sexual abuse of minors. His remarks, accusing child sex abuse victims of seducing their accusers, generated outrage in the public and were repudiated by church leaders. In an interview by the National Catholic Register, the Franciscan Friar was […]

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Priests Received Payments Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Being sexually abused by a trusted member of a church community is devastating, and can affect the rest of a victim’s life. Many of those impacted sexual abuse in the Catholic church were upset to recently hear that priests facing sexual abuse accusations received large payments to leave the priesthood. The Wall Street Journal reported […]

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