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List made public naming priests accused of sexual abuse

The issue of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has been gaining more attention, as more survivors come forward with credible claims and pursue legal action against those they believe are responsible for the harms they suffered. The Hartford Archdiocese recently published a list of 48 priests who are facing credible accusations of sexual abuse against minors. In addition, the archdiocese issued a statement that it has paid approximately $50.6 million in settlements of over 140 sexual abuse cases. The archdiocese has retained the services of a retired Connecticut judge in order execute a review of all the church's personnel files going back to the formation of the diocese in 1953, to address the issue of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, so that answers can be found, and further actions can be taken if necessary.

Legal resources for victims of child sexual abuse

As this blog recently discussed, a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed widespread child sexual abuse in the Catholic church at the hands of priests. Some have described the problem as a crisis or an epidemic. In total, greater than 300 priests were responsible for the abuse of greater than 1,000 children in dioceses across Pennsylvania. The abuse went on in the state for seventy years.

Grand jury report finds significant church sex abuse

Sexual abuse is something no victim should ever have to suffer. According to a recent grand jury report, internal documents from Catholic dioceses throughout Pennsylvania reveal that greater than 300 "predator priests" are credibly accused of abusing greater than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury also noted its belief that the true number of child sexual abuse victims at the hands of the church is in the thousands. In addition, the grand jury identified a pattern of practice of concealing the abuse. The abuse dates back to 1947 in six different dioceses throughout Pennsylvania.

Sex abuse victim describes how she was tricked by doctor

As Larry Nassar, a doctor who formerly treated members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, sat in court recently for a sentencing hearing to learn his punishment for abusing teenage victims over a number of years, several of those victims made statements about how the abuse impacted their lives. One such victim was McKayla Maroney, who gained national renown when she won a gold medal at the Olympics.

A sexual abuse victim makes a powerful statement in court

By now many of readers in Connecticut have seen the national news coverage that is swirling around convicted child sex abuser Larry Nassar, a man who used to work with members of the women's U.S. Olympic national team. Nassar was recently before a state court for his sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to multiple charges of first-degree criminal sexual assault, at which time several of his victims stood up in court and delivered victim impact statements.

Schools should be the safest place for our kids but sometimes they're not...

Every parent deserves to feel that when his or her child is dropped off at school or gets on the bus, that child is going to the one of safest places in the world- school! However, recent news and media have reported ongoing accounts of teachers who have taken advantage of students who are minors. For many years, TSRM has represented minor students who have been victimized by their teachers in school systems that have failed to have in place proper supervision and monitoring policies and procedures. Under the law, schools have a special duty of care toward the children who are have been entrusted to their care by parents and guardians. Our cases have include matters against

Sex abuse cases against Roman Catholic Diocese reach settlement

Most of our readers in Connecticut are probably familiar with the child sex scandals that have been rocking the Catholic church for years. However, what some of our readers may not realize is that this worldwide news story has recently hit close to home.

Two men abused by Connecticut teacher settle their cases

Sex abuse in Connecticut is one of the worst acts that can be committed. Often, it is a person who is in a position of power over a younger person. It can cause long-term psychological, emotional and personal problems for the victim. Legal filings seek to take those who have been alleged to have committed sexual abuse to task and garner compensation for the victims. One recent series of settlements negotiated by Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, PC, helped gain closure for victims of a substitute teacher.

Doctor sexual abuse is an underreported problem

There is an implied and intimate trust that patients place in the medical professionals caring for them in Connecticut and across the nation. While relatively rare, sexual abuse by medical professionals - particularly doctors - does happen. More and more people are coming forward with tales of sexual assaults and other inappropriate acts in these circumstances. It can be difficult to report or even accept that this has taken place, but those who have been mistreated have the right to come forward and seek compensation for this behavior.

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