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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 verdict overturned by Connecticut Supreme Court

Previous posts here have sometimes used model jury instructions to illustrate certain concepts in Connecticut law. Although these instructions are not laws in and of themselves, they generally explain what the important parts of statutes and regulations may be for making a decision in a given case. Further, when a court gives the wrong instruction or fails to give an instruction it should have given, the outcome of a case can be affected. One such example occurred recently, when the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned a large verdict delivered against The Boy Scouts of America.

Diocese, Holy Cross fight to keep abuse documents secret in 'spotlight' case

BRIDGEPORT - Lawyers for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport and the international Congregation of Holy Cross urged a judge Thursday not to make public hundreds of documents detailing how priest abuse was handled by bishops Edward Egan and William Lori.

A 400-page report describes the 'private hell' and sexual abuse that at least 51 students suffered through at an elite New England prep school

A report released by an independent investigator on Thursday details the widespread sexual abuse that students at St. George's School, an elite prep school in Rhode Island, suffered through during the 1970s and '80s, The New York Times reported. 

USA Gymnastics is the latest to fail to report sex abuse

Despite laws requiring people to report suspected child sexual abuse, USA Gymnastics failed to do in multiple cases. Sadly, the organization's mishandling of these incidents resulted in the abuse of more young girls when these coaches kept working.

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