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Sexual Abuse Scandal at Rhode Island Boarding School

The St. Georges School of Middletown Rhode Island is being accused of not protecting boarding school students in the 1980s from sexual assault by other students or teachers. Many Connecticut residents have attended the prestigious boarding school. To date, over 40 victims have come forward and many more are expected. Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney continues the fight for all sexual abuse victims including those at schools, medical facilities, and religious institutions. 

Everyone's favourite teacher' violated state code of ethics in sex assault case

People need to know that state and district policies forbid teachers from spending alone time with students off site. The Bethel school board needs to do a better job enforcing these policies including making teachers and students aware of them.

Sexual abuse suit; CT school and then-headmaster under scrutiny

When a victim of abuse comes forward, those accused of the crime not only face criminal charges but could also endure civil actions. Victims of sexual abuse are able to hold a perpetrator accountable for the crimes committed and the damages they caused to the victim.

What is sexual assault in Connecticut and how is it proven?

Some legal topics are tough to talk about. One of those topics is sex crimes. There are few crimes against humanity that can resonate such emotional trauma like sexual assault. This is one reason why it is so important that those responsible for sexual assault crimes in Connecticut to be held responsible for their wrongdoing.

Elder Abuse focused on in New England Journal of Medicine

This week's New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) focuses on the realities of elder abuse. Elder abuse includes physical abuse, verbal or psychological abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and neglect. The rate of elder abuse has been estimated to be between 7.6% - 10%. The article discusses strategies that can be used by the medical profession when there is a suspicion of elder abuse. With our growing elderly population, it appears that elder abuse will be an ongoing problem. One particular concern is the fact that elder abuse can occur in nursing homes. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 was supposed to create a framework that would heighten awareness and reporting of elder abuse. However, family and friends always need to a keep a watchful eye to make sure their loved ones who reside in nursing homes are being taken care of properly. Nursing home residents always need advocates especially if they suffer from any type of dementia. Never be afraid to speak up and complain.

New Movie Spotlight focuses on Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Archdiocese of Boston

Spotlight portrays the Boston Globe's team of reporters that investigated the childhood sexual abuse crisis in the Archdiocese of Boston. Aptly named, the Spotlight team of reporters worked for over a year documenting the efforts by high ranking church officials to cover up the sexual abuse scandal. The results of their reporting revealed a decades long pattern of conspiracy by high ranking church officials.

Stratford Teacher Charged with Sex Assault

Michelle Sulzicki, a teacher at the Chapel Elementary School in Stratford, CT, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting one of her students. It is alleged that she began sexually assaulting the boy when he was 12. Police sources have indicated that the boy, who is now 15, will undergo testing to determine if he is the father of Ms. Sulzicki's 5 month old child.

Who is a mandated reporter in Connecticut?

In the interest of public policy, it is essential to protect vulnerable populations such as children from abuse and neglect. Abuse can be physical, emotional and sexual in nature. Though in Connecticut anyone who in good faith suspects that a child is being neglected or is suffering abuse is encouraged to report it, there are certain individuals who under Connecticut law are mandated reporters of abuse.

Meriden Man Charged by Federal Prosecutors for Producing Child Pornography

Mark W. Irvin, 63, of Meriden has been charged by federal prosecutors with possession and production of child pornography. Investigators received information from a teenage male that Irvin had sexual contact with him and filmed it in Irvin's Meriden home. The teenager also reported that other minors were involved. Upon searching the home, law enforcement found cameras in several rooms including the bathroom of the home.

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