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Sep 102013
 

Survivors of child sex abuse face many hurdles. They face deep and long lasting emotional scars. In addition, drugs and alcohol problems are often very common and begin at an early age. Teenagers who were victims of child sex abuse often turn to drugs and alcohol to help them cope. Suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, rage, […]

May 062013
 

Cases of abuse by school employees such as teachers, coaches, and even principals have increased, especially in the last several years. According to a November 2012 Report of Pennsylvania’s Task Force on Child Protection, the PA Department of Education has over 500 open cases, 144 of which involve sexual misconduct or physical abuse. The silver […]

 Posted by on May 6, 2013 School/Teacher Sex Abuse
Apr 022013
 

A: The answer depends on many factors such as the statute of limitations, the applicability of any exceptions to the statute, and whether the school is a private or public school. In general, public schools have some protection under state law, whereas private schools do not receive such protection. For private schools such as religious […]

Mar 252013
 

School administrators must take any report of sexual abuse seriously. However, investigating a report of sex abuse in a school setting is often fraught with peril. The student-victim must be protected and the abuser investigated fairly. These can be conflicting interests. Teachers, coaches, janitorial staff and even other school children can commit sex abuse. In […]

 Posted by on March 25, 2013 School/Teacher Sex Abuse
Nov 282012
 

Last month, an Oregon school principal, Michael Bremont, took plea deals in two separate student sex abuse cases. There is evidence that school employees confronted Bremont in the first case, before the second case occurred. However, those school employees did nothing after Bremont denied the abuse. This was in 2007. The second criminal case involves […]

 Posted by on November 28, 2012 School/Teacher Sex Abuse
Apr 132012
 

Children who are abused in school settings, whether by an administrator, teacher, aide, nurse, coach or janitor, have legal rights under the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. First, a victim of sex abuse in a school setting has legal rights in the criminal justice system. For instance, under the Pennsylvania Crime Victim’s Act, victims […]