2013 December

Dec 11, 2013: Media Advisory: Child Sexual Abuse Survivor to Speak Publicly of Abuse by Fr. Daniel McCormack

Media AdvisoryDecember 10, 2013Chicago News Conference WednesdayFirst survivor to publicly speak out about abuse by serial child molester Fr. Daniel McCormackLawsuit to be filed naming the Archdiocese of Chicago involving sexual abuse of survivor at St. AilbeWhat:  At a news conference on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in Chicago, sexual abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman will:• Introduce a sexual abuse survivor who was abused by Father Daniel McCormack during the years that he attended St. Ailbe School and was a young student, altar server and member of the basketba…

Dec 10, 2013: News Release: Judge Orders Nuisance Claim to Proceed in Doe 1 Sexual Abuse Case

 News ReleaseDecember 10, 2013Judge Allows Nuisance Claim to ProceedArchdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona fought to have the claim dismissed(St. Paul, MN) – Today, Ramsey County District Judge John Van de North issued an Order allowing a survivor’s nuisance claim to proceed.  The nuisance claim sought to make public the names and documents about credibly accused priests. Last week, the court ordered the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona to release the names.  Today’s decision allows this survivor, Doe 1, to proceed in u…

Dec 10, 2013: Media Advisory: Abuse Survivor of Former Bp. Joseph Ferrario to Speak Publicly Tuesday

  Media AdvisoryDecember 9, 2013Honolulu News Conference TuesdayThird Sexual Abuse Survivor to File Lawsuit Naming Former Honolulu Bishop Joseph FerrarioSurvivor to speak publicly at press conference Tuesday What:  At a press conference Tuesday, a sexual abuse survivor along with his attorneys and advocates will: • Announce the third child sexual abuse lawsuit naming former Honolulu Bishop Joseph Ferrario and Diocese of Honolulu. The man, born and raised in Hawaii and now residing in Las Vegas, NV, will speak publicly about his abuse and his prior thwarted attempts to not…

Dec 03, 2013: News Release: Sexual Abuse Survivor Richard Covin and Breck School Reach Settlement

News ReleaseDecember 3, 2013Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor Richard Covin andBreck School Reach Settlement(Minneapolis, MN) – Breck School and Richard Covin have reached a settlement of all claims in the matter relating to the actions of William Jacobs while employed by the school in the early 1970s.  The parties have come together in this settlement to acknowledge the seriousness of the harm done by sexual abuse, and to acknowledge that Breck and its Board have implemented and executed a range of policies, actions and protocols to protect students and advance their development.  Off…

Dec 02, 2013: The Necessity of Youth Volunteer Oversight and Monitoring

It is tragic, unspeakable, and unacceptable for any child to be a victim of sexual abuse. However, one pattern we see far too often is a serial perpetrator like Chad Michael Geyen seeking out vulnerable children as victims. Criminals like Geyen know what kids they’re looking for, and they know where to find them. Chad Geyen found some of his vulnerable victims in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program, and others through foster care programs, where he feigned concern for the well-being and future of numerous children in order to gain access to them.  The Big Brothers and Big Sisters…