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Sexual Abuse

Can the Victim of Sexual Assault File a Civil Lawsuit in Ohio?

Ohio allows victims of sexual assault to file civil lawsuits against their perpetrators. Several sex crimes can be the basis of a lawsuit. These crimes…

A Prominent New York Doctor Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Kevin M. Cahill, 86, is a well-known New York physician who has treated many notable patients, including President Regan and Pope John Paul II.…

Church Leader Sex Abuse Case

On the eve of his trial, Naasón Joaquín García, 53, a megachurch leader in California, pled guilty to two counts of forcible oral copulation involving…

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide on Damage Limits Law in Child Rape Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In 2005, the Ohio General Assembly passed tort reform which limited financial judgments in court cases.  Specifically, the law limits the amount…

Pennsylvania High School Struggles After Multiple Teachers Charged with Sexual Assault

A Wilmington Area High School is reeling after two separate accusations on sexual assault in the high school’s music department. Recently the school’s music director,…

Michigan Expands List of Mandatory Reports After Dr. Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal

In some states, ANY person who knows or reasonably suspects that a child is being sexually abused has a legal duty to immediately report the…

Civil Lawsuit Filed After Company Hires Registered Sex Offender Who Then Takes 12-Year-Old Girl From Store & Rapes Her

Our firm has filed a lawsuit against Lassus Bros., an Indiana corporation that runs a chain of Handy Dandy gas station/ convenience stores, after it…

Bowling Green State Professor Found Guilty of Rape of a Child

A former Bowling Green State University Professor, Timothy Davis, was found guilty of rape after changing his earlier not guilty plea. He was originally indicted…

Another Major University Held Accountable for Employing a Predator Doctor

The University of California is yet another of many universities settling six-figure settlements for sexual assault and harassment. The university has awarded a settlement of…

Another Settlement in One of The Largest Sex Trafficking Cases in the U.S.

The Royal Family’s Prince Andrew is the latest to settle in the sex trafficking cases related to Jeffrey Epstein. In light of the allegations against…

House of Representatives Passes Big Bill to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

The federal government has made a big legislative move to protect survivors of sexual assault and harassment. The House of Representatives passed bill H.R. 4445,…

Southern Ohio Doctor Under Suspension and Criminal Investigation for Sexual Misconduct

A Yellow Springs family doctor has recently been suspended by the Medical Board of Ohio, for sexual misconduct. Dr. Donald Gronbeck a family physician, is…

Predator Professor Leads to Another Civil Suit Against The University of Michigan

The acclaimed University of Michigan has been under recent fire by the public, for employing sexual predators as leaders and educators of the University. Bruce…

University of Michigan Announces $490 Million Settlement with Dr. Anderson Victims

ANN ARBOR, MI:  On January 19, 2022, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman announced that the University had reached a tentative agreement of $490…

Ottawa Hills School District Sued by Victims Claiming School Repeatedly Failed to Protect Them from Sexual Assaults and Rape

Former Ottawa Hills Schools employee, Ronald “Donnie” Stevens, was found guilty of 31 charges including nine counts of rape and six counts of sexual battery,…

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Law Restricting Monetary Awards to Child Rape Victims

There are six states in the U.S. that have laws to limit the amount of pain and suffering damages an injured victim can recover –…

Former CNN Producer Turned Child Predator

Horrifying new headlines have brought John Griffin into the public eye. Griffin, Chris Cuomo’s producer at CNN for several years, has had child trafficking charges…

Michigan Looking to Pass Legislation Permitting Former Students/Athletes Sexually Assaulted by Dr. Anderson to Sue the University of Michigan

Dr. Robert Anderson worked for the University of Michigan from 1966 until 2003. During that time, he sexually abused hundreds of students and student-athletes while…

U.S. Attorney’s Office Awards $6.4 Million in Funding to Support Sexual Assault Kit Testing, Investigations, Services and Training in Northern Ohio

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio has announced that the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than…

Video Gaming Company Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $100 Million

Riot Games, Inc., a prominent video game company, is finally being held responsible for its severe mistreatment of female employees.  The company, facing a class…

Statute of Limitations Limits Survivors Ability to Seek Justice

In the state of Ohio, the statute of limitations for a sex crime is far too limited. Oftentimes when a sex crime occurs, it takes…

Guilty Verdict Reached for a Historical Sex Trafficking Case

One of the biggest sex trafficking cases in history came to a close just in time for the new year. Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty…

Ending 2021 With Believing Survivors and Seeking Justice

The “Me Too” movement sparked millions of recollections of sexual assault and abuse by prominent Hollywood figures in 2017.  The movement created a pedestal for…

Survivors Get the Settlement They Deserve

Lawrence G. Nassar sparked headlines in 2015 for his years of abuse as a doctor for the U.S.A. Gymnastics program. Nassar had abused hundreds of…

Cleveland Schools Pay $3.5 Million in Sexual Abuse Case Involving Teacher

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland School District has agreed to pay $3.25 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged one of its instructors sexually abused…

Ronald Stevens Receives Life Sentence After Decades of Abuse at Ottawa Hills

A former Ottawa Hills employee has just been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum sentence of 101 years for over 30 charges. Presently,…

Operation Ohio Knows: Largest Human Trafficking Sting in Ohio History

Operation “Ohio Knows” On Monday, October 4, the Ohio Attorney General announced the progress made by “Operation ‘Ohio Knows’”. The operation was a collaborative sting…

BGSU Professor Indicted on three counts of first-degree rape

Timothy Davis was indicted on Sept. 8, 2021, by Lucas County deputies on three counts of first-degree rape. The adjunct professor at Bowling Green State…

James Franco Settles Sexual Abuse Cases for $2.2 Million

Recently, a set of lawsuits have been settled between James Franco and former students at his school, Studio 4. The lawsuits allege that Franco abused…

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

In the past year, the bulk of our attention and energy as a nation has been focused on addressing the COVID-19 crisis. But while COVID…

Child Sex Abuse: Identifying the Signs and Taking the Right Steps

Child sexual abuse occurs at alarming numbers. About one in ten children will be sexually abused before the age of 18[1]. Child sexual abuse typically…

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