For many years I have written about the necessity of extending the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse in order to afford them the needed time to both process the psychological and emotional effects of the abuse and gain the inner wherewithal to confront their abusers and those who enabled them. In this blog, I want to share with you
Another former Boy Scout leader was convicted and sentenced on sexual abuse charges . Douglas James Young Jr. of Lebanon, Oregon was sentenced to 23.5 years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life after sexually abusing at least 9 victims. The charges against Young stem from crimes that took place from 2004 to 2017. Unfortunate
A law firm’s investigation of the Nichols School , an upstate New York prep school, concluded there were “credible reports of sexual misconduct or inappropriate emotional relationships with students involving 10 former Nichols faculty members” during the 1960s through the mid-2000s. The Nichols School’s Board of Trustees launched the investigation
Despite the continuing pain professed by those who allege charges of sexual harassment aganst Harvey Weinstein's  the clear majority of them will never see justice. Unless any of them experienced his alleged sexual indecencies and alleged aggressions within the last two years in California or during similar brief durations of time in other sta
The action on July 14th by the New Hampshire Attorney General to open a criminal investigation into the St. Paul’s School as it relates to the sexual abuse scandal that recently came to light, is nothing short of unprecedented. In every single case of sexual abuse at a private school or even a public school for that matter, the criminal focus is al
The Brearley School, a prestigious private girls school in NYC is now the latest private school to admit it had a problem with the sexual abuse of its students. Nancy Kestenbaum, the attorney who recently completed the Choate sexual abuse investigation will now focus her efforts on Brearley. The NYT quotes the school as saying, "We have recently be
Choate, one of the most prestigious private schools in the US which counts among its alumni President Kennedy and Edward Albee, is the latest in a string of elite private schools, including St. George’s School, Taft School, Thayer Academy and Concord Academy to now bare its institutional soul and publicly admit its shameful history of the sexual ab
The sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, private schools and public schools has dominated our national dialogue, but now thanks to terrific reporting by the Indianapolis Star, the nation knows that gymnastics programs throughout the United States also are plagued sexual abuse ( http://indy.st/2hSwA4k ). The problem exten
Former Scoutmaster Eugene Perrault of Newfields, New Hampshire was arrested this past week for the alleged sexual abuse of a Boy Scout in the 1990's. According to the Manchester Union Leader, the police are also investigating whether there are other alleged Boy Scout victims. To read the entire article go to:   http://bit.ly/2eKaDnf . The vict
An assistant wrestling coach, Matthew Michael Bautista, from North High School in Torrance, California has been arrested for having sexual relations with a 16 year old student. The alleged abuse occurred during 2016. Read the entire news story at http://bit.ly/2eR6oa6 . The news account points out that the arrest of Mr. Bautista came just one day a