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Bill aims to open lawsuit window for adult sex abuse suits

The New York State Senate floor is pictured in this file photo. In only 12 hours after last week’s Court of Appeals decision, the state Legislature had new, identical bills dealing with child pornography introduced in the Senate and Assembly. AP Images

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —  Churches, youth groups  and schools were hit by a tsunami of lawsuits in 2019 after New York gave survivors of childhood sexual abuse a one-year window to sue over allegations ordinarily barred by statutes of limitation. ...

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Washington’s attorney general opens probe into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy

WASHINGTON – District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine said Tuesday that his office has launched an investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Washington, the latest in a string of state-level law enforcement officials now ...

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DA agrees to hearing on evidence in NY abuse case

MINEOLA (AP) — Prosecutors have agreed to an evidence hearing in a 1980s sex abuse case that was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary. The Nassau County district attorney’s office said Wednesday it’s confident Jesse Friedman’s conviction will be upheld. ...

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Reverend charged with sexually abusing child

The Rev. Roy Harriger of the Community Fellowship Church in Middleport, Niagara County,  was arraigned Monday in the Orleans County Court on an indictment charging him with three counts of course of sexual conduct against a child, two counts of ...

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Syracuse man to get maximum for sex abuse

SYRACUSE — A 33-year-old Syracuse man who admitted raping two toddlers while his wife held them down is expected to be sentenced Thursday to the maximum punishment allowed. Ronald Clark pleaded guilty in December to two counts of first-degree rape ...

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Court of Appeals — Sex Abuse — Civil Liability: Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA

New York State Court of Appeals Sex Abuse — Civil Liability Multiple Occurrences — Apportionment Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA No. 69 Judge Rivera Background: At issue was the apportionment of ...

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Fourth Department — Sex Abuse: Matter of Arianna M.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Sex Abuse Social Worker’s Report — Admissibility Matter of Arianna M. CAF 12-00442 Appealed from Family Court, Jefferson County Background: The respondent father appealed from an order determining that he sexually abused and neglected his children. ...

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