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Rabbi Nechemya Weberman (file/credit: CBS 2)

Trial Postponed For Brooklyn Therapist Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teenage Girl

Nechemya Weberman has pleaded not guilty to committing a criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.

06/14/2012

An aerial view of the Horace Mann School campus. (credit: horacemann.org)

Horace Mann Abuse Victims Flocking To Lawyers, Going Public Over Scandal

There is a demand for answers and changes in the wake of sex abuse allegations at a top New York private school. Alumni who say they were abused at Horace Mann School are talking to lawyers about their options.

06/13/2012

Hasidic & Orthodox Jewish sex abuse

Panel Assembles To Discuss Sex Abuse Cases In Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes defended his record on sex abuse cases within the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

06/10/2012

Steve Badt speaks about his lawsuit against the Delbarton School - Jun 5, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCB S 880)

More Former Students Join Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Delbarton School

Two more former students at a prominent New Jersey Catholic school have come forward to claim that they were sexually abused by clerics in the 1970s and ’80s.

06/05/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Forming Task Force After Facing Criticism Over Handling Of Child Sex Abuse Cases

Under the suggestion of former Mayor Ed Koch, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is putting together a task force Friday to address witness intimidation issues in sex crime cases in the communities.

05/23/2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man in Brooklyn (file / credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Report: Brooklyn DA Gives Special Treatment To Ultra-Orthodox Defendants In Sex Abuse Cases

The Brooklyn District Attorney conceals the names of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish defendants and didn’t raise objection to rabbis deciding whether an allegation of abuse can be brought to police or the DA, a report said.

05/11/2012

Rosendo "Rusty" Torres (L) on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Former Yankee Rusty Torres Pleads Not Guilty To Child Sex Abuse Charges

Police sources told CBS 2 the charges stem from two incidents over the last 10 days — that he exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl and inappropriately touched her.

05/09/2012

Katherine Starr (right) gave the keynote presentation at the “Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports” symposium. (Credit: www.nassaucountyny.gov)

Former Olympian Shares Story At Long Island Symposium On Preventing Sex Abuse

Former Olympian Katherine Starr offered her moving and heartfelt perspective on Tuesday at “Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports,” a Nassau County symposium on preventing child sex abuse.

04/18/2012

Valter Sforca (credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office)

Police Seek To ID Additional Victims Allegedly Abused By Union, NJ Man

Authorities are asking for the public to help identify two additional victims and want any parent who has had a child visit or sleepover at Valter Sforca’s residence to contact them immediately.

03/23/2012

IrvingPlaceGropeSuspect

Police Hunt Irving Place Sex Assault Suspect

Police are looking for a man who lifted up a woman’s skirt and grabbed her buttocks in Irving Place.

02/23/2012

Gregory Atkins (L), Taleek Brooks (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Politicians Question Education Dept. Over Recent Alleged Sex Abuse Arrests

Police made two arrests this week: teacher’s aide Gregory Atkins in Manhattan and another teacher’s aide, Taleek Brooks, in Brooklyn.

02/11/2012

Gregory Atkins (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Teacher’s Aide, Accused Of Sex Abuse, Arrested Friday

“It’s appalling and a shock, because you wouldn’t think of it in a school like this,” parent David Callaway said.

02/10/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: governor.ny.gov)

Law Would Make Sexual Abuse Reporting Mandatory

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to introduce legislation that would require college and high school coaches to report possible child sex abuse to police.

12/14/2011

(credit: DCPI)

NYPD: Queens Sex Abuse Suspect Victimized Young Girls

The suspect is described a man about 6’0” and approximately 40-years-old. Police have released a sketch of the suspect and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

11/29/2011

Subway groper

Woman Snaps Picture Of Alleged Subway Groping Suspect

Police are searching for a sex abuse suspect whose picture was taken by a 19-year-old woman after she says he attacked her at the Union Square station.

11/01/2011

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