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Little Recourse for Horace Mann Sex Abuse Victims

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Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson has set up a hotline for Horace Mann sexual abuse victims, as reports of wide spread abuse continue to roll in about several deceased Horace Mann faculty members. While under the New York statute of limitations, civil and criminal charges can not be brought against a perpetrator once the victim turns 23, the DA still wants to hear from them because, “information about past conduct can be helpful in assessing the current situation.”

Described as “one of the worst states in the country for child sex abuse victims,” by a Yeshiva University law professor, New York’s statute of limitations has held up against numerous efforts to extend it, due in part, New  York Magazine says, to resistance from Catholic organizations who fear the potentially financially devastating lawsuits they could face.

Most of the sexual abuse claims being made against Horace Mann stem from the 1990s, which leaves basically no recourse for its victims as the courts would likely bar all cases made against the school, the teachers and the administrators, the New York Times reports. disclaimer: This article: Little Recourse for Horace Mann Sex Abuse Victims was posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 9:04 pm at and is filed under Personal Injury Lawsuits.

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