The child sex assault case of Doe v. Arturo Bravo is scheduled to begin trial on May 28, 2014 at New Britain Superior Court. The minor plaintiff in the case claims that he was sexually molested by the defendant when he was between the approximate ages of eight and thirteen. The case seeks compensatory and punitive damages for the harm caused by the sexual assaults. The minor plaintiff and his family are represented by Timothy O’Keefe of the Hartford, Connecticut trial law firm of Kenny, O’Keefe & Usseglio, P.C.
A 68 year old piano teacher has been arrested in connection with an allegation that he sexually assaulted two of his students. The Hartford Courant has coverage of the story here: http://www.courant.com/
Teacher sex abuse is a crime. A Waterbury, Connecticut high school teacher was recently arrested in connection with a claim of teacher sex abuse. You can read more about the story in the Hartford Courant: http://www.courant.com/
If you need to speak with a Connecticut Teacher Sex Abuse Lawyer, please contact us directly.
The New York Times has printed an “Open Letter” from Dylan Farrow which recounts her experience of being sexually molested when she was just seven years old. It is another example of the extraordinary difficulties faced by those who reveal their experiences of being abused by a well-known and powerful person. You can read the “Open Letter” here:
On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a landmark child pornography case. At issue, is the amount of financial restitution that convicted offenders must pay to the victims of their crimes. The name of the case is Paroline v. The United States. The convicted offender in the case appealed an order made by the United State Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit requiring him to pay restitution for the “full” amount of his victim’s harms. The offender claims he owes nothing because the victim is unable to prove that his possession of the pornographic images proximately caused the victim’s harm. The Supreme Court must now determine Congress’ intent when it passed the restitution law in 1994. Hopefully, the victim will be allowed to obtain full restitution for her harms.
If you are a Child Pornography Victim and you need assistance with Restitution, please contact us directly.
On September 25, 2013, Judge Sam Sferrazza issued an order granting a $750,000.00 attachment to the family of a young girl who was sexually assaulted by a school van driver. The order was issued in the case of Doe v. King in Rockville Superior Court. The order says that, “the plaintiff has demonstrated probable cause that a judgment will be rendered in her favor…”
In a decision released on August 6, 2013, the Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a criminal conviction of a child sex predator. The defendant in the case, State v. Stephen, J.R., appealed his conviction of sixteen counts of sexual assault in the first degree and risk of injury to a minor claiming the testimony of his child victim was too “generic” and “non-specific” to allow for a conviction on multiple counts. The child had testified at trial that the defendant had sexually assaulted her “three or four times” and it was “always the same thing”. During a previous clinical child interview at the Aetna Foundation Children’s Center at St. Francis Hospital, the child testified that the sexual assaults occurred “five to six times”. On appeal, the defendant argued that there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he abused the child on four separate and distinct occasions.