Childhood Sexual Abuse


Patients Detail Alleged Abuse by Rockefeller University Hospital Pediatrician

The late Dr. Reginald Archibald worked at Rockefeller University Hospital from the 1940s until his retirement in 1982. Archibald studied childhood growth and many alleged victims, mostly boys, said they participated in a free growth study. He died in 2007.Two attorneys represent more than 100 alleged victims and said they believe there are hundreds of victims in total.Both men said the doctor took photos of them naked. The attorneys for both men said they want to know where those photos are, but the hospital hasn't provided information.But an attorney for ...

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Manhattan Hospital ‘Appalled’ By Former Doctor’s Inappropriate Contact With Patients

A New York City doctor who spent decades treating children at Rockefeller University Hospital may have also been sexually abusing them.Dr. Reginal Archibald is accused of abusing children decades ago.Attorney Jennifer Freeman with the Marsh Law Firm accused the hospital of a cover-up."We've talked to victims. We informed them much earlier than that,” Freeman said. “There are even children who were complaining in the waiting room after their examinations."The hospital sent thousands of letters to Archibald's former patients and are asking for any other ...

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Hospital acknowledges former doctor sexually abused patients

A Manhattan hospital is apologizing to patients who were sexually abused by a doctor.More than 100 people have now come forward and allege that an Upper East Side doctor sexually abused them as children.

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An Esteemed Doctor, Child Sexual Abuse Claims and a Hospital That Knew for Years

For almost 30 years, parents sought out Dr. Reginald Archibald when their children would not grow. They came to his clinic at The Rockefeller University Hospital, a prominent New York research institution, where he treated and studied children who were small for their age.He also may have sexually abused many of them.Dr. Archibald, an endocrinologist who spent most of his career at Rockefeller, died in 2007. His son, Larry, declined to comment. “This doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said.The New York Times spoke with 17 people, most of them men, who said ...

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Sexual abuse by a cousin is incest

One area of sexual abuse remains secretive, private, and unprosecuted – incest between family members other than a parent or a sibling. A number of studies regarding incest have been done. To our knowledge, none have specifically included cousins as perpetrators or victims.

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Michigan State’s Nassar Settlement Could Set A Troubling First Amendment Precedent

But even if this condition will have little to no impact on the survivors, it’s both telling and troubling that MSU would even try to put this on the table. James Marsh, an attorney for victims of sexual abuse and assault and a member of CHILD USA’s independent commission looking into the institutional failures around the Nassar case, expressed his concern about this.“That a state institution [MSU] would politically silence victims and basically pay them to give up their First Amendment rights goes way beyond the current criticism about gag orders,” he told me ...

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Nassar bills expected to change regardless of MSU deal

The settlement agreement requiring victims to drop support of certain bills was “extraordinary” as it allows one branch of government to demand citizens not engage in advocacy protected by the First Amendment, said James Marsh, an attorney whose White Plains, New York Marsh Law Firm represents sexual abuse victims.“It’s like basically giving the residents of Flint a bottle of water in exchange for them not exercising their First Amendment rights to petition the Legislature,” said Marsh, whose firm tweeted about the MSU settlement.A University of Michigan ...

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Battling the Cover-Up Culture of Child Sexual Abuse in Schools

Too many schools are failing in their responsibility to keep children safe from sexual abuse. The doctrine of in loco parentis demands that schools assume the responsibility of the parent to keep a child safe at school. Often, instead of protecting children, schools have been covering up sexual abuse of children by teachers, failing to investigate and report alleged abuse, and allowing teachers to silently leave. Not surprisingly, this allows them to find employment as teachers elsewhere, free to resume their predatory behavior.

This “passing the trash” policy has been well-publicized regarding sports, religious, and fraternal institutions. Schools are where children leave the protection of their parents to learn in a presumptive safe environment. How, and why, are some failing to adequately protect our children?

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