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Retired judge reveals his childhood sex abuse so others will file Child Victims Act claims

Retired acting New York State Supreme Court Judge Charles Apotheker said he struggled with his decision to identify himself as a victim of accused serial sexual predator Dr. Reginald Archibald, who is believed to have abused thousands of children during his tenure as an esteemed pediatric endocrinologist at Rockefeller University Hospital. The 72-year-old Apotheker, though, knew he could help other victims. He knew his own "outing" would make it more difficult to ignore accusations about decades of molestations by the now-deceased doctor. "I was angry. I was angry ...

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Ex-NY Supreme Court Justice Reveals He Was Sexually Abused 60 Years Ago at Rockefeller University

By Charles Apotheker I remembered being placed against a wall naked with my hands extended out towards him. And then I remember the picture-taking. Pictures of my naked 13-year-old body, followed by measurements of my penis. Then it all went blank. When revelations came to light that Dr. Reginald Archibald, a well-respected pediatric endocrinologist at the Rockefeller University Hospital, had spent decades sexually abusing young boys under the guise of medical “treatment,” I was flooded with memories that I thought were tightly sealed away in a mental box from 60 ...

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Investigation Finds Deceased Doctor Sexually Abused Many Children

Lawyers hired by Rockefeller University Hospital to look into allegations against prominent pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Reginald Archibald found that he sexually abused many patients. Archibald, from Pelham, died in 2007. He treated children at Rockefeller University Hospital from the 1940s through the 1980s. Lawyers interviewed a thousand witnesses. They found Archibald photographed patients and took some to a private cabin on a remote Canadian island. The investigation uncovered evidence of a grand jury proceeding in 1961 in Manhattan, but there was no ...

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New report: Rockefeller University Hospital knew about alleged sex abuse as early as 1960s

The report also details a letter from a former patient written in 1996 claimed sexual abuse by Archibald Report concludes warnings signs were apparent and more could have been done to stop Archibald Nude photos of patients are still unaccounted for, but the law firm believes most were destroyed. Debevoise also found that complaints to the NYPD and the FBI were made around 1989–1990 Dr. Reginald Archibald, formerly of Pelham, allegedly abused hundreds and possibly thousands of children during his tenure at Rockefeller University Hospital. "It is ...

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Ex-Las Vegas headliner faints at 20-year sentence in porn case

A former Las Vegas illusion show headliner from Germany appeared to faint Thursday while being sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined more than $500,000 in a federal child pornography case. Jan Rouven Fuechtener, 40, stiffened and fell backward over his chair after Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro rejected his apology and his attempt to say he derived no gratification from thousands of pornographic videos and images the FBI found in password-protected files on nine computers at a home dubbed the "fun house." The judge branded Fuechtener a shameless liar ...

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Current, ex-GCCC employees sue Swender, college

Lawyers representing six current and former Garden City Community College employees who have taken issue with the management of the college filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that GCCC and its former president, Herbert Swender, had violated the plaintiffs constitutional rights. Attorneys Jean ...

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Utah Big Brothers Big Sisters sued for sex abuse by mentor

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah organization has been sued by a man who says the group did not do enough to stop a former mentor from sexually abusing him when he was a boy over a period lasting nearly five years. The mentor, Antonio Cardenas, pleaded guilty to child sex abuse involving the same alleged victim in 2012 and is now serving a 35-year federal prison sentence. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court. The group's president and CEO, Nancy Winemiller Basinger, said in a statement Wednesday that the organization was ...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah accused of allowing sex abuse

A new lawsuit accuses the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah organization of not doing enough to stop a mentor from sexually abusing a young boy over nearly a five-year period. The organization was served with a state civil lawsuit Tuesday that accuses it of being negligent in allowing the alleged abuser, Antonio Cardenas, to be a mentor. The lawsuit says the alleged victim was 7-years-old when the abuse started in 2004. He is now 20-years-old. He is not named in the lawsuit.

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Nesset sued by child pornography survivors

Eight plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against former Allegheny College Professor of English Kirk Nesset on Dec. 19, 2016. Although Nesset did not produce child pornography, the plaintiffs in the case are some of those who were in the files that Nesset was found guilty of sharing, receiving and possessing. Nesset was reported in an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint to have had 500,000 video and image files of child pornography on a shared drive. All of the plaintiffs and survivors involved in the case are filed under pseudonyms, and are jointly represented by ...

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Former Pennsylvania professor sued by child pornography victims

Eight women who appeared as children in illegal pornography have sued a former Pennsylvania college professor, saying they are owed damages because he owned and traded images of them being sexually abused. The women, who are given pseudonyms in the lawsuit, accuse Kirk Nesset, a former English and creative writing professor at Allegheny College in Meadville, of harming them by possessing and trading their pornographic images. “Victims of child pornography are constantly aware that their child sex abuse images will never disappear,” lawyers Carol Hepburn of Seattle ...

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