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Diocese of Rockville Centre appeals ruling on Child Victims Act

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, in its continuing legal battles involving dozens of sexual assault cases, has appealed a judge’s decision upholding the constitutionality of the Child Victims Act. The diocese filed its appeal following a ruling in May by state Supreme Court Judge Steven Jaeger of Nassau County, who rejected a bid by the Diocese of Rockville Centre to dismiss 44 lawsuits filed against it under the Child Victims Act. James Marsh, an attorney with the Marsh Law Firm, one of the firms representing 14 alleged victims against the Diocese ...

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Four more paperboys sue the Democrat and Chronicle claiming sexual abuse

Their stories of Lazeroff using decoys and misdirection to grope them or invite them to fondle him bore striking similarities. Some told of Lazeroff approaching them on their paper routes under the guise of wanting to help them finish early or, in the winter, to stay warm.

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How could a dad live on a college campus? Questions grow in Sarah Lawrence sex-cult scandal

The indictment accusing Larry Ray of preying on Sarah Lawrence College students — in a stunning web of manipulation, extortion, sex-trafficking and money-laundering — answered many questions, but not THE question. Sarah Lawrence alumni and even its president have tried to figure out how a dad could move into his daughter's on-campus apartment without the college knowing about it.  They pointed to the private, apartment-style setup of his daughter's Slonim Woods dorm where Ray arrived — straight from prison — in ...

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More former paperboys say a Democrat and Chronicle supervisor sexually abused them

More former paperboys are coming forward, saying they were molested by their supervisor when they worked for the Democrat and Chronicle in the 1980s. Five men contacted WXXI in the days after our story first aired on Oct. 15.  Three of them are either joining Bates' lawsuit or filing separate legal claims against the newspaper. They said they believe Bates' allegations of sexual abuse, because they experienced something similar when they delivered newspapers for the Democrat and Chronicle in the early 1980s. Bates' lawsuit, which was filed on Oct. 15, claims ...

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Catholic Church files to challenge law protecting sex abuse victims

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The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed papers Tuesday in Nassau County Supreme Court against the act, which changed the statute of limitations for child sex crimes and opened up a year-long window where any child sex abuse victim can file a claim against their abuser, regardless of when the alleged crime happened. Jennifer Freeman, a lawyer with the Marsh Lawfirm that focuses on child sex abuse and pornography cases, said her firm has at least 200 clients with new claims against the Catholic Church. “They will lose because the court needs to show the legislature ...

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Two more former D&C paperboys allege sexual abuse

Paul Tracy was 13 years old in 1980 when he decided he wanted to be a paperboy. The job represented the chance to earn his own money and having the corresponding freedom that comes with it. The Democrat and Chronicle morning route he soon got encompassed about 300 customers in the Suburban Court and Clintwood Court apartment complexes located in Brighton. All went well for the first few years. Then, sometime around 1983, a new district manager was assigned to Tracy. His name was Jack Lazeroff.

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Ex-D&C employee accused in Child Victims Act lawsuit once arrested for touching paperboys

As horror stories about sexually abusive priests began to dot the Democrat and Chronicle front page, two readers contacted the newspaper out of the blue. They challenged reporters to turn the same scrutiny on their own house. Look into a former newspaper employee named Jack J. Lazeroff, the readers said. Democrat and Chronicle reporters did begin an investigation and have found evidence that Lazeroff, who worked in the newspaper’s circulation department in the 1980s, might have been a sexual predator — and Democrat and Chronicle paperboys might have been among ...

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Accused ex-D&C newspaper carrier supervisor once arrested for groping paperboys

A late supervisor of Democrat and Chronicle newspaper delivery carriers, who was accused in a recent lawsuit of sexually abusing a paperboy in the 1980s, was arrested in 1987 on suspicion that he was groping paperboys in a Greece doughnut shop. Jack Lazeroff, the supervisor, was charged with disorderly conduct, a violation, according to the police report. An employee of the shop, House of Donuts on Latta Road, told police that Lazeroff came into the store “almost daily with a young paperboy,” according to the report. The report read that an employee ...

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A former paperboy’s story of sexual abuse

Bates recounted a series of forced sexual acts he said he endured in 1983, when he was 11 and 12 years old, and a paperboy for the Democrat and Chronicle. Now, he is suing the newspaper and its parent company, Gannett Co., under a new state law allowing individuals who allege they were sexually abused as children to seek civil damages. A lawyer for Bates said the lawsuit would be filed Tuesday. The complaint, which was provided to CITY in advance of being filed in state Supreme Court, identifies the alleged perpetrator as Jack Lazeroff, a former employee ...

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Former Brighton Democrat and Chronicle paper carrier suing Gannett for alleged abuse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGKi5GrfZOI

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