Childhood Sexual Abuse


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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Man shares allegations of abuse at hands of Albany-area priest

NewsChannel 13 exclusively obtained "complainant’s statements" submitted by Michael Harmon to the lawyers for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, which confirmed it had forwarded to state prosecutors for review. According to Harmon’s statements, throughout his teenage years he was molested by a former priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany named Edward Pratt. Additionally, Harmon claims he was threatened with arrest when he went to the bishop at the time for help. Now decades later, Harmon and others are starting to speak out as attorneys across New ...

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Judge Comes Forward With Devastating Story Of Sexual Abuse At Rockefeller University

In a frank personal essay published on Law.com, former Acting New York State Supreme Court justice Charles Apotheker details sexual abuse he suffered as a child. Apotheker’s abuser has been in the news a lot lately as the decades that Dr. Reginald Archibald, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Rockefeller University Hospital, spent allegedly abusing young boys has come to light. In the article, Apotheker says he kept the pain and memories of the abuse in a 60-year-old “mental box.” But now with the investigation into Dr. Archibald’s actions, done by Debevoise & ...

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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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Town Hall: Silent No More


A Former Boy Scout Speaks Out About Abuse

Former Boy Scout Darrell Jackson speaks out about abuse he suffered while in the Boy Scouts of America. Darrell says when he realized something was wrong he told his grandmother who went to the police, and he grew up having to protect himself from ridicule.

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In emotional interviews, ex-Scouts open up about abuse

Sharing their stories doesn’t come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward. Looking back, they all remember vividly how excited they were to become Scouts. “I was real gung-ho about getting my badges — fishing and campfires and all of that,” said Darrell Jackson, now a 57-year-old New Yorker. “It was good at the beginning.” Jackson, whose unit leader was convicted of sodomy and imprisoned for about 18 ...

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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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UES Hospital Missed Warning Signs Of Predator Doctor: Report

Lawyers representing survivors of Archibald's abuse say the report offers proof that "Rockefeller University Hospital knowingly employed a child sexual abuser for decades," Marsh Law Firm attorney Jennifer Freeman said in a statement. Marsh Law Firm is representing more than 200 of Archibald's accusers. "Over a 40-year period, Dr. Archibald abused more than 1,000 children on University grounds, under the guise of scientific study. Moreover, the University has now admitted that Dr. Archibald kept detailed note cards on each patient, with written records proving that ...

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