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I-Team: How a Future Sex Offender Found a Home in 2 NY Boy Scout Troops

Decades before he became a registered sex offender, 60-year-old John Stella was an Assistant Scoutmaster dogged by allegations of abuse in an upstate Boy Scout troop. Decades before John Stella became a registered sex offender, he was an Assistant Scoutmaster dogged by allegations of abuse in upstate NY“He was a sadist,” one ex-Scout said. “I can still think of details. Like the smell of this guy’s chewing tobacco is still in my nose"The Boy Scouts of America told the I-Team Stella’s 1989 arrest was the first time the national headquarters knew of any ...

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Child Victims Act passes NY State Senate

The legislation, known as the Child Victims Act, passed the Democrat-controlled Senate and Assembly on Monday. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to sign the bill into law. The act would extend the statute of limitations going forward and create a one-year window for civil suits now barred by the statute of limitations.

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Child Victims Act expected to pass in Albany on Monday

The Democrats` takeover of the formerly Republican-controlled Senate seems almost certain to produce a more victim-friendly policy in place of one of the nation`s most restrictive laws. In New York, victim advocacy groups and their allies in the Legislature have tried for a dozen years to loosen the statute of limitations. https://youtu.be/vcg3P9ylftI

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Child Victims Act expected to pass, increase statute of limitations age

The Child Victims Act is expected to pass in the New York Legislature on Monday, extending the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse claims.Currently, a victim must bring a claim for child sex abuse by the age of 21 if it is against an institution such as the Catholic Church, a summer camp or the Boy Scouts. The age goes up to 23 if against an individual. If the Child Victims Act passes, it would increase the age to 55 for both. "There's no statute of limitations on painful memories,” says Peter, who says his dorm monitor at Mount Saint Michael Academy ...

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Victims Detail Alleged Abuse By Esteemed Doctor At Rockefeller University Hospital

Dr. Reginald Archibald was considered an esteemed physician when he worked at Rockefeller University Hospital, but three years before his death in 2004 a former patient came forward with allegations of abuse. More people have claimed he sexually abused them and took photos that could be considered pornography. “Many pictures were taken of me over the 11 years and I would like to see them,” victim Ron Samuel said. The accusers say in the 50s and 60s, the doctor used film cameras and in the 70s and 80s he used a Polaroid camera. https://youtu.be/Fb9Q91MLc...

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New York doctor may have abused more than 1,000 victims over 40 years

Patients and relatives of those treated at a famous research hospital in New York want to know why Rockefeller University stayed quiet about a prominent doctor who died 11 years ago and is believed to have abused childrenfor decades. Attorneys representing those individuals now say there may be over 1,000 victims in what may be the largest case of sexual abuse by one person in U.S. history. https://youtu.be/DntKCR80VY4 Former New York doctor may have abused over 1,000 victims

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Ex-Patients Allegedly Molested by Longtime Manhattan Doctor Want to Know What Happened to the Photos

Former patients of a doctor accused of molesting children at Manhattan's Rockefeller University Hospital for decades are demanding to know what happened to photos they say the physician took while the abuse was occurring. Questions about the whereabouts of the photos continues to haunt many of the former patients, according to Michael Pfau, an attorney with the Seattle-based firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, who is representing about 100 former patients. The thought that the photos are now circulating as child pornography compounds his clients' pain and ...

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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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Senator Gillibrand Continues Fight Against Schools that ‘Underplay’ Sexual Assaults on Campuses

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been speaking around the state about a bill that was re-introduced in the senate to fight sexual assault on college campuses. After a trip to Elmira earlier in the day, she spent Friday afternoon at Union College. Before the discussion a Skidmore College student met one-on-one with Gillibrand. She said that helped give back the power that she lost when she was raped. "That's what being a victim of sexual assault does," said Reina Keifer. "It takes away your power as a person. But organizing this and being invited to this and having the ...

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Board Makes Decision in Case of Skidmore Student Accused of Sexual Assault

The Skidmore student accused of sexually assaulting another student back in April of 2014 will not be allowed to return to the college for several years. The college investigated and found that student had violated the schools sexual and gender based misconduct policy. He was subsequently suspended for a year, and Thursday’s decision means he can’t request to return to Skidmore until 2017. “I want to thank the Administrative Hearing Board for their careful consideration of my case and the seriousness with which they approached this very important decision. ...

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