A man is suing Iona Prep in New Rochelle claiming he was abused by a brother and teacher from the school about 40 years ago.
Richard Cardillo tells News 12 that he was sexually abused when he was 17 years old by Iona Prep teacher Brother Tony Ferro.
He now claims, 43 years later, that the Irish Christian Brothers and the school knew Ferro had done this before.
Two survivors share stories of grooming, emotional manipulation and sexual abuse by nuns in the Catholic Church.
The predator nun walked into Trish Cahill’s life straight out of the blue, on a busy summer day in the late 1960s.
Cahill was a teenager back then, wire thin with long, chestnut brown hair framing her face. She was babysitting her cousins in Glen Rock, New Jersey, and there were eight of them to look after ― a big Catholic family, much like her own.
One cousin was playing outside that day and Cahill had another little one in a high chair in the ...
An attorney who targets accused pedophile priests says lawsuits filed under New York’s Child Victims Act could ravage the finances of some Catholic religious orders.
According to Michael Pfau, a Seattle-based lawyer who has represented scores of clergy abuse survivors, there are more than 170 religious orders operating in New York. Many have their national or regional headquarters in the state.
"I think religious orders, for whatever reason, have flown under the radar. Especially in New York State," said Pfau.
According to data compiled at Georgetown ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Victims gathered outside Manhattan hospital on Tuesday for press conferenceSaid that Dr Reginald Archibald had abused them as children years agoArchibald worked at Rockefeller University Hospital from 1948 to 1982The endocrinologist specialized in childhood growth before he died in 2007Ex-patients say he abused them and took nude photos for 'scientific research'Some 100 ex-patients have joined a legal actions seeking to destroy photosAttorneys for the victims believe as many as 1,000 children were abused Doctor Reginald Archibald's research aimed to help children grow ...
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.