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Lawsuit Claims Brooklyn's Poly Prep Covered Up Sexual Abuse by Iconic Football Coach Foglietta

 

Nine former students have accused Brooklyn’s elite Poly Prep Country School of covering up prolonged sexual abuse of dozens of players by Phil Foglietta, the once iconic football coach who served from 1966 to 1991. The sexual abuse lawsuit filed in 2009 claims that the school authorities started receiving complaints ever since Foglietta joined as coach, but did not act against him because of successful coaching and fund-raising accomplishments he had at Poly Prep during his four-decade tenure. A similar lawsuit filed against the school in 2004 was dismissed because of the statute of limitations. But the present lawsuit makes an attempt to invoke the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act to bring a claim against the 157-year-old highly admired school.

 

 

The nine plaintiffs named in the sexual abuse lawsuit were sexually exploited by Foglietta more than once when they were members of Poly Prep football team between 1966 and 1981. David Hiltbrand, one of the victims, has disclosed to the media how he and a number of other students were sexually assaulted by Foglietta during the shower at the coaches’ locker room. Foglietta worked as both football coach and physical instructor at Poly Prep between 1966 and 1991. He died seven years later. According to the sexual abuse lawsuit, he sexually assaulted hundreds of students in cars, locker rooms, apartments, other places, and on squash courts, but the school authorities covered up complaints and even threatened to expel those who would report abuses.

David Harman, headmaster at Poly Prep, board of trustees, and a number of former present school officials have been named defendants in the sexual abuse lawsuit. The plaintiffs have sought $20 million for each victim in punitive damages and compensation.

 

 

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Child Sex Abuse Victim Bill

Priest Abuse Lawsuit

On the heels of a child sex abuse victim bill currently on its way to becoming law in the state of New York.

Robert Sammarco talks about how the molestation and abuse he suffered at the hands of pedophile priest Kenneth Hasselbach has come back to haunt him and he is forced to suffer over and over again. The sexual abuse and molestation began in the 1960's and continued up until this victim of priest abuse was 17 years old. He recalls being invited to New York by the priest to see Fiddler on the Roof and tells recalls a weeklong trip to Puerto Rico where the priest would sexually molest him both in the shower and during activities like wrestling.

Hasselbach, the former priest and child molester was arrested in Florida in February on charges of possessing child porn which it in itself is a form of abuse and we feel should be susceptible to lawsuits under a federal law similar to the one in New York NY. We are 100% behind the victims in these cases and provide any help we can to the priest abuse attorneys who are a part of our network.

Sammarco has stated that the devastating sexual abuse and molestation he suffered was a major factor in the many complications he has suffered including a cocaine addiction as well as a previously failed marriage and mental trauma. If the bill passes and becomes law in New York NY he definitely intends to file a lawsuit and seek justice as well as closure for sex crimes he was a victim of for far too long.

We wish him the best and encourage anyone who has been the victim of priest abuse to contact us in confidence while we continue to work with the leading priest abuse attorney on filing these lawsuits and seeking justice once and for all.

What exactly does the child sex victims bill mean?

The New York NY child sex victims bill, if passed into law would effectively suspend the 5 year statue of limitations on priest and sex abuse lawsuits for approximately 1 year. This would mean that victims of priest abuse and molestation would be able to file a lawsuit and seek damages, regardless of when the abuse occurred.

The bill would also extend the current statue of limitations from 5 years to 10 years in all future cases. This would be counted from the sex abuse victims 18th birthday , thus giving victims until the age of 28 to file a lawsuit.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of priest abuse, please feel free to contact us.

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Lawsuit filed against muncie pastor for molestation rape and sexual abuse of 5 children from one Delaware family.

The lawsuit filed by a couple and their 5 children against Pastor Matthew Kidd, Freedom Point Apostolic Church, the national and state organizations of the United Pentecostal Church. and Ontario Systems, where the preacher works.

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Lawsuit against Central Michigan University women's soccer team near settlement.

The attorney representing two women in a lawsuit against CMU has stated that the case near settlement. The women who are former players for the CMU's women's soccer team, filed a lawsuit against the school and former coach Tony DiTucci as a result of sexual harassment

The lawsuit settlement is worth a total of $450,000 with two unnamed student players. Each will receive $225,000.

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