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Judson School Abuse Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed Monday alleges that Judson Independent School District employees knew that students were being abused.

Allegations against a former Judson Independent School District special education teacher's aide are being investigated as more and more former students step forward with claims of sexual abuse while thhey were students at the school.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court on behalf of one of the female victims who claim to have been sexually abused by 39-year-old Rogelio Ruiz while a student at Ed Franz Elementary School.

The attorney from the victims law firm, stated that nothing was done to protect the kids.

Also listed in the lawsuit is Cynthia Barnhart, who was principal at Ed Franz at the time of the reported abuse.

Ruiz was arrested on November 12. He is accused of inappropriately touching students in his charge during his 12-year tenure at Judson ISD.

Cynthia Barnhart is now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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Virginia Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Virginia bill to increase the statue of limitations ( or time limit ) on sexual abuse lawsuits filed against priest and the catholic church is under review by state lawmakers hoping to increase the limit to 25 years from its current 2 year limit.

In most situations a statute of limitations establishes a certain amount of of time that a plaintiff ( person ) has to file a lawsuit. This time limit normally gives the plaintiff a set number of years from the date of loss or injury to file a lawsuit.

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Military Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Pentagon Faces Lawsuit for Failure to Protect Service Members from Rape in the Military

The Pentagon faces a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of 15 female and two male victims of rape in the military. Attorney Burke has filed the lawsuit in the Eastern District of Northern Virginia on behalf of the plaintiffs on 15 February 2011. The lawsuit names Secretaries of the Department of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates, for failing in their duty to provide justice to the victims of rape and sexual assault in the military by not investigating cases of rape and sexual assault and thus not prosecuting perpetrators. 

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Doctor Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Former Boston Pediatrician Faces Lawsuit for Sexual Abuse
Dr. Melvin Levine, former chief of pediatrics for Children's Hospital Boston, faces a lawsuit for sexual abuse and medical malpractice in Suffolk Superior Court. The class-action lawsuit seeks unspecified claims for "pain and suffering endured." Children's Hospital Boston is also a defendant in the lawsuit for its negligence to properly supervise its doctor.

A local Boston attorney , while filing the class-action lawsuit on behalf of five child abuse victims, claims that Melvin Levine performed unnecessary examinations of his clients, who were between the ages of 4 and 13 at that time. Seeking class action certification, the lawsuit claims to represent all the children examined by Levine from 1966 to 1985, when he was with the Children’s Hospital Boston. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs seek damages from Levine for showing carelessness, negligence in their treatment.

The Boston Attorney accuses Melvin Levine of molesting his clients to the extent that most of them are even unable to speak about his illicit acts.

The lawsuit states that the former doctor at the Children's Hospital Boston is guilty of conducting medically unnecessary genital tests of dozens of male patients for nearly a couple of decades. The charges against the pediatrician explicitly mention that he unnecessarily “stroked, massaged, and manipulated” the sexual organs of victims in the name of conducting medical examinations. The lawsuit claims that defendant Levine breached his duty of care to the plaintiffs and failed to fulfill his commitment to his profession of serving his patients.

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Penn State Sandusky Child Molestation Abuse



An explosive sex abuse scandal and possible cover-up rocked "Happy Valley'' on Saturday when former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, once considered Joe Paterno's heir apparent, was charged with sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period. Among the allegations was a 2002 incident in which a graduate assistant for the team said he saw Sandusky assault a boy in the shower at the Nittany Lions' practice center.

Sandusky retired in 1999 but continued to use the school's facilities for his work with The Second Mile, a foundation he established to help at-risk kids. The state grand jury investigation also resulted in perjury charges against Tim Curley, Penn State's athletic director, and Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business. The two administrators were accused of failing to alert police - as required by state law - of their investigation of the allegations.

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