University & Summer Camp Clergy Abuse

Posted in Firm News on October 31, 2019

Manly, Stewart& Finaldi have represented hundreds of victims of clergy abuse. These cases typically involve Catholic Dioceses. Far less attention has been paid to reports of abuse within the Jewish community especially those involving schools and summer camps. In 2013 an independent investigation was conducted of sexual abuse of students by staff members  at New… read more

About the New York Child Victims Act

Posted in Firm News,Major Cases on August 19, 2019

In February 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Child Victims Act, a landmark piece of legislation that offered survivors of child abuse additional opportunities for restitution and recovery. One of the most important elements of the Child Victims Act recently went into effect on August 14th: the one-year window to file a civil… read more

First Sex Abuse Cases Against Schools Filed Under Child Victims Act

Posted in Firm News on August 15, 2019

Two former New York public school employees were accused of sexual abuse in some of the first cases brought against school systems under the new Child Victims Act on Wednesday. Auset Love, 45, said her former teacher at Public School 189 in Brooklyn, Jean Pamphile, routinely physically and sexually abused her starting in 1983 and… read more

Boy Scouts, Catholic Church, More Face New Lawsuits as NY Child Victims Act Window Opens

Posted in Firm News on August 15, 2019

One man told of sexual abuse starting when he was 10. Another man reported he was sexually abused as a teenager. A third said he was sexually abused from the age of 11 on. All three incidents have two other things in common: They date back half a century, and the men accused were Scoutmasters, the adult leaders of Boy Scout troops…. read more

Former Syracuse University Coach and Counselor Accused of Four Decades of Sexual Abuse of Minors and Teens

Posted in Firm News on August 2, 2019

On June 19th 2019, Conrad Mainwaring was arrested and charged with sexual battery by fraud. A comprehensive investigation found that Mainwaring, a former Olympian and coach, had a long history of sexual abuse, with 41 allegations of abuse spanning 44 years of his career. Mainwaring, also known as Coach Avondale or Avondale Mainwaring, was employed… read more

Woman Accuses Former Salvation Army Lieutenant Of Sex Abuse

Posted in Major Cases on July 9, 2019

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A former high ranking officer in the Salvation Army has been accused of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter for years in the 1990s. Click here for full article.

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Represents Sexual Abuse Victims of Kevin Thorpe at Hanna Boys Center

Posted in Child Abuse,Firm News on April 18, 2019

Father John Crews and Kevin Thorpe at the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma Valley, California have been accused of sexually abusing young boys who attended the Center. Many of the accusations originate from incidents that allegedly occurred decades ago. Father Crews worked at the Hanna Boys Center for nearly 30 years before he was accused… read more

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi represents alleged victims of Father Crews and other abusers at the Hanna Boys Center

Posted in Child Abuse,Firm News on April 17, 2019

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi represents alleged victims of Father Crews and other abusers at the Hanna Boys Center. We call upon the Bishop of Santa Rosa to release all names of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct in the Dioceses of Santa Rosa. Learn more here.

O.C. Youth Basketball Coach Suspected of Sexual Abuse of Minors

Posted in Child Abuse,Firm News,Sexual Abuse on April 16, 2019

A former Orange County youth basketball coach was recently arrested over allegations that he had unlawful sex with minors a decade ago. The coach, Carlos Juarez, 44, of Costa Mesa, was taken into custody by law enforcement outside his home in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue. Four victims reported sexual incidents involving Juarez to… read more

Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

Posted in Child Abuse,Firm News on March 21, 2019

Katherine O’Neill, a 51-year-old teacher at Barstow High School, has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. On March 15, O’Neill was arrested by San Bernardo County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to a report regarding an inappropriate student-teacher relationship. She has been on administrative leave since October 2018. Her arrest… read more