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March 2017
Global Crimes Against Children :  A Grim Report from Unicef Using data collected from 190 countries, a U.N report concluded   about 120 million girls around the world – slightly  more than one in 10 – have been raped or sexually assaulted by the age of 20.  http://www.unicef.org/media/media_75530.html As if this finding is not grim enough,...
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  Sexual Assault Victims: Criminal vs. Civil Actions Do you know the difference between a criminal case and a civil case based on a sexual assault or sexual abuse? Each day our law firm receives calls from victims of sexual assault who confuse a criminal prosecution for sexual assault with a civil action based on...
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A Warning for our Daughters: Sexual Violence in S.T.E.M Programs   We have all seen the push from educators for girls and young women to be educated in the so-called S.T.E.M disciplines(science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Our girls are promised well paying “jobs of the future” if they embark on S.T.E.M careers. However, there is...
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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Lawyer for your Sexual Abuse Case Hiring an attorney for a potential civil case can be a daunting task for many survivors. As victims of sexual assault who were so badly violated and betrayed their trust issues with authority figures are understandable.  They often are wary not only of...
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New Study Links Traumatic Stress to Molecular  DNA Damage A study published recently Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics  concluded that  traumatic stress may induce DNA breakage, but psychotherapy may heal it. Prior research studies had established an association between traumatic stress and an increased risk for numerous diseases, including cancer.  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/284410.php. This new  study has important implications...
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Bystander Intervention: What is It and Why it is Necessary to Prevent Sexual  Violence If you’re a college student was at a party and saw someone making unwanted sexual advances toward another student who was intoxicated, would he intervene?  What about in response to rape joke or a sexually explicit photo or video of a...
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Former Priest Sentenced to 30 years for Sexual Assault While Serving 60 years In  Murder-For-Hire Plot One of our previous cases was in the news again this week. Former Catholic priest John Fiala was sentenced on Tuesday, December 2, 2014  to 30 years in prison for having sexually abused a teenage boy, his own parishioner,...
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Apps Every Parents Should Be Aware Of Over 170,000 people are part of the Sophos community on Facebook. Why not join us on Facebook to find out about the latest security threats. Don’t show me this again Hi fellow Twitter user! Follow our team of security experts on Twitter for the latest news about internet...
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TITLE IX VIOLATIONS:  SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG December 11, 2014 Federal Investigators today found Southern Methodist University in violation of Title IX by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights(OCR) for “failing to promptly and equitably” respond to reports of sexual assault, harassment and retaliation. http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2014/12/smu-found-in-violation-of-title-ix-agrees-to-resolution-with-u-s-department-of-education.html/ What is Title...
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Silence : The Deadly Enabler of Child Sex Abuse A recent article Dallas Morning News article emphatically demonstrates how crucial it is not only for suspicions of pedophilic conduct to be reported to civil authorities, but for parents to take such preventative action. A 28 year old man and his 17 year old accomplice( posing...
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