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Note: this article is in Spanish El padre Manuel La Rosa-Lopez se ha declarado culpable de dos cargos en un caso de abuso sexual contra menores de edad en el área de Houston, Texas, por lo que enfrentará una sentencia de 10 años en prisión. La fiscal principal del condado de Montgomery, Nancy Hebert, explicó...
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HOUSTON – A Houston-area priest who was accused of sexually abusing children has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. KPRC 2 Investigates has learned, Father Manuel La Rosa-Lopez pleaded guilty to two counts of indecency with a child on early Tuesday morning. It was part of a plea deal that will send him to...
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What is grooming?  A recent Article in Psychology Today by Elizabeth Jeglic, Ph.D, contains important information for parents. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/protecting-children-sexual-abuse/202010/detecting-sexual-grooming?fbclid=IwAR0fseosJh6j846aUFic_YL2qUGNRS8bayI-o2XHqYHMaRJNrNSb_H7eOsM As the author explains, “Grooming” is the  deceptive process sexual predators use to develop trust with a child-victim as well as other adults in the child’s life.  Grooming “desensitizes” the child to sexual content and physical...
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Original Post Here: https://greeninglaw.com/civil-liability-involving-inpatient-suicide/ Civil Liability Involving Inpatient Suicide In most civil cases involving liability for someone’s death, it’s usually pretty easy to link the defendant (the person who is allegedly at fault) with the actions that caused the death (e.g., a driver runs a red light and strikes a pedestrian, killing them; a surgeon...
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This post is also featured on GreeningLaw.com If your family is sheltering at home during COVID-19, it is  likely your children are spending a lot more time online. This can unfortunately  create a new set of challenges for every parent because  on-line sexual predators are also seeking out victims. Parents should be  extremely cautious of...
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Sexual Abuse by a medical or therapeutic provider is not only a violation of trust and medical ethics but, in many States, it is a violation of criminal and civil law. When you go to the doctor, dentist, hospital, counselor, physical therapist, or any other medical or therapeutic professionals, trust is inherent. But, unfortunately, sexual...
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A civil lawsuit was filed Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Dallas County Court at Law #3, Cause No. CC- 20-00553-C against The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas and its Bishop, Edward J. Bums and former priest Richard Thomas Brown. The lawsuit alleges that when Brown was assigned as an as assistant pastor at Holy Family...
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April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month(SAAM). Each year, advocates attempt to further educate the public on prevention and offer support for survivors. But, in the midst of a global pandemic and with the social distancing mandates in place, support takes on new challenges. For many survivors, social distancing limits access to medical care, counseling services...
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As Covid-19 spreads across the globe, “sheltering in place” for victims of abuse, especially Domestic Violence can cause immediate danger as they are forced to isolate with their abuser. The extreme lockdown with Covid-19, it makes it exponentially more difficult for a victim of domestic violence in the home to go somewhere else and escape...
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Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 The Law Offices of Tahira Khan Merritt PLLC (tkmlawfirm.com) filed a lawsuit today in the 342nd Tarrant County District Court, Fort Worth, Texas. The case seeks to recover civil damages arising out of sexual misconduct  at the Massage Envy Spa, Montgomery Plaza, 2600 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas  by ...
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