USA Gymnastics Scandal: Failure to Report Sex Abuse Allegations

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Posted on August 8, 2016

According to investigative reporting by the Indianapolis Star, USA Gymnastics failed to report allegations of sexual abuse by coaches to proper authorities.USA Gymnastics trains the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Nationally, it includes more than 121,000 athletes and 3,000 gyms with its executive o...

After-school counselor takes plea bargain in child sex case–gets 20 years probation

Posted on July 27, 2016

Broward County Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes sentenced Michael Nathan Jones to 20 years of probation and mandatory psycho-sexual evaluation after he pled no contest to charges of aggravated child abuse."Mr. Mike," as the children referred to him, was employed as an after-care counselor at the school by After School Program, Inc. at Forest Hills Elementary School in Coral Springs. On June 28, 2016, three pre-teen girls testified in court that Jones touched them in a sexual manner between th...

Farmer Jaffe’s Adam Horowitz Honored as Top Lawyers Class of 2016 by South Florida Legal Guide


Posted on July 19, 2016

Farmer Jaffe attorney Adam Horowitz has been honored by South Florida Legal Guide as one of the Top Lawyers Class of 2016. Horowitz received the recognition in the publication’s midyear edition.The Top Lawyers designation comes after Horowitz was named one of the legal industry’s Top Up &...

Teenage Boy Allegedly Molests 3 Year-Old Girl at In-Home Daycare in Pasco County


Posted on July 18, 2016

A 16 year-old boy from Pasco County, Florida is accused of molesting a 3 year-old girl at his mother's daycare operated in their home. Lucius Isaiah Gibson, who goes by Isaiah, allegedly inserted his penis into the mouth of the child during nap time at his mother’s daycare, Thomas Gibson Fami...

State of Florida Orders Assisted Living Facility Closed Following Reports of Sex Assault In Facility


Posted on July 15, 2016

Operators of an assisted living facility in Volusia County, Florida are being accused of failing to protect residents from ongoing incidents of sexual assault. Health care regulators in Florida issued an emergency suspension Order mandating that Grace Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care close it...

Nationwide Investigation Reveals Injustice When Sexual Misconduct is Committed by Doctors

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Posted on July 13, 2016

Much like sexual misconduct in trusted institutions like the Catholic Church, sexual misconduct by doctors occurs more frequently than many would imagine. The Atlanta Journal Constitution and some of her sister publications recently ran exposés of doctors accused of sexual misconduct.  The inves...

Youth Pastor Arrested for Allegedly Impregnating 10 year-old Girl


Posted on July 6, 2016

Fort Lauderdale youth pastor Raymond Vincent, age 46, was arrested after he allegedly impregnated a 10 year-old girl and fled to Haiti.  Vincent has a history of sex-related charges as he was accused of molesting another child in 2011.Doctors discovered that the young girl was pregnant after sh...

87 year-old Florida Man Charged with Sex Battery in Nursing Home


Posted on July 1, 2016

An 87-year-old Lantana, Florida man with a reputation of fondling nursing home staff is facing sexual battery charges for performing oral sex on a 94-year-old man debilitated by Parkinson's disease.Louis Lawson appeared in court on Thursday, June 30, 2016, charged with sex battery.  On Nove...

Child Testifies in Criminal Trial of After School Counselor Accused of Molestation

Michael Jones After School Program sexual abuse

Posted on June 29, 2016

Michael Nathan Jones, now 25 years old, is facing criminal charges that he molested an 8-year old girl in 2011 at Forest Hills Elementary school in Coral Springs.  At the time of the incident, Jones was employed as an after-care counselor at the school by After School Program, Inc.On June 28, 2...

North Miami teacher Mwon Taylor arrested for molestation and sexual battery of a minor


Posted on June 24, 2016

Mwon Taylor, a 39-year old teacher at  Miami Union Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school in North Miami, has been arrested on charges that he sexually molested a minor. On June 22, 2016, Taylor was charged with sexual battery on a minor over 12 years old and lewd and lascivious molestation o...