How Many Boy Scouts were Abused?
Posted on March 23, 2019 by bgrant_britebuzz
The Boy Scouts of America is considering chapter 11 bankruptcy as it faces roughly 250 lawsuits for alleged child sex abuse. The BSA’s insurance carriers are refusing to settle these.... Read More
It’s Time for Congress to Hold Hearings on....
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Throughout its 109-year history, Boy Scouts of America has consistently held itself out to the public as a moral and safe environment for young boys to participate in healthy outdoor.... Read More
Helena Diocese Files for Bankruptcy, Seeks to Settle....
Posted on March 7, 2019 by admin
Helena Diocese Files for Bankruptcy, Seeks to Settle 362 Claims of Sexual Abuse Attorney Dan Fasy to NBC News: The Abuse in the Helena Diocese case was “widespread … (and).... Read More
Lawsuit Filed Against LDS Church for Covering-up Sex....
Posted on October 25, 2014 by admin
Editor’s note: Kosnoff Fasy, together with attorney Robert Fitzsimmons from Wheeling, West Virginia and attorney Carl Kravitz from the Washington, D.C. law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder, filed a civil lawsuit.... Read More
UPDATE: California’s Senate Bill 131 Still Awaiting Signature
Posted on September 18, 2013 by admin
UPDATE: California’s Senate Bill 131 is still on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk awaiting signature. SB 131 faces strong opposition. Supporters, as well as critics, are making their opinions known to the.... Read More
Reform Legislation Aiding Sex-Abuse Victims Inches Forward in....
Posted on September 5, 2013 by admin
UPDATE: Reform legislation in California benefitting victims of childhood sexual abuse cleared a big hurdle earlier this week. And now there are two more steps to go before a significant.... Read More
Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico is....
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For sex abuse survivors from Northwestern New Mexico and Northern Arizona, now is the time to come forward. We can help. But time is of the essence. And it’s important.... Read More
Thirteen newly accused sexual predators, a dozen victims,....
Posted on August 29, 2013 by admin
From PRNewswire: : “For immediate release Thirteen newly accused sexual predators, a dozen victims, identified in sex-abuse case against Boy Scouts of America Lawsuit identifies the largest number of previously unknown.... Read More
California Set to Vote on ‘Window Legislation,’ Giving....
Posted on August 26, 2013 by admin
By Martha Modeen We’re keeping our eye on legislation in California. Victims of childhood sexual abuse in California could have one more year to file civil lawsuits against alleged abusers.... Read More
A Look Back, a Look Ahead: What’s Changed....
Posted on July 4, 2013 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF Two years ago, Simon and Schuster published “The Sins of Brother Curtis,” a book about a case of mine from the 1990s, which stretched for five years,.... Read More
Minnesota is the latest state to change its....
Posted on June 10, 2013 by admin
By DAN FASY It’s been happening around the country, most recently in Minnesota. States are revising statutes of limitation for civil cases, providing abuse survivors more options to pursue cases.... Read More
Time for Boy Scouts of America to confront....
Posted on May 30, 2013 by admin
“SEATTLE, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys suing the Boy Scouts of America for child sexual abuse and failing to protect children said Thursday that today’s vote to remove a.... Read More
Minnesota Senate OKs Bill Easing Lawsuits for Child....
Posted on May 10, 2013 by admin
Change in Minnesota Law would: Drop the statute of limitations for civil suits involving child sexual abuse going forward. For older cases, it would create a three-year window for past.... Read More
Alleged Abuse by Hawaiian Priest Has a Familiar....
Posted on May 7, 2013 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF Cops know it as “M.O.” In Latin it’s “modus operandi” and in English it’s “mode” or “method” of operation. In matters of child sexual abuse, the M.O..... Read More
Kosnoff Fasy welcomes Kara Tredway, our newest associate
Posted on May 6, 2013 by admin
By Dan Fasy Tim Kosnoff and I are extremely please to announce the arrival of the newest member of our firm, Kara A. Tredway. She is a 2011 distinguished graduate.... Read More
Washington State Extends the Statute of Limitations for....
Posted on April 23, 2013 by admin
“This is a very significant development because it will protect children. The new changes in the law will enable victims to bring criminal actions against their abusers when they’re adults.... Read More
Joliet, Illinois: How one abuse victim pushed for....
Posted on April 10, 2013 by admin
By DAN FASY It could’ve been a heart-breaking tale. Instead it’s eminently heartening, about a man wanting to do more than settle his case with Catholic Church officials who, for.... Read More
The Next Frontier of Scholarly Study: Sexual Abuse....
Posted on March 13, 2013 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF We often broach the notion of statutes of limitation, typically within the context of how such time constraints serve the purposes of certain pedophiles and hinder the.... Read More
The Sad, But All Too Familiar Fact in....
Posted on March 6, 2013 by admin
By DAN FASY A recent pair of links we posted on our Facebook page inadvertently demonstrate something of a range of ways the scourge of child sexual abuse is revealed.... Read More
Pennsylvania: Home to Two High-Profile Child Sexual-Abuse Scandals,....
Posted on February 27, 2013 by admin
By DAN FASY Our Facebook page is updated weekdays to apprise interested parties about the many aspects pertaining to child sexual abuse. We cull reports from world media and provide.... Read More
A 50-State Map of Reported Child Sexual-Abuse Cases....
Posted on February 6, 2013 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF Certain Americans may miss seeing online and in various print media a blue-and-red-hued map indicating the state-by-state horse race that was the United States presidential election of.... Read More
Revising the Statute of Limitations in New York....
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By DANIEL FASY No one can say that Margaret M. Markey hasn’t tried. The New York State assemblywoman has been laboring in vain since 2006 to change the way that.... Read More
New International Effort to Stem Child Sexual Abuse....
Posted on January 2, 2013 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF Those wishing an international alliance to help stop the scourge of child sexual abuse, may find hope in a Dec. 4 document released by the U.S. Department.... Read More
After the Pope’s Butler Leaks Documents, the Vatican....
Posted on December 10, 2012 by admin
What Are the Implications for Continued Secrecy Amidst Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandals? Posted on Dec. 10, 2012 By TIM KOSNOFF Micro-chip tracking for human surveillance in the Vatican? Monsignor 007?.... Read More
From India to Africa, Ireland to Australia, Child....
Posted on December 3, 2012 by admin
By DAN FASY Although the focus of our law firm is providing a service to American and Canadian survivors of sexual abuse, we are constantly reminded of the problem of.... Read More
Hint for Boy Scout Officials: When Attempting Damage....
Posted on November 2, 2012 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF As this is written a gathering is underway in Atlanta, where the Boy Scouts of America is convening other youth-oriented groups at a symposium concerning child sex-abuse.... Read More
Interest in the Boy Scout ‘Perversion’ Files Won’t....
Posted on October 26, 2012 by admin
By: TIM KOSNOFF We obviously knew a lot of publicity would ensue from the mid-October release of what have become known as the Boy Scout “perversion files.” But the press.... Read More
US – Scouts Abuse Scandal-Where’s The Action?
Posted on October 25, 2012 by admin
Editor’s note: The following is a statement published by Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). BY BARBARA DORRIS It’s been a week since BSA abuse and cover up.... Read More
Boy Scouts’ Hidden Files: Documents Highlight The Horrors....
Posted on October 23, 2012 by admin
Editor’s note: This editorial, written by the Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama, is one of the best editorials we’ve seen on the need for safety reforms in the Boy Scouts.... Read More
The Boy Scout ‘Perversion’ Files: They’re About Combatting....
Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF Claims that pedophiles are predominantly homosexual or that homosexuality leads to child molestation are scarcely new. They continue courtesy of, among others, the hierarchy of the Boy.... Read More
A Big Thanks to Reporters Covering Stories on....
Posted on October 12, 2012 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF Members of my law firm would be less than candid if we said we aren’t pleased with the publicity our work has recently won. This isn’t so.... Read More
Seattle attorney releases list of 1,900 alleged Boy....
Posted on October 8, 2012 by admin
For immediate release: Oct. 8, 2012 Seattle attorney releases list of 1,900 alleged Boy Scout child sex-abusers in advance of upcoming Oregon court-ordered release of records Attorney Tim Kosnoff: ‘The.... Read More
How Child Molesters Get Away with It: Enablers....
Posted on September 25, 2012 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF “In Plain View,” an article in the latest (Sept. 24, 2012) issue of The New Yorker Magazine, ostensibly is about the world’s current most infamous sexual abuser.... Read More
One Writer Asks: ‘Just How Flagrant Does a....
Posted on September 19, 2012 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF A great value of contemporary journalism and published commentary is that technology has made it easy for readers to offer instant responses. These modern-day letters to the.... Read More
Catholic Officials Finagle Church Finances to Seem Poorer....
Posted on September 11, 2012 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF Decades of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is a grim reality for untold thousands of victims and a source of disgust for non-victims. It would be.... Read More
The Sometimes Violent Aftermath of Childhood Sexual Abuse:....
Posted on August 28, 2012 by admin
By TIM KOSNOFF Those who are willing to ponder the consequences of sex abuse crimes committed by adults against children should have been with me during a recent prison visit.... Read More
What’s Wrong with this Picture?
Posted on August 20, 2012 by admin
Jesuit Photo Reveals Eight of 21 Men Identified as Sexual Predators It’s a fleeting moment captured on black and white film. Some 21 Jesuit missionaries, dressed in long, black ministerial.... Read More
The ‘Double Moral Failure’ of the Boy Scouts....
Posted on August 14, 2012 by admin
As far as the crimes themselves go, there’s virtually no difference between sexual abuse committed against children by members of one institution versus similar acts committed by leaders of another..... Read More
Pedophile Rings Hiding in Plain Sight
Posted on August 6, 2012 by admin
It’s been scarcely a month since the findings about Penn State’s transgressions pertaining to convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky were revealed in their harrowing detail. That the former assistant coach of.... Read More
Finding the Right Counselor
Posted on July 30, 2012 by admin
After everything is said and done, and the legal fight is over, our clients frequently ask where or how they should find a counselor who can help. It’s a brave.... Read More
Penn State Sanctions: Making it Costly to Cover....
Posted on July 23, 2012 by admin
Most media covering the story of the Penn State football program sanctions seemed, in news industry parlance, to “bury the lede.” In the initial Associated Press report, it required skimming.... Read More
Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Files
Posted on July 9, 2012 by admin
For decades, the Boy Scouts of America kept secret files of accused pedophiles to ban them from volunteering in troops around the country. An Oregon Supreme Court decision to release.... Read More
BREAKING NEWS: Court forces Boy Scouts to release....
Posted on June 14, 2012 by admin
20,000 Pages Of Boy Scouts’ ‘Perversion Files’ Ordered Opened In Oregon Decades of Boy Scout Abuse will be uncovered. The Boy Scouts of America, which had fought to keep the.... Read More
I-Team Uncovers Boy Scouts Of America’s ‘Secret Files’....
Posted on June 8, 2012 by admin
San Diego News 10 Investigation Reveals the Boy Scouts of America Organization hid Documents Alleged Sex Abuse Within Boy Scouts. In response to the documents, Bob Mazzuca, the chief scout.... Read More
Diocese And Morning Star Ranch Reach Settlement Agreement
Posted on June 1, 2012 by admin
A settlement has been reached in Morning Star Ranch in Spokane. According to Tim, “this was not a victory, but it was not a defeat, we salvaged a case out.... Read More
Tim Kosnoff helped to Uncover Decades of Scout....
Posted on May 18, 2012 by admin
The CBC recently revealed Scouts Canada’s uncovered files that showed years of sexual abuse and pedophilia in the scouts. Tim Kosnoff helped to uncover those files. A review of how.... Read More
Working Towards Solving an Epidemic : Child Sex....
Posted on April 26, 2012 by admin
Child abuse occurs in epidemic proportions nationwide and across the globe. In the U.S. alone, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before their eighteenth.... Read More
Posted on April 20, 2012 by admin
The Following is posted from http://www.snapnetwork.org. SNAP Offers great resources for those dealing with Abuse. Flashbacks are normal Vietnam vets have normalized this experience and have coined the term Post-Traumatic.... Read More
Kosnoff Fasy – Great Falls Filing For Sex....
Posted on March 23, 2012 by admin
New Clergy Sex Abuse Victims File Suit Against Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana. Having represented sexual abuse survivors for a decade, trial lawyer Tim Kosnoff has many settlements.... Read More
Great Falls Tribune: Sex abuse suit filed against....
Posted on February 10, 2012 by admin
Ten people filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming they were sexually abused as children by Roman Catholic priests and nuns in central and eastern Montana, including a priest who was on.... Read More
Utah Woman Files Sexual Abuse Civil Lawsuit
Posted on January 12, 2012 by admin
(SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) – A 32-year-old woman has filed a civil lawsuit against golfer Steven Poulson, a man that’s also her uncle, alleging that he sexually abused her hundreds.... Read More
Who Sexually Abuses Children
Posted on January 3, 2012 by admin
Here’s a distressing statistic to consider: Some 85 percent of the time, children are abused by someone they know. Abusers are often immediate or extended family members, such as fathers,.... Read More
Statutes of Limitations
Posted on December 27, 2011 by admin
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to establish or improve public policy. For years, varying state statutes of limitation have kept victims of child sexual abuse from closure, with abusers evading.... Read More
What are the Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse?
Posted on December 24, 2011 by admin
Sex abuse memories can be repressed for years. The signs of sexual abuse are important to know. Consider the possibility of sexual abuse when a person exhibits the signs: An.... Read More
Common Symptoms in Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual....
Posted on December 12, 2011 by admin
The Manifestation of Childhood Sexual Abuse can come out in many ways some you may not expect. Common Symptoms in Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Physical Symptoms: Pseudocyesis (false.... Read More
Supporting a Survivor
Posted on December 2, 2011 by admin
When and friend or loved one comes out as a sexual abuse survivor we have a lot of questions and may be unsure of how to move forward. Our reactions.... Read More
Wake Up, Prosecutors! Perspective from a Sex Abuse....
Posted on November 26, 2011 by admin
The Penn State sex abuse scandal has prompted a seismic shift in how the world views the safety of children. It’s similar to life before 9/11 and post-9/11. The world.... Read More
The First Step is the Hardest: Pursuing Legal....
Posted on November 24, 2011 by admin
Making the decision to pursue a legal action can be a daunting prospect for a sexual abuse survivor. I’ve specialized in child sexual abuse cases for over 15 years, and.... Read More