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State Police Arrest Cumberland County EMS Chief for Alleged Sexual Assault of Minor

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 08, 2023 in Sexual Abuse/Assault

An EMS station chief in Cumberland County is alleged to have had an unlawful sexual relationship with a teenage female. The station chief was arrested and has been indefinitely suspended from his post. He was charged with statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of someone under the age of 16, corruption of minors, indecent assault […]

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has charged a 68-year-old former caretaker with more than 600 counts of sexual assault. He has been charged with sexually assaulting residents of Faith Friendship Villa between 2007 and 2022. Faith Friendship Villa caters to those with mental illnesses and disabilities. The former caretaker, James Zook, was first arrested […]

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Earlier this month, President Biden signed a new bill into law that eliminates federal statutes of limitations for civil cases involving child sexual abuse cases. The law, which is titled Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act, applies to civil claims involving sex abuse crimes against minors, such as sexual abuse and […]

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Middletown Area High School Football Players Charged in Connection With Hazing Allegations

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 21, 2022 in Sexual Abuse/Assault

On September 20th, 2022, 10 Middletown Area High School football players were charged in connection to hazing allegations. Two of the players were charged with attempted sexual assault. According to the police, three students were sexually assaulted last month in the turf room when they were by themselves. The assault was recorded on video and […]

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Rally at State Capitol Rotunda Commemorates Start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 06, 2022 in Sexual Abuse/Assault

April 2022 is the 21st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time to raise awareness about the ongoing problem of sexual assault. Organizations around the nation are working to raise awareness – the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) held a rally at the State Capitol Rotunda on Monday to emphasize the need to […]

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Dozens of women have filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against Pornhub, its parent company MindGeek and several other porn brands, in California Central District Court. The lawsuit alleges sex trafficking and distribution of child pornography. The 179-page lawsuit was filed on behalf of 33 anonymous plaintiffs and Serena Fleites, who was featured in an opinion piece about […]

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Where Does Reform Currently Stand on Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 01, 2021 in Sexual Abuse/Assault

Statute of limitations dictate the maximum amount of time after an incident for an individual to bring forth legal proceedings.  As lawyers, we are trained day-in and day-out to be cognizant of that specific date, whether it comes in one year, two years, four years, and so on.  But, another group of Pennsylvanians are also […]

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Sexual Assault Victims of Former UPMC Nurse May Be Able to Seek Compensation

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 09, 2020 in Sexual Abuse/Assault

Anyone who was treated at UPMC Carlisle’s emergency room between January 2016 and April 19, 2019 may have been secretly videotaped by former nurse Michael Bragg. According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Bragg recorded 206 patients without their consent, including almost 24 minor children. Some of the videos were of children, approximately seven years […]

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Schmidt Kramer Partner Scott Cooper Discusses Bill Cosby Mistrial with CBS 21

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 19, 2017 in Sexual Abuse/Assault

Partner Scott Cooper was recently interviewed for a CBS 21 report on the declaration of a mistrial in the sexual assault lawsuit against Bill Cosby that was heard in the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The judge declared a mistrial one hour into the sixth day of jury deliberations on the case. The jury […]

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PSU’s Insurance Appeal in Sex Abuse Case Could Lead to Big Changes

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 21, 2016 in Sexual Abuse/Assault

Penn State University (PSU) recently filed a motion requesting an interim appeal in the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance v. Pennsylvania State University ruling. The ruling, by Judge Gary Glazer, stems from the abuse and molestation case of Jerry Sandusky and the University using its insurance coverage for payouts of the claims. Glazer ruled that the […]

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