As a parent, there is nothing more you want than to protect your child from all of the dangers of the world for as long as possible. We do our best to shield our children from all of the horrors the world has to offer, but it can be nearly impossible to completely keep your child away from any and all of the ugliness the world has to offer. Every parent's nightmare is for a child to be sexually abused and taken advantage of. If you suspect your child has been sexually abused, you may be feeling depressed, angry, and like there is nothing you can do to help amend the situation. There are certain warning signs to look out for in case you fear this horrific act has truly happened to your child.
What's more disturbing - a grades-for-sex scam from a teacher, or the tired 'consensual' defense?
Attorney Tim Conlon of TJC ESQ will serve as co-counsel in a class-action lawsuit brought against the Boy Scouts of America and its Fairfield chapter on behalf of 17 former scouts and 2 women who claim to have been repeatedly molested by a former Scoutmaster from 1963 to 1975. The abuser, Ridgefield man Donald Dennis, allegedly used his status as a scout leader to force scouts into engaging in oral and anal sex - in the case of one of the plaintiffs, occurring more than 1,000 times. Dennis, who was an auxiliary Connecticut state trooper during the time and would frequently wear his uniform to meetings, reportedly used any opportunity he had alone with the children to carry out the sexual assaults. Dennis died in 2013.