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Sexual abuse

Apr 11, 2022

Minor sexually assaulted by relative — $900,000 settlement

Type of action: Sexual abuse of a minor Injuries alleged: Sexual abuse, emotional distress Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge J. Michael Gamble (Ret.) Date resolved: 9/13/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $900,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Anthony M. “Tony” Russell, Roanoke; R. Andrew “Drew” Davis, Bedford Description of case: Our […]

Jun 14, 2021

Claims against church organizations proceed

Multiple civil claims against church organizations related to a sexual abuse case involving a Colonial Heights church have survived after a Chesterfield County Circuit Court judge overruled demurrers. Judge Frederick G. Rockwell III overruled demurrers brought forth by Immanuel Baptist Church, the Petersburg Baptist Association and the Baptist General Association of Virginia. The groups objected [[...]

Nov 30, 2020

Wife avoids liability in molestation suit

The wife of a music teacher who took his own life after being charged with sexually abusing underage students has been dismissed from a lawsuit filed by a former music student. Contending he was sexually assaulted by the teacher, the former student sued the teacher’s estate, his corporation and his widow. Even though the teacher’s […]

Oct 19, 2020

Richmond diocese paying $6.3 million to sexual abuse victims

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is paying $6.3 million to 51 people who were sexually abused as minors by clergy members, according to an Oct. 15 report on its website. In February, the Richmond diocese launched the Independent Reconciliation Program. From April 3 to May 15, victims who were sexually abused as minors by clergy members were able to file […]

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