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An Analysis of the Federal Criminal Complaint and Subway’s Potential Civil Liability for Claims of Childhood Sexual Abuse. By Ryan Cohen, The Zalkin Law Firm On August 19, 2015, Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against former Subway spokesperson, Jared Fogle, alleging various counts of sexual abuse against children. Prior to, Jared Fo
Daily Herald. August 7, 2015 "Erin Merryn has encouraged schools to educate students on child sexual abuse for more than five years, and now she'll be featured in a TLC documentary on the topic set to air Aug. 31." CLICK HERE to read full article.
NEWS.com.au July29, 2015 "On Monday, a national inquiry held in Sydney revealed more than 1000 allegations of child sexual abuse in churches around Australia were covered up by generations of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The royal commission heard from church elder Max Horley, who admitted that as a member of the Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Narrogin,
Los Angeles Times. June 29, 2015 Three current and former UC Berkeley students sued the University of California on Monday for allegedly failing to properly respond to their sexual assault complaints, asserting that administrators did not act quickly enough or adequately penalize perpetrators found responsible. The civil lawsuit, filed in Alameda C
Fox 2 NewsJune 29, 2015 BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) - Three University of California female students who say they were sexually assaulted, are suing the university because they claim the administration failed to adequately investigate their complaints or protect them. Click Here for Link to Video of Coverage. KTVU -
CLICK HERE to read the full press release and see the complaint filed on behalf of a victim of childhood sexual abuse while she was a member of the Assembly of God church in Lancaster, CA.
Antelope Valley Times. June 9, 2015 LANCASTER – A childhood sexual abuse civil lawsuit against an Assembly of God church in Lancaster claims a female was repeatedly sexually abused by a youth group leader, and church officials became aware of the abuse but failed to report it to law enforcement.The lawsuit was filed this week in the Los Angeles Sup
Tallahassee Democrat. June 3, 2015"One in three Florida women and one in five men say they’ve been sexually abused before the age of 18.That’s according to a recent Internet survey of more than 1,000 Floridians, conducted by Sachs Media Group for the Lauren’s Kids foundation. Those who conducted the poll say it both supports common perceptions abou
Philadelphia Magazine. April 7, 2015 “It often takes victims of sexual abuse years or decades to have the courage to share their traumatic experiences,” Teplitz said in a prepared statement. “This bill would allow victims to seek justice and have their day in court.” Click Here to Read Full Article
By: Alex Zalkin , Esq. The Zalkin Law Firm There is a growing national spotlight on the issue of sexual assault on our college campuses. Research findings about the scope of the problem vary widely, with findings ranging from 3% to 17% to as many as 20% of women in college will be victims of some form of sexual assault. While these statistics alone
UT San Diego, March 26, 2015.Here is a commentary written by Alex Zalkin about the options available to victims of campus sexual assault to seek justice. CLICK HERE to read Mr. Zalkin's commentary.
Noticias 34 Los Angeles. March 3, 2014
NBC 4. March 3, 2015Attorneys representing four sex abuse victims have filed a lawsuit against the American Youth Soccer Organization, claiming the organization failed to protect the victims from a coach who was convicted of molesting more than a dozen children. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m.
CBS LA News. March 3, 2015 Coverage of Paul Mones and Irwin Zalkin announcing civil lawsuit against American Youth Soccer League (AYSO) on behalf of four childhood sexual abuse victims. Click to see CBS LA News coverage.  
Los Angeles Times. March 3, 2015 A lawsuit against AYSO on behalf of four childhood sex abuse victims was filed today in a Los Angeles court by Attorneys Paul Mones and Irwin Zalkin.  Here is coverage from the LA Times on this lawsuit. “Defendant AYSO knew, or should have known about Valenti’s sexual abuse of minors and/or his sexually deviant prop
Huffington Post, Feb. 18, 2015 Here is a Huff Post video interview with Trey Bundy of the Center for Investigative Reporting about his investigation of childhood sexual abuse within the Jehovah's Witnesses.  The interview features Irwin Zalin and the Lopez case in San Diego where a church leader admitted in a deposition that there are files on all
In-Depth Report Details “Culture of Secrecy” About Sexual Abuse San Diego, CA, February 16, 2015 – Irwin M. Zalkin of San Diego based Zalkin Law Firm was featured in an in-depth investigative report about childhood sexual abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion that was issued on Saturday, February 14 th by the Center for Investigative Reporting.
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The Center for Investigative Reporting February 14, 2015By, Trey Bundy Irwin Zalkin   is interviewed in this in-depth investigative report that details the history of childhood sexual abuse and secrecy in the Jehovah's Witnesses. "The leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses – one of the world’s most insular religions – for 25 years has instructed its
Sex abuse attorney Irwin Zalkin introduced a new case filed in Portland on behalf of two victims of childhood sexual abuse while they were children at the Hillsboro Jehovahs Witnesses Congregation.  Velicia Alston gives her brave statement about why she stepped forward to seek justice.