Hilton elementary school principal accused of sex abuse

15 Additional Victims Come Forward Against Hilton Elementary School Principal Accused of Sex Abuse

“First and foremost, accountability. Acknowledgment that this happened. That this isn’t something these kids made up by any way shape or form. And ultimately making sure that not just my client, but all these other kids get the right support, both through their families and counseling to help them to…I don’t want to say ‘recover’. That’s not the right word. I can’t even begin to imagine.” – Thomas J. Mortati, Supervising Attorney Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP



Helping Survivors of Institutional Childhood Sex Abuse Be Heard

If you are a survivor of institutional childhood sex abuse you are not alone, we are here to help. We are committed to bringing claims against the institutions that harbored and protected predators.  Over the years we have helped abuse survivors fight for the justice they deserve in civil court. We know that the pain from childhood abuse never goes away.  

It can take victims years to build the courage to speak out against their abusers. The previous statute of limitations neglected generations of sexually abused children who still suffering as adults. With the passing of the NY Child Victims Act, these survivors will have a chance to pursue justice.

Adolescents Victims in the U.S.

PASSED – NY Senate Bill – The Child Victims Act

The New York Child Victims Act revives civil action for certain sex offenses committed against a person less than eighteen years of age.

Monday January 28th, both the NY Senate and Assembly have overwhelmingly approved the Child Victims Act.

The bill is intended to break the silence and give survivors of childhood sexual abuse a voice. For years, adults who were sexually abused as children were left suffering in silence with limited options in their pursuit of justice. If/when the Child Victims Act is passed survivors will have a chance to be heard and to seek justice for the abuses committed against them.

The purpose of the bill is:

“Provides that the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of a sexual offense committed against a child shall not begin to run until the child turns 23 years of age; provides that a civil action for conduct constituting a sexual offense against a child, shall be brought before the child turns 55 years of age; revives previously barred actions related to sexual abuse of children; grants civil trial preference to such actions” – https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S2440


If you or a loved one was a victim of institutional childhood sex abuse, we’re here to help. Don’t suffer in silence any longer, contact our experienced attorneys today.

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“Passage Of The CVA is a Step Forward But Not The End Of The Journey”

“Yes, this bill will give all victims the opportunity to pursue restitution in the civil court. But, in reality, most of the victims receiving financial awards will be those survivors whose abusers were institutionally affiliated. For everyone else, there will be little or no restitution to help pay for therapy, substance abuse treatment, a college education or any of the other supports that can help rebuild a life that has been derailed by trauma. ” – Senator Catharine M. Young (R,C,I-57th District) Read More on the proposed Child Victims Fund…


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