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Sexual Abuse and Trafficking

Sexual Abuse and Trafficking

ASK LLP is highly experienced in cases involving sexual abuse and trafficking. Our team has represented thousands of abuse survivors across the United States. In recent years, controversy has surrounded the Boy Scouts of America as well as Catholic and Protestant churches alike. It has come to light that many young people in these organizations may have been sexually abused or preyed upon by leaders in positions of power (including scout leaders, chaperones, members of clergy, and others).

Legal reforms, such as New York’s Child Victims Act, make it possible for the victims of sexual abuse to file lawsuits for compensation even when the usual statute of limitations has expired. With the passage of these new laws, many thousands of individuals have joined mass torts against public and private school systems, community organizations like the Boy Scouts, and religious institutions like the Catholic Church, alleging that these entities failed to protect them from predatory behavior.

ASK LLP’s Team is Ready to Help

Our team at ASK LLP understands that past sexual abuse is often a difficult topic for survivors to discuss. Many of our clients have spoken to us for the first time about their past abuse. Our team is trained, patient, and sympathetic. We take the time to hear your story and give you a voice. Our conversations are confidential, kind, and professional.

If you suffered sexual abuse while at school, in the Scouts, or from religious leaders, you may be entitled to compensation even if the abuse happened decades ago. The organization may owe you for:

  • Physical and emotional distress
  • The cost of necessary medical care or therapy
  • Punitive damages

Call ASK LLP today for a confidential and free case evaluation.

Current Sexual Abuse & Trafficking Case Investigations

  1. Sexual abuse when involved in an organization (churches, clubs, schools/colleges/university, physicians)
  2. Peter Nygard Sexual Abuse
  3. Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, Sexual Abuse
  4. Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Sexual Abuse
  5. Massage Envy Sexual Assault Lawsuits
  6. Dr. Christopher Kovanda Sexual Abuse

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Sexual Abuse and Trafficking

Anton "Tony" Lazzaro

Anton "Tony" Lazzaro

Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims of sex trafficking and abuse by Anton “Tony” Lazzaro. The Minnesota Republican strategist and political donor has been arrested by the FBI on charges of conspiring with others to recruit and solicit minors to engage in commercial sex acts.

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Archdiocese of Newark Sexual Abuse Investigation

Archdiocese of Newark Sexual Abuse Investigation

Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims of sexual abuse involving the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. This large Catholic institution has been subject to numerous sexual abuse lawsuits. According to NBC New York, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was defrocked by Pope Francis in 2019 after a Vatican investigation determined he sexually abused minors as well as adults.1

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Dr. Christopher Kovanda

Dr. Christopher Kovanda

Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Kovanda sexually abused patients during treatment.

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Massage Envy Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Massage Envy Sexual Assault Lawsuits

CASE ALERT: Massage Envy Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that people receiving massages at Massage Envy and other massage parlors have been sexually assaulted.

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Peter Nygard Abuse Case

Peter Nygard Abuse Case

Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims of sex trafficking and abuse by Peter J. Nygard. The wealthy fashion mogul and well-connected Canadian businessman has been accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women and children.

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School Resource Officer Sexual Abuse

School Resource Officer Sexual Abuse

Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that former school resource officer Adam Gentile Pelton sexually abused students. Pelton pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct after touching minor female students and requesting nude pictures from them.

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