Boys and Girls Club Sexual Abuse in Mt. Kisco
Boys and Girls Clubs of America have a legal responsibility to preserve the safety and welfare of the children in their care. Unfortunately, there have been numerous cases of alleged sexual abuse by counselors, coaches, supervisors, and other employees over the years, including at the Mt. Kisco location.
If you or someone you know experienced sexual abuse or assault at a Boys and Girls Club, contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi for a free legal consultation. We are one of the top sexual abuse plaintiff’s firms in the country and can help you stand up for your rights.
Why Choose the Sexual Abuse Lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi?
- Our attorneys always put their clients first. We understand how emotionally challenging these cases are for survivors. We use an empathetic trauma-informed approach on every case.
- We have obtained record-setting results for former clients. Our law firm has recovered more than $2 billion for survivors of institutional sexual abuse.
- We have prior experience bringing sexual abuse and assault claims against the Boys and Girls Club of America for failing to maintain a safe environment for children.
Examples of Sexual Abuse at Boys and Girls Clubs of America
The Boys and Girls Club of America is an organization that touts itself as a place where children can go for safe and fun after-school care. Yet these camps and clubs may not be as safe as parents think – largely due to issues on an administrative level that can expose children to crimes such as sexual assault and abuse by club counselors and workers.
The most recent case (January 2021) involves 12 sexual abuse survivors who have come forward with allegations that James Collins, an adult involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Mt. Kisco, sexually abused them while at the club. The accusations span from the 1960s to the 1990s, with survivors as young as 10 years old.
The allegations include sexual touching, fondling, massaging and oral sex with minors. The lawsuit mainly refers to alleged abuse around the Chappaqua Central School District and Camp Iroquois in Mt. Kisco, although James Collins also worked with children at Horace Greeley High School. If you are a victim of James Collins from the Mt. Kisco Boys and Girls Club, act quickly and contact an attorney to make sure that you are within the time limit to file.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse in California?
California recently underwent a statute of limitations reform. The statute of limitations refers to a law that limits a plaintiff’s ability to bring a civil lawsuit against one or more defendants. The current law in California is more forgiving toward sexual abuse survivors than the previous one. It recognizes that many victims of sexual abuse do not disclose it until later in life, as it often takes a long time to come to terms with the fact that it was sexual abuse. This is especially true for victims of child sexual abuse.
In California, the statute of limitations as of January 2020 is five years of discovering child sexual abuse as an adult or by the time the survivor turns 40, whichever is later. If a plaintiff was previously barred from filing a sexual abuse lawsuit under California’s old statute of limitations, he or she has a three-year window to file. This means that if you suffered sexual abuse at a Boys and Girls Club in Mt. Kisco or elsewhere in California, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit even if it happened many years ago.
Contact a Boys and Girls Club Sexual Abuse Attorney Today
As a survivor of Boys and Girls Club sexual abuse, you most likely have a lot of questions and concerns about your future. Our goal is to fight for the justice and compensation that you deserve so that you can move on with your life. We can help you go up against the perpetrator, the Boys and Girls Club of Mt. Kisco, a school district, and/or other defendants to make them take accountability for their actions. Discuss your specific case in more detail with one of our compassionate attorneys today. Contact us for a confidential initial case review.