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Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

Larry Nassar shouldn’t be the only one going to jail

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

by Michael Dolce The Guardian, 1.26.18 Survivors reported Nassar’s abuse to coaches, trainers, parents, therapists, a training facility owner, and even law enforcement officials – but all in vain. It is tragically ironic that in the same month we applauded the courageous young survivors confronting Larry Nassar in court for his horrific abuse, we… Read More »

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Chatman drug treatment associates owe millions

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Conspirators in Kenny Chatman’s sprawling drug treatment criminal enterprise are on the hook for millions of dollars, with one man expected to pay his share of $5.6 million in restitution. Chatman’s operations had a horrifying human cost. People blame his operations for loved ones’ deadly relapses, and prosecutors told how Chatman screwed closed a home’s… Read More »

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Notorious treatment center operator Chatman gets 27 years in prison

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

WEST PALM BEACH — Kenneth “Kenny” Chatman was a relatively small drug-treatment provider despite the millions he raked in every year, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Villafaña said Wednesday. But he was “the most dangerous,” she told U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks, and FBI agents “never worked harder” than the last few months of 2016,… Read More »

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Woman on Chatman: ‘Men came in and paid him money to rape me.’

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Kenny Chatman kept a 19-year-old woman tied down in a house, where more than 100 men raped her, a woman wrote to U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks on Monday. The corrupt drug treatment center operator, who faces up to life in prison when sentenced today, held her for weeks, until she jumped out of… Read More »

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State lets doctors accused of sexual abuse on patients keep practicing

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Dawn Marie Basham answers the phone in tears. “You caught me at a rough moment,” Basham explains between sobs. Less than a week earlier, prosecutors had dropped charges against the Delray Beach doctor she said sexually assaulted her during an office visit. Basham feels alone, but she is far from it. Other women say they… Read More »

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After losing her daughter to fake drug ‘treatment,’ she now seeks to save others

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

MAY 10, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—Five days after losing her daughter to a drug overdose in a South Florida sober home, Jennifer Flory found herself standing before a task force set up to investigate sober homes. “My daughter passed away on Thursday night and I’m coming here to get her stuff – and her – and… Read More »

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High Schools Are Failing Girls Who Report Sexual Assault

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Title IX is often associated with gender equity in athletic departments of colleges and universities.  But, it applies to high schools as well and it includes that, “schools receiving federal funding must eliminate a hostile environment stemming from gender-based violence.”  The Huffington Post has concluded that high schools are often failing girls who have… Read More »

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Elderly Man Accused of Molesting Child

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A trial date has been set for June for a 74-year-old man from Acreage who is accused of molesting a nine-year-old on more than one occasion. The accused, Dale Kipp, now claims that the police coerced him into making a false confession in 2013 when they arrested him for his crimes and is demanding… Read More »

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Police Officer Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Residents in Palm Beach Shores are concerned and frustrated about the ongoing investigation into sexual assault accusations against one of the town’s police officers, Charles Hoeffer. Officer Hoeffer has been the target of five different internal affairs investigations and is the suspect in an open criminal investigation by the Riviera Beach Police Department. Three… Read More »

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School Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit of Autistic Girls

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Seagull Industries has agreed to pay a $300,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of two autistic sisters that claim that they were sexually abused repeatedly by their fellow students at the agency’s charter school for the disabled in Riviera Beach. The settlement was approved at the end of January by U.S…. Read More »

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