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Child Victim Act a Plus with Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman is a renowned lawyer who represents sexually abused victims; men, women and children. He is more interested in representing children abused by sexual predators. His major goal is to listen and let the victims be heard. He was motivated to pursue such cases by the first case of an autistic child abused in preschool. He is the founder and partner of Herman Law. He has worked in high profile lawsuits of sexual abuse such as the Archdiocese of Miami and Denver.

Two public figures have recently come out to push the Republicans in the Senate to pass the Child Victims Act (s. 809). The passing of the act will help Jeff Herman in his practice. A coalition known as New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators has been formed with the help of Corey Feldman an actor and Sarah Powers Barnhard, a volleyball player in the fight. The push will pressure since there have been intentions to keep the act off the floor. The Bill will be endorsed by D. Manhattan and Brad Holgman as the sponsors.

The Bill will do away with statutes of limitations when dealing with child sexual abuse victims. The accused have been using the limitations to do away with cases. Jeff Herman exposes on sexual predators, and their institutions are not easy with such limitations. He first represented a victim in 2003 when a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami was allowed to go on trial. The church had been using the limitations to dismiss cases. He also won a verdict against Charter schools in the USA in the year 2014 it was the biggest case of sexual abuse with charter schools.

Sexual abuse cases have also been tried within five years, and within a year the victim should sue the oppressor. However, if the oppressor is from an institution the case took three years. The Child Victims Act would do away with such limitations the cases will be heard within a year even in a case of fifty years. Jeff Herman became the limitations in the Archdiocese of Miami case because the church had committed a fraud by not revealing the priest’s history of sexual abuse.