July 21, 2024

Three Child Sex Abuse Survivors Sue The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

The child sexual abuse lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP have filed three sexual abuse lawsuits against The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, a 170-year-old residential foster care facility. All three survivors were raped while under the care and custody of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie by the very staff who were responsible for protecting them. How could this kind of abuse happen? Because The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie that was legally required to protect these children failed.

  • Survivor #1 was approximately 12-16 years old when he was repeatedly sexually abused while a resident at The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie. It is alleged that Helen Fahy acting as an administrator of The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie groomed the plaintiff over a period of time before physically assaulting him. Two years later, Helen Fahy was arrested for having sexual intercourse with another teen and she was convicted of third-degree rape.
  • Survivor #2 was placed in The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie when he was about nine years old. During his residency, a staffer named Big Bob Buford sexually assaulted him when Buford took the youth Plaintiff to his home.
  • Survivor #3 lived at The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie in early 2000 when she was approximately 14 years old. An employee named Tarell Heard raped and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions. Last year, Tarell Heard was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child under the age of sixteen while working at Astor Services for Children and Families.

The three lawsuits were filed under New York’s Child Victims Act which allows victims of child sexual abuse the opportunity to seek compensation and hold their perpetrators accountable. Prior to the enactment of the Child Victims Act last year, the statute of limitations would have already expired for these child sexual abuse victims. New York residents who were sexually abused as children now have until August 14, 2021 to pursue child sexual abuse claims.

The compassionate New York Child Sexual Abuse Lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP lawyers are here to listen. We understand that coming forward is very difficult. We can help you obtain justice. We will walk you through the process. We are committed to holding child sexual abusers and the institutions who protect them responsible.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a sexual child abuse, contact the New York child sexual abuse attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. Our firm’s motto is “Don’t Be A Victim Twice”. Call 1-800-Victim2 (1-800-842-8462) to schedule a confidential consultation with the child sexual abuse lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. The call is free. The consultation is free. You don’t pay us unless we are successful. That’s our “Our Fee Guarantee: No Fee Unless Successful!

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