Jeff Herman Sues The Diocese Of Pennsylvania On Behalf Of His Young Client

Attorney Jeff Herman has had a very extensive past as a very successful sexual abuse lawyer. Jeff Herman has been working sexual abuse cases for over two decades and has won over 200 million dollars in settlements. His cases have been on the behalf of all ages and all genders. However, Herman’s main focus is on finding justice for children. This is his passion, and his passion has taken him all over the country to bring cases to those who would egregiously violate vulnerable children.

He founded Jeff Herman Law and made its watchword “VOICE FOR VICTIMS.” The first case he represented involved an autistic child of preschool age, whose parents suspected unfair play toward their child at school.

One particular case he is working on has brought him to Pennsylvania to file a lawsuit against the Diocese of Allentown and Reverend Monsignor Francis Nave. According to the lawsuit, Nave contacted the victim through a gay social media dating site and proceeded to have conversations with him. The victim was 16 years old at the time in the year 2012. At the time, Reverend Nave was the pastor of the Sacred Heart Parish in Bath, Pennsylvania.

Reverend Monsignor Nave found his way to reach the boy because he is a pastor. He told the victim he is qualified to do counseling for the victim, who was depressed at the time. Because he was a Catholic priest, he told the victim that he was a person who listens to people’s problems. He fashioned himself as a mentor to the victim and sought to create a friendship with the victim. Visit This Page for more information.

Once Reverend Nave gained the victim’s trust, he then proceeded to move the conversations from the social media site to Skype and FaceTime. It wasn’t too long after this before would instruct the boy to take his clothing off and touch himself while he did the same. The screenshots that the victim took had shown Nave both clothed and nude while he was doing these counseling sessions.

Jeff Herman stated that he was both proud of the boy for coming forward and telling his story. At the same time, he said he was very ashamed of the monsignor for using his position of power and the trust he had gained from the victim to take advantage of the young man.


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