Schedule your free initial consultation

Retired Police Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse

The Times Union reports that a retired Albany police detective and former public school employee was charged with repeatedly sexually abusing a teenage boy over a two year period. To read the TU article, click here.

Unfortunately, such instances of sexual abuse committed against children continues to be a problem in our community.  Even more depressing, these acts are often perpetrated by individuals in positions of power over their victims, including police officers, teachers, foster parents, etc. 

When such acts are committed by a public officer or government employee, the victim and his/her parents may have the right to bring a civil rights action for violation of constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983.  Such actions may be brought in federal or state court, and can be accompanied by other causes of action such as gross negligence, negligence, battery, etc.  In addition, instances of sexual abuse may give rise to a claim against a municipal entity such as a school district, department of social services, or sheriff's department, based on their failure to take necessary steps to protect the child, or for non-existent or insufficient training of its employees.

Dreyer Boyajian LLP has a track record of protecting the rights of abused children and their families.  For a summary of our sexual abuse litigation practice, click here.  For contact information and information about how to receive a free consultation, click here.


No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
We are committed to obtaining the justice that your case deserves.

Contact our team of Attorneys

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

Dreyer Boyajian LLP
75 Columbia Street
Albany, NY 12210

Toll Free: 866-292-1582
Phone: 518-478-2762
Phone: 518-478-2762
Fax: 518-463-4039
Albany Law Office Map