The allegations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church have been making headlines across the globe. Jeff Herman is doing his part to help the victims of these crimes by representing them in the civil cases they are bringing up against the organization. One of these cases includes a Suit In Pennsylvania Against Francis Nave and the Diocese of Allentown in relation to an event that took place in 2012.
When the client of Jeff Herman was only 16 years old, he was approached by Reverend Francis Nave on social media. At the time, his client was going through a period of depression and according to Jeff Herman, the reverend insisted that it was his duty to help him get through it. Posing as a friend and mentor, Jeff Herman believes that he used his position to gain the trust of his client.
Soon after beginning the friendship, Nave began to ask his client to FaceTime and Skype to have counseling sessions. According to the complaints filed by Jeff Herman, these sessions evolved into the Reverend telling the boy to take off his clothes and engage in self-pleasure in front of each other. There are screenshots of the 2 engaging in these chats that show both parties naked, the Reverend with his penis in his hand.
The young man is brave for coming forward with these allegations against the Diocese of Allentown. Jeff Herman knows that it can be difficult to speak out against these sexual predators that are abusing their positions of power in the community. The client of Jeff Herman is hoping that his actions will prevent Nave from victimizing other young men and inspire others to speak out about what had happened to them in the church.
Jeff Herman is a trial lawyer who supports victims of rape and any other form sexual abuse. Jeff Herman advocates across the United States for victims of sexual abuse.
He founded and is currently the Managing Partner of his law firm Herman Law, and is one of the top attorneys in the United States when it comes to sexual abuse involving minors. While he does not focus on the criminal matters of sexual abuse, through civil means Jeff Herman and his firm have won more than $200 million for their clients. View Related Cases Jeff Handled Here.