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Four Brave Men Come Forward to End Years of Sexual Assault by Trusted Police Officer

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. Posted in Sexual Abuse on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

For more than 30 years, rumors circulated about Warminster police officer James Carey. Concerned parents wrote letters and reported he acted too playfully around male students. After a few investigations turned up nothing, Carey continued to be active in the police force and other organizations that gained him access to young boys.

Finally, four brave men stepped forward to seek justice for his alleged crimes. Attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, PC. have a reputation for fighting for the rights of survivors of sexual abuse or assault. Attorney Jeffrey Fritz is an experienced crime victims’ lawyer representing one of the courageous men. Police and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office suspect there may be other victims of Carey’s abuse and want to hear from anyone with knowledge that might help their investigation.

Our dedicated staff will work to protect the privacy and dignity of victims seeking justice. If you or someone you know was abused or molested, please contact our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, child molestation attorney. Our doors are open to parents of minors who have been abused and adults who were sexually abused as children. We are here to help you during this difficult time and hold all responsible parties accountable. Please, call us today at 215-929-7216.

Former Victims Take Back Their Voice and Stand Against Former Warminster Police Officer

Police and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office allege that former police officer, James Carey, targeted troubled young boys in various programs over 30 years. He worked as an officer in the D.A.R.E. program in the Centennial School District, accompanied young boys on overnight camping trips to the Poconos, Camp Ockanickon, and Boy Scout facilities. Despite an investigation into his behavior in 2001 and 2006, no charges were ever filed.

However, four exceptional men changed everything in May when they stepped forward and accused Carey of sexual assault and other abuses. Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub commended their bravery. While there could be more survivors afraid to come forward, these four men have given every victim a voice.

Carey has been arraigned on;

  • statutory sexual assault
  • corruption of minors
  • involuntary deviate sexual intercourse

Magisterial District Judge Maggie Snow will be presiding.

Sexual Assault Affects Everyone

Many victims of sexual assault or molestation do not come forward. Of those that do, the legal system often lets them down. Emma Sulkowicz famously carried her mattress around campus as a performance piece. She started a nationwide dialogue about universities and police departments’ failings regarding victims of sexual violence. Brock Turner famously was only sentenced to six months for rape and only served three. The list goes on. According to the latest statistics,

  • 433.648 people 12 and older have been sexually assaulted or raped
  • 60,000 children have been the victims of sexual abuse
  • 18,900 people in the military have experienced unwanted sexual contact

Change needs to happen—changes on a judiciary level and how victims are treated when assaults are reported. The dedicated attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. know how important and vital it is for survivors of sexual abuse to step forward, be heard, and be protected. If you or someone you love has experienced sexual abuse, you are not alone. Our crime victim lawyers are here to support you coming forward and reporting sexual assault or abuse.

Soloff & Zervanos, PC. Has the Experience and Skills to Help Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Far too often, children are afraid to come forward when they have been sexually abused. Adult survivors also face difficulties coming forward years after the abuse has ended. They can feel ashamed, guilty, or afraid they won’t be believed. Abusers take advantage of their innocence and prey on these feelings to keep victims quiet. The sensitive attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, PC. have extensive experience helping victims through the challenging process of facing their abusers. We offer a comprehensive representation of crime victims’ needs and see that our clients have access to counseling, medical care, lost wages through insurance and other means. We can use pseudonyms to protect your privacy, seal court documents, and may be able to use closed-circuit televisions during trials to keep victims and abusers in different rooms. When you need to speak with an accomplished Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sexual abuse attorney, call Soloff & Zervanos, PC. For a free confidential consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at 215-929-7216 or contact us online.