Media Coverage of this issue:
- Hidden Predator Act of 2018 (WTOC-TV, Savannah)
- If lobbyists win, Hidden Predator Act will stay hidden
- Georgia lawmakers try to revive Hidden Predator Act
- Lobbyist for Archdiocese tries to gut childhood sexual abuse bill
Sexual abuse and sexual harassment stories have exploded into the headlines over the past year. But while these stories have been getting more attention of late, the problem is not a new one. A part of our practice focuses on childhood sexual abuse cases that often go back decades, working with people who have claims against individuals, churches, nonprofit organizations, and schools.
Our focus for this legislative session has been to work with our representatives to amend Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act. Key among our goals is to modify the legislation so that it appropriately applies to entities that breed, foster, and then hide their knowledge about the individuals responsible for these horrendous acts.