A woman who was sexually abused by a high school official more than two decades ago, wants thestate to pass legislation that might prevent similar abuse from happening to other students. Shetestified at a state Senate hearing to show her support for a bill to establish procedures forreporting and investigating child abuse at schools. The bill would eliminate so-called quietresignations which allow those involved in child abuse allegations to step down and seekemployment in other districts. The new law would require school officials to report abuseallegations to outside law enforcers.
Dennis Hargett, a 38-year-old veteran firefighter was charged with sexually abusing his 10-year-old daughter repeatedly over the past four years. His daughter complained of the attacks to an aunt on Monday night and she called police. Hargett, who lives on Hegeman Ave. in Brooklyn and is a member of Engine Co. 235 in Brooklyn, was taken into custody yesterday at the firehouse at Monroe Street and Nostrand Ave. Hargett was suspended without pay after his arrest, pending further investigation according to a statement from the Fire Department. The attacks occurred
Michael Dorris, a 52 year old prize winning author, killed himself using the Heaven’s Gate cult suicide recipe. Dorris was being investigated for child sex abuse. He was the first unmarried American man to legally adopt three children. He also fathered three more children after marrying. His estranged wife, Erdrich, would not discuss the allegations. The couple was locked in a bitter custody battle over their three children.
Connie Marie Behymer, a 34 year old homeless woman, pleaded not guilty to charges that she brought her two daughters, ages 6 and 9 at the time, to Las Vegas and forced them into prostitution. She is fighting the federal charges relating to her children. She was arrested in Oklahoma City and transported here this week. The children are staying with a relative. FBI agents were told by the girl that they were forced to perform oral and straight sex and at least one of them was sodomized. Medical reports
Anthony Richardson, a 38 year old Bronx dentist, was acquitted of charges that he raped ateenage employee in his Grand Concourse office. The girl testified that she reported to theoffice for her first day of work and he offered her a quick checkup. She said Richardson gaveher a dose of nitrous oxide then carried her limp body into his office, where he raped her twice onhis desk. Afterward, she said he carried her back to the dental chair and later gave her $20as a reward. It was the