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Child Victims Act Lawsuit Filed Against Ex-Prosecutor On Behalf of Former Babysitter

The Buffalo News recently published a story regarding a Child Victim’s Act lawsuit filed against a former Erie County prosecutor. Attorney Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr. filed the Child Victims Act lawsuit on behalf of his client against former prosecutor, Michael R. Stebick.

As reported in The Buffalo News, the Child Victim’s Act lawsuit states that the incidents took place in 1992 in Michael Stebick’s Orchard Park home when Mr. Weisbeck’s client was sixteen years old.

Mr. Weisbeck stated to The Buffalo News “My client was a babysitter, hired by Stebick, and he was about 44 at the time”. Mr. Weisbeck continued by saying “There were multiple incidents.”

The Buffalo News’ story on this Child Victims Act lawsuit included details on a 2008 human trafficking conviction against Michael Stebick. The Buffalo News noted that Richard Weisbeck indicated the Child Victims Act lawsuit has no connection to the 2008 human trafficking matter.

Click here to read the full article from The Buffalo News.

For more information on the legal rights of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and the Child Victims Act, visit Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria’s Sexual Abuse Victims page. For answers to additional questions or for a free confidential case review, contact attorney Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr. at 716-849-1333, ext. 348 or via e-mail at

Child Victims Act Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Former Youth Hockey Player Assaulted by His Coach

The Buffalo News recently reported on a Child Victims Act lawsuit filed against a Buffalo area youth hockey coach and the organizations affiliated with the hockey association he coached for.

Attorney Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr. filed the Child Victims Act lawsuit on behalf of his client, a former youth hockey player in the Buffalo-based Cazenovia Park Hockey Association.

The lawsuit was filed against the Cazenovia Park Hockey Association, Western New York Amateur Hockey League, New York State Amateur Hockey Association, USA Hockey, and former coach Gerald P. Hayes.

As reported in The Buffalo News, the lawsuit states the victim in this matter was sexually assaulted by his hockey coach, Gerald P. Hayes, from 1983 to 1985 at hockey events and other locations. The victim was between ten to twelve years of age when the abuse occurred.

Trusted Traveler Program Applications Suspended for New York State Residents

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that it is suspending applications for Trusted Traveler Programs from residents of New York State. Trusted Traveler Programs, such as NEXUS and other global entry, allows for an expedited process for pre-screened travelers who are traveling between the United States and Canada.

As reported by WGRZ 2 On Your Side, the federal government cited New York State’s recently enacted Green Light Law as the reason for suspending Trusted Traveler Program applications from New York State residents. The Green Light Law allows illegal aliens, who are residing in New York State, to receive a state issued driver’s license. In addition, the Green Light Law prohibits New York State DMV data from being shared with federal law enforcement agencies such as Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

New York State officials who support the Green Light Law argue that other states already have similar laws in place and DMV data is not needed for the extensive screening process that is required for applicants of Trust Traveler Programs such as NEXUS. State and local officials who opposed the Green Light Law argue that the Department of Homeland Security’s actions indicate the law should be repealed.