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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.

Media Reports on First Child Victims Act Lawsuit Against USA Hockey, Filed by Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria

Several Western New York media outlets reported on a recent Child Victims Act lawsuit involving a former Depew youth hockey coach.

Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr. and Christina M. Croglio of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria filed the Child Victims Act lawsuit on behalf of their client. As reported by The Buffalo NewsWGRZ, and WKBW; the lawsuit has been filed against former youth hockey coach Douglas Nails, the Saints Youth Hockey Club of Depew, and USA Hockey, which is based in Colorado.

Click on the videos found at the end of this post to watch the reports from WGRZ and WKBW.

Abuse by Youth Hockey Coach

As detailed in media reports, the lawsuit states that the victim in this case was molested by his youth hockey coach for seven years. The sexual assault took place between 1985 through 1992, when the victim was 7 to 15 years of age. The instances of abuse occurred at the hockey coach’s house, at hockey tournaments, and at other events.