Alekman DiTusa is proud to report that Attorney Laura Mangini obtained a $2.5 million verdict on behalf of our client, John Doe. Mr. Doe is a twenty-eight year old man from the Berkshires who was sexually abused by his mother’s live-in boyfriend as a child. In his early twenties, Mr. Doe found the courage to overcome the stigma and shame, often experienced by survivors of sexual abuse, to disclose his abuse to authorities. Soon after, his abuser was arrested, charged, and pled guilty to 13 criminal charges associated with his abuse of Mr. Doe. Unfortunately, due to the amount of time that passed between the abuse and the disclosure, the abuser was only sentenced to 3-4 years of incarceration. Mr. Doe brought this civil case forward in an effort to seek the justice he felt he did not receive in the criminal case. Choosing to proceed under the pseudonym of “John Doe” allowed John to tell his story without being subjected to the additional psychological harm and emotional distress survivors often face when their identities become known to the public.

Childhood sexual abuse is a major public health concern, with 90% of abuse going unreported. Our client wants publication of the verdict to raise public awareness of the epidemic that is childhood sexual abuse, and he hopes it gives other survivors the courage to come forward and be heard.

Alekman DiTusa is proud of the work that we do to give sexual abuse survivors the opportunity to be heard and compensated for the harm done to them. We strive to provide a safe place for survivors where they know that they will be treated with respect and that their cases will be pursued anonymously if they so choose. If you have questions about a sexual abuse claim, please contact Attorney Laura Mangini directly at, or at 413-781-0000.

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