What’s the Problem?
In one recent lawsuit, former North Carolina YMCA counselor Michael Todd Pegram allegedly invited boys on trips and sexually abused them throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2019, Pegram pleaded guilty to a first-degree sex offense and is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit included 8 victims between the ages of 9 and 15, who allege that the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina “knew, or should have known” about the abuse.
Another lawsuit filed in Clark County Circuit Court alleged that Michael Begin, a teacher’s aid for the YMCA of Greater Louisville, Kentucky, assaulted 17 children between the ages of 3 and 8. Plaintiffs in the suit similarly allege that YMCA failed to protect them from the abuse.
The suit also contends that the YMCA did not fire Begin even after learning about the investigation into his actions, thereby allowing the abuse to continue for several more weeks. Begin is currently being held at the Clark County jail on over 20 charges of child molestation.
In a separate case, a 5-year-old girl alleges that she was sexually assaulted at a YMCA after-school program by a 7-year-old child due to lack of adult supervision. The mother of the girl has filed a complaint against Greenville’s YMCA on behalf of her child.
Do I Have a YMCA Sexual Abuse Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in YMCA Sexual Abuse Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.