In June 2010, Joseph Denice, a 24-year-old educator in Queens, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy. Months later, the boy's parents sued Denice's various employers, including New York City Department of Education, the Child Care Center of New York, and World of Discovery Day Camp. The parents claimed that Denice had abused the boy at the summer camp, among other places. World of Discovery, however, argued that the abuse occurred only on residential properties and not at the camp.
Michele Betti Edwin and Loredana Johansmeyer, along with a volunteer, passing out fliers.
The suit trudged along for a few years, through depositions and discovery. Then it took a sharp turn.More »