Who is Harry Craig Conaway?
Harry Craig Conoway is a 71-year-old karate instructor in Hanover, Maryland. He is being accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a boy during his karate lessons in his dojo. Conoway is being charged with more than 28 counts of sexual abuse against the boy.
It is unclear where else Harry Craig Conoway taught or interacted with children in his capacity as a karate teacher. Given his age, it is reasonable that he taught in other locations.
What we know to be true of child sexual offenders is where there is one victim, there usually are more.
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How Can A Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice For The Trauma They May Have Experienced?
There are many misunderstandings about why a survivor of sexual abuse would choose to file a civil lawsuit. Child sexual abuse takes away so much from the survivors and families impacted. Our society still struggles to find ways to repair the harm done by individual perpetrators and institutions that have covered up child sexual abuse. Outdated statutes of limitations across our country leave far too many survivors denied access to our criminal or civil justice courts.
Filing a civil case can be an essential step for survivors and their families in their journey to slowly rebuild their lives and create pathways to healing. Motivation for filing a civil suit is often questioned and unfairly stereotyped as being “all about money. Filing a civil lawsuit can cast survivors as “money hungry” and is weaponized to shame and blame them even more. This couldn’t be further from the truth for survivors of child sexual abuse. The civil justice system offers victims more than just monetary benefits. It gives survivors access to justice, validation, exposure, confrontation, and ultimately some resolution. The resolution allows survivors of sexual abuse to understand and process what happened and create a new path forward without confusion, questions, and fear.
Can I file a lawsuit against Harry Craig Conaway or any locations he may have been employed at the time of abuse?
The skilled lawyers of Andreozzi + Foote have experience working with Maryland’s new law. Previously time-barred victims can now file civil lawsuits for child sexual abuse. If you were a victim of Harry Craig Conaway don’t hesitate to contact us today to discuss your possible legal rights.
We know it can be hard to talk about these experiences. Our compassionate sexual abuse lawyers are here to listen and provide knowledgeable legal guidance. We provide free, confidential case evaluations where you can learn more about your rights and options under your state’s laws, contact Andreozzi + Foote today.