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Theron Roberts, Band Director Convicted on Sex Assault


Theron Roberts, a former band director at Crestwood High School in Luzerne County, is convicted on charges of sexual assault. The jury delivered a guilty verdict late Thursday, convicting Roberts of felony institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors, and two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault.

You are not alone if this Band director has impacted you.

How Criminal Convictions Impact Civil Cases.

Criminal convictions can play a significant role in civil cases, providing a powerful tool for victim seeking justice and compensation. When a defendant is convicted of a crime related to the civil claim, the criminal conviction can serve as compelling evidence of wrongdoing, making it easier to establish liability in a civil court. This can lead to a more favorable outcome for the victim, as the burden of proof in civil cases is lower than in criminal cases. Furthermore, a criminal conviction can increase the likelihood of receiving punitive damages, thereby enhancing the overall compensation awarded. Utilizing criminal convictions in civil litigation not only strengthens the victim’s case but also underscores the seriousness of the defendant’s actions, promoting a sense of justice and accountability.

Can a Civil Lawsuit Help Victims Seek Justice for the Trauma They May Have Experienced By Theron Roberts?

By initiating legal action, survivors can hold institutions that may have enabled or failed to prevent the abuse accountable for their actions. Civil suits allow victims to seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and psychological harm they have endured.

Additionally, these lawsuits contribute to raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual abuse and fostering a culture that prioritizes the safety and well-being of individuals over organizational interests. As a result, survivors gain a platform to share their experiences.  Thereby challenging the culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse and empowering others to come forward.

Can I File A Lawsuit Against the School?

Yes.  If you were a Theron Roberts victim, you might have rights.

Andreozzi + Foote is a leading sexual abuse law firm in the nation. Contact us today to discuss your possible legal rights.

We know it can be hard to talk about these experiences. Our compassionate school sexual abuse lawyers are here to listen and provide knowledgeable legal guidance. We offer free, confidential case evaluations. Contact us 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days a week.


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