Allegations of Child Sex Abuse by American Kennel Club-Associated Individuals

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Robins Kaplan LLP is Investigating Child Sexual Abuse by Individuals Linked to American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Shows

Robins Kaplan LLP is investigating instances of reported child sexual abuse by individuals associated in some capacity with the American Kennel Club (AKC), an organization that hosts thousands of dog show events a year and throughout the country.1

News publication Business Insider recently published an article titled “The American Kennel Club’s Pedophile Problem,”which alleges some adults, including a former AKC employee and a dog breeder, were convicted of sexually abusing minors. After they were convicted, the perpetrators were not suspended by the organization or local clubs, giving them the ability to return to the sport. This caused known perpetrators to continue attending AKC-sponsored events and potentially endangering other minors.

The article alleges multiple instances of those involved with the AKC or the dog-show community being accused or convicted of the possession of child sex abuse material, inappropriate touching, and other claims of sexual abuse involving minors.

Robins Kaplan Attorneys are Here to Help

Robins Kaplan represents survivors of child sexual abuse in claims against their abusers and the organizations that fail to keep children safe. If you, or a family member, are a survivor of child sexual abuse from someone associated with the AKC, our team of compassionate attorneys are here to help.

From the moment you contact us, we will offer you choices along the way. Whatever concerns you might have, we can work with you. This is your journey, and we aim to be your biggest advocate in the courtroom and throughout your healing process.

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Robins Kaplan is one of the nation’s most premier trial law firms, with more than 225 attorneys in seven major cities and a history of changing society for the better by redefining what’s possible for our clients. Our clients do not walk alone. We guide individuals through the ins-and-outs of their case and help them understand the legal landscape each step along the way. Our experience, resources and skills from world-class attorneys means we’re ready to take on the largest and most powerful organizations.

Contact Robins Kaplan for a Confidential Evaluation of Your Potential Case

Robins Kaplan understands the importance of securing justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and holding organizations accountable for failing to keep children safe. We fight for our clients and understand the courage it takes for survivors to come forward. If you wish to discuss a potential case with our dedicated team, please reach out to Caroline McMahon at 212.980.7434, Matt Honnold at 212.980.7454 or Rayna Kessler at 212.980.7431 or complete our online contact form to discuss your options confidentially.


Allegations of Child Sex Abuse by American Kennel Club-Associated Individuals

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