Reporting Sexual Predators: A Duty To Protect Victims

Reporting Sexual Predators:  A Duty To Protect Victims

Course Description:

We will discuss R.C. 2151.421, Ohio’s mandatory reporting statute that requires professionals to report sexual abuse of minors.  We will consider difficulties professionals face when determining whether to file a report of sexual misconduct pursuant to this statute.  

This presentation would be appropriate to any professionals that have a duty to report sexual abuse including attorneys, teachers, or medical personnel.

Topics include:

Child Sexual Predators: Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Common characteristics of child sexual predators
  • Indicators of abuse
  • Reasons why victims do not report
  • Challenges in prosecuting abuse cases
  • Case studies
Legislative Efforts to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
  • R.C. 2151.421, Ohio’s Child Abuse Reporting Statute
  • Duty to report abuse
  • Immunity from reporting abuse
  • Criminal and civil liability if professionals do not report sexual abuse
  • Physician patient privilege and the Attorney/Client privilege
  • R.C. 2901.13 (F), Ohio’s statute of limitations

About Our Presenter:

Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized speaker on various legal issues.  He has done numerous presentations on child sexual predators and has spoken on this issue to prosecutor groups, attorneys and legal professionals in Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana.  As a police legal advisor, he determined whether decades old sexual abuse cases could be prosecuted and advised police on how to conduct the investigation of these cases.   

Philip Bogdanoff’s interactive presentations have received great reviews in ten states and attendees describe his presentations as interactive, creative, interesting and informative.  Visit for more info.


12:30 p.m.  Registration
1:00 p.m.  Program
4:15 p.m.  Adjourn

CLE Hours:

3.00 hours CLE credit requested


$100 - CMBA Members
$150 - Non-Members
$80 - Government, Non-Profit and New (<1 year) Lawyers
$65 - Affiliate Members/Non-Attorneys (no CLE)

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2019-04-30 13:00:00 2019-04-30 16:15:00 America/Detroit Reporting Sexual Predators Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 E. 9th Street, Floor 2, Cleveland, OH 44114 CMBA
4/30/2019 1:00 PM - 4/30/2019 4:15 PM
CMBA Conference Center
1375 East 9th Street
One Cleveland Center
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States


Tuesday, 30 April 2019

1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
4/30/2019 1:00 PM

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