Lawsuit against NAMBLA May Be Opened to Class Action

July 7, 2008 - 8:02 PM

(CNSNews.com) - The North American Man Boy Love Association, now being sued by the parents of a murdered child, may become the target of a class-action lawsuit -- one involving any victim attacked by a NAMBLA member.

Attorney Lawrence Frisoli filed a $200 million lawsuit against NAMBLA in May, on behalf of Barbara and Robert Curley. Their 10-year-old son Jeffrey was abducted and murdered by Charles Jaynes and Salvatore Sicari, both of whom are serving life sentences for the crime.

Jeffrey's parents allege that on the day their son was abducted and murdered, Jaynes had used a computer at the Boston Public Library to access the NAMBLA Website, giving him the "last bit of courage" he needed to kill Jeffrey.

By its own admission, NAMBLA "speaks out against societal repression and celebrates the joys of men and boys in love."

The Curley's lawsuit says NAMBLA "encourages its members to rape male children," and it accuses NAMBLA of serving "as a conduit for an underground network of pedophiles in the United States."

The Boston Herald reports that attorney Frisoli may move to open up the $200 million lawsuit he filed against NAMBLA to include any victim whose attacker was a member or follower of NAMBLA.

"It is anticipated that a class-action lawsuit will eventually be added to this litigation on behalf of the thousands of children who are raped each year by NAMBLA members," Frisoli reportedly wrote in a letter to a Website provider that hosted NAMBLA's Website after another provider shut it down.

Frisoli warned the company to unplug the NAMBLA Web site or become a potential defendant in the class action suit, according to the Herald report.

NAMBLA has not yet responded to the Curley's lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Boston.

See Earlier Story:
Lawsuit Forces Shutdown of "Pedophile" Web Site (18 May 2000)