Category: Sexual Abuse

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Sexual Abuse Within the Boy Scouts of America

Over 7,000 Perpetrators It is disturbing that so many incidents of sexual abuse of children have occurred in recent decades, however there is a glimmer of hope that organizations like the Catholic Church are becoming increasingly forthcoming in revealing the episodes and exercising more transparency to avoid future abuse.  Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts of America […]

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Passing the Trash

What is Passing the Trash? Schools perpetuating sexual misconduct towards children by educators has been, and continues to be, a major problem across the nation. When parents send their children to school, they trust that the school is doing everything they can to keep children safe. Still, schools continue to employ educators with a history of sexual abuse. Often […]

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Archdiocese of Kansas City Reveals Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City has confirmed 22 substantiated cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by priests or other clerics. None of the 22 men are currently in ministering positions with the church. Some of the allegations are from decades ago. The archdiocese retained a local Kansas City law firm to investigate over 1,000 […]

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Illinois Catholic Church abuse

Illinois Catholic Church failed to disclose abuse accusations against 500 priests and clergy

Another state’s Catholic diocese is in the news. The Illinois Catholic Church publicly listed 185 clergy members who had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse. However, the church failed to identify 500 other priests and clergy members against whom sexual allegations have been made. According to Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s preliminary findings, the church […]

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Former Missouri police officer criminally charged for sexual abuse after victim comes forward; victim may also pursue a civil claim to recover money.

The charges were filed against John Rollins, age 34, on July 26, 2018 by the prosecuting attorney in Moniteau County. According the Complaint, Rollins abuse of the minor girl spanned “several years” from ages 5 to 13. The court records provide details surrounding the abuse, including allegations that Rollins performed oral sex on the young […]

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‘Sister survivors’ Accept Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Last night, 141 women, representing all of the survivors who spoke out about the abuses they endured by Larry Nassar, received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. The award, named for American tennis player Arthur Ashe, is presented annually as part of ESPN’s ESPY Awards. It is presented to recipients who “reflect the spirit of […]

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Gymnastics coach accused of child molestation

One of the most common types of child abuse we unfortunately encounter with clients is that where the perpetrator is placed into a position of authority or trust, and ultimately abuses the power to dominate and influence the trust of kids. Imagine how difficult it can be for even an adult to call into to […]

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Youth pastor admitted to sexual relationship with teen

Sexual abuse of children and other congregation members, like what happened recently in a St. Louis suburb, can, and should be, prevented. For more information on that story, click here. Prior to hiring a new pastor, a church and its elders have a legal duty to conduct adequate background checks. Any “red flag” raised by […]

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Sexual Assault Awareness

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

It is kind of a shame that we have to designate a month as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Regrettably, sexual assault is nearly a national epidemic.  While not all reported sexual assault is legitimate, it is also true that the vast majority of sexual assaults are never reported.  Hence, while some may question whether all […]

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Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse

A Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse is recognized on April 8th . What a wonderful goal! We may not see such a lofty goal achieved in our lifetimes, but if we don’t work toward that goal, will it ever be achieved? In the United States alone, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in […]

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Child Abuse Victims

Child Abuse Victims Should Embrace the #MeToo Movement

We have all been staggered by the national reaction to the #MeToo movement for women sweeping across the nation. While some contest the validity of many of the claims that have arisen, few would condone sexual predation against any person. However, while women are standing up everywhere to raise awareness about sexual predation, there is […]

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The increasing focus on sexual abuse of children arising from sordid claims against priests, pastors, Boy Scout Leaders and educators has opened new legal doors to compensate the victims.

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Police office sued for rape of woman while in custody

We’ve reported many times about lawsuits filed against police offices after people were sexually assaulted by officers on duty. Unfortunately, we have another case involving a woman who was raped while in the custody of the police. A federal jury has awarded a former Hollis woman $6.5 million after finding the Harmon County sheriff failed […]

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Two women awarded $6.2 million after rape by police officers

Police officers are often put in a position of power over another person or group of people. Unfortunately, this sometimes leaves room for terrible things to happen. Such is the case with Franklin Hartley and Thomas Merenda. The two officers were found guilty of having coerced two women they arrested into sexual favors. The two […]

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New Jersey cop sued over sexual advances

A police officer in New Jersey is the target of a lawsuit after he allegedly made sexual advances on a woman. Patrolman James Lame asked the plaintiff if she had ever had sex with a police officer in a police station or in a cell and requested that she have sex with him after a […]

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