Boy Scouts Sued Again for Having an Oregon City Child Molester as a Scoutmaster

A fourth brother filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and Cascade Pacific Council today (Multnomah Co. Circuit Court Case No. 18CV10468), alleging that he was repeatedly sexually abused by a Scoutmaster, the notorious pedophile Clyde Brock, in the 1960s. The four brothers were all abused by Brock when he was […]

Idaho and its Sex Offender Registry is Flawed, But Constitutional

John Melbane has a long history of abusing children in Arizona and Idaho, where is has been incarcerated since 1993. But Melbane does not show up on Idaho’s sex offender registry. Earlier this month, Melbane’s younger brother testified at his parole hearing, asking the parole board to deny Melbane’s release. Mike Melbane was one of […]

First Male Athlete Comes Forward in Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal

For the first time, a male gymnast has come forward to accuse Dr. Larry Nassar, the disgraced USA gymnastics physician sentenced to prison for the sexual abuse of, up until now, female athletes. Jacob Moore, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Michigan and former member of the U.S. men’s junior national gymnastics team, has […]

First Assembly of God Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed in Oregon

We filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Oregon men today in Multnomah County against the First Assembly of God of Albany church, and the state and national organizations that operate the church, for the sexual abuse they suffered as children in the 1980s by two youth leaders. Our clients bring this case now, after […]

Oregon State Senator Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations from Colleagues

Oregon state senator Jeff Kruse is the latest powerful male to face sexual harassment allegations.  Several co-workers and professional colleagues, including two fellow state senators, have accused the Republican office holder of sexual harassment. The two senators making the charges are Senators Sara Gelser and Elizabeth Steiner Hayward. A report issued by an independent investigator […]

Boise Catholic Priest Arrested on Child-Related Sex Crimes

A retired Diocese of Boise Catholic priest has been arrested and charged with 10 felony counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and two additional felonies for knowingly distributing sexually exploitive material of a child. William Thomas Faucher is also charged with possession of a controlled substance. When police searched Faucher’s apartment in Boise, they […]

Former Boy Scout Leader Convicted of Sex Abuse Charges, Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

Douglas James Young, a former Boy Scout leader in Oregon, was first arrested in March 2017 for inappropriate contact with a minor.  Since then, law enforcement officials interviewed more witnesses and the charges grew. Young pleaded no contest this month to charges of first-degree sex abuse, second-degree sex abuse, first-degree attempted sex abuse, third-degree attempted […]

Disney Exec Accused of Molesting Children

Jon Heely, the longtime director of music publishing at Disney, was arrested nearly a month ago and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child. One of the reported victims was 15. The other was abused for four years starting at the age of 11, according to the charges. Prosecutors charged […]

Workplace Sexual Harassment

Every day there are new stories of Hollywood heavyweights, titans of media, and politicians accused of sexual harassment. Lately, these allegations are quickly followed by some sort or admission of guilt and a resignation or firing. What started with Harvey Weinstein has snowballed, as big shots fall left and right, including Bill O’Reilly (Fox News), […]

Independent Investigation of Prep School Finds More Sex Abuse

St. Paul’s, a prestigious New Hampshire prep school, faces more bad news about its history of sexual abuse of students. The prep school released an independent report that documents allegations of abuse going back decades, involving at least 18 previously unidentified teachers and school employees. St. Paul’s requested the investigation last year, following reports about […]

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