Utah Judge Reverses Himself, Sends Convicted Sex Abuser to Prison

Fourth District Judge Thomas Low sentenced convicted sex abuser and former Mormon bishop Keith Vallejo to one-to-15 years in prison for the second-degree felonies and a five-years-to-life term for object rape.  The sentences are to run concurrently. Former Utah Mormon Bishop Keith Robert Vallejo was found guilty of 11 felonies-ten counts of second-degree felony forcible […]

Oregon Elementary School Sued Over Principal’s Sexual Abuse of Two Girls

A sexual abuse lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court against the school district and former principal Jeff Hays concerning allegations made by two girls who were students at the school. The lawsuit alleges he sexually abused two students, identified in the lawsuit only by initials, between 2005 and 2009 while he was principal […]

Lincoln City, Oregon Youth Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse

Lincoln City police have arrested a youth worker on 31 sex crimes involving seven boys, all under the age of 18. Twenty-two-year-old Tyler William Lopez was charged on Monday, March 20, 2017 and his bail was set at $1.5 million. The charges include two counts of display of child/sexual conduct, one count of first-degree sex […]

Irish Mormon Missionary Nabbed in Online Child Sex Sting

A 63-year-old man referred to in the media as an Irish Mormon missionary, now living in the United Kingdom, has been sentenced to 7 years in prison after being caught in an online sting operation.  Joseph Shanks admitted in court to 10 sex charges.  At the time of his arrest, Shanks was living at the  […]

Oregon Boy Scouts Sued for Sex Abuse Involving Scout Leader Robert Charles Philpott

Two former Boy Scouts who were sexually abused by Robert Charles Philpott, a Scout leader in the 1970’s, filed a sexual abuse lawsuit last week in Multnomah County, Oregon.  The men named the Boy Scouts of America and Cascade Pacific Council in Portland as defendants in the lawsuit. The two men, now in their 50’s, […]

Oregon Boy Scout Leader Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Douglas James Young Jr. is a 46-year-old Boy Scout leader arrested on criminal charges of inappropriate contact with a minor. Local authorities in Lebanon, Oregon said the alleged incident occurred in Lebanon and that other potential victims, some now adults, have been contacted and interviewed. Police say the other victims reported incidents of sex abuse […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Rely on Bible To Defend Themselves Against Sex Abuse Allegations

Private institutions do not like to be accused of allowing sex abuse of their children. Groups like the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America defend themselves against sex abuse claims by arguing they were ignorant what was happening or were fooled by their employees and volunteers who abused the children. The Jehovah’s Witnesses […]

Father Maurice Grammond — Oregon’s Serial Child Sex Predator

We recently filed the latest in a long string of claims against the Portland Archdiocese on behalf of an adult who was sexually abused as a young boy by Fr. Maurice Grammond. Grammond, who spent most of his years as a priest in Seaside, Oregon, has the reputation as Oregon’s most notorious pedophile. It didn’t […]

Dual Roles as Priest and Boy Scout Master Provided Easy Access to Children

Louis Brouillard served as a Catholic priest on the island of Guam from the 1940’s until 1981. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Agana in 1948. During his clerical tenure, he also served as a Boy Scout leader, giving him access to a wide range of children, Catholic and non-Catholic. Brouillard has publicly admitted […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Sexual Abuse Case Goes to Trial

As a teenager, Stephanie Fessler was an active member of her local Jehovah Witnesses congregation.  That’s when she met Terry J. Monheim, an adult member of the church who befriended the then 14-year-old teen. According to court records, Fessler had met Monheim when she became friends with her children in 2002 or 2003. Monheim started […]

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