Five Tips for Suing Your Abuser

If you are considering bringing a lawsuit against the person who molested you as a child, the attorneys at the Dumas Law Group can help. Below is a list of five things you should keep in mind when making your decision: 1. Use a Pseudonym Most courts will allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to […]

William Tobiassen — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

In 1983, William Tobiassen, a life insurance agent in Corvallis, Oregon, was honored with the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts, the highest award given to an adult volunteer at the Council level. The award was in honor of his 21 years of work with the Boy Scouts, including ten years with Troop 186 […]

Oregon Grocery Stores Delay Efforts to Sell Hard Liquor

When I first moved to San Francisco from Oregon, I came home with a bottle of liquor every time I went grocery shopping. My husband eventually noticed and asked me why? Simple – BECAUSE I COULD. Unlike in Oregon, Californians can buy booze at the grocery store instead of having to make separate trips to […]

Franklin Mathias — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

In 1986, Franklin Mathias was recognized as “Scouter of the Year” for the Eastern Oregon District. Less than a year later, the Mormon Church that sponsored Troop 513 in LaGrande, Oregon, kicked Mathias out of Scouting after years of volunteering, because the state police were investigating Mathias. He was arrested three months later on 9 […]

James Ross Richards — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

James Ross Richards initially registered with the Boy Scouts of America in 1983. He lived in Hillsboro, Oregon and was affiliated with local Boy Scout Troop 240 in Hillsboro. He resigned in October 1986 after he was arrested for the sexual exploitation of a minor, but it took another two years for the BSA to […]

Baltimore Doctor Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Y.K. Ramaiah has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient 25 years ago when he practiced medicine in East Baltimore. The former patient contends that she was sexually assaulted by the doctor when she was 17 years old. During the assault, the examination room was locked and there was no female staff present in […]

Baltimore Doctor Y.K. Ramaiah Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Y.K. Ramaiah has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient 25 years ago when he practiced medicine in East Baltimore. The former patient contends that she was sexually assaulted by the doctor when she was 17 years old. During the assault, the examination room was locked and there was no female staff present in […]

Clyde Brock — Oregon Boy Scouts Perversion File of Shame

We are getting ready to file a new sex abuse case in Portland against the Boy Scouts based on abuse by Clyde Brock (who died in 2001). Brock was featured in a 2012 article in The Oregonian because his Boy Scout “Ineligible Volunteer File” is Oregon’s worst example of how the Boy Scouts covered up […]

Kelly Clark Portrait – A Treasured Gift from a Client

We were both happy to unwrap this portrait of Kelly Clark, my former law partner. One of our lovely clients and friends commissioned the picture from her talented artist son after Kelly passed away last December. She found and embellished the antique frame herself. It is really a striking likeness of Kelly! We are honored […]

Sexual Assault — A Growing National Problem

Whether sexual assaults have always occurred but never reported is open for debate. What isn’t debatable is the epidemic volume of reported sexual assaults reported nationwide. Such reports do not favor one age group, race, sex, or socio-economic class. What is clear is that the number of reported sexual assaults is up and way up. […]

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