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. […]

Frank Ward — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

On June 5, 1989, Frank Ward, an “MC” in Troop S0035 in Oregon pled guilty to sexual abuse in the second degree. He was sentenced to probation for a period of five years. As part of the sentencing, Ward was not to have any contact with children. While the Boy Scouts’ Perversion Files provide scant […]

Russ Williams — Boy Scouts Perversion Files

Russ Williams’ Boy Scouts of America Perversion File or Ineligible Volunteer File dates back to July 5, 1989, when he was convicted of sodomy in the first degree. As a 47-year-old married man living in Oregon City, Oregon, Russ Williams appeared to be the ideal Boy Scout volunteer until his dark history was brought to […]

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