Utah Boy Scout Leader Sent to Prison for Molesting 11-year-old

Lyle Scott Mackay, a former Boy Scout leader, has been sentenced to three years to life at the Utah State Prison.  Mackay was charged in 3rd District Court with one count of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child. He pleaded guilty in November to attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child, also a […]

Jeffrey Sandusky – Like Father, Like Son

The son of former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted sexual abuser Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on 14 criminal counts, including soliciting sex from a child under age 16 and soliciting child pornography. The charges involve incidents with two girls, one in 2013 and one in 2016. The alleged sexual abuse crimes were […]

Timothy Kellis, Convicted Idaho Child Molester, Faces New Charges

Timothy Kellis, a former Camp Grizzly Boy Scout counselor, is already serving a prison term in Idaho. He was convicted eight years ago by a Latah County jury who found Kellis guilty of nine counts of lewd conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual abuse of a child, and one count of attempted lewd […]

Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed Against Catholic Church

In two lawsuits filed today in U.S. District Court in Portland, two brothers, now adults, allege that their Catholic priest sexually abused them when they were children living in St. Paul, Oregon. Father James Harris served as a Catholic priest in the St. Paul Parish in Silverton, Oregon in the mid to late 1960s when […]

USA Gymnastics Doc Sued for Sexual Abuse by 18 Women

Eighteen young women have come forward and filed a federal civil lawsuit against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assault during physical examinations. The sexual assaults began in the 1990’s and lasted until 2016. In addition to the civil sexual abuse lawsuits, Nassar faces criminal charges including sexual assault with a person under […]

Young Rape Survivor Denied Justice by Legislative Damage Caps in Ohio

In 2008, when Jessica Simpkins was only 15 years old, she sought the counsel and support of her minister Brian Williams, the senior pastor of Sunbury Grace Brethren Church in Ohio.  Rather than helping her, the pastor raped her.  Williams was convicted of two counts of sexual battery and sentenced to two four-year prison terms. […]

Hundreds of Children Gymnasts Sexually Abused While with USA Gymnastics

In the wake of the British soccer sex abuse scandal, 368 cases of child sex abuse related to USA Gymnastics in the last 20 years came to light this week. USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States and one of the nation’s most prominent Olympic organizations. A detailed Indianapolis […]

New Hampshire Boy Scout Leader Arrested Again on Sex Abuse Charges

New Hampshire law enforcement authorities have arrested a former Boy Scout leader for a second time for sexually assaulting a minor Boy Scout. Eugene Perreault, 69, was charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault and was freed on bail after being booked at the police station. Police say Perreault sexually abused a Boy […]

Bill Cosby Deposition Admissible at Sex Abuse Trial

In his 2006 deposition concerning the sexual assault and abuse of women, Bill Cosby admitted to numerous extramarital affairs and drugging some women in order to have sex with them. Cosby’s lawyers insist that Cosby agreed to testify only after being promised he would never be charged over his 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand. […]

Seventh Day Adventist Teacher Gets Light Sentence for Sexual Abuse

An Oregon teacher at a Seventh Day Adventist school was sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years’ probation on misdemeanor sex abuse charges involving a student. His sentence could be reduced after two years if he complies with his probation stipulations. Donald Mansell was a private school teacher and athletics coach. His sentence […]

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