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 […]

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 […]

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