One of Pope Francis’ Favorite Cardinals to Stand Trials For Sex Abuse

No, that’s not a typo.  A Catholic cardinal has been ordered to stand for not one but two trials on charges that he sexually abused minors in the 1970’s and the 1990’s. Cardinal George Pell has been charged in Australia with multiple crimes for allegedly sexual molesting multiple victims at a swimming pool in the […]

Sex Abuse Allegations Leveled Against Former President of Mormon Missionary Training Center

The former president of the Mormon Church’s Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah faces allegations that he sexually assaulted a young woman in 1984. The sexual abuse allegedly occurred during the training program at the LDS facility. The woman accuses Joseph L. Bishop of attempting to rape her when she was serving as a young […]

Boy Scouts Sued Again for Having an Oregon City Child Molester as a Scoutmaster

A fourth brother filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and Cascade Pacific Council today (Multnomah Co. Circuit Court Case No. 18CV10468), alleging that he was repeatedly sexually abused by a Scoutmaster, the notorious pedophile Clyde Brock, in the 1960s. The four brothers were all abused by Brock when he was […]

First Assembly of God Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed in Oregon

We filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Oregon men today in Multnomah County against the First Assembly of God of Albany church, and the state and national organizations that operate the church, for the sexual abuse they suffered as children in the 1980s by two youth leaders. Our clients bring this case now, after […]

Boise Catholic Priest Arrested on Child-Related Sex Crimes

A retired Diocese of Boise Catholic priest has been arrested and charged with 10 felony counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and two additional felonies for knowingly distributing sexually exploitive material of a child. William Thomas Faucher is also charged with possession of a controlled substance. When police searched Faucher’s apartment in Boise, they […]

Former Boy Scout Leader Convicted of Sex Abuse Charges, Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

Douglas James Young, a former Boy Scout leader in Oregon, was first arrested in March 2017 for inappropriate contact with a minor.  Since then, law enforcement officials interviewed more witnesses and the charges grew. Young pleaded no contest this month to charges of first-degree sex abuse, second-degree sex abuse, first-degree attempted sex abuse, third-degree attempted […]

Disney Exec Accused of Molesting Children

Jon Heely, the longtime director of music publishing at Disney, was arrested nearly a month ago and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child. One of the reported victims was 15. The other was abused for four years starting at the age of 11, according to the charges. Prosecutors charged […]

Judge Rules in Boy Scout Case Headed to Trial

The judge in our Montana sex abuse case against the Boy Scouts of America and the Montana Counsel ruled in our favor on key trial issues yesterday. We represent six women who were sexually molested when they were as young as 11 and 12 by Bill Leininger, the leader of their coed Explorer Scout post […]

Beaverton Youth Basketball Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Teen Girl

Laurence Metz, a youth basketball coach in Beaverton, Oregon, has been arrested and charged with four counts of second degree sexual abuse. Metz coached basketball at Club Villa Sport in Beaverton. He also runs a company called Metz Basketball Academy and held classes at The Courts in Beaverton. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has been […]

Court Rejects Assemblies of God’s Motion to Dismiss Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Last week, an Oregon trial Court ruled against the national office of the Assemblies of God church on its motion to dismiss the claims against it in a sex abuse case we filed against it in 2016. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time the General Council of the Assemblies of […]

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