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 […]

Former Catholic Priest and Convicted Rapist Paul Shanley was Released from Prison

Notorious pedophile and convicted rapist Paul Shanley was released from Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater, Massachusetts on Friday, July 28, 2017, after serving 12 years of his 12 – 15 year sentence. Shanley was convicted in 2005 of rape and indecent assault and battery for molesting a boy under 14. While those were the […]

USA Gymnastics Doc, Accused of Molesting Female Athletes, Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics physician accused of sexually abusing more than 100 young female gymnasts, has pled guilty to 3 counts of child pornography.  Nassar agreed to the plea agreement after federal officials made it a condition of dropping their charges against him for abusing four girls. This doesn’t mean Nassar is finished […]

7th Day Adventists Ignored Claims of Teacher’s Sexual Abuse

Leaders of the 7th Day Adventists ignored warnings and repeated complaints about one of their own teachers. Now their lack of action has been made public in a civil sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the church on behalf of one of Douglas “John” Allison’s victims. Allison was arrested last year in Sequim, WA for sexually […]

Oregon DHS Head Resigns

Oregon’s Director of Child Welfare, Lena Alhusseini, has resigned from her post less than a year after she assumed the position at the state Department of Human Services.  She will remain with the agency until September, although move to the human resource department’s diversity recruitment wing. DHS has come under intense scrutiny in the past […]

Idaho Boy Scouts and LDS Lawsuit

© 2017 KTVB-TV BOISE – Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon Church because they say both groups fraudulently presented the Boy Scouts as a safe, wholesome activity for boys. The men filed the lawsuit in Boise’s U.S. […]

New Idaho Boy Scouts and LDS Church Sex Abuse Lawsuit

FOR RELEASE MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 PRESS CONFERENCE: 10:30 AM, MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 Springhill Suites by Marriott Boise Parkcenter Address: 424 E. Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706   Five Former Scouts File Sex Abuse Case Against  Boy Scouts of America and LDS Church  For More Information: Attorney Andrew Chasan: 208-345-3760; andrew.chasan@chasanwalton.com Attorney Gilion C. […]

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 […]

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