Sandusky: Child Told Paterno of Abuse in ’76

A new bombshell dropped in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal: “[I]n 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.” That quote is from a court order in a current lawsuit is between Penn State and its insurance companies. Penn State is suing […]

Red Buttons

Last week, we posted a story about the grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The report revealed the scope of the problem in the small, central Pennsylvania diocese. This week, the Guardian newspaper published an in-depth story about the details found in the grand jury’s report. One of the […]

Alleged Fugitive Sex Abuser with Ties to Boy Scouts Arrested in California

The 76-year-old man who’d been living in a suburb of San Diego for nearly three decades, served as a Boy Scout leader, and gave neighborhood children swimming lessons in his pool, has been arrested by California law enforcement authorities. John Selas faced a San Diego judge last Wednesday and denied he is the 76-year-old fugitive […]

Boys Will be Boys

“Boys will be boys.” “Times have changed.” “Kids aren’t as tough as they used to be.” “Suck it up.” “Hazing.” “They’re just bullies.” When a student athlete is raped with a pool cue by teammates, it is not hazing, and it is not bullying. It is rape. It is a crime. And any students and […]

Former Subway Pitchman Gets 15 Years in Prison for Child Pornography and Underage Sexual Contact

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt sentenced former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle to 15 years and eight months in prison for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. The sentencing was part of a plea deal Fogle had reached with prosecutors after federal law enforcement authorities raided his home in July. The […]

Appeals Court Rules to Reinstate Jerry Sandusky’s Pension

A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky should receive his pension benefits from Pennsylvania State University. The pension benefits had been halted after Sandusky’s conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012. “There exists no statute which affirmatively requires the board to deny [Sandusky’s] withheld retirement allowances,” […]

Split Verdict for Student Charged with Felony Rape

A New Hampshire jury convicted former prep school student Owen Labrie on five lesser counts in a felony rape trial involving an underage girl. Labrie was 18 years old and a senior when he was accused of raping a 14-year-old female student. The assault happened during “Senior Salute,” a ritual at St. Paul’s boarding school […]

TLC Pulls “19 Kids and Counting” Show From Air after Star Confesses to Sex Abuse

TLC, the cable company that airs the television show “19 Kids and Counting” has pulled the plug on the show after one of its main characters, Josh Duggar, admitted to sexually molesting teenaged girls, including some of his own sisters. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably, for which I am extremely […]

Former Oregon Youth Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse and Child Pornography

42-year-old Kenneth “Scott” Carroll, a former Colton Oregon youth sports coach has been arrested on charges ranging from sexual abuse to possession of child pornography. He was booked into Clackamas County Jail on criminal charges of sexual abuse, sodomy and unlawful sexual penetration. Carroll faces a criminal investigation on similar criminal matters in the state […]

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