Teens Sexting, Sharing Nude Photos a Sign of the Times That Could Lead to Criminal Charges

I was recently interviewed by KGW News, a Portland, Oregon NBC affiliate on the uptick in teen sexting and nude photo sharing. It’s a problem that is prevalent with seemingly little thought on the part of those participating in these behaviors as to the consequences of their behavior. As a sexual abuse survivor advocate and […]

Training Opportunity for Lawyers Helping Sexual Abuse Survivors

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) will be offering a training session for lawyers who want to help sexual abuse survivors.  The training will be held on Monday, June 19th from 5-7 pm at Clackamas Women’s Services in Oregon City, Oregon. As a lawyer who has done pro bono work for the VRLC, I know […]

Oregon Coach and Football Players Face Criminal Charges in Hazing Case

A volunteer football coach and six varsity football players have been charged in an aggravated hazing incident involving freshmen football players at Philomath High School in Philomath, Oregon. The hazing incidents involved sexual harassment of the younger players during which the coach and older players aggressively targeted the players’ sexual organs. Volunteer assistant coach and […]

Oregon Coach and Boy Scout Volunteer Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse

Wyatt Deremer, a former wrestling coach at Gresham High School and a Boy Scout volunteer, has plead guilty to three counts and no-contest to one count of first-degree sex abuse, said Chris Ramras, a Multnomah County deputy district attorney. In October 2015, he plead not guilty to ten counts of sexual abuse for which he […]

Oregon City School Aide Suspected of More Sexual Abuse

James McGlothlin was arrested in late February on suspicion of producing child pornography. Further investigation has led police to more evidence that links McGlothlin to hundreds of pornographic photos involving kids, as well as a number of videos on McGlothlin’s home computer hard drives — including folders with the names of schools in the Oregon […]

Oregon Assembly of God Sex Abuse Case Filed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2016 CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIM SUES ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH FOR ABUSE BY TWO ROYAL RANGERS YOUTH LEADERS For More Information or to arrange an interview with the Plaintiff W.J.:  Gilion C. Dumas                     503-952-6789  gilion@dumaslawgroup.com Ashley L. Vaughn                   931-206-0090  ashley@dumaslawgroup.com PORTLAND, OREGON: An Oregon man filed suit today in Portland […]

Oregon Lawmakers Seek Change at DHS

After years of complaints and allegations that innocent children have been neglected, physically abused, and sexually abused while in the care of foster parents under the supervision of the state’s Department of Human Services, state legislators are looking to overhaul the organization. House Bill 4080 passed both the Oregon House and Senate and now awaits […]

Portland School Worker Indicted on 54 Counts of Child Sex Abuse

A 23-year-old Portland teacher has been indicted on 54 counts of child sexual abuse. The criminal counts include 28 counts of first-degree sex abuse, 11 counts of unlawful sexual penetration, and 15 counts of sodomy. Jared Kelly White was arrested last week on the charges and indicted by a Multnomah County grand jury. Law enforcement […]

Oregon Teacher Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Jonathan Michael Peachey, a West Linn High School Spanish and English teacher, has been arrested on suspicion of third-degree sexual abuse, furnishing alcohol to a minor and official misconduct. Peachey has been a district employee for 12 years, beginning at Inza R. Wood Middle School before transferring to the high school faculty. In addition to […]

Pastor Michael Sperou Testifies At His Sex Abuse Trial

On the eleventh day of his sex abuse trial, Pastor Michael Sperou took the witness stand to testify on his own behalf. During his testimony, he denied ever having sexually abused anyone and that his actions had been misinterpreted by his accusers. However, according to The Oregonian, Sperou contradicted his previous testimony during cross-examination. “Under […]

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