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 […]

Young Rape Survivor Denied Justice by Legislative Damage Caps in Ohio

In 2008, when Jessica Simpkins was only 15 years old, she sought the counsel and support of her minister Brian Williams, the senior pastor of Sunbury Grace Brethren Church in Ohio.  Rather than helping her, the pastor raped her.  Williams was convicted of two counts of sexual battery and sentenced to two four-year prison terms. […]

Bill Cosby Deposition Admissible at Sex Abuse Trial

In his 2006 deposition concerning the sexual assault and abuse of women, Bill Cosby admitted to numerous extramarital affairs and drugging some women in order to have sex with them. Cosby’s lawyers insist that Cosby agreed to testify only after being promised he would never be charged over his 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand. […]

Oregon Strip Club Raided by FBI

The sex trafficking of minors and strip clubs is back in the news again in Oregon.  This most recent incident involved a law enforcement raid conducted by local law enforcement and the FBI. Police were acting on a tip discovered during an ongoing undercover sting operation of local strip clubs and their employment of underage […]

Assistant Scout Leader Admits to Abusing Young Boy

Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Kellon of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania was arrested by local police in August on criminal charges of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault of a minor, and related offenses. Kellon has ties to multiple youth organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, volunteer fire companies, and emergency medical providers.  During a police interview, Kellon […]

Oregon We Have a Problem

Oregon has a serious problem.  Oregon is not the most densely populated state in the nation.  It’s not even the most populous state on the west coast.  But Oregon has more sex offenders per capita than any other state in the country. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Oregon has 713 […]

Wyoming Church Admits Hiring a Sex Offender, Denies Responsibility

Highland Park Community Church, the largest church in Casper, Wyoming, admited it hired James Jaure knowing that he had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child seven years earlier and was still on probation. But when Jaure later molested three girls in the church basement, Highland Park denied any responsibility. The church even failed to […]

Five Tips for Lawsuits Against Abusers

Are you considering suing the person who molested or abused you as a child? Even if the perpetrator never went through a criminal trial, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit of your own. Here are five things to keep in mind and ask a lawyer about if you think a civil case […]

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 […]

How Long Do You Have to Sue for Child Sexual Abuse?

The deadline for bringing a lawsuit for child sexual abuse depends on the statutes of limitation (SOLs) in your state. States have different SOLs for civil or criminal cases for sex abuse. Oregon and many other states recognize that child sex abuse victims often take years before they are able to come forward to make […]

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