Idaho Priest Sentenced to 25 Years for Child Porn

The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, 73, will spend the next 25 years behind bars for his conviction on two counts of distribution of sexually exploitative material, two counts of possession of sexually exploitative materials, and one count of drug possession. Foucher had served as a longtime priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise until […]

Jesuits West Publish List of Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Jesuits of the West have released the names of 111 members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse. This report follows a similar recent disclosure from the Jesuits Central and Southern Province. Jesuits West Province includes Arizona, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, […]

Ohio Boy Scout Leader Arrested and Charged with Producing Child Porn

A Boy Scout leader in Ohio was arrested last week charged with the production of child pornography. The man, 39-year-old Thomas Close, also known as Joe Close, admitted to recording underage scouts over a seven-year period. Close is reported to have been the Scoutmaster of Troop 406 in Shelby, Ohio, chartered by the First Evangelical […]

Iowa Boy Scout Abuse Lawsuit Filed

We filed a civil lawsuit last week against the Boy Scouts of America and the Hawkeye Area Council in Iowa for sexual abuse our client suffered as a child in the 1970s. The perpetrator was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts Hawkeye Area Council at the time of the assaults. Our client filed the case […]

Oregon Municipality Hit with Sex Abuse Lawsuit

City officials in Lincoln City will have to contend with a civil lawsuit concerning the behavior of one of its employees. The abuse lawsuit involves a 20-year-old coach from the Lincoln City Youth Sports Program. This is the first lawsuit related to sexual abuse inflicted on youth by Lincoln City Youth Sports Coach Tyler Lopez. […]

US House Votes to Ban Child Sex Dolls and Robots

It seems nauseating to think that we needed a law for this, but the US House of Representatives recently voted to ban the sale and import of child sex dolls and robots that “normalize sex between adults and minors.”  The bill was called the CREEPER Act, which stands for Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots […]

Southern Cal Faces Doctor Sex Abuse Scandal

Dr. George Tyndall, a former University of Southern California doctor, is accused of sexually abusing and harassing at least 52 women when he was the gynecologist at the university’s health center. Tyndall was at the university for almost 30 years before leaving quietly last year. University President C. L. Max Nikias resigned in the face […]

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 […]

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