Former Washington State Foster Child Receives $2.5 Million in Abuse Settlement

The state of Washington has settled a sexual abuse lawsuit for $2.5 million brought by a former foster child who was abused while in the care of a convicted child molester. According to the Associated Press, “The state Department of Social and Health Services confirmed the settlement. It said although background check processes ‘appropriate for […]

New Jersey Boy Scout Official Charged with Child Pornography

Gregory Aker, an assistant scoutmaster for the Clark Knights of Columbus Troop 310 and a district chairman for the Boy Scouts, has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two boys and possession of 1,240 images and 43 videos of child pornography. In addition to serving with the Boy Scouts, Aker taught religion classes at St. […]

Scotland Scout Master Jack Townsley Jailed For Sex Abuse

Jack Townsley, an 86-year-old former Boy Scout master in Glasgow, Scotland has been jailed after a jury found him guilty of three counts of using lewd, indecent and libidinous behavior towards boys. He will serve three According to the BBC, Jack Townsley had been in a position of trust with approximately 30,000 children during a […]

Former Scout Leader Who Abused Children in 1970’s and 1980’s Sentenced to Prison

59-year old former Boy Scout leader Christopher Edmondson has admitted to abusing six children on multiple occasions between 1979 and 1987. As a result, an Australian judge has sentenced him to six years in prison. Edmondson is no stranger to the Australian prison system as he previously served a six year sentence for the sexual […]

Mike Kelsey Still Serving in NY State Legislature in Spite of Criminal Sex Abuse Charges

New York State legislator Mike Kelsey remains at work in the state legislature in spite of his December arrest on felony first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. He’s due back in the Town of Pierrepont court in St. Lawrence County on February 9th. In the meantime, he […]

Federal Judge Approves Bankruptcy Plan for Catholic Diocese in Montana

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a reorganization plan for the Catholic Diocese of Helena Montana which includes $16.4 million for victims of priest sexual abuse. It is estimated that there are hundreds of claims for the rural diocese dating back to the 1940’s. According to the Insurance Journal, “The plan approved by U.S. Bankruptcy […]

Portland Pastor Faces Felony Sex Abuse Charges 18 Years After First Allegations Made

An Oregon pastor dogged for nearly two decades by allegations of sexual abuse has finally been charged with three counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration of a child under the age of 12 – two counts relating to incidents alleged to have occurred in 1993-94 and one in 1995-96. All are Class A felonies. Sperou […]

Oregon Twins Indicted for Encouraging Child Sex Abuse

A Multnomah County grand jury has indicted twins Steven Lin Stryker and David Neil Stryker on ten counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse. The twin brothers live in southeast Portland and are accused of separate incidents. According to the Oregonian, “Steven Stryker is accused of unlawfully possessing and viewing sexually-explicit conduct involving children between […]

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against University of Oregon and Its Men’s Basketball Coach

As the Oregon Ducks football team prepares to meet Ohio State for the national championship of college football, another athletic program at the state school is facing media scrutiny of a different kind. The men’s basketball team is facing a civil lawsuit regarding a sexual assault allegedly involving three former Ducks’ players. One of the […]

British Royals Deny Underage Sex Allegations

Under a flurry of media scrutiny and a civil lawsuit, Buckingham Palace issued a second denial concerning recent allegations that Prince Andrew engaged in sexual activity with an underage female from 1999 until 2002. According to the lawsuit filed in South Florida, Virginia Roberts was forced to engage in sexual acts with the Duke of […]

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