Oregon Pastor Indicted on 37 Counts of Sex Crimes with Children

James Daniel Worley, a senior pastor of Powell Valley Church in Gresham, Oregon is charged with 37 sex crimes with two minor children. The Deschutes County indictment was handed down December 16, 2014 and includes two counts of rape, 20 counts of sexual abuse, 11 counts of sodomy, one count of attempted sodomy, and three […]

Vancouver Area Substitute Teacher and Boy Scout Volunteer Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Darrell James Dwight, a Vancouver area resident, substitute teacher and Boy Scout volunteer, has been arrested for possessing and viewing child pornography. According to the Oregonian, “Police are advising the parents of children who have had contact with Dwight to talk to them about those interactions. Parents who suspect their child might have been victimized […]

Jury Awards $7 Million in Boy Scout Sex Abuse Case

A Connecticut jury has awarded the largest ever compensatory damages in a Boy Scout sexual abuse case. The Boy Scouts still face a punitive damages award which will be determined by the trial judge. The trial lasted two weeks and involved allegations against Boy Scout troop leader Siegfired Hepp from New Fairfield. The victim was […]

Portland Jury Awards $4.1 Million Verdict Against Oregon Human Services in Sex Abuse Trial

A Portland Oregon jury has awarded two girls $4.1 million in a civil jury trial. The girls alleged that Oregon Human Services failed to protect them from their foster mother who sexually abused them. The foster mother had been reported to a child abuse hotline seven times before the Department of Human Services intervened. By […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Workers in Amazon Screening Case

In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court rejected a case involving Amazon warehouse employees who had argued they should be compensated for the time they spend waiting in a line for security screenings. The workers had argued that the wait should be considered part of their work in the warehouse. According to the New York […]

Local Church Volunteer Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Christopher Gonzalez, a volunteer at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, WA and at Called to Rescue USA, has been arrested in Oregon on suspicion of abusing three young girls, the youngest who was 5 years old. According to Oregon Live, Christopher Joseph Gonzales, 44, was arrested Sunday on nine counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He […]

New Boss Same as the Old Boss

Since Pope Francis’ election as head of the Catholic Church, many observers have been pleased by the new Pope’s efforts at reforming the Church. So when Pope Francis named fellow Jesuit Rev. Robert Geisinger the Vatican’s “promoter of justice” for U.S. abuse cases in September, a position roughly analogous to chief prosecutor, some abuse advocates […]

Registered Portland Sex Offender Arrested for Abusing Girl He Met at Church

Oregon City Police have arrested 61-year-old registered sex offender Jon Wheat on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. He is being held in the Clackamas County Jail, with bail set at $300,000. Wheat is a member of the Portland Area Seventh-Day Baptist Church and got to know the young girl, a 6-year-old, through her parents […]

Terry Bean, Portland Gay Activist, Arrested on Sex Charges

Law enforcement officers from Portland’s Sex Crimes Unit have arrested Terry Bean, a Portland developer and gay activist, on charges that he sexually abused a teenage boy in 2013. The Lane County indictment charge Bean with two felony counts for having sex with a 15-year-old boy in Eugene, Oregon in 2013. Bean’s arrest is making […]

Connecticut Boy Scout Leader David Kress Accused of Sexual Assault

Thompson, Connecticut is a rural town of less than 10,000 residents nestled in the northeast corner of the state. It is a quiet, little New England town proud of its Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and the idyllic lifestyle it offers. That postcard-perfect idealism was recently shattered by the arrest of David Kress last month on […]

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