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 […]

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 […]

Montana Boy Scout Sex Abuse Case Will Go to a Jury Trial

It is a significant, landmark victory for survivor of sexual abuse.  The Montana Supreme Court has denied a petition for an appeal by the Boy Scouts of America. The Court agreed with the trial judge that a Montana jury should decide the case involving women raped by a Kalispell scout leader in the 1970s when […]

Boy Scouts Prepare Argument That Sex Abuse Isn’t Their Fault

The Boy Scouts of America are preparing oral arguments to be presented to the Connecticut Supreme Court involving their appeal of a $12 million court verdict in 2014.  Their strategy is remarkably similar to those offered by the Catholic Church and other organizations that allowed the sexual abuse of minors. In the Connecticut case, the […]

Oregon DHS Workers Fired After Managers Ignore Law

Two Oregon former DHS workers are suing the state after being fired for complaining to their supervisors that case managers were ignoring state law and making decisions on their own. Shandie Johnson and Tammarra Ferguson refused to keep quiet about repeated times they saw managers bypass judges and make their own decisions about children in […]

Georgia Pastor Seeks Redemption After Hiding Boy Scout Sex Abuse for Years

This past Sunday, Bill Coates, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Georgia prayed for forgiveness as he climbed into his pulpit to begin Palm Sunday services for his congregation. Coates’ plea for forgiveness came in the wake of a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the church and the Boy Scouts for years of […]

French Cardinal Say He Did Nothing Wrong In Covering Up Sex Abuse

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyons France, may face criminal charges for his failure to remove a priest accused of sexually molesting at least 45 French Boy Scouts in the 1980s and 1990s. The priest, Father Bernard Preynat, admitted to authorities that he molested the Scouts. He was suspended by Barbarin in 2015 but […]

Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Felony Charges Against Members of Religious Order

In an unprecedented move, the Pennsylvania Attorney General filed felony charges against three members of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regulars. The three friars are Giles A. Schinelli, 73, Robert J. D’Aversa, 69, and Anthony M. Criscitelli, 61. All three are charged with conspiracy to endanger children. This marks the first time that members of […]

SPOTLIGHT NOW ON BOY SCOUTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2016 FORMER BOY SCOUT BROTHERS FILE FRAUD LAWSUITS AGAINST BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FOR SEXUAL ABUSE BY OREGON CITY SCOUTMASTER FOR MORE INFORMATION: Gilion C. Dumas 503-952-6789 gilion@dumaslawgroup.com Ashley L. Vaughn 931-206-0090 ashley@dumaslawgroup.com PORTLAND, OREGON: Two brothers and former Boy Scouts filed separate sexual abuse lawsuits claiming fraud by the […]

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