Public Schools Avoid Large-Scale Sex Abuse Scandals – So Far

Sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts, and private school have made headlines in recent years, but there has been no big, overall scandal involving public schools. Why? Is it because there are no pedophiles in public schools? Hardly. News stories this week suggest part of the answer – sometimes pedophiles in public […]

Whistleblower Alleges Sex Abuse by UN Peacekeepers

UN whistleblower Anders Kompass recently reported that United Nations peacekeepers around the world are guilty of sex abuse of minors. Victims, many of them minors, have filed dozens of paternity claims against UN peacekeepers. According to a leaked internal report, 85 percent of all sex abuse by UN peacekeepers occurred in Congo, Haiti, Liberia, and […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Facing Scrutiny Over Sex Abuse in England

Australia is not the only country investigating allegations that Jehovah’s Witnesses are covering up sex abuse of minors. The United Kingdom launched an intensive investigation of its own 18 months ago after a number of high profile sex abuse cases became public. According to news reports: The Charity Commission, which regulates charities in England and […]

Bill Cosby Criminally Charged with Sexual Assault

After a torrent of lurid allegations, Bill Cosby has been charged with the sexual assault of a young woman 12 years ago. The Pennsylvania criminal case concerns a former employee of Temple University who told police in 2005 that Cosby had made an unwanted sexual advance after drugging her with pills. Cosby will be arraigned […]

Former Subway Pitchman Gets 15 Years in Prison for Child Pornography and Underage Sexual Contact

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt sentenced former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle to 15 years and eight months in prison for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. The sentencing was part of a plea deal Fogle had reached with prosecutors after federal law enforcement authorities raided his home in July. The […]

Father Tom Doyle Speaks with Pope’s Commission on Sex Abuse

In a scene reminiscent of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Dominican Father Thomas Doyle recently spoke before the Pontifical Commission on Sex Abuse. Thomas Doyle is famous – or infamous, depending on your point of view – in exposing the Catholic priest sexual abuse crisis in this country and around the world. That he was […]

Oregon Child Trafficking Bills Die in State Senate

Oregon Senate Republicans recently sponsored two bills, SB 513 and SB 816, which would have strengthened state laws against child trafficking. Among other things, the bills proposed to raise the age a “child” covered by the “child trafficking” laws from 15 to 18, added advertising to the activities included in the scope of “child trafficking,” […]

Judge Rules in Favor of Billionaire Pedophile: But the Victory is a Technicality

A federal court judge in Florida denied the motion of two women to join the civil case against Florida billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. However, both women will be allowed to testify in the trial, and their testimony is what counts, not their status as parties. The case concerns the application of the federal Crime Victims’ Rights […]

Former School Counselor Charged with Sex Abuse Dating Back to 1960’s

William Bricker is a 94-year-old man in hospice care in northern Michigan. He is also accused of horrific sexual abuse crimes in Wyoming dating back to the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Chicago’s WGN-TV reports, “William Bricker, 94, is charged with sex crimes involving two boys at a summer camp in Wyoming where he served as […]

Former Oregon Youth Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse and Child Pornography

42-year-old Kenneth “Scott” Carroll, a former Colton Oregon youth sports coach has been arrested on charges ranging from sexual abuse to possession of child pornography. He was booked into Clackamas County Jail on criminal charges of sexual abuse, sodomy and unlawful sexual penetration. Carroll faces a criminal investigation on similar criminal matters in the state […]

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