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Former Pastor and Girls Basketball Coach Jailed for Child Sexual Abuse 

A former Tennessee pastor and girls basketball coach is in jail after child sexual abuse charges were brought against him. He is charged with aggravated sexual battery and three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure after being accused of having inappropriate interactions with two teen girls over a three-year period. Documents filed in court [...]

2021-07-19T15:15:43-05:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|0 Comments

Pope Francis Approves Church Law Rewrite Concerning Sex Abuse Penalties  

In a monumental change in Catholic church law, Pope Francis has approved revisions to the penalties for sexual abuse of minors and pornography. The church’s penal system had been in place since the 1980s. With the recent rewrite, the laws will provide for stricter and clearer penalties for clergy members who abuse minors and vulnerable populations, [...]

2021-07-01T16:37:54-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Pope Francis Approves Church Law Rewrite Concerning Sex Abuse Penalties  

Two Blind Elementary Students Sexually Abused by Vision Specialist

In a recent sexual abuse lawsuit, two young girls who are legally blind allege that they were abused by a vision specialist. The complaint names Livonia and Garden City, both Michigan public school systems, as defendants, as well as school principals, superintendents, and the vision specialist. The alleged molestation occurred in October 2018 and December 2019 [...]

2021-07-01T16:29:24-05:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on Two Blind Elementary Students Sexually Abused by Vision Specialist

Lawsuit Against Connecticut Diocese and Late Priest Alleges Sexual Assault  

In another sexual abuse lawsuit brought against a Catholic diocese in Connecticut, the plaintiff alleges he was raped by a former priest at his sister’s wedding in 1992 when he was nine years old. The lawsuit claims the church knew that the defendant, now-deceased Kiernan Ahern of the Diocese of Bridgeport, was a threat to children [...]

2021-02-19T16:45:14-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Lawsuit Against Connecticut Diocese and Late Priest Alleges Sexual Assault  

Class of 6,600 UCLA Students Achieve $73 Million Sex Abuse Settlement

A $73 million medical sexual abuse settlement reached on behalf of University of California, Los Angeles students has been preliminarily approved by Central District of California District Judge R. Gary Klausner. The settlement resolves allegations that Dr. James Heaps, a former UCLA gynecologist, made sexual comments or sexually abused students during exams. The case was brought [...]

2021-02-01T09:10:05-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Class of 6,600 UCLA Students Achieve $73 Million Sex Abuse Settlement