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Ex-Lawmaker Served 45 Years,
Faces Sex Crimes Charges
Oct 31, 2023 9:04 AM CDT
Ex-Lawmaker Served 45 Years, Faces Sex Crimes Charges
Former North Dakota state Sen. Ray Holmberg is accused of traveling to Prague for sex with minor
- A former longtime North Dakota lawmaker has been indicted on a federal charge alleging he traveled to Prague with the intent to rape a minor. The four-page indictment against former Republican state Sen. Ray Holmberg also charges him with one count of receiving images depicting child sexual abuse. The indictment...
Ex-Cop Who Sexually Assaulted
Dozens Hears His Fate
Oct 21, 2023 11:30 AM CDT
Ex-Cop Who Sexually Assaulted Dozens Hears His Fate
Former Philly police officer Patrick Heron, 54, is sentenced to 15 to 40 years in state prison
- A former Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in state prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting women and girls—often while in uniform and in the back of his police vehicle, per the AP . Patrick Heron, 54, entered his pleas Friday after reaching an...
Fearing Rush of Abuse Suits,
Archdiocese to File Chapter 11
Sep 29, 2023 3:40 PM CDT
Fearing Rush of Abuse Suits, Archdiocese to File Chapter 11
New Maryland law removes statute of limitations
- The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced Friday that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization days before a new state law goes into effect removing the statute of limitations on child sex abuse charges and allowing victims to sue their abusers decades after the fact. The step will "allow the...
Investigation Finds Pedophile
Network on Instagram
Jun 8, 2023 11:09 AM CDT
Investigation Finds Pedophile Network on Instagram
'Wall Street Journal' teams with academic researchers to show how easy it is to find
- Instagram officially views the sexual exploitation of children as a "horrific crime," and a statement from parent company Meta insists it is "continuously investigating ways to actively defend against this behavior." A new investigation by the
Wall Street Journal
and academic researchers suggests the company needs...
State AG Releases Stunning
Report on Church Sex Abuse
May 24, 2023 12:10 AM CDT
State AG Releases Stunning Report on Church Sex Abuse
Report alleges 451 Catholic clergy in Illinois abused nearly 2K children from 1950 to 2019
- In 2018, a grand jury report was released in Pennsylvania naming 300-plus "predator priests" in the state accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 children over a period of seven decades. Partly inspired by those revelations, then-Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan started a probe in her own state,...
State Report on Church Abuse
Finds 'Astonishing' Scope
Apr 5, 2023 6:35 PM CDT
State Report on Church Abuse Finds 'Astonishing' Scope
Maryland says Baltimore Archdiocese often did little to stop the torture and abuse
- Maryland's attorney general released the results Wednesday of a four-year state investigation into the sexual abuse and torture of children by clergy members and employees of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The report covers the totality of 80 years of mistreatment, during which it says 156 members of Catholic clergy...
ABC Producer Who
Abruptly Quit Faces
Child Porn Charge
Feb 2, 2023 8:51 AM CST
ABC Producer Who Abruptly Quit Faces Child Porn Charge
James Meek could face 20 years in prison
- When ABC News investigative producer James Gordon Meek abruptly quit in April last year after an FBI raid on his home, there were concerns that the raid may have been connected to his work. Instead, it was connected to a child pornography investigation and agents found images and videos of...
'This Guy Stalked
Me and Groomed Me
When I Was a Child'
Jan 9, 2023 9:04 AM CST
'This Guy Stalked Me and Groomed Me When I Was a Child'
'LA Times' talks to woman who says she conversed for years as a young teen with Austin Edwards
- Austin Edwards is dead, as are three others he murdered in November in California after catfishing one victim's teen daughter . But his story has been revived once more, thanks to a woman now speaking out who says the former Virginia cop similarly groomed her, pressuring her to share nude...
Her Father Raped Her. He's
Dead, but the Video Lives On
Dec 27, 2022 7:42 PM CST
Her Father Raped Her. He's Dead, but the Video Lives On
Adams case reveals a glaring loophole in state child abuse reporting laws
- The video of a man raping his 9-year-old daughter was discovered in New Zealand in 2016 and triggered a global search for the little girl. Investigators contacted Interpol and the pursuit eventually led to Bisbee, Arizona, where investigators raided the home of Paul Adams, arrested him, and rescued the girl...
A Catholic First:
Cardinal Admits Abusing Minor
Nov 8, 2022 8:46 AM CST
A Catholic First: Cardinal Admits Abusing Minor
78-year-old Jean-Pierre Ricard says he abused 14-year-old girl in 1980s, steps down
- Jean-Pierre Ricard has become the first Catholic cardinal to publicly admit to abusing a minor, according to reports. The French cardinal said Monday that he "behaved in a reprehensible way with a young girl aged 14" as a priest in the archdiocese of Marseille in the 1980s and "...
Convicted Pedophile Clears
His Name—3 Years After Death
Oct 7, 2022 12:40 PM CDT
Convicted Pedophile Clears His Name—3 Years After Death
New Zealand Supreme Court overturns 1993 child sex abuse conviction of Peter Ellis
- Peter Ellis, a former day-care teacher convicted of 16 counts of child sexual abuse in New Zealand in 1993, maintained his innocence until his 2019 death from bladder cancer. Usually one's death marks the end of their criminal appeal. But not in this case. New Zealand's Supreme Court...
Lawyer: Spacey Accuser Was
'Frozen' as Actor Lay on Him
Oct 7, 2022 7:24 AM CDT
Lawyer: Spacey Accuser Was 'Frozen' as Actor Lay on Him
Anthony Rapp is expected to testify himself as civil trial on alleged sex abuse continues in NY
- If Kevin Spacey was bothered by the testimony this week of a man who says the actor sexually abused him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26, the 63-year-old actor didn't show it. NBC News reports Spacey "seemed relaxed" on the first day of his civil trial...
Mistrial in Case of
Abusing Boy, 4
Sep 5, 2022 1:02 AM CDT
Mistrial in Case of Ex-MLB Pitcher Accused of Abusing Boy, 4
Jury deadlocks in John Wetteland trial
The jury in the child sex assault trial of former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland deadlocked, leading the judge to declare a mistrial Friday. "We will move forward, whether this means it is resolved through negotiations or trial again is up to him," a...
Survivor Praises SBC
Decision to Release
Secret List of Abusers
May 24, 2022 5:35 PM CDT
Survivor Praises SBC Decision to Release Secret List of Abusers
The Executive Committee also voted to rebuke a former member
- The depth of the problem surprised almost everyone, but the themes revealed in Sunday’s bombshell report on sexual abuse and coverups within the Southern Baptist Convention are not new to Christa Brown. She says she was sexually abused as a child by a minister, and she has been fighting...
Feb 10, 2022 5:42 PM CST
Boy Scouts Agree on $2.6B Fund in Settlement
Total amount for sexual abuse victims could be the largest ever
- Two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection while facing a flood of child sex abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America has reached a tentative settlement with an official bankruptcy committee representing more than 80,000 men who say they were molested as children by Scout leaders and others....
Pope: I Actually Was at Meeting
on Priest Accused of Abuse
Jan 24, 2022 10:15 AM CST
Pope: I Actually Was at Meeting on Priest Accused of Abuse
Benedict had originally said he hadn't attended, blames discrepancy on 'editing' mistake
Pope Benedict XVI has repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal, but there's been a shift in at least one story. Per the Catholic News Agency and CNN , the pontiff had originally told investigators he hadn't attended a January 1980 meeting of archdiocesan...
Missionary Revered in Catholic
Nation Is Headed to Prison
Dec 21, 2021 10:50 AM CST
Missionary Revered in Catholic Nation Is Headed to Prison
American ex-priest Richard Daschbach, 84, found guilty in East Timor of sexually abusing young girls
- A defrocked American priest accused of sexually abusing orphaned and disadvantaged young girls under his care in East Timor was found guilty Tuesday and sentenced to 12 years in prison, in the first case of its kind in the staunchly Catholic nation. Richard Daschbach, 84, who spent decades as a...
Virginia Professor Who Studies
Pedophilia Resigns After Uproar
Nov 25, 2021 10:50 AM CST
Virginia Professor Who Studies Pedophilia Resigns After Uproar
Allyn Walker, Old Dominion University to part ways
- An assistant professor of criminal justice and sociology at Virginia's Old Dominion University will part ways with the school after their research on "minor-attracted people" (or MAPs) generated outrage. NBC News reports Allyn Walker published the book
A Long, Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity
Oct 5, 2021 8:59 AM CDT
Report: French Catholic Church Showed 'Cruel Indifference'
Commission finds 330K children may have been sexually abused by clergy, laypeople since 1950
- A new report slams the Catholic Church for "cruel indifference," with clergy in France accused of sexually abusing an estimated 216,000 children since 1950. Jean-Marc Sauve, head of the inquiry commissioned by the French Catholic Church, says most of the victims over the past seven decades were...
NY's Window for
Child Sex Abuse Victims
to Sue Is Closing
Aug 13, 2021 1:00 AM CDT
NY's Window for Child Sex Abuse Victims to Sue Is Closing
More than 9K sued after time limit on abuse lawsuits was suspended
- For two years, New York temporarily set aside its usual time limit on civil lawsuits in order to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue churches, hospitals, schools, camps, scout groups, and other institutions and people they hold responsible for enabling pedophiles or turning a blind eye to wrongdoing....
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