NY State Legislator’s Sex Abuse Defense-Diminished Capacity

A New York state legislator running for re-election has formulated a unique defense strategy as he faces criminal charges for sexually abusing two Boy Scouts. Michael Kelsey, a 37-year-old attorney and former assistant Boy Scout master in Fishkill, was indicted by a grand jury in June on five charges: first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree attempted […]

Split Verdict for Student Charged with Felony Rape

A New Hampshire jury convicted former prep school student Owen Labrie on five lesser counts in a felony rape trial involving an underage girl. Labrie was 18 years old and a senior when he was accused of raping a 14-year-old female student. The assault happened during “Senior Salute,” a ritual at St. Paul’s boarding school […]

National Labor Relations Board Gives More Power to Employees in Labor Negotiations

In a landmark ruling, the National Labor Relations Board voted on August 27, 2015 to give subcontractors and independent contractors more negotiating power with employers and large corporations. The case concerned a recycling company called Browning-Ferris Industries in Milpitas, California, which used a temporary staffing agency called Leadpoint to source workers. A Teamsters local representative […]

Judge Orders Catholic Priest to Pay $5 Million in Sex Abuse Case

A federal judge in Spokane, Washington ordered a former Catholic priest who sexually abused an Oregon man to pay the survivor $5,000,000. Ernest Dale Calhoun, who did not deny the survivor’s allegations, began serving in the Yakima, Washington Diocese in 1977. This sexual abuse lawsuit was not the first case filed against Calhoun who has […]

Subway Pitchman Agrees to Plea Deal in Sex Abuse Case

Subway has a public relations nightmare on its hands and they’re moving quickly to limit the damage. Their popular spokesman, Jared Fogle, has agreed to plead guilty to charges of distributing and receiving child pornography and engaging in sex acts with minors, his attorney and federal prosecutors said Wednesday. He faces at least five years […]

University of Oregon Settles Rape Lawsuit

The University of Oregon recently settled a lawsuit for $800,000 filed by a former student who alleged she was raped by three University of Oregon basketball players her freshman year. The district attorney did not charge any of the alleged offenders with crimes, apparently not believing there was enough evidence to prove a criminal case. […]

Boy Scout Leader Faces Criminal Charges of Showing Porn to Minors

A South Florida man has been arrested and charged with two counts of distributing obscene material to a minor. He was arrested June 11, 2015, on accusations that he showed pornographic video clips to a group of Boy Scouts while acting as a parent leader. The incident occurred at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Sunrise, […]

More than 5,000 Oregon Sex Assault Kits Wait for Testing

Oregon has over 5,200 sex assaults kits waiting for processing, according to Oregon State Police. The kits date back at least 30 years. There are many reasons why the kits haven’t been tested. Sometimes, a kit may not be processed if a perpetrator confessed to the crime, making it unnecessary to process the kit to […]

Bill Cosby Testimony Released: Admits He Drugged Women for Sex

Comedian Bill Cosby admitted to drugging a woman and having sex with her. He made the admission when questioned in a 2005 deposition under oath in an earlier lawsuit. Cosby, who was 38 years old at the time he admittedly gave the drug to the woman, said he gave her Quaaludes, a powerful sedative, as […]

Former Boy Scout Volunteer Sentenced to Life Prison for Child Porn

James McCullars, a former Boy Scout volunteer and head of an online pornography ring, has been sentenced to life in prison in Indiana. Prior to his conviction, McCullars spent twelve years operating a child pornography ring in which participants swapped child pornography. According to the Huntsville ABC News affiliate, “McCullars volunteered as an overnight camp […]

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