Jury to Consider Punitive Damages in Dumas Law Group Boy Scout Sex Abuse Trial

The judge in one of our Boy Scout sex abuse cases granted our motion to add a claim for $65 million in punitive damages against the Boy Scouts of America. (It’s case number 14CV05531 in Multnomah County, Oregon.) We filed the lawsuit here in Portland against the Boy Scouts for our client who was sexually […]

Former New Jersey Scout Volunteer Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Porn

Until February 2014, Gregory Aker had been a respected Assistant Scout Master of Clark Knights of Columbus Troop 310 and had also been a Cub Scouts Den leader and a district vice chairman and chairman. He had also served as a religion instructor at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in Linden, New Jersey. […]

Oregon Governor Will Investigate Troubles in State’s Foster Care System

In the wake of reports shedding an unflattering light on the state’s foster care system, Oregon Governor Kate Brown fired Jerry Waybrant, the top administrator of the Oregon Department of Human Services and ordered an independent investigation on the Oregon foster care provider Give Us This Day. Governor Brown released a statement that revealed her […]

Utah’s Child Sex Abuse Problem

Statistics show that Utah now has the highest rate of child sex abuse in country. Of the 6,900 cases reported in 2014, 27% involved sexual abuse. These statistics were revealed during a conference on child abuse and child sexual abuse. “The abuse is not only terrible while it’s going on, it’s not only horrible in […]

Former Tennessee Professor Indicted on Sexual Abuse Charges

Tennessee Tech University and currently serves as the vice chairman of the Cookeville Planning Commission, was indicted on three criminal charges by a grand jury. According to the indictment, Loutzenheiser is charged with one count of rape of a child, one count of aggravated sexual battery Roy C. Loutzenheiser, 72, who recently retired as the […]

Spotlight Movie Shines a Light on Boston’s Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

Spotlight, a new film premiering November 6th, will focus attention on the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of the city’s priest abuse scandal. The film, which takes its title from the name of the investigative team at the Boston Globe, will give movie-goers a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s largest newspaper’s decision to delve […]

California Teacher in Court Facing 87 Sex Abuse Counts Against 20 Minors

A 33-year-old California teacher is in court on criminal charges that span more than a decade. West County middle school teacher Ron Guinto is charged with 87 criminal counts involving 20 minors that he allegedly sexually abused over 11 years, from October 2002 to October 2013. The former middle school teacher faces serious criminal charges […]

Anglican Bishop Goes to Jail for Sex Abuse

A retired Anglican bishop has finally landed in jail, convicted of sexually abusing teen agers and young men, most in training to be priests. Peter Ball was the Bishop of Lewes in southern England between 1977 and 1992. He earlier escaped prosecution when the claims first arose in the early 1990s when lawmakers, a senior […]

Former New Jersey Boy Scout Leader Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn

Gerrett Conover had volunteered with the Boy Scouts for a decade between 1990 and 2000. Last week, Conover was sentenced to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said on Thursday. A law enforcement search also uncovered […]

Portland Area Youth Coach Indicted on Child Sex Abuse Charges

Wyatt Ross DeRemer, 25, has been indicted on 10 criminal counts of sexual abuse. He was arrested by Gresham, Oregon police after a three week investigation that began after a high school student told his parents that DeRemer had touched him inappropriately. During the law enforcement investigation, DeRemer also disclosed additional victims, including another Gresham […]

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