Former Beaverton, OR Mayor “Denny” Doyle Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on March 4, 2022 that it has charged former Beaverton mayor Dennis “Denny” Doyle with possessing child pornography. Doyle is 73 years old.  He served as a councilman in Beaverton for more than a decade.  He was elected as Beaverton’s mayor in 2008.  He served three terms until 2020. The […]

Understanding Sexual Abuse – Books, Experience, and Listening to our Clients

Understanding sexual abuse is hard. And who wants to try? Sexual abuse is not a subject anyone wants to think about, let alone read about and study. But our clients live with the sexual abuse they went through when they were kids, or sexual assault as adults, so Ashley and I try to learn as […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Two men filed lawsuits today against the Boy Scouts of America and Montana Council alleging they were sexually abused by their Scout leaders when they were involved in Boy Scout troops in Montana. The men are identified only by initials, M.M. and M.B., under Montana law that allows survivors of child sexual […]

Mercy Corps Mishandled Past Sex Abuse Allegations, Board Member Resigns

Global non-governmental humanitarian aid organization, Mercy Corps, finds itself at the front of recent headlines as they confirm that long-time board member Robert Newell has resigned amid an investigation into past sexual abuse allegations. It was brought to the attention of several journalists that Mercy Corps had mishandled sensitive information surrounding sexual abuse allegations against […]

Alleged Fugitive Sex Abuser with Ties to Boy Scouts Arrested in California

The 76-year-old man who’d been living in a suburb of San Diego for nearly three decades, served as a Boy Scout leader, and gave neighborhood children swimming lessons in his pool, has been arrested by California law enforcement authorities. John Selas faced a San Diego judge last Wednesday and denied he is the 76-year-old fugitive […]

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 […]

Appeals Court Rules to Reinstate Jerry Sandusky’s Pension

A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky should receive his pension benefits from Pennsylvania State University. The pension benefits had been halted after Sandusky’s conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012. “There exists no statute which affirmatively requires the board to deny [Sandusky’s] withheld retirement allowances,” […]

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 […]

TLC Pulls “19 Kids and Counting” Show From Air after Star Confesses to Sex Abuse

TLC, the cable company that airs the television show “19 Kids and Counting” has pulled the plug on the show after one of its main characters, Josh Duggar, admitted to sexually molesting teenaged girls, including some of his own sisters. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably, for which I am extremely […]

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