Boy Scout Bankruptcy in Race with Purdue Pharma

Today was the deadline to file all sex abuse claims in the Boy Scout bankruptcy. We’ve been hair-on-fire the last few weeks, getting the claims ready and filed for all my abuse survivor clients. We just got confirmation that the last one was successfully filed. WHAT’S NEXT? Now the big issue is what will happen […]

Six Oregon Men on SBC List of Baptist Sexual Abusers

Six Oregon Men on SBC List of Baptist Sexual Abusers Six Oregon men are on an official SBC list of accused Baptist sexual abusers. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) released a list naming over 700 men accused of sexually abusing or assaulting people in Baptist churches. Over 50 of the accused abusers were in western […]

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 […]

Woodburn High School Football Coach Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges

Woodburn High School’s head football coach was arrested Monday morning on several sex abuse charges stemming from allegations involving a minor student. Thirty-eight-year-old Nicholas Federico was arrested on four counts of sex abuse, four counts of official misconduct, and one count of online sexual corruption of a child, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. […]

MEN SUE BOY SCOUTS AND MONTANA COUNCIL FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

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 […]

California Law Opens 3-Year Window for Child Sexual Assault Lawsuits

California just passed a new law opening a three-year window for child sexual assault lawsuits. Starting January 1, 2020, child sexual assault survivors have three years to sue their abusers or organizations that allowed the abuse. This “lookback window” is part of a new statute of limitations for child abuse. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly […]

Teen Raped at Graduation Party Sues Attacker and Parent who Furnished Alcohol

A recent 1.04-million-dollar lawsuit was filed in Jackson County on behalf of an Oregon teen who was raped at her high school graduation party. The lawsuit names both the alleged attacker, Joseph Moeller, as well as Julene Erskine, a 62-year-old woman who furnished alcohol for teens at the graduation party. At the time of the […]

BSA at Tipping Point on Sexual Abuse in Boy Scouts

There is no doubt about it: The Boy Scouts are in crisis. Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, potential reorganization in bankruptcy, declining membership, and the basic question of whether the organization is still relevant. What does it mean to be a Scout? For parents and youth today, is it […]

US House Votes to Ban Child Sex Dolls and Robots

It seems nauseating to think that we needed a law for this, but the US House of Representatives recently voted to ban the sale and import of child sex dolls and robots that “normalize sex between adults and minors.”  The bill was called the CREEPER Act, which stands for Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots […]

Sandusky: Child Told Paterno of Abuse in ’76

A new bombshell dropped in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal: “[I]n 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.” That quote is from a court order in a current lawsuit is between Penn State and its insurance companies. Penn State is suing […]

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