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. […]

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 […]

Red Buttons

Last week, we posted a story about the grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The report revealed the scope of the problem in the small, central Pennsylvania diocese. This week, the Guardian newspaper published an in-depth story about the details found in the grand jury’s report. One of the […]

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 […]

Boys Will be Boys

“Boys will be boys.” “Times have changed.” “Kids aren’t as tough as they used to be.” “Suck it up.” “Hazing.” “They’re just bullies.” When a student athlete is raped with a pool cue by teammates, it is not hazing, and it is not bullying. It is rape. It is a crime. And any students and […]

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 […]

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