November 16 Deadline to File Sex Abuse Claim in BSA Bankruptcy

November 16, 2020 is the deadline to file a sex abuse claim in the Boy Scouts bankruptcy. The BSA filed for bankruptcy in February, seeking to reorganize. This week, bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein set a November 16 deadline for all creditors, including abuse survivors, to file claims. FILING A CLAIM BY NOVEMBER 16, 2020 […]

First Lawsuit Against Catlin Gabel for Child Sexual Abuse

Press Release issued today: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FIRST LAWSUIT AGAINST CATLIN GABEL FILED FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: FORMER STUDENT SUES FOR ABUSE BY RICHARDSON “SHOE” SHOEMAKER In a lawsuit against Catlin Gabel filed today, former student Kim Wilson has sued the private school for child sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her sixth-grade […]

Sexual Abuse at Catlin Gabel School: Initial Report

A shocking report of sexual abuse at Catlin Gabel School (CGS) released last month revealed that at least nine former teachers and staff members sexually molested or exploited students. The abuse dates back to the 1970’s. The report documents complaints and allegations of sexual impropriety with students involving as many as 21 adults at the […]

269 California Child Molesters in Unsealed Boy Scout Files

Below is a list of 269 California child molesters the Boy Scouts of America kicked out of Scouting in California because they sexually assaulted children. These names come from BSA’s own Ineligible Volunteer Files that have been unsealed by court order. For more information about these men or about other child molesters in Scouting not […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mark Laverdure Convicted for Sex Crimes Against 5 Girls

Article adapted from KOIN6 News. Mark Alan Laverdure was indicted in 2017 by a grand jury for 27 counts of sex crimes against children dating back to 2003.  He was charged with 21 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, two counts of using a child in the display of […]

USA Gymnastics Doc, Accused of Molesting Female Athletes, Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics physician accused of sexually abusing more than 100 young female gymnasts, has pled guilty to 3 counts of child pornography.  Nassar agreed to the plea agreement after federal officials made it a condition of dropping their charges against him for abusing four girls. This doesn’t mean Nassar is finished […]

Young Rape Survivor Denied Justice by Legislative Damage Caps in Ohio

In 2008, when Jessica Simpkins was only 15 years old, she sought the counsel and support of her minister Brian Williams, the senior pastor of Sunbury Grace Brethren Church in Ohio.  Rather than helping her, the pastor raped her.  Williams was convicted of two counts of sexual battery and sentenced to two four-year prison terms. […]

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