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. […]

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 […]

Hazing and Sex Assaults-Know the Difference!

Recently, the Associated Press published an important article on how the sexual assault of teenagers, particularly high school boys who participate in sports, is passed off as harmless hazing rituals. This “re-framing” is a dangerous phenomenon meant to minimize the trauma of sexual abuse in youth. In an odd way, it’s also a way for […]

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