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Jehovah’s Witnesses Child Sex Abuse | Using Legal Loopholes to Conceal

The Catholic Church is not the only religious organization that has been hiding decades’ worth of sexual abuse within its walls. The Jehovah’s Witnesses have tried to conceal the sexual abuse of children within that religious order as well. With more than 8.5 million followers worldwide, Jehovah’s Witnesses have an organizational structure that, not only has [...]

2020-02-29T15:15:48-04:00Categories: Sexual Abuse & Clergy Abuse|Tags: , |

Former Youth Wrestling Coach in Pennsylvania to Face Child Sex Abuse Charges

A former Pennsylvania youth wrestling coach was extradited from Georgia after he was accused of numerous counts of child sex abuse in Monroe County. Ron Gorman ran Stroudsburg Area Youth Wresting until 2009. Police troopers say that, earlier this year, two of Gorman’s former wrestling students came forward with accusations that Gorman sexually abused them while [...]

2019-11-06T23:22:30-04:00Categories: Sexual Abuse & Clergy Abuse|Tags: , |

Claimants in Sandusky Case Could Number as High as 30

Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts involving 10 victims over 15 years Penn State. Attorney says claimant information and negotiations are "delicate and sensitive". Related Penn State / Sandusky Articles Penn State / Sandusky Settlement Payouts Keep Rising Penn State Fallout May Be a Boon VIDEO – Paul Lauricella Discusses Sandusky Sentencing VIDEO – Attorney Slade [...]

Attorney: Victim In Priest Sex Abuse Case ‘Relieved’

By Tony Hanson | CBS Philly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A priest and former lay teacher were taken into custody immediately after a jury convicted them of sexually assaulting the same boy, the same victim who was assaulted by another priest who pleaded guilty last year. The convicted defendants are scheduled to be sentenced in April. [...]

2019-11-06T20:23:41-04:00Categories: Sexual Abuse & Clergy Abuse|Tags: , |

State lawmakers to try again with child sex abuse legislation

HARRISBURG — A group of state lawmakers who said they were frustrated that the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky and the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandals were not enough to move legislation out of committee last year, announced plans Wednesday to reintroduced a bill that would remove the statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse. Where [...]

NBC News Interview with Philadelphia Attorney, Slade McLaughlin

Philadelphia attorney Slade McLaughlin is now telling his client's side of the story. NBC 10's Lu Ann Chan has the exclusive sit down interview. The newly hired attorney for alleged Victim One in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal speaks out. Slade McLaughlin says the young man who is considered the most recent alleged victim [...]

2020-06-10T17:21:59-04:00Categories: Sexual Abuse & Clergy Abuse|Tags: , , |

Priest Accused of Rape May Not Question ex-Altar Boy

November 01, 2011 By John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER A judge said Tuesday that a priest and a teacher accused in a lawsuit of raping a Northeast Philadelphia altar boy could not question the alleged victim until after their criminal trial on the charges next year. Common Pleas Court Judge William J. Manfredi denied the [...]