child molestation

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 [...]

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 was turned over last week ‘Victim 5’ lawyer says negotiations are at a ‘delicate and sensitive stage.’ Photo Caption: Jerry Sandusky WASHINGTON — Penn State has received settlement demands or offers from representatives of at least 25 possible [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Sex Abuse Victim To Sue 2 Bishops With Philadelphia Ties

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - With the second clergy sex abuse trial in Philadelphia set to begin in early September, lawyers for the abuse victim in that case are preparing civil litigation. This week the attorneys told the court they intend to amend their lawsuit and also go after two bishops with Philadelphia ties. “This won’t be the [...]

WCAU NBC News 10 Exclusive with Philadelphia Attorney, Slade McLaughlin

The newly hired attorney for alleged Victim One in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal speaks out. The 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. Slade McLaughlin says the young man who is considered the most recent alleged [...]

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 [...]

Philadelphia Archdiocese faces yet another priest sex abuse lawsuit

Slade H. McLaughlin, Esquire A Philadelphia man has filed an assault and battery lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the city’s former archbishop for sexual abuse he allegedly sustained while a minor. The plaintiff in the case is named only as “Billy Doe.” Attorneys have shielded his true identity since the alleged abuse occurred when [...]

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