sexual abuse

SPOTLIGHT the Movie – Slade & Paul Moderate A Philadelphia National Crime Victims Conference

At the 2016 meeting of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, Slade McLaughlin (far left) and Paul Lauricella (far right) moderated a discussion on the Boston Archdiocese sex scandal depicted in the Oscar winning movie, Spotlight, with the reporter, attorney, and victims depicted in the film. The conference was held in conjunction with the National Center [...]

Bill Cosby Sexual Abuse Allegations & Lawsuit

Once beloved Philadelphia native, Bill Cosby, has become embroiled in allegations of sexual abuse, again. Cosby, whose estimated net worth is around $350 Million, has denied any allegations of sexual abuse, and has even filed a lawsuit against his most recent accuser. Bill CosbyPhoto Source: Wikipedia Commons Cosby was sued in a 2005 lawsuit [...]

Ohio State University Marching Band Hazing Abuse

After a two month internal investigation, the Ohio State University has fired its Band Director, Jon Waters, for permitting and encouraging hazing abuse. The Office of University Compliance and Integrity found that "the marching band's culture facilitated acts of sexual harassment, creating a hostile environment for students" and that "Jonathan Waters, the Marching Band's Director, knew, [...]

CNN Interview of Paul Lauricella on Appeal Court’s Reversal of Philadelphia Priest Conviction

Philadelphia priest to be released from prison after appeals court reversal Reprint Credits By Steve Almasy, CNN updated 8:35 AM EST, Fri December 27, 2013 Monsignor William Lynn's attorney will appear on New Day during the 7 a.m. hour Friday. (CNN) -- The first Roman Catholic priest in the United States imprisoned for covering up the [...]

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 [...]

Father Charles Engelhardt & Teacher Bernard Shero Convicted of Altar-Boy Sex Abuse

MINUTES before former Catholic-school teacher Bernard Shero was convicted Wednesday of raping an altar boy, he joked with the court crier and a deputy sheriff about leaving the courtroom. "Good effort, though," Shero chuckled, when told he couldn't. Shero wasn't laughing for long. On its fourth day of deliberating, a Common Pleas jury convicted Shero, 50, [...]

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 [...]

VIDEO – Paul Lauricella Discusses Sandusky Sentencing

Headline News Report - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday morning to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys, but not before giving a rambling statement in front of the judge for about 15 minutes. Sandusky, who coached Penn State's defense for 30 years and ran a [...]

VIDEO – Attorney Slade McLaughlin Discusses Sandusky Sentencing

NBC 10 WCAU-TV Reports - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday morning to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys, but not before giving a rambling statement in front of the judge for about 15 minutes. Sandusky, who coached Penn State's defense for 30 years and ran [...]

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