sexual abuse

Hazing is Abuse – And it Needs to Stop

Hazing is abuse. It’s not fun; it’s not tradition. It is abuse, and it needs to stop. When Tim Piazza died last February as a part of a horrific hazing ritual on the Penn State campus, the University took some action. It suspended the fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, and then permanently banned that fraternity. PSU also [...]

Prison for Graham Spanier, Former President of Penn State

Graham Spanier, 68, was recently sentenced for covering up a 2001 complaint filed by a graduate student who allegedly witnessed Jerry Sandusky having sex with a boy in the campus football showers. Spanier was President of Penn State during the Sandusky scandal. Along with two other former Penn State administrators, Spanier was found guilty of child [...]

Bucks County Sexual Abuse School Cover-Up – Pennsylvania Grand Jury Details

A Bucks County Grand Jury Just Found That the Solebury School Outside New Hope Had Been Covering up Sexual Relationships Between Faculty and Students for More Than Half a Century. Bucks County District Attorney, Matt Weintraub, said that, although Solebury is a “progressive” school, this was “child predation under the guise of progressive education.” Weintraub went [...]

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 [...]

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