Category: Sexual Abuse

Hundreds of Southern Baptist Church Ministers, Deacons Accused of Sexual Assault

A total of about 380 Baptist Ministers, Deacons, and unpaid volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, and more than half have already been convicted, according to an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News.

Boy Scouts, Mormon Church Settle Nearly 20 Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

A total of 19 lawsuits accusing the Boy Scouts of America and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) of harboring child molestors and systematically covering up decades of abuse have settled in civil court.

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New List of Catholic Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Includes Dozens of St. Louis Jesuits

Two massive Catholic Jesuit provinces whose territory covers nearly half the U.S. last week released the names of 153 priests and brothers credibly accused of sexually abusing minors and vulnerable adults dating back all the way back to the 1940s.

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Texas Diocese to Release Names of Catholic Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

All Catholic dioceses in Texas will submit a comprehensive list of clergy members that have been "credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors" since 1950, Dallas Bishop Edward Burns said on Wednesday.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Ordered to Pay $35 Million in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

A Montana jury has ordered the Jehovah’s Witnesses to pay $35 million to a woman who claimed the church covered up her abuse for years.

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Sexual Abuse Charges Filed Against Former Santa Clarita Basketball Coach

Former Santa Clarita basketball coach Jeremy Haggerty was arrested on Thursday and charged with 8 counts of child sexual abuse. Complaints entered by families of former players all report similar incidents of inappropriate touching and abuse.

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Pennsylvania Catholic Priest Abuse Lawsuit

Catholic Priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused more than 1,000 children over a period of 7 decades, with bishops and other clergy members covering up the abuse and exacerbating the problem, a new grand jury report has found.