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Clergy sex abuse survivor Irene Deschenes co-founds new group to help victims

Date Shared: November 21st, 2023
Date Released: November 19th, 2023
Source: cbc.ca
A London, Ont., woman who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic priest is now heading a new organization aimed at delivering speedier justice for victims. This month, Irene Deschenes helped found Outrage Canada, a national non-religious advocacy group with a mandate to hold the church accountable for sexual abuse by the clergy. The group proposes the federal government set up a national reporting centre to gather and investigate reports of clergy abuse. Deschenes said the current system re-victimizes people who file abuse allegations with the church.  "Right now, for folks their...

Boy Scouts Abuse Victims Risk Losing Millions Over Filing Errors

Date Shared: November 17th, 2023
Date Released: November 17th, 2023
Several hundred former Boy Scouts are at risk of losing out on millions of dollars in sex abuse compensation due to paperwork errors made when voting on the organization’s $2.46 billion bankruptcy settlement.

Archdiocese of St. Louis abuse victim speaks out after settling with church for $1M

Date Shared: November 12th, 2023
Date Released: November 10th, 2023
Source: stlpr.org

A brief filed earlier this year by lawyers for the Executive Committee, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Lifeway, an SBC publisher, argues that a Kentucky law that changed the statute of limitations for making civil claims over abuse—and allowing survivors to sue third parties such as churches or police—should not be applied retroactively.

Lifting The Statute Of Limitations For Victims Of Sexual Abuse

Date Shared: September 4th, 2023
Date Released: December 7th, 2023
After decades of abuse within the catholic church and major scandal with Olympic gymnast Dr. Larry Nassar, hundreds have come forward with their own sex abuse stories. On October 1st Maryland will lift the statute of limitations for child sex abuse survivors. One major international advocate is happy to see Maryland lead the way, as she is also survivor and faced Nassar in court. Sarah Klein is an attorney, a gymnast and says most importantly a fighter against child abuse. WATCH FULL 3 Minute 41 Seconds VIDEO INTERVIEW AT LINK BELOW…

On one level, the story of Ron Hunter – Ronnie in his teenage years – is just a grain of sand in a vast mountain of abuse. Now aged 63, he is one of more than 80,000 men who have made bankruptcy claims against the Boy Scouts of America on grounds they were violated by troop leaders in incidents spanning decades. It is the largest case of child sexual abuse involving a single organization in US history. Amid that epic mass of suffering, Hunter stands out. Not just because of the severity of the abuse that he endured, or...

Utah man alleges sexual abuse by Boys Scouts, church staff

Date Shared: June 22nd, 2023
Date Released: May 19th, 2023
Source: fox13now.com
A Sunset man is suing the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, alleging sexual abuse by staff members. “I told myself, just hold these cards to your chest one day," said Van Medeiros. "One day, maybe you’ll be able to put them on the table."

A survivor of sexual abuse from a former Clearwater County Sheriff’s deputy and Bagley school resource officer is sharing his story to help protect others. Lincoln Singh, who is now 19 years old, sat down with Lakeland News recently to talk about his experiences with ex-deputy Neil Dolan, who pleaded guilty last week to counts of first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct for sexually abusing three Bagley students in his school office between 2016 and 2019. Dolan is scheduled to be sentenced on May 10th. "He would stand over me and would place his hand on his hip,...

“Two Tarrant County men are suing the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and the Houston-based Sisters of Charity of the Houston. Verb incarnate of sexual abuse they say they suffered as children in the 1960s in an Oak Cliff orphanage.” READ FULL ARTICLE HERE…  2 men sue the Catholic Diocese of Dallas for sexual abuse of children in the orphanage

“Four Georgia churches. Three pastors. Two reported cases of grooming or child sexual abuse. And one woman determined to help change how Southern Baptist churches respond to reports of sexual misconduct.” READ FULL STORY HERE Woman Accuses Georgia SBC Churches of Protecting Predatory Pastors

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