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Utah man alleges sexual abuse by Boys Scouts, church staff

Date Shared: June 22nd, 2023
Date Released: May 19th, 2023
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

Three more accusers testified against R. Kelly before prosecutors rested their case on Tuesday during the third week of the singer’s federal trial in Chicago. In his latest trial, Kelly is accused of producing videos of child sexual abuse and attempting to recover footage potentially proving he sexually abused underage victims. Two of them, “Pauline” and “Tracy,” were protected by pseudonyms as they recounted their allegations.

- Evan Hoffpauir and Keith Dygert grew up in Branson, Missouri. - Both say they were sexually abused for years by former Kanakuk camp counselor Peter Newman. - Growing public awareness of controversy linked to Kanakuk camp began early last year.

The former youth protection director for the Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday the organization is not doing enough to protect children from sexual abuse and is still trying to maintain a veil of secrecy over decades of past abuse. In a speech at the National Press Club, Michael Johnson urged Congress to investigate the BSA’s efforts to cover-up decades of past abuse, as well as the dangers he said the organization still poses to children. “The Boy Scouts of America is not safe for kids. It is safer, but it is not safe for kids,” he said.

For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has kept a list of men, today numbering in the thousands, who have been banned from scouting for real or alleged sexual misconduct.  William Sheehan was one in Southwest Florida.

Guam’s ex-archbishop shielded culture of clergy sex abuse

Date Shared: December 14th, 2023
Date Released: August 8th, 2019
Walter Denton wanted to grow up to be just like Father Tony Apuron, until the night he says the parish priest raped him in a church rectory. The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning: “If you say anything to anybody, no one will believe you.” Denton told his mother, but says she accused him of making it up. He told another priest, but that man did nothing and later turned out to be an abuser himself. And Denton watched helplessly as Pope John Paul II named his alleged rapist Archbishop of Agaña, the voice...

Children of God cult was 'hell on earth'

Date Shared: July 28th, 2023
Date Released: June 27th, 2018

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