Posts Tagged 'sex abuse'

Uber: 3,000 Sexual Assaults During U.S. Rides Last Year

uber releases report on ride share sexual assaultsOn July 1, 2016, Twitter user Carol Nichols Goulding sent out a tweet destined for internet infamy. The soon-to-go-viral musing read “1998: Don’t get in strangers’ cars, don’t meet [people] from internet. 2016: Literally summon strangers from internet to get in their car.” It was a brilliant observation on how quickly the internet had gone from an environment of carefully protected anonymity and screen names ...

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NYC Hotels Hit with $10 Million Sex Trafficking Lawsuit

The details of this story are particularly disturbing. As a result, and as a service to our readers, we are urging caution when reading.

Two hotel chains operating facilities in New York City have been hit with a $10 million lawsuit over allegations that not only was child sex trafficking and assault happening on their properties, but that they knew about it, did nothing to stop it, and – in some cases – participated.

As detailed by the ...

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Boy Scouts, Catholic Church Using Variety of Tactics to Lobby Against Abuse Statutes

Catholic Church lobbying legislators in sermons and bulletins on sex abuse billIn early 2000, an episode of The West Wing aired in which a lawyer – in an effort to influence the White House to commute his client’s death sentence – convinces a rabbi to deliver a sermon on capital punishment during that week’s services as a senior aid to the President is known to sit among the attendees. The President, a devout Catholic, would himself go ...

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Church Sex Abuse Accusations Extend Beyond Catholic Dioceses

southern baptist megachurch accused of inaction on sexual abuse of childA prominent Southern Baptist megachurch is facing allegations that a pastor in the organization sexually abused a child at one of its summer camps. Village Church, based in Flower Mound, Texas, has been accused of being “willfully negligent” in the care of the children attending the camp and, as a result, has turned a member family’s life upside down.

The child, referred to ...

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As Work Continues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey Considers Implications of New Sex Abuse Statutes of Limitations

Pennsylvania and New Jersey work to extend statute of limitations in church sex abuse casesMultiple bills to extend the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse have been under consideration in Pennsylvania in recent months. Republican Representative Paul Schemel of Franklin does not want to see a change to the laws governing how long a survivor of sexual abuse has before they must come forward. “We have statutes of limitations for reasons,” he stated ...

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New Jersey Moves to Extend Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Cases

New Jersey extends statute of limitations for sex abuse casesNew Jersey has joined a growing number of states that are giving power to the voices of those who were sexually abused as children at the hands of the clergy and organizational leaders tasked with teaching them and keeping them safe. While study after study has shown that it can take years – if not decades – for a victim to come to grips with their abuse ...

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