Posts Tagged 'sex abuse'

Sex Abuse Allegations Force Bankruptcy Claim by Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy as a result of sex abuse allegationsBoy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in a move that says more about the organization’s commitment to staying open than its commitment to righting the wrongs perpetrated on so many boys and young men by its leaders. As a result of BSA’s Chapter 11 filing, victims and survivors of abuse at the hands of thousands of scout leaders will ...

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Philly Archdiocese to Pay Over $100 Million in Sex Abuse Reparations

philadelphia archdiocese paying 120 million to settle sex abuse claims“I deeply regret the pain and suffering of survivors and any decisions that failed to protect them,” said Archbishop Nelson J. Perez in a recent letter written to area parishioners. “The pain and damage are profound.”

“Profound” is certainly one way to quantify it. The word does not, however, seem to lend proper gravity to the fact that since its announcement in 2018, the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations ...

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Michigan Woman Alleges Sex Trafficking in Ann Arbor Hotel

Ann Arbor michigan Fairfield inn sued over sex traffickingA Michigan woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging eight years of sexual abuse and trafficking in an Ann Arbor, Michigan Fairfield Inn. Having been sexually abused by her father throughout her childhood, she was living in an orphanage when her trafficking ordeal started at the age of 17.

As detailed in her complaint, that ordeal included “repeated instances of rape, physical abuse, verbal abuse, ...

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New Lawsuits Shine Disturbing Light on Hotels’ Roles in Sex Trafficking

dozens of new lawsuits accuse hotels of complicity in sex traffickingWhat started as a trickle has become a flood as over 40 new lawsuits have been filed in various federal courts accusing major-name hotel chains of being complicit in human sex trafficking. Hilton, Marriot, Wyndham and more have all been named as defendants as women across the country break their silence and demand to know why hotel staff at these locations never ...

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Former Glen Mills Schools Students Coming Forward with Sexual Abuse Allegations

lawsuits allege rampant abuse at Glen Mills SchoolsMore than 300 former students of Pennsylvania’s Glen Mills Schools are taking legal action alleging a wide variety of physical, mental, and sexual abuses at the hands of staff members and administrators. And while the Delaware County schools for court-ordered boys is no longer in operation thanks to a 2019 investigation published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, the wounds for the survivors of the abuse are ...

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PA Priest Caught Photographing High School Wrestlers from Behind

PA priest Monsignor Thomas Derzack was dressed in plain clothes when he attended a wrestling tournament at Bethlehem Catholic High School late last December. That’s when, according to Bethlehem police and the Pennsylvania diocese, he was caught photographing the boys from behind. A police officer present at the event noticed Derzack’s behavior, confronted him, and had him delete the photos from his camera. He then left the school.

The Diocese has since removed Derzack, age 70, from his position in ...

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