Posts Tagged 'sexual abuse'

New Jersey Schools Settle Laptop Sex Abuse Case for $1 Million

When the family of a Camden County 12-year-old girl accepted a school-issued laptop for their daughter to complete work during the 2017-2018 school year, they assumed it would be locked down and configured to prevent access to sites that could potentially cause harm and risk to a child. Instead, the girl used the laptop to download Discord – a chat and messaging platform primarily used for communication within the gaming community.

It was on Discord that she met ...

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University of California Settles Sex Abuse Case for $73 Million

University of California settles sex abuse lawsuit on behalf of gynecologistA class-action suit filed against the University of California has led to a $73 million settlement agreement with the seven women who filed the suit alleging multiple acts of sexual abuse at the hands of a university gynecologist. Additionally, the settlement makes compensation available to upward of 6,600 additional women seen by the doctor during his time practicing. Under the terms of the ...

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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Settlements May Bankrupt Boy Scouts by Summer

Boy Scouts faces bankruptcy as costs of sex abuse settlements stack upAs the Boy Scouts of America work to settle nearly 100,000 claims of sexual abuse of the children under their care, the organization says that they need to settle the claims by this coming summer or they may not be around for the fall.

The number of settlements was finalized last month as a deadline elapsed for those wishing to come forward as ...

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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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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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