Posts Tagged 'sexual assault'

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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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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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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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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