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Another term Vachss originated that has since entered general circulation is "Circle of Trust." ⁽⁴⁵⁾ Vachss coined the term to combat the mistaken over-emphasis on "stranger danger," ⁽⁴⁶⁾ which prevents society from focusing on the most common way children are accessed for victimization:

The biggest threat to children is always inside their houses. The predator with the ski-mask who grabs the kid out of a van, while a real thing, is a tiny percentage of those who prey upon children. Most victimization of children is within the Circle of Trust — not necessarily a parent, but somebody who was let into that circle, who can be a counselor, or a coach, or someone at a day-care center. The biggest danger to children is that they're perceived as property, not human beings.

An Interview with Andrew Vachss, The AV Club, November 1996. ⁽⁴⁷⁾


Those pursuing actual change know that mouse-clicks won't achieve the goal. Fundamental, lasting change must start with the ENABLING LAWS. First, the analysis of existing law and then drafting of new legislation. That's why the Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection was founded. Here is its first product: ... For shortcuts, go to Best Practices, then Legislative Proposals.

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Bronx sisters reach settlement with NY Archdiocese over sexual assaults in their home by parish priest
"Two Bronx sisters sexually abused by a trusted parish priest inside their home during the 1970s reached a settlement with the Archdiocese of New York over the childhood assaults. "In bringing this into the light, the evil cannot hide and we can begin the healing process," said Imelda Maldonado Davis, 54, at a Tuesday news conference outside St. Patrick's Cathedral. "And we can protect all of our children." She was joined by her younger sister Mercedes, who was also targeted by the late Monsignor Charles McDonagh beginning back in 1972 and continuing for several years. McDonagh, then a Bronx parish priest, was later promoted to secretary to Terence Cardinal Cooke and his successor John Cardinal O'Connor. "
NY Daily News, July 23, 2019

Records: Teacher Brittany Zamora had sex with boy in classroom while other student watched
"An alleged illicit sexual relationship between a Goodyear teacher and her 13-year-old student started with a message on a school app. Las Brisas Academy elementary teacher Brittany Zamora asked her sixth-grade students to message her on an online instruction app called Class Craft because she was going to be bored at school one day. But police say a message from one male student quickly turned into flirting and then evolved into a sexual relationship between the then-27-year-old and her barely teenage pupil. Records obtained by The Arizona Republic provide additional detail about Zamora's alleged sexual misconduct with the student. Video, police interviews and Zamora's arrest captured on body-worn cameras describe how Zamora and the boy had sex multiple times in her car and classroom — once with another male student in the room."
AZ Central, February 27, 2019

State Trooper jailed; accused of sexually assaulting teen
"A Minnesota state trooper was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Shawn Gerald Barta, 36, of Burnsville, was charged with first-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in Dakota County District Court. The teen, who is cognitively delayed and functions at about a sixth-grade level, regularly spent time at Barta's house, according to the complaint."
Pioneer Press (MN), July 10, 2019

Federal prison guard convicted of raping inmate will get new trial
"A former Metropolitan Detention Center corrections officer accused of raping a female inmate is getting a new trial because prosecutors failed to turn over evidence that could potentially have exonerated him, according to court papers. A jury convicted ex-guard Carlos Martinez in January 2018 of aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse of a ward, and other charges for the repeated rape of a woman identified in court as "Maria." The ex-guard was arrested alongside two other officers who were accused of sexually assaulting female inmates at the MDC — including Eugenio Perez, who was identified due to his distinctive, hooked-shaped penis. Perez was convicted at trial and is awaiting sentencing. While Martinez's conviction stands on charges of sexual abuse of a ward — given that Maria was an inmate and therefore incapable of consent — he will be retried on the aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse charges."
NY Post, July 5, 2019

Kindergarten teacher at suburban Baptist school charged with sexual assault, child porn solicitation involving 2 students, police say
"A kindergarten teacher at a private religious school in suburban Burbank has been charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography stemming from alleged encounters with two underage students, the Cook County sheriff's office announced Tuesday. Shannon Griffin, 49, of Oak Lawn, a teacher at Jordan Baptist School, was taken into custody Monday after a monthslong investigation, according to the sheriff's office. Investigators allege that Griffin "engaged in sexual conduct" with a male underage student who was enrolled at the school, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. "
Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2019

Court records reveal new info, confessions from former Florence pastor charged with child sex abuse
"FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - Court records reveal new and sordid details about a former Florence Baptist church pastor accused of sexually abusing a child. John Martin, who has since resigned from Lighthouse Baptist Church in Florence, was arrested on four counts of child sex abuse. Court records show that Martin allegedly abused at least one boy. The victim told investigators he was abused at Martin's home and on a road trip. Records also state that Martin would send explicit text messages to this child. According to the court records, Martin confessed to the abuse to his congregation at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Florence and made a confession to his wife about what he called "an affair" and said he was thinking about suicide. "
WAFF (AL), July 3, 2019

List of Credibly Accused Clergy in the Diocese of Providence
"At the direction of the Bishop, the Director of Compliance was tasked with conducting an independent, thorough and objective review of files dating back to 1950, a year used by many other dioceses as a benchmark. Many files were several decades old, and the Director was not the initial investigator. The Director reviewed all diocesan files compiled over seventy years, and employed his training and expertise as a twenty-three year State Police detective to make assessments and judgments regarding the available and developed evidence within the files. In some instances, the Director made additional inquiries to corroborate and bolster certain allegations. In some cases of his own choosing, the Director of Compliance consulted the Director of Outreach and Prevention and/or the Diocesan Review Board for further advice. In all instances, however, the Director of Compliance ultimately exercised his own independent, expert judgment in determining whether to place particular clergy on the list."
Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, July 1, 2019

Former USC Gynecologist Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Students
"A doctor was charged today with sexually assaulting 16 young women over the course of seven years while he worked as a gynecologist at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. George Tyndall (dob 1/6/47) was charged in case BA478951 with 18 counts of sexual penetration and 11 counts of sexual battery by fraud, both felonies. Tyndall is accused of sexually assaulting 16 female students at a campus health center. The victims, who range in age from 17 to 29, went to the facility for annual exams or for other treatment, prosecutors said."
LA County DA's Office, June 26, 2019

Husband & Wife Teachers Convicted of Child Sex Crimes
"SCRANTON, Pa (WNEP) — It took a jury in Lackawanna County about an hour and a half to convict a husband and wife of child sex abuse charges. The couple, both teachers, were found guilty of all the charges against them. Ruth and Nick Baggetta of Greenfield Township were both taken into custody after the verdict was read Wednesday afternoon. They were both convicted of having a sexual relationship with a teen that lasted almost two years and started when the girl was 16."
CNN (PA), June 19, 2019

Private, all-girls Westover School to open independent investigation into past sexual assault allegations
"The private, all-girls Westover School has opened an independent investigation into allegations of sexual assault after an internal review revealed previous allegations might not have been addressed. The Middlebury day school's board of trustee's review indicated "there may be alumnae suffering in silence and allegations that may not have been addressed," Head of School Julie Faulsitch letter wrote in a public letter released Friday. "
Hartford Courant, June 7, 2019

Rumsey Hall Latest Elite Private School to Disclose Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
"Last week, the Rumsey Hall School, a coed K-9 boarding and day school in Connecticut, became the most recent private school to disclose the findings of a wide-ranging sexual misconduct investigation. In a letter sent to alumni, parents, and other affiliates, the school's current leadership described corroborated allegations of abuse levied against three faculty members since the late 1960s. In the most recent instance, the school admitted to paying confidential insurance settlements to three alumni based on allegations of "inappropriate contact" from one longtime faculty member and administrator. He remained at the school until 2000. "
Jezebel, May 6, 2019

New York legislation inspired by sex assault survivor would combat abuse by doctors
"A New York State legislator is proposing a trio of bills inspired by a woman whose story shed light on a Columbia University doctor accused of sexually assaulting dozens of pregnant women in his care. Assembly member Aravella Simotas said that the legislation stemmed from testimony given Friday by Marissa Hoechstetter. In December, Hoechstetter spoke with CBS News about the abuse she said she endured while Dr. Robert Hadden oversaw her pregnancy with twins and postpartum care. Hoechstetter was one of 17 women to sue Columbia University for negligence in the case, with at least five more suing separately. She is the only plaintiff to reveal her name."
CBS News, May 29, 2019

State pulls day care's license after owner's husband busted for rape
"State officials on Thursday pulled the license of a Bronx day care after the owner's husband was accused of raping a young girl who went there. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services told The Post it is "appalled by the allegations" against 60-year-old Alberto Hernandez, whose wife owns the Maria Cortez Daycare in Kingsbridge Heights. "OCFS is immediately suspending and moving to revoke the child care provider's license pending the outcome of an investigation into the matter," a spokesperson said in a statement. Hernandez was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly raping the young girl for five years when she was 6 to 10 years old. The victim, now 13, said the horrific sex abuse took place while she was attending the day care."
NY Post, May 2, 2019

Day care owner arrested for sexually abusing 7-year-old
"A Suffolk County day care owner was arrested Friday for sexually abusing a child, cops said. Jose Flores, co-owner of Little Sponges Family Day Care in Brentwood, allegedly abused a 7-year-old girl who attended the facility earlier this year. Authorities apparently found out about what happened and launched a Special Victims investigation, according to police officials. Flores, 56, was taken into custody around 1 p.m. Friday and Little Sponges was shut down, soon-after. Cops fear that he may have even more alleged victims."
NY Post, May 25, 2019

Former Bronx teacher who enlisted students in bizarre bomb plot gets 6 years in prison
"Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Berman was troubled by Toro's abuse of his position as an educator and mentor. The former special education teacher at Democracy Prep Harlem High School enlisted students to help dismantle fireworks and stash explosive powder for a bomb. He even paid the students $50 an hour. Toro also has pending charges in state court, including rape, because of a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old student. That student called in a bomb threat to Democracy Prep at Toro's suggestion, Berman noted. "
NY Daily News, May 22, 2019

The Latest: Report doesn't say if abuse reported to police
"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An Ohio State University official says it's not clear whether anyone ever went to authorities to report a former doctor now accused of sexually abusing more than 150 male students. Findings from a yearlong investigation released Friday say numerous university personnel knew about complaints of abuse that continued nearly 20 years into the late 1990s. School Provost Bruce McPheron says the report doesn't address whether anyone went to law enforcement at the time or was required to do so under the law back then. University President Michael Drake says the report shows the university fell short of its responsibility to its students. He calls that regrettable and inexcusable. Investigators found that at least 177 male students say they were sexually abused by the late Dr. Richard Strauss."
AP, May 17, 2019

Former pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison for repeated rape of adopted daughter
"A former pastor convicted of repeatedly raping his adopted teenage daughter was handed an effective sentence of 12 years in prison Thursday by a Knox County judge, who weighed the severity of the crimes against an outpouring of support for the man from friends and family in court. David Lynn Richards Jr. continued to maintain his innocence, as he had throughout his trial, while asking for leniency from Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steve Sword."
Knoxville News Sentinel, May 9, 2019

Former employees say video shows CEO of Great Circle with child in chokehold
"WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. ( -- The president and CEO of Great Circle, a nonprofit that provides services to children and families, is charged with multiple counts of endangering a child. 59-year-old Vincent D. Hillyer, of Eureka, Mo, was arrested and charged with six counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child - creating substantial risk, second-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child and one count of assault in the fourth degree. "
KMOV4 (MO), May 7, 2019

Ex-priest who got teen pregnant can keep job as middle school teacher
"A veteran New Jersey teacher who once had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl and got her pregnant — all while he was a Catholic priest — can keep his middle-school job, an arbitrator ruled. Former Rev. Joseph DeShan, 59, began teaching in the Cinnaminson school district in 1996 — six years after he impregnated the teen, who worked in his parish rectory in Bridgeport, Conn., the state ruling said. Cinnaminson school officials didn't learn of the illicit relationship until 2002, when it surfaced in the press. DeShan, who had left the priesthood years prior, was suspended for three weeks but eventually returned to the classroom. Then last year, district officials alleged that DeShan made a 12-year-old student uncomfortable while commenting on her "pretty green eyes," according to the ruling."
NY Post, May 3, 2019

Bronx daycare provider's husband repeatedly raped young girl in his wife's care, cops say
"The husband of a Bronx daycare provider repeatedly raped and abused a young girl under his wife's care, police said. According to authorities, Alberto Hernandez, 60, allegedly preyed on a girl, who is now 13, when she was between 6 and 10 years old. The girl told a staff member at her school this week, who then alerted the NYPD. "
NY Daily News, May 1, 2019

Pope admits clerical abuse of nuns including sexual slavery
"Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves. He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an entire congregation of nuns who were being abused by priests. It is thought to be the first time that Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by the clergy. He said the Church was attempting to address the problem but said it was "still going on". Last November, the Catholic Church's global organisation for nuns denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" that prevented them from speaking out."
BBC News, February 6, 2019

Boy Scouts naming 200 leaders accused of sex abuse in New York, New Jersey
"The names of close to 200 Boy Scout leaders in New York and New Jersey accused of sexually abusing kids will be released Tuesday. The leaders worked in both states and were named in the Boy Scouts of America's "perversion files," according to a pair of law firms representing victims. At afternoon press conferences in Midtown and Newark, lawyers from the firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates — plan to release "shocking testimony" and demand that the Boy Scouts of America release the identities, background information and files on all BSA perpetrators in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. The law firms allege that there are more than 7,000 child sex abusers in the Boy Scouts."
NY Post, April 23, 2019

New charges say former teacher's assistant arranged to kill boy he allegedly sexually assaulted, his mother
"ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A former teacher's assistant already accused of taking a student out of class and sexually assaulting him is now facing charges after police said he arranged to have the boy and his mother murdered. Deonte Taylor was charged Wednesday with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of attempting to tamper with a victim in a felony prosecution. Charging document said while Taylor was in prison this February for the three sexual assault charges, he met with a man in prison and arranged for that man to kill the alleged victim of the sexual assault and the victim's mother when he got out of prison. The man Taylor made the agreement with became a confidential informant for the police. Charging documents said Taylor then talked with 66-year-old Michael Johnson — with whom Taylor was living before going to prison — and convinced Johnson to pay the man to do the job. According to charging documents, Johnson did pay the man."
NBC5 (St Louis, MO), February 27, 2019

Ex-gymnastics coach pleads guilty to molesting boys, sentenced to 65 years in prison
"A Jefferson Parish judge on Monday (April 15) sentenced former gymnastics coach Jonathan M. West of Kenner to 65 years in prison, after West admitted he sexually exploited 13 boys under his care. West, 27, pleaded guilty as charged to the offenses outlined in a 24-count bill of information. The victims were between the ages of eight and 15 when the abuse happened, beginning in 2015 and ending with his arrest on May 31, 2018, according to the bill of information."
Jefferson Parish (LA) District Attorney, April 15, 2019

Archdiocese Of Los Angeles Agrees To $8 Million Settlement In Sex Abuse Case
"The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused and kidnapped by a teacher at her Catholic high school. The teenager's attorney, David Ring, said that the settlement — finalized by a court last week — is the largest that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has ever paid to a single victim, The Associated Press reports. Over the past 15 years, the archdiocese has paid more than $740 million in sexual abuse settlements. Juan Ivan Barajas, then-athletic director and health teacher at San Gabriel Mission High School in San Gabriel, Calif., repeatedly sexually abused the student when she was 15 years old, according to a lawsuit filed in 2017. Barajas then kidnapped her and took her to Las Vegas, according to court documents reported by The Los Angeles Times."
NPR, April 17, 2019

Brooklyn teacher allegedly molested 11-year-old student on field trip
"The middle school teacher accused of molesting an 11-year-old East Flatbush student had sexual contact with her at least three times — including on a school bus during a field trip, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the disgraced educator's arraignment. Daniel Santiago stood cuffed as Assistant Brooklyn DA Wilfredo Cotto described how the 29-year-old — whose wife and infant child appeared in court with him — first grabbed the 11-year-old's breast on a school bus, and then sat next to her and slid his hands down her pants on the return trip. Santiago's wife remained stone-faced as she heard Cotto tell the court how her husband later met the girl in a classroom at Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy inside PS 224, where he allegedly tried to kiss her and had her touch his penis."
NY Post, April 16, 2019

NYC teacher molested 11-year-old girl on grounds of his Brooklyn middle school, cops say
"A Brooklyn middle school teacher was caught fondling an 11-year-old girl on school grounds, police said Monday. Daniel Santiago, 29, a teacher at PS 244 on Tilden Ave. in East Flatbush, was engaged in an ongoing, inappropriate relationship with the student, and rumors started to circulate in the school about it, police sources said. Someone spotted him touching the girl inappropriately, and school administrators pulled him out of the classroom as police investigated, sources said. Cops arrested him at 10:30 a.m. Monday, charging him with sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child. "
NY Daily News, April 15, 2019

Foster care provider charged with child rapes
"MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A foster care provider in Muskegon County has been charged with two counts of child rape after being reported by his wife, according to a prosecutor. Mark Sorensen, 61, of Norton Shores was charged in Muskegon County District Court on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child under age 13. Foster children have been removed from the home as a result of the investigation and charges, said Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Maat. Maat would not say if a foster child is an alleged victim, saying he wanted to protect the victim's identity. Maat confirmed that Sorensen is a licensed foster care provider and a Court Appointed Special Advocate. "CASA" volunteers advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused and neglected."
M-Live (MI), April 15, 2019

'The sickest thing': Canadian soccer rocked by claims of systemic abuse
"With the Women's World Cup only months away, soccer in Canada has been jolted by allegations of abuse, manipulation and inappropriate behavior by an elite coach toward players involved with a junior national team and one of the country's most prominent professional clubs. The allegations, made by at least 14 former high-level players, also implicate Canada Soccer, the sport's national governing body, and the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer in failing to protect players from the abusive behavior of coaches. One former Whitecaps player described the events that took place in 2008 to the Guardian as "the most disgusting thing that a coach can ever do"."
The Guardian (Canada), April 11, 2019

The South African teenager was 15 when he was enrolled in a training camp that claimed to 'make men out of boys'. Was the resurgence of the far right to blame for his death?
"It is 12 January 2011. This place is supposed to be a fresh start. Raymond, who was diagnosed with learning difficulties, aged nine, has been removed from yet another school. Wilna can't cope, the family is fracturing. Gys found the camp, run by Alex de Koker, a former soldier known as "the General" who promises to "make men out of boys". Gys trusts him. Wilna just wants everyone to get along. Raymond has no choice. Three months later, on 20 April, Raymond will be pronounced dead by doctors so traumatised by his injuries they require counselling. When he is admitted to hospital, Wilna does not recognise her son: he is skeletal and has more than 60 separate injuries including a broken arm, broken ribs and chemical and electrical burns. The tips of his ears are missing and his hair has been scoured off. His kidneys are failing and his brain is damaged. He never regains consciousness. During the subsequent trial, which runs from 2012 to 2015, Wilna is vilified on social media and forced to relocate."
The Guardian, March 30, 2019

Pedophile Doctor Could Get U.S. Pension of More Than $1.8 Million While in Prison
"A U.S. government pediatrician convicted of sexually abusing Native American boys under his care is still receiving his government pension, officials said, and records indicate he is due more than $1.8 million during his prison term. The government likely can't stop the pension payments to Stanley Patrick Weber, unless Congress changes federal law. Mr. Weber worked at federal Indian Health Service hospitals for about 30 years. He was convicted in September of sexually abusing two boys on a reservation in Montana and faces another trial over allegations he sexually assaulted four more in South Dakota. The abuse occurred while the pedophile doctor was on duty at the government hospitals or in his government-provided homes. He has appealed his conviction and pleaded not guilty ahead of the other trial. "
Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2019

Horse trainer coached teen riders for decades. Now several women are accusing him of sexual abuse.
"After being repeatedly sexually abused by her trainer who was more than twice her age, she alleges in a lawsuit, she stopped riding and gave up on her lifelong dream to be an Olympic equestrian. The woman, now a 54-year-old insurance professional living in Morris County, filed suit last year against her former trainer, Barry Lobel, 73, of Bedminster. Last week, Lobel was given an interim suspension from official equestrian activities by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The national organization that investigates reports of abuse or harassment in Olympic sports said it could not confirm why it suspended him.", March 25, 2019

A Secret Database of Child Abuse
"In March 1997, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the nonprofit organization that oversees the Jehovah's Witnesses, sent a letter to each of its 10,883 U.S. congregations, and to many more congregations worldwide. The organization was concerned about the legal risk posed by possible child molesters within its ranks. The letter laid out instructions on how to deal with a known predator: Write a detailed report answering 12 questions—Was this a onetime occurrence, or did the accused have a history of child molestation? How is the accused viewed within the community? Does anyone else know about the abuse?—and mail it to Watchtower's headquarters in a special blue envelope. Keep a copy of the report in your congregation's confidential file, the instructions continued, and do not share it with anyone. Thus did the Jehovah's Witnesses build what might be the world's largest database of undocumented child molesters: at least two decades' worth of names and addresses—likely numbering in the tens of thousands—and detailed acts of alleged abuse, most of which have never been shared with law enforcement, all scanned and searchable in a Microsoft SharePoint file. In recent decades, much of the world's attention to allegations of abuse has focused on the Catholic Church and other religious groups. Less notice has been paid to the abuse among the Jehovah's Witnesses, a Christian sect with more than 8.5 million members. Yet all this time, rather than comply with multiple court orders to release the information contained in its database, Watchtower has paid millions of dollars to keep it secret, even from the survivors whose stories are contained within."
The Atlantic, March 22, 2019

Defrocked Jersey priest who molested boys now teaches kids English in Dominican Republic
"PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — A former Roman Catholic priest who was defrocked and convicted of molesting two boys in New Jersey has found a new vocation in a new location — teaching children English at a private school in this resort town. The former priest, Hadmels DeFrias, 47, told the NBC News reporter who tracked him down that he is no longer a threat to minors and also claimed to be a bishop in the "progressive Celtic church." "I don't see the children with those eyes anymore," DeFrias said in an extensive interview outside the Colegio del Caribe school in Punta Cana, where he watched over dozens of young boys and girls while shielding himself from the sun with an umbrella."
NBC News, March 20, 2019

Alleged sexual abuse victims at Yeshiva University prepare lawsuit
"A slew of men who claim they were sexually abused at Yeshiva University's all-boys high school from the 1960s to the '90s are preparing to sue the school — thanks to a new law that has temporarily lifted the statute of limitations in such cases. "For more than 40 years, Yeshiva University covered up the sexual abuse of its students, and now finally, our clients have an opportunity to have their day in court," lawyer Kevin Mulhearn, who represents 34 former pupils from the school, told The Post on Wednesday."
NY Post, March 20, 2019

Pennsylvania pediatrician who admitted to molesting dozens of children sentenced to up to 158 years in prison
"The Pennsylvania pediatrician who admitted to sexually abusing 31 children over his career was sentenced to between 79 and 158 years in prison Monday. Dr. Johnnie "Jack" Barto, 71, pleaded guilty to assaulting two family members and no contest to assaulting more then two dozen patients, one as young as two weeks old, in December, almost 20 years after he was cleared of allegations by the state board of medicine. "
NY Daily News, March 18, 2019

Vice Detective Arrested and Charged with Depriving Victims' Civil Rights, Witness Tampering, Obstructing Justice
"COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus Vice Detective has been arrested and charged with crimes related to kidnapping victims under the guise of an arrest and forcing those victims to engage in sex for their freedom. Andrew K. Mitchell, 55, of Sunbury, was arrested this morning by federal agents. A grand jury indicted Mitchell on March 7. The case was unsealed at Mitchell's initial appearance in federal court today at 1:30pm. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Todd Wickerham, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien and Interim Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan announced the charges. Mitchell has been employed by the Columbus Division of Police since 1988 and is currently assigned as a detective in the Vice Unit. He has been assigned to that unit since March 2017. As part of his duties, Mitchell conducts law enforcement actions for solicitation offenses. According to the indictment, Mitchell, while acting under color of law, deprived victims of their civil rights, namely, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures."
Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office Southern District of Ohio, March 11, 2019

Disgraced former New Jersey priest 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse shot dead in Nevada
"Capparelli was ordained in 1980 and abused multiple victims before being permanently removed from the ministry in 1992, according to RCAN. It was discovered that Capparelli was teaching in New Jersey public schools in 2011 and had been for almost two decades. He was removed from his position as a teacher and ultimately retired after a New Jersey Star-Ledger report of his past sexual abuse allegations and the revelation of a wrestling fetish website he ran from his home."
NY Daily News, March 12, 2019

Philadelphia priest under investigation for alleged misconduct with a minor
" The pastor of a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic parish has been placed on administrative leave while police investigate a report of alleged misconduct with a minor, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Sunday. The Rev. Armand Garcia, formerly of St. Martin of Tours parish in the city's Summerdale section, was removed from his post March 16 – the same day that investigators executed a search warrant on the parish rectory, said Kenneth Gavin, chief communications officer for the archdiocese. "
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5, 2019

Children's pastor, decorated detective, commits suicide after child porn found on church computer
"A Florida police detective and children's minister committed suicide after being investigated for having child pornography. Detective Vernon Allan Richardson, a beloved children's minister and award-winning veteran officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, known for his work in helping to locate missing children, killed himself Tuesday as authorities investigated him for possession of child pornography, some of which was found on his church computer. Pastor Ricky Baldwin of Riverstone Community Church in Jacksonville, told CBS 47 that he didn't know Richardson, 56, was under investigation for child pornography until his suicide. Richardson had been with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for 17 years and served as Riverstone's children's pastor for eight years."
The Christian Post, February 21, 2019

Four Christian Brothers outed for sex abuse
"The identities of four more New York and Westchester-area clerics accused of sexual abuse were made public Thursday by lawyers demanding Timothy Cardinal Dolan release names of any other alleged perpetrators that remain hidden. Three of the newly revealed clerics — Michael Kevin John, Patrick O'Toole and Robert Louis Pavlica — worked under the Irish Christian Brothers order, according to Jeff Anderson, whose law firm represented their alleged victims. The fourth cleric, the Rev. John Paddack, worked for the New York Archdiocese. But during the 1990s, he was a priest at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, which was overseen by the Irish Christian Brothers. Paddack has also served as a principal at Msgr. Farrell High School and a teacher at St. Joseph-by-the-Sea High School in Staten Island, as well as a pastor at the Notre Dame parish in Manhattan, according to Catholic New York. "
NY Daily News, February 22, 2019

Vatican defrocks former US Cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse
"ROME — The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession. The punishment announced on Saturday for the once-powerful prelate and Archbishop of Washington comes a few days before Pope Francis is to lead an extraordinary gathering of bishops from around the world over the sex abuse crisis which has eroded the faith of many Catholics and threatened his papacy."
AP, February 16, 2019

Diocese of Brooklyn releases names of more than 100 clergy 'credibly' accused of sexual misconduct with a minor
"The Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday released the names of more than 100 priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. The list, 108 in total, includes priests, bishops and deacons for whom allegations were reported to the diocese or the church's Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. "
NY Daily News, February 15, 2019

Man settles suit against city alleging juvenile detention used teens as 'sex slaves'
"A 22-year-old Bronx man who sued the city, saying that he and other teens were turned into "sex slaves" by staffers at a juvenile detention center run by the Administration for Children's Services, has won a settlement, according to court records. Franklin Maldonado said in his suit that at the age of 15 he was placed at Horizon Juvenile Center in the Bronx from 2013 to 2014 where supervisor Natalie Medford told him that if he "took care of her needs" she would protect him from disciplinary action and give him special privileges, the August 2017 lawsuit alleged."
NY Post, February 12, 2019

"In the past 20 years, a disturbing number of Southern Baptists with formal church roles have engaged in sexual misconduct, a new investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reveals. They were pastors. Deacons. Youth pastors. They left behind more than 700 victims. Read and hear the stories of those victims, and learn the depths of the crimes and misconduct of the church leaders they trusted."
Houston Chronicle, February 10, 2019

Bridges employee arrested after fathering child with a woman with disabilities, police say
"An employee at a Rockledge facility for people with disabilities was arrested Wednesday after police said he fathered a child with one of the clients. Willie Shorter, 58, of the 1300 block of Briarwood Drive, was charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a disabled person. He posted $15,000 bail Thursday at the Brevard County Jail and did not make a first appearance in court, the State Attorney's Office said. Prosecutors will be scheduling an arraignment date. Shorter was "direct support staff" in charge of helping care for the adult client and other people with developmental disabilities at a group home operated by Bridges, according to president and CEO David Cooke. Police described Shorter as a "caretaker" in his arrest report."
Florida Today (USAToday), February 7, 2019

Officer coerced 2 women into sex to avoid arrest: lawsuit
"ASHLEY, Pa. — Two women who said they were coerced into sex with a Pennsylvania police officer filed a federal lawsuit alleging he violated their constitutional rights. Mark Icker, 29, of Dickson City, is facing sexual assault, official oppression and related charges alleging he pressured the two women into performing oral sex on him to avoid arrest in December, the Citizens' Voice newspaper reported . He is also charged with indecent assault for allegedly pulling down a third woman's shirt and groping her after a traffic stop last June."
AP, February 2, 2019

Victims say pedophile 'pool doctor' lurked at LES boys club
"He was the "pool doctor" at the Madison Square Boys Club, volunteering to give physical exams to poor kids in the Lower East Side youth program. He often stood on the deck, watching them swim and frolic naked. From 1942 through the '60s, the late Dr. Reginald Archibald was "a fixture" at the club, which thrived on donations from New York City titans like the Astor family and on the patronage of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. But the 135-year-old institution, which today serves boys and girls in The Bronx and Brooklyn and has a new clubhouse in Harlem under construction, is facing a crisis, The Post has learned. Now senior citizens, many boys examined by Archibald have come forward to accuse him of sexually molesting and photographing them in his private office near the indoor swimming pool. Archibald allegedly used the club to recruit boys for growth research at Rockefeller University. Lawyers contend he may have molested and taken nude photos of more than 1,000 children."
NY Post, January 19, 2019

Former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins, who ran away with 15-year-old student, sentenced to 20 years in prison
"Tad Cummins, the former Tennessee teacher who ran away with a 15-year-old student, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday. Federal prosecutors had asked for a 30-year term for Cummins, arguing that he took advantage of a vulnerable girl with a history of abuse and neglect. Prosecutors also say that Cummins had no plans to end his sexual relationship with Elizabeth Thomas before he was caught with her near a cabin in California in 2017. Elizabeth had been missing for 39 days. "
NY Daily News, January 16, 2019

South Korea's Speedskating Community Faces Reckoning After Rape Allegations
"SEOUL, South Korea — When the #MeToo movement started gaining traction in South Korea last year, many people looked to the country's sports communities, which have long been dogged by allegations of corruption and physical abuse. But few victims spoke out. That changed this month, when Shim Suk-hee, 21, a member of South Korea's national short-track speedskating team and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, said she had been repeatedly raped by her former coach, Cho Jae-beom, since she was 17. Mr. Cho, 38, was fired as national team coach shortly before the start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, last year on allegations of violent abuse against athletes. In September, he was sentenced to 10 months in prison for physically assaulting four athletes, including Ms. Shim, between 2011 and the preparations for the Pyeongchang Games."
NY Times, January 14, 2019

Axed Michigan gymnastics coach paid $15G for four days on job
"Faehn was the first top gymnastics coach told of abuse in the Nassar scandal. After she was named head of the USA Gymnastics women's program last May, gold-medal winner Aly Raisman called for her resignation. "I reported my abuse to Rhonda Faehn and so did Maggie Nichols, and I don't know what she did or didn't do with that information, but I didn't get contacted by the FBI for over a year, and in that time 50 to 100 gymnasts were molested," Raisman said last year. "
AP, January 15, 2019

Sierra Vista chaplain arrested for sexual assault, kidnapping
"SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – A chaplain serving Sierra Vista was arrested in connection to a sexual assault and kidnapping case Friday morning. Doug Packer was arrested by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at his residence in Sierra Vista, police says. Packer faces charges of sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, kidnapping and indecent exposure."
News4 Tucson (AZ), January 11, 2019

Woman waited too long to sue over Brooklyn middle school janitor's sex attacks, judge rules
"A diagnosis of PTSD is no excuse for a woman's failure to promptly sue the city over a sadistic Brooklyn school janitor who repeatedly raped her on middle school grounds, a judge ruled. The woman, now 21 years old, sued the city last year for ignoring obvious red flags about janitor Ambiorix Rodriguez, who maintained a disturbing crash pad in the basement of the Middle School for Marketing and Legal Studies in East Flatbush. Rodriguez raped the woman around 40 times in 2010 and 2011 when she was in 8th grade and attending the school. The janitor is serving a sentence of 20 years to life. "
NY Daily News, January 11, 2019

One-time top-ranking NYC priest accused of sexually abusing underage sisters over five years
"Two Bronx sisters accused a high-ranking Catholic Church official of sexually assaulting them across five years after he was welcomed into their neighborhood as a parish priest. The allegations were made public Wednesday outside St. Patrick's Cathedral by Robert Hoatson, president of Road to Recovery, a charity assisting abuse victims and their families. The older girl was in her early teens and her kid sister just age 7 when the abuse by Msgr. Charles McDonagh began in their home in 1972, according to Hoatson. "
NY Daily News, January 9, 2019

Fired teacher's attorney says he is innocent despite confessing to touching students
"OMAHA, Neb. — The Douglas County Attorney's Office said former teacher Gregory Sedlacek, 30, admitted to inappropriately touching students at Fontenelle Elementary School on Dec. 3. Sedlacek's attorney now says his client is innocent. "My client is to be presumed innocent and he is innocent and we're going to pursue all legal action that we can," said Marc Delman, Sedlacek's attorney. The former Fontenelle Elementary first-grade teacher is accused of sexually abusing six students. He waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday. Sedlacek faces six counts of first-degree sexual assault on a child and one count of third-degree sexual assault on a child. "He admitted to touching all of the kids that we have charged," said Deputy Douglas County Attorney, Molly Keane."
KETV (NE), December 26, 2018

These priests abused in Native villages for years. They retired on Gonzaga's campus
"On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole "Western Alaska's Hippest DJ … Comin' at Ya with Rock'n'Roll 'n' Religion." Behind the radio station's closed doors, Poole was a serial sexual predator. He abused at least 20 women and girls, according to court documents. At least one was 6 years old. One Alaska Native woman says he impregnated her when she was 16, then forced her to get an abortion and blame her father for raping her. Her father went to prison. Like so many other Catholic priests around the country, Poole's inappropriate conduct with young girls was well-known to his superiors. A Jesuit supervisor once warned a church official that Poole "has a fixation on sex; an obsession; some sort of mental aberration that makes him see sex everywhere." But the last chapter in his story reveals a new twist in the Catholic abuse scandal: Poole was sent to live out his retirement years on Gonzaga University's campus in Spokane, Washington."
Center for Investigative Reporting, December 17, 2018

Preliminary Findings Show Illinois Dioceses Have Received At Least 500 Allegations of Clergy Sexual Assault & Abuse Against Children the Church Has Never Made Public
"Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released preliminary findings of her ongoing investigation into the Catholic Church. While the six dioceses in Illinois have now publicly identified 185 clergy members as having been "credibly" accused of child sexual abuse, Madigan's investigation has found that the dioceses have received allegations of sexual abuse of at least 500 additional priests and clergy members in Illinois. "Because I know that the Church has too often ignored survivors of clergy sexual assault, I want to share the initial findings from our work," Madigan said. "While the findings are preliminary, they demonstrate the need for and importance of continuing this investigation.""
Illinois A.G. Report, December 19, 2018

Utah man charged with sexually abusing several children at his mother's home day care when he was a teen
"A 35-year-old Utah man was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting multiple children under his mother's care at her Salt Lake City home day care when he was still a teenager. Theodore J. Heaps reportedly admitted to police that he'd assaulted multiple children between 1998 and 2000, when he was between 15 and 17 years old, according to court documents filed in Third District Court. Salt Lake City police began investigating the case this year when one of the female victims came to police to report she'd be raped by Heaps at day care when she was 12. Later, a male victim told police he'd been assaulted by Heaps at the day care when he was 6 and 7 years old. "
Salt Lake Tribune, December 20, 2018

Celebrity Faith Healer 'John Of God' Surrenders On Sex Abuse Charges: Brazil Police
"RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women turned himself in Sunday to authorities in Brazil's central state of Goias, after spending almost a day as a fugitive, police said. Joao Teixeira de Faria, who is known as Joao de Deus or "John of God," had been given until 3 p.m. Saturday to comply with an arrest warrant, but he did not surrender by the deadline and was deemed a fugitive from justice, officials had said."
Huffington Post, December 17, 2018

Supervisor at city-run juvenile detention center ordered documents shredded days after lawsuit alleging sex abuse of teens
"A supervisor at a city-run home for troubled youth ordered up wholesale shredding of internal documents days after she was named in a lawsuit alleging a coverup of out-of-control sex abuse at the facility, the Daily News has learned. City Administration for Children's Services officials say the records were not destroyed but were seized by management and transported to a locked warehouse. The incident was then referred to the city Department of Investigation. The employee who sent out the shredding order, an $83,502-a-year administrative director of residential child care named Tahia Dennis, was not authorized to order up the records destruction, an ACS spokeswoman said. "
NY Daily News, December 17, 2018

Rikers Island correction officer accused of sexually abusing four inmates faces likely indictment
"A Rikers Island correction officer described by an inmate as a "serial sexual abuser" has earned more than $100,000 while waiting two years to be indicted, papers reveal. Raimier Clay — who also served as a pastor in Newark — was credibly accused by four different inmates of sexual abuse, the Department of Investigation determined in October 2016. That month, the agency referred Clay's case to the Bronx district attorney's office "for consideration of criminal charges." Over two years later, Clay, 44, is still waiting on what his attorney described this month in court papers as an "anticipated" indictment. "
NY Daily News, December 17, 2018

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"The 18-year-old son of Alton Sterling is accused of raping an 8-year-old boy while he was babysitting the child last weekend, according to Baton Rouge Police. Cameron Sterling is accused of taking the child into a bedroom, locking the door and then raping the child, according to his arrest warrant. The mother of the 8-year-old asked Cameron Sterling what had occurred, but the 18-year-old denied anything happened, the warrant says. However, he told her that he had some type of episode at the time, according to the warrant. "
Baton Rouge Advocate, December 13, 2018

Ex-trainer accused of sexually abusing 100 boys is charged with child porn possession
"A former high school athletic trainer in Montana accused of sexually assaulting up to 100 boys during a nearly 30-year span has been arrested on multiple counts of child pornography possession, authorities said. A criminal probe into allegations against James Eric Jensen, of Miles City, began in September after Custer County Attorney Wyatt Glade learned of allegations contained in a civil lawsuit claiming that the 78-year-old former trainer at Custer County District High School had groomed and sexually assaulted up to 100 male students, prompting an admission of guilt from Jensen after at least 18 victims were identified. "I did masturbate some of the boys," Jensen told the Billings Gazette after the lawsuit was filed. "And I'm sorry for that. But, the lawsuit said there was also oral sex and anal probing, and that isn't true.""
NY Post, December 14, 2018

Hundreds of sex abuse allegations found in fundamental Baptist churches across U.S.
"Joy Evans Ryder was 15 years old when she says her church youth director pinned her to his office floor and raped her. "It's OK. It's OK," he told her. "You don't have to be afraid of anything." He straddled her with his knees, and she looked off into the corner, crying and thinking, "This isn't how my mom said it was supposed to be." The youth director, Dave Hyles, was the son of the charismatic pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, considered at the time the flagship for thousands of loosely affiliated independent fundamental Baptist churches and universities. At least three other teen girls would accuse Hyles of sexual misconduct, but he never faced charges or even sat for a police interview related to the accusations. When he got in trouble, Hyles was able to simply move on, from one church assignment to the next. Hyles' flight to safety has become a well-worn path for ministers in the independent fundamental Baptist movement."
Miami Herald, December 9, 2018

Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek their whereabouts
"ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former patients of a doctor accused of molesting children at Rockefeller University Hospital for decades are demanding to know what happened to photos they say the physician took while the abuse was occurring. The physician, Reginald Archibald, worked at the New York City hospital from 1948 to 1982 as an endocrinologist who specialized in childhood growth. Former patients have said that in addition to molesting them, he would photograph them naked for what he said was scientific research. Archibald died in 2007. The hospital has acknowledged that Archibald's conduct with patients was "inappropriate" and has hired a law firm to investigate. Hospital officials have not, however, said whether any of the photographs were found in hospital records. Attorneys for former patients say more than 1,000 children may have been victimized."
AP, December 11, 2018

Stockbridge substitute teacher who 'preyed upon' student sentenced for sex assault
"LANSING — A former long-term substitute teacher and coach who sexually assaulted a student will spend at least two years in prison. Allyson Moran, 27, abused her position as a teacher to take advantage of a 15-year-old boy, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Steve Kwasnik said. Even now, she still blames the boy and says he initiated the sexual acts, Kwasnik said. "She used her position to gain his trust...and she took that and manipulated it into something for personal gratification," Kwasnik said. "She lured him into an adulterous affair." "
Lansing (MI) State Journal, December 5, 2018

122 charged with child exploitation in Ontario in November
"Provincial police say statistics from a single month's worth of child exploitation investigations show the issue remains a major problem in Ontario and beyond. As part of a bid to raise awareness of child exploitation, the Ontario Provincial Police released figures from the month of November. During that 30 day stretch, the OPP and its 26 regional partners across Ontario laid 551 charges against 122 people while identifying 55 alleged child victims and referring them for help. Investigators say those arrested include past and present teachers, emergency services personnel, military members and others active in local communities."
Toronto Sun, December 5, 2018

Principal accused of taping girl in bathroom to change plea
"SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. — A former Vermont principal who earlier pleaded not guilty to charges of videotaping underage girls plans to change his plea. Dean Stearns, formerly principal of the South Royalton School, has a change of plea hearing scheduled for Dec. 11, though it isn't clear what he will plea toward. The Valley News reports Stearns is charged with six felony counts of promoting sexual recordings and 30 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism. Stearns was arrested last year after a 16-year-old girl who was staying at his home called police to say she believed she was being videotaped at the home. The prosecution later increased charges after investigators said they recovered evidence of a total of five victims recorded by Stearns in his home."
AP, November 29, 2018

New misconduct claims emerge against former renowned Masterman chess coach
" Eleven former students at Philadelphia's Julia R. Masterman School say nationally acclaimed chess coach Stephen Shutt acted inappropriately around them, at times touching them or walking around naked or partially naked when they were in middle or high school in the late 1980s through the mid-2000s. One said that during his middle-school years, he was routinely "spooned" by Shutt as they slept in the same bed during out-of-town tournaments and that Shutt rested his hand on top of the student's underwear for the night. The man, now 41, said he became so distraught by the unwanted attention that he intentionally tanked his grades so he would not be accepted into Masterman's top-ranked high school. "
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2018

Former teacher pleads no contest to sexually assaulting students
"BRIDGEPORT - A former Central High School teacher pleaded no contest Monday to sexually assaulting two special education students. Her hands folded in front of her, Laura Calladio Ramos pleaded no contest before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of violating a protective order."
Connecticut Post, November 26, 2018

Alleged paedophile arrested in 'first sexual grooming case in Malaysia'
"PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The father of one of the underage girls targeted by an alleged paedophile is glad the suspect is now in custody. The victim's father told The Star that police arrested the man at about 1am on Monday (Nov 12). Three reports have been lodged against the man so far, with more victims expected to come forward. "This is the first sexual grooming case in Malaysia," the victim's father said. "It's only the beginning, there is a long way to go.""
The Straits Times (Singapore), November 13, 2018

Steve Penny, former USA Gymnastics president, arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence in Larry Nassar case
" Steve Penny, former president of USA Gymnastics, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly tampering with evidence in the case of disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar. Penny was arrested by the U.S. Marshals service in Tennessee on a warrant issued by the state of Texas. He was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of tampering with evidence, a felony, on Sept. 28. He allegedly removed documents from the Karolyi Ranch, the U.S. gymnastics' training facility in Huntsville, Texas, related to Nassar's activity at the gym. "The indictment further alleges that the removal of the documents was done for the purpose of impairing the ongoing investigation by destroying or hiding the documents," the U.S. Marshals said in a press release. He allegedly ordered the documents be sent to him at USA Gymnastics headquarters in Indianapolis. Those documents have never been recovered, authorities said. "
ABC News, October 18, 2018

Video captures NYC school bus attendant throttling girl with disabilities
"A horrified Brooklyn couple says their developmentally disabled daughter was manhandled by a school bus attendant in a shocking assault caught on camera. Shaheen and Alex Knox plan to sue the school bus company and the disgraced bus attendant for the shaking and jostling their child suffered during a ride to class at Manhattan Children's Center on Oct 30. Their daughter, India Knox, 13, is dependent on 24-hour medical care and has the mental capacity of a 5-year-old. "
NY Daily News, November 9, 2018

Teacher's birthday celebration included sex with student, police say. Are there others? Read more here:
"ARLINGTON Gregory Peters admits he tutored a 16-year-old girl in 1999, tickled her and her friend, allowed them to spend the night and took her out to eat at a local Macaroni Grill. He was then a 33-year-old employee of the Kennedale school district. The girl says she performed a sex act on him on the night of his birthday in March 1999, according to an arrest warrant issued this week. Peters, 51, now a math teacher at Arlington Martin High School, denied having oral sex. But the girl, now a young woman, made an outcry in recent days, prompting an investigation that led to his arrest this week. Read more here:"
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 25, 2018

Bossier teacher used cell phone during gym classes for 'lascivious purpose'
"The Bossier Parish School system has hired a team of outside counselors and scheduled a community meeting following a Benton Elementary school teacher's arrest for allegedly raping and inappropriately videotaping children at the school. Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith and Grady Bray, a psychologist with the Little Rock, Arkansas-based firm Disaster Management International, spoke during a press conference Saturday about the district's efforts to provide resources to families. Wednesday, Benton Elementary physical education teacher Aubrey "Perry' Norcross was arrested and charged with video voyeurism of a student. Friday, Norcross was charged with allegedly raping a different student on the elementary school's campus. He's being held at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on $900,000 bail for both charges. He is on unpaid administrative leave."
Shreveport Times, October 20, 2018

Prominent Iowa youth basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys
"IOWA CITY, Iowa — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 minor boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media to trick the boys into making live videos masturbating. Stephen secretly recorded them showering during trips to tournaments. And in some cases, he recorded himself fondling nude players as they slept. The massive scope of Stephen's abuse was revealed in a plea agreement filed Thursday after the former Iowa Barnstormers coach pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual exploitation of minors, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of transporting child pornography in federal court in Cedar Rapids."
CBS/AP, October 19, 2018

Former NSB middle school teacher pleads guilty to sex with student, faces prison
"DELAND — A former New Smyrna Beach Middle School teacher will face between five and 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to having sex with a 14-year-old student and sending him lewd pictures. Stephanie Peterson, 27, of New Smyrna Beach, entered a guilty plea as part of a plea deal to one count of lewd or lascivious battery sex act with a child, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. She also entered a guilty plea to one count of transmission of harmful material to minors by electronic means, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison."
Daytona Beach News-Journal, October 17, 2018

Pennsylvania priest David Poulson pleads guilty to sexual abuse
"Former Erie County, Pa. priest David Poulson pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexual assaulting one boy and attempting to assault another. Poulson, 65, pleaded guilty to corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children — third-degree felonies — in a hearing in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court after he was arrested and charged in May. Poulson's victims were 8 and 15 years old when he assaulted them between 2002 and 2010, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office. "
NY Daily News, October 17, 2018

Bronx karate teacher gets eight years in prison for molesting two young girls
" A karate instructor who sexually abused two young girls at a Bronx martial arts school was slapped with an eight-year prison sentence Tuesday. Anthony Gonzalez, 38, was teaching a class at the USA Martial Arts Fitness Academy on Prospect Ave. in Morrisania in January when a 6-year-old student asked for a glass of water, police sources said. He led her into a bathroom, closed the door, pulled down her karate uniform and molested her, sources said. The girl told her mom, and the investigation that followed uncovered a second victim — a 5-year-old girl he abused at the school for more than seven months. "
NY Daily News, October 16, 2018

Pope accepts resignation of American cardinal in sex abuse scandal
"VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock. But in a letter released by Wuerl's office, Francis praised his longtime ally and suggested Wuerl had unfairly become a scapegoat, having made some "mistakes" in handling sex abuse cases, but not having covered them up. With the resignation, Wuerl becomes the most prominent head to roll in the scandal roiling the Catholic Church after his predecessor as Washington archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was forced to resign as cardinal over allegations he sexually abused at least two minors and adult seminarians."
AP, October 12, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses must pay $35M to sex abuse survivor
"HELENA, Mont. — The Jehovah's Witnesses must pay $35 million to a woman who says the church's national organization ordered Montana clergy members not to report her sexual abuse as a child at the hands of a congregation member, a jury ruled in a verdict. A judge must review the penalty, and the Jehovah's Witnesses' national organization — Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York — plans to appeal. Still, the 21-year-old woman's attorneys say Wednesday's verdict sends a message to the church to report child abuse to outside authorities."
AP, September 29, 2018

Salem man guilty of sexually abusing 2 young girls at unlicensed day care
"A 54-year-old man was found guilty last week of sexually abusing two young girls at an unlicensed day care in northeast Salem. Jeffrey Rauch, of Salem, was arrested in August 2017 after Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives began investigating claims of sexual assault at an unlicensed day care at a residence on the 4000 block of Ward Drive NE. According to court records, he was accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl from 2016 to 2017. The girls had been attending a day care run by Rauch's wife for 5 years. The case also resulted in sex abuse charges against Rauch's son, whose trial is pending."
Statesman Journal (OR), September 17, 2018

Ex-youth football coach allegedly filmed himself sexually abusing a child
"NORWELL, Mass. — A former youth football coach accused of filming himself sexually abusing a child has been charged in Boston federal court. Prosecutors say 48-year-old Derek Sheehan, of Norwell, is in state custody and faces three federal counts of sexual exploitation of children as well as related state charges. Prosecutors say police in August seized electronic devices from Sheehan's home that contained hours of video footage of Sheehan sexually abusing a child who appeared to be asleep at Sheehan's home. Authorities say the assaults happened over multiple days and that the child was 11 and 12 years old at the time."
AP, September 20, 2018

Former preschool teacher charged with encouraging kids to fight, posting video online
"A former preschool employee has been charged with 21 counts of endangering children, accused of encouraging a group of children in her care to physically fight with one another and posting a video online. Chavay Williams, 30, of the Northeast Side, was charged with the 21 first-degree misdemeanors in Franklin County Municipal Court on Wednesday. According to court records, a video of the June 14 incident was found on SnapChat. None of the children, ages 3 to 5, was seriously injured. Williams, who worked at Playtime Pre-School on Alum Creek Road, recorded the incident and posted it on social media, Columbus police reported."
Columbus Dispatch (OH), September 19, 2018

Brooklyn teacher arrested for child pornography
"A Brooklyn high school teacher was arrested on child pornography production charges Wednesday, federal court officials said. Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences teacher Jonathan Deutsch is charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child related to images and videos of children that the he targeted online, federal court officials said. United States Attorney Richard Donoghue said Deutsch, 34, of Brooklyn, targeted his young victims on Facebook, using the social media site to solicit and receive sexually explicit material from minors. "
NY Daily News, September 19, 2018

Diocese of Brooklyn agrees to historic $27.5 million settlement for church staffer's sexual abuse of 4 boys
"Four boys who said they were abused by a perverted volunteer catechism teacher at a Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn. The agreement is believed to be the largest settlement ever on behalf of an individual arising out of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, according to attorneys Ben Rubinowitz and Peter Saghir. Each boy will receive $6.9 million. The young victims were abused by Angelo Serrano, who worked at St. Lucy-St. Patrick Catholic Church in Clinton Hill from 2003 to 2009, according to a release. Serrano pleaded guilty in 2011 to inappropriate course of sexual conduct with a child and is serving a 15-year sentence. "
NY Daily News, September 18, 2018

Perv doctor claims he sexually abused patients because of a 'hyper-manic episode'
"A former Mount Sinai doctor sexually abused four emergency-room patients because he was in the throes of a bipolar-induced mania, a psychiatrist testified Monday at a sex-offender status hearing. "When he committed the offenses, he was suffering from a hyper-manic episode," said shrink Dr. Eric Goldsmith, a defense witness for disgraced doctor David Newman, who pleaded guilty to the vile acts. He is currently serving a two-year sentence, which ends Oct. 9. Defense lawyer Edward Kratt is arguing that Newman should be designated a level-1 sex offender, the lowest risk, because his behavior was not the product of sexual deviance but an illness."
NY Post, September 17, 2018

Putnam Co. football coach banned, accused of head-butting student, telling another to commit suicide
"A Putnam County football coach is off the field and banned from teaching after accusations of head-butting a player and telling another player to "commit suicide." Randell Gene Owens was an assistant football coach, physical education teacher and dean at Palatka High School, but he resigned Dec. 19, 2017, according to Putnam County school board minutes. In June, the Florida Department of Education permanently revoked his teaching license. According to the DOE administrative complaint, during the 2017-2018 season Owens was alleged to have: Head-butted a 16-year-old male student Told another player that he was a not a good football player and that he "should commit suicide," or words to that effect. Plugged up one nostril and forced mucus to be released from his other nostril on another 15-year old male student. Stood on a toilet seat and peeped over the bathroom stall at a 16-year-old male student and watched that student while he used the facilities."
First Coast (FL) News, September 12, 2018

West Virginia bishop resigns over sexual harassment allegations
"Just moments before an American delegation of cardinals arrived at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sex abuse crisis with Pope Francis on Thursday, Francis announced that he had accepted the resignation of West Virginia bishop Michael Bransfield following allegations of sexual harassment of adults. Francis also announced that he had authorized another bishop, William Lori of Baltimore, to investigate those allegations. In a statement, Lori referred only to the plan to investigate Bransfield's alleged sexual harassment of adults. However, in 2012, Bransfield was also accused of having sex with a minor by an unnamed witness in an unrelated clerical sex abuse trial. The witness claimed to have heard the account from another priest. At that time, Bransfield vociferously denied all accusations against him, saying, "To be now unfairly included in that group and to hear the horrific allegations that are being made of me is unbelievable and shocking. I have never sexually abused anyone." He continued to serve as bishop, and did not face any repercussions for the allegations at that time."
Vox, September 13, 2018

Bronx teacher who performed oral sex on 14-year-old gets 10 years probation, avoids jail, keeps teaching certificate
" A Bronx high school teacher who admitted to performing oral sex on her 14-year-old student won't face jail time — and she might even return to the classroom. Dori Myers, 30, last month pleaded guilty to criminal sex act for the Nov. 2016 incident at her former workplace, New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, where she taught social studies. "
NY Daily News, September 13, 2018

Pa. Catholic Church sex abuse report names hundreds of priests, accuses leaders of cover-up: 'They hid it all.'
" HARRISBURG — Top Roman Catholic leaders in Pennsylvania covered up decades of child sex abuse involving more than 1,000 victims and hundreds of priests, according to a long-awaited grand jury report released Tuesday. Capping what may be the most comprehensive examination yet of clergy sex abuse across a single state, the nearly 900-page document accuses church officials in six Pennsylvania dioceses of routinely prioritizing their institution over the welfare of children in their care. "
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 14, 2018

Former Denton ISD teacher accused of stalking fifth-grade student
"Parents have voiced concern about a former Denton ISD teacher's tutoring business after a district judge issued a protective order against her this summer at the request of a boy's family. Judge Margaret Barnes signed off on a protective order June 19 ordering Vanessa Suarez-Arispe to stay away from one of her former fifth-grade students and his family. Court documents allege Suarez-Arispe engaged in "stalking" behavior, such as dropping by the boy's house unannounced and contacting him using a disposable cellphone she bought for him. Suarez-Arispe resigned from her teaching job at Woodrow Wilson Elementary in the midst of an internal investigation regarding inappropriate conduct with a student, Denton ISD spokesman Mario Zavala said. The woman, who taught for decades in the district, now runs an outside tutoring service called Arispe Can Help."
Denton Record-Chronicle (TX), September 6, 2018

Schmidt to go to trial on sexual assault charges
"WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- A DC Everest middle school teacher will go to trial on charges of raping a teenage girl in his Mosinee home. Peter Schmidt made an appearance in Marathon County Court on Tuesday, facing felony charges of 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault, Child Enticement, Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Sex Crime, and False Imprisonment. Schmidt waived his right to a preliminary hearing and a judge determined there was enough evidence to send the case to trial. According to Police Schmit befriended the victim on various social media platforms like SnapChat and Whisper in the summer of 2016. He arranged to meet the girl at his home in August of that year, and after showing her around he is accused of forcibly kissing her and raping her. He then told her not to tell anyone about the incident. In the weeks that followed, the girl says he continued to contact her until she blocked him on all social media."
WSAU (WI), September 4, 2018

Canada's ballet world rocked by abuse scandal spanning 30 years
"The allegations are connected to the ballet's school, which recruits and trains aspiring dancers from across Canada and around the world. After years of whispers, former students began speaking out in 2015. Their allegations span nearly 30 years and show a pattern: accusing an instructor who doubled as the ballet's photographer of cajoling them into taking off their clothes so that he could photograph them in various stages of undress or in sexually provocative positions. The accusations are among a series of claims that have rocked Canada's most vaunted cultural institutions, from women who came forward with stories of CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi in 2014 to a sexual harassment complaint against the former artistic director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit."
The Observer (Canada), September 1, 2018

11 former staffers at prominent prep school accused of abuse
"CONCORD, N.H. — Eleven former staffers at a prominent New Hampshire prep school have been accused of fondling, forced kissing and other sexual misconduct with students over several decades, according to two reports released on Friday. The reports released by Phillips Exeter Academy also found that school administrators often failed to act on complaints of abuse and, in several cases, never recorded the complaints of wrongdoing in personnel files— allowing teachers to be hired elsewhere despite concerns about their behavior. The allegations involve staffers who have since been fired, left the school or have died. Several have been named in the past by the school."
AP, August 24, 2018

Davie jiu-jitsu instructor arrested for inappropriate conduct with minors
"DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Davie Police have arrested a jiu-jitsu instructor accused of inappropriately touching several teenage students. 7News cameras captured 34-year-old Joao Da Silva as he was taken away in handcuffs from Raiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Davie, the martial arts academy he owns and teaches in, Tuesday afternoon. Da Silva has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation against two female students, ages 13 and 15. Both victims claim the suspect fondled their breasts during class. "Two of the victims alleged that he inappropriately touched their breasts under their bra," said Davie Police Detective Vivian Gallinal. "Both victims have been attending the school for approximately three years." Da Silva has owned Raiva, located 8234 W. State Road 84, for the last three years. He was featured in a promotional video for the martial arts academy."
Channel 7 News, August 21, 2018

Youth care worker sexually abused immigrant boys, federal authorities say
" PHOENIX — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country. Court documents show Levian Pacheco faces several charges stemming from incidents that allegedly took place between August 2016 and July 2017 at a Southwest Key facility in Mesa. The case was first reported by ProPublica. Authorities charge that Pacheco performed sex acts on two boys and touched six others, all between ages 15 to 17 at the time. Court documents also state that Pacheco is HIV-positive and that some of the teens opted to be tested for the virus. "
AP (Phoenix), August 3, 2018

Bronx teacher to get jail-free sentence for sexually assaulting 14-year-old student
" A Bronx high school teacher charged with performing oral sex on a 14-year-old student will get a jail-free sentence after pleading guilty to criminal sex act. Dori Myers, 30, who taught at the New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, will also get to keep her teaching certificate under a deal struck with the judge in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday. Prosecutors wanted her to lose her license and spend two years behind bars, but the judge offered her 10 years' probation and she'll be allowed to keep her certification. "
NY Daily News, Augst 2, 2018

Buddhist monk charged with sex crimes against teen working at Nashville temple
"A man police say was a monk at a Buddhist temple in Nashville has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault against a teenager. Sayasith Sitthipanyo, 57, was arrested Thursday and charged with seven counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and eight counts of displaying sex acts to a minor. Metro Nashville police say Sitthipanyo, who lived at the Lao Xaoput Buddhist Temple, 14131 Old Hickory Boulevard, had unlawful physical contact and viewed pornography with a 15-year-old boy between February and May."
Nashville Tennessean, June 28, 2018

Chile sexual abuse scandal: pope accepts resignations of bishops
"Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of a Chilean bishop he robustly defended earlier this year despite claims of a cover-up of clerical sexual abuse, a move that later forced the pontiff into making a public apology. In his continuing efforts to show he has grasped the extent of the Catholic church's sexual abuse scandal, and intends to deal with those embroiled in it as perpetrators or colluders, Francis accepted the resignations on Monday of Juan Barros, as well as his fellow bishops Gonzalo Duarte and Cristián Caro. They were among 34 Chilean bishops who offered to resign last month after Francis said the country's religious hierarchy was collectively responsible for "grave defects" in handling sexual abuse cases and the church's resulting loss of credibility."
The Guardian, June 11, 2018

$210 million settlement with the archdiocese was a long time coming for victims
"Marie Mielke held her arms out as far as she could reach, her hands open and her fingers spread. That's how expansive and open to the world she felt as she stood before the bright media cameras in her lawyer's office Thursday among fellow survivors of childhood sex abuse by Minnesota priests. "Father Michael Keating didn't take anything from me," she said staunchly. "I'm standing here now fighting for my babies." Mielke was the third victim to speak after attorney Jeff Anderson announced the $210 million settlement for nearly 450 Minnesota victims. Several victims stood alongside lawyers and media in the darkly paneled conference room. The victims, now adults, were preyed upon, sexually assaulted and raped by priests as children at church and school."
StarTribune (MN), May 31, 2018

The equestrian coach who minted Olympians and left a trail of child molestation
" There's no trace of Jimmy A. Williams, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame trainer, at the equestrian club where he was an instructor for nearly four decades, cultivating young riders, some of whom went on to Olympic fame. The pictures and paintings of Williams, who died in 1993, and the sterling trophies he won all vanished without a word recently from the clubhouse where he had spent many afternoons tipping back Champagne with some of Los Angeles County's biggest and richest names: the parents of his young charges. Last month, the club removed his name from the grand show jumping stadium at the heart of the sprawling property at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, once the Jimmy A. Williams Oval. Today it is just Ring 1. But his former riders cannot forget Williams. Across the country, in her New Jersey barn adorned with her Olympic medals, Anne Kursinski, one of the country's most decorated show jumpers, remembered her former coach. How he tasted of alcohol whenever he pinned her in a horse stall and crammed his tongue into her mouth. And far more. "He penetrated me when I was 11," Kursinski said, revealing publicly for the first time the details of what she said became six years of continual rape and molestation. "I was a little kid," she said. "And he was God." Read more here:"
NY Times, May 29, 2018

Juvenile detention center probed over abuse allegations
"The feds are probing whether workers at a city-run juvenile detention center sexually abused teenage inmates, The Post has learned. Manhattan federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into the Horizon Juvenile Center in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, which is operated by the Administration for Children's Services, and have begun calling witnesses for interviews, sources said. The federal probe focuses on allegations that ACS workers groomed Horizon juveniles to do their sexual bidding by promising them special treatment if they complied, such as the use of cellphones to make personal calls, sources told The Post. The workers allegedly would revoke the kids' privileges if they resisted their twisted advances."
NY Post, May 28, 2018

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up
"NEWCASTLE, Australia — An Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday and faces a potential two years in prison. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson in Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, following a magistrate-only trial. Wilson, 67, had pleaded not guilty to knowing of the crimes of a pedophile priest in the 1970s. He denied under oath in court last month that two former altar boys ever told him that they had been sexually abused by a priest."
AP (Australia), May 22, 2018

Olympic taekwondo champ suspended in sexual misconduct probe
"DENVER — Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been temporarily suspended while the US Center for SafeSport resolves a case against him involving sexual misconduct allegations. Lopez's suspension Monday comes days after four women filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing USA Taekwondo and the US Olympic Committee of sex trafficking. The lawsuit alleges the organizations were long aware that Lopez and his brother were sexual predators but kept sending young women with them to competitions and practices. Jean Lopez is appealing a pair of violations for sexual misconduct that resulted in a permanent ban; one of the cases involved a minor."
AP, May 8, 2018

Santa Cruz CASA volunteer arrested for child molestation
"SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. -- In the Santa Cruz Mountains there is a case of broken trust. A man who was supposed to protect for the interest of children is instead being accused of preying on them. He's been a youth counselor, advocate and a coach. Now there is another label from police -- molester. Brian Criswell of Santa Cruz is in jail accused of child molestation. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's office says he engaged in illegal conduct with two minors while volunteering for the county's CASA program. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Volunteers offer friendship and support for abused and neglected children and make sure the child's needs are met. "
ABC-7 News, October 18, 2013

Former Cumberland County CASA volunteer found guilty in child-touching case
"YORK — The former Cumberland County Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer accused of inappropriately touching a 2-year-old girl in Wal-Mart could be facing prison time now that he has been found guilty of all charges. After deliberating for about an hour Thursday, a York County jury found Robert R. Alfrey, 71, of Lewisberry, guilty of indecent assault without consent of others, indecent assault of a person under 13 and corruption of minors.", October 5, 2014

Former police chief sentenced to prison on child pornography charges
"MIDLAND, TEXAS - Former Odessa chief of police, James Jenkins, will face 21 months in prison with only $100 in fines followed by two years of supervised release as a result to his guilty plea on charges of possession of child pornography. As he finds himself "on the other side of the law," Jenkins could have received a maximum fine of $250,000 and five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson announced the decision on Jenkins after two objections by defense attorney Bill Bowden, one of which was a request for the reduced sentence."
Midland Reporter-Telegram, January 9, 2002

Brooklyn teacher busted for month-long sexual abuse of 14-year-old boy in school bathroom
"A city teacher is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a high school boy in their Brooklyn school's bathroom, police said Wednesday. Andre Braddy, 35, was busted Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing the 14-year-old boy at Public School 235 on Flatlands Ave. in Canarsie, according to police. Authorities said the abuse at the school went on for about a month."
NY Daily News, April 25, 2018

Staten Island baby-sitter gets 23 years to life for torture and murder of 17-month-old child
" A Staten Island judge sentenced a killer baby-sitter to life in prison Tuesday, citing her torture and murder of a 17-month-old boy as the most heinous case of his career. Judge Wayne Ozzie imposed the term of 23 years to life after watching confessed child killer Gloria Fields stare blankly as the slain child's uncle choked back tears while addressing the court. "I saw no emotion, no visible remorse," said Ozzie. "It confirms my belief that you are depraved in some way. Why would anyone want to do this to a 17-month-old child?"
NY Daily News, April 24, 2018

Principal removed, 2 teens arrested in Brooklyn high school sex assault case
"Two students were arrested and a principal was removed from her job in a sex assault case roiling a Brooklyn high school. But school officials didn't report the incident to police. After following up with school officials, the victim's mother called cops herself on Nov. 6."
NY Daily News, April 22, 2018

Sydney psychiatrist banned for telling patient child-sex 'is OK'
"A Sydney psychiatrist has been banned from the job for at least two years for misconduct, including telling an alleged child sex offender "in other countries it is legal" and "back in Greek times it was OK". Ian De Saxe was also found to have told the patient: "I'm willing to lie for you and willing to write you a report. Get your solicitor to contact me and I will talk to him". He was further found to have invited the patient to perform oral sex on him."
The Age (Australia), March 28, 2018

Jehovah's Witnesses accused of silencing victims of child abuse
"More than 100 people have contacted the Guardian with allegations of child sexual abuse and other mistreatment in Jehovah's Witness communities across the UK. Former and current members, including 41 alleged victims of child sexual abuse, described a culture of cover-ups and lies, with senior members of the organisation, known as elders, discouraging victims from coming forward for fear of bringing "reproach on Jehovah" and being exiled from the congregation and their families. A Guardian investigation also heard from 48 people who experienced other forms of abuse, including physical violence when they were children, and 35 who witnessed or heard about others who were victims of child grooming and abuse."
The Guardian (UK), March 25, 2018

Upstate woman calls out accused rapist teacher in three billboards
" "I have no legal recourse against my rapist, and as a result he's been free for the last 20 years to hurt other young girls," she said. "Child sex abuse is an epidemic in New York and it's time our laws work to protect children, not the people who harm us." Sullivan's alleged attacker, Scott Sargent, was fired by the school for sexually abusing a student, but never charged with a crime. The school wrote him letters of recommendations that allowed him to continue teaching in other states."
NY Daily News, March 23, 2018

Memphis megachurch pastor resigns following sexual abuse investigation
"MEMPHIS — A pastor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Texas 20 years ago resigned from his ministerial post Tuesday at a Memphis megachurch. Andy Savage, teaching pastor at Highpoint Church and part of the church's senior leadership team, follows a leave of absence and lengthy investigation by Scott Fredricks, a Fort Worth lawyer whose specialties include assisting churches with child-abuse investigations. Savage's fall culminates more than two months of accusations and soul-searching over a case that became symbolic of the #churchtoo offshoot of the #metoo movement."
USA Today, March 20, 2018

Olympic figure skating coach suspended two decades after sexual abuse allegations dismissed
" The U.S. Center for SafeSport, the U.S. Olympic Committee's misconduct watchdog, and U.S. Figure Skating, the sport's national governing body, have suspended renowned figure skating coach Richard Callaghan, pending a new investigation of earlier allegations, nearly two decades after several male skaters made allegations of sexual misconduct against him. His name was added to U.S. Figure Skating's roster of banned or suspended members late Wednesday night — listed alongside more than a dozen others publicly shamed for various alleged misdeeds — though no further public announcement of his suspension was made. Callaghan, who once coached Tara Lipinski to an Olympic gold medal, had been permitted to continue coaching under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating despite troubling allegations stemming from alleged incidents of misconduct from 1977 to 1995. "
ABC News, March 9, 2018

Bronx karate teacher who allegedly molested two young students may have more victims
" A karate instructor accused of molesting two young girls in the bathroom of his Bronx martial arts studio may have sexually assaulted additional students who have yet to come forward, police said Friday. Police arrested Anthony Gonzalez, 37, on Jan. 17 after a 6-year-old student at the USA Martial Arts Fitness Academy in Morrisania told her mother Gonzalez had led her into a studio bathroom, pulled down her karate uniform and touched her genitals, cops said. An ensuing investigation revealed the martial arts teacher had molested another student several times between November 2015 and June 2017, starting when that child was 5, sources said."
NY Daily News, March 9, 2018

Day care owner pleads guilty to hanging tot from noose
"MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis day care owner has pleaded guilty to trying to kill a toddler in her home. Forty-three-year-old Nataliia Karia entered the plea to attempted murder and third-degree assault. She also pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation of a vehicle for hitting a pedestrian, a bicyclist and another driver as she fled from her home in a minivan. The criminal complaint says a father was dropping off his son at the home in November 2016 when Karia led him toward the basement, where he saw the toddler hanging from a noose. He released the child and fled with him. The 16-month-old boy survived."
AP, February 16, 2018

Unlicensed day care worker accused of breaking baby's legs
"SALT LAKE CITY — Police say an unlicensed day care worker in Utah broke a baby's legs when she slammed the child on a bathroom floor. Salt Lake City police say 66-year-old Elvira Ortega operated a day care at her home and was arrested after the child's parents brought him to a hospital on Feb. 23. Police say the child is less than a year old. Police said Wednesday she acknowledged slamming the child feet-first and later said that she would rather be deported than go to jail. Salt Lake City Police Detective Greg Wilking says Ortega and her daughter were responsible for multiple children."
AP, February 28, 2018

So-called 'Rehab Mogul' raped women, dealt drugs in treatment centers
"LOS ANGELES — A self-dubbed "Rehab Mogul" who operated more than 13 drug treatment centers in Southern California was convicted Monday of rape and drug dealing. In all, Christopher Bathum, 56, was found guilty of 31 criminal counts. A Los Angeles jury also found him not guilty on 12 similar counts and deadlocked on three others. Before he was arrested in 2016, Bathum owned and operated 13 "Community Recovery" treatment centers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, as well as six in the state of Colorado. He faces a maximum sentence of 65 years in state prison for the sex conviction and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller said Bathum preyed on especially vulnerable addicts who were at the lowest point of their life. "They were easy targets," Mueller said in his closing argument. "They were perfect victims.""
Orange County Register, February 26, 2018

Former USA Swimming coach under investigation over allegations of years-long sexual abuse
"Former USA Swimming team coach Sean Hutchison is under investigation by Homeland Security task force officials and Washington state authorities for allegedly taking nude photographs of one of his pupils when she was a teen, according to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer report. Ariana Kukors, who was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic swim team, has also accused the 46-year-old Hutchison of years-long sexual abuse, starting when she was 13, according to a press release from Kukors' attorneys."
NY Daily News, February 8, 2018

NYC teacher busted for contacting underage student after getting busted for sending sexually explicit videos to her
" A Queens teacher charged with sending explicit photos and videos of himself to a 15-year-old former student has been arrested again — for reaching back out to the victim, police said Friday. Police busted Michael Cognato, 35, on Thursday for violating an order of protection barring him from any contact with the student. Detectives charged him with criminal contempt for getting back in touch with her. Cognato is accused in the original October case with sending the girl naked pictures and at least 15 videos of himself masturbating between August and October."
NY Daily News, February 2, 2018

OTL: Michigan State secrets extend far beyond Larry Nassar case
"MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY administrators have long claimed, to the federal government and public, that they have handled sexual assault, violence, and gender discrimination complaints properly. But an Outside the Lines investigation has found a pattern of widespread denial, inaction and information suppression of such allegations by officials ranging from campus police to the Spartan athletic department, whose top leader, Mark Hollis, announced his retirement on Friday. The actions go well beyond the highly publicized case of former MSU athletic physician Larry Nassar. Over the past three years, MSU has three times fought in court -- unsuccessfully -- to withhold names of athletes in campus police records. The school has also deleted so much information from some incident reports that they were nearly unreadable. In circumstances in which administrators have commissioned internal examinations to review how they have handled certain sexual violence complaints, officials have been selective in releasing information publicly. In one case, a university-hired outside investigator claimed to have not even generated a written report at the conclusion of his work. And attorneys who have represented accusers and the accused agree on this: University officials have not always been transparent, and often put the school's reputation above the need to give fair treatment to those reporting sexual violence and to the alleged perpetrators."
ESPN News, January 26, 2018

Former Maryland middle school coach coerced children into having sex in front of him
" A former Maryland middle school track coach with HIV pleaded guilty on Tuesday to coercing students into having sex with each other while he would film them, prosecutors said. Carlos DeAngelo Bell was slammed with 10 child pornography charges after allegations first surfaced in December 2016 that he was exploiting children at the Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in southern Maryland. After a deep-digging investigation, cops concluded that the 30-year-old track coach had been coaxing 10 students into having sex with each other, starting in Jan. 1, 2014, and spanning until Dec. 22, 2016. Bell pleaded guilty to all 10 counts on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors recommended in a statement that a U.S. District Court sentences him to 150 years in prison on March 27."
NY Daily News, January 23, 2018

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander
"Bishop Juan Barros (second from right) arrives to attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Maquehue Air Base in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday. Many Chileans are furious over Francis' 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who the Vatican found guilty in 2011 of abusing dozens of minors over decades. Bishop Juan Barros (second from right) arrives to attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Maquehue Air Base in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday. Many Chileans are furious over Francis' 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who the Vatican found guilty in 2011 of abusing dozens of minors over decades. Santiago, Chile — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are "all calumny." The Pope's remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of "penance and prayer" for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasn't lacking."
AP, January 18, 2018

McKayla Maroney prepared to go to trial against USA Gymnastics
"American gymnastics star McKayla Maroney was completely broken. After suffering what Maroney claims was years-long sexual abuse at the hands of former USA Gymnastics (USAG) team physician Dr. Larry Nassar – "It started when I was 13 years old," Maroney posted on her Facebook page last October – the 2012 London Olympics gold medal-winning gymnast signed a confidential settlement in December 2016 with USAG, the sport's national governing body. "In light of her worsening condition, and desperate need for psychological intervention, the Plaintiff McKayla Maroney entered into this agreement to obtain funds necessary to pay for lifesaving psychological treatment and care," reads part of the explosive civil lawsuit Maroney filed against USAG, Nassar, Michigan State University, the U.S. Olympic Committee and 500 other individual anonymous defendants last month in Los Angeles County Superior Court."
NY Daily News, January 6, 2018

HIV-positive track coach pleads guilty to sexually abusing students
" A former Maryland school aide and track coach with HIV pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing students and filming child pornography. Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, entered a plea deal admitting guilt on 27 counts, including sexual abuse of a minor, porn charges, and attempted transmission of HIV, the state's attorney for Charles County, Tony Covington, said, KTLA reported. The offenses occurred over a period of about two years beginning in May 2015. The predator's 42 victims ranged in age from 11 to 17 years old, Covington said."
NY Daily News, January 6, 2018

City to face $11M lawsuit over Brooklyn teacher accused of sexually abusing student
" The parents of a teen boy who say he was sexually abused for months by his teacher filed an $11 million notice of claim against the city for failing to protect their son, the Daily News has learned. Mervyn Affoon was arrested in October for allegedly groping and having sex with the 16-year-old Brooklyn student since February. The encounters allegedly happened at Affoon's Avenue H apartment in East Flatbush and inside the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus High School in Flatbush. The business teacher, 52, allegedly gave the boy money after each sexual act, about $400 in total."
NY Daily News, December 21, 2017

McKayla Maroney says USA Gymnastics tried to keep her from disclosing sexual abuse with secret settlement
" Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney filed a suit Wednesday against Michigan State University, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics claiming the organizations tried to keep her from speaking out about the "depraved, repeated, and serial sexual abuse and molestations" she suffered as a teenager from team doctor Larry Nassar. The gold medalist alleges she signed a non-disclosure agreement as part of a financial settlement to keep her from speaking out about Nassar — as part of the USOC's effort to conceal "known and suspected sexual abusers." Maroney, a California resident, claimed USA Gymnastics paid her the settlement—which was in violation of California law—in return for her keeping quiet about Nassar's abuse. The documents do not disclose the amount of the settlement, but a source familiar with the deals say Maroney received $1.25 million last winter."
NY Daily News, November 20, 2017

NYPD sergeant who raped 13-year-old girl gets just three years in prison
" Vladimir Krull, a 12-year veteran of the department assigned to the Midtown North Precinct, had also served as a Marine in Iraq. The three ghastly attacks on the teen took place in 2013 and 2014. The victim was the daughter of Krull's then-girlfriend."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 14, 2017

Basketball instructor accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl at private Upper West Side school
"Channing Parker, 22, of the Bronx, lured the student at the Ideal School of Manhattan into a school bathroom Friday afternoon and forced her to perform oral sex on him, cop sources said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 12, 2017

A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases
"An IndyStar investigation uncovered multiple examples of children suffering the consequences, including a Georgia case in which a coach preyed on young female athletes for seven years after USA Gymnastics dismissed the first of four warnings about him.", july 4,2016

Girl, 5, returned to family after being found begging for food at Queens supermarket
" After a mad scramble to locate the girl's family, police reunited little Essiah Miller Love with an aunt, police said. Essiah walked into the Three Brothers Meat Market on Central Ave. by Neilson St. in Far Rockaway at 6:30 p.m. asking for food, cops said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 9, 2017

Babysitter, 17, accused of beating 2-year-old boy and leaving him brain dead
" The Buffalo News reported that 2-year-old Ethan Bigham is currently on life support at Women & Children's Hospital. The toddler will remain hooked to the machines until his organs can be donated. According to the outlet, the little boy's babysitter Devon Vanderwege was arrested and charged with first-degree assault by the Erie County Sheriff's Office. When Bigham is taken off life support, Vanderwege could face homicide or manslaughter-related charges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 13, 2017

Olympian speaks of child sexual abuse
"It was any parent's worst nightmare. Ten-year-old Margaret began telling her mom how, between the ages of 5 and 7, she thought she might have been sexually abused by the father of one of Margaret's friends", Mar 24, 2009

Four ex-workers at prestigious Mass. boarding school molested students, investigation reveals
" Milton Academy sent a letter to the school community Tuesday saying an independent investigation determined former theater program head Rey Buono and three other unidentified male workers molested several students. Buono worked at Milton from 1973 to 1987. He was fired after admitting he molested a student."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, February 22, 2017

Two ex-PSU officials plead guilty to child endangerment in Sandusky case
"HARRISBURG — After five years of maintaining their innocence, two former Pennsylvania State University administrators on Monday pleaded guilty to child endangerment for not reporting Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.", Mar 13, 2017

Missing Tennessee teen allegedly abducted by 50-year-old teacher believed to be 'in extreme danger'
"Police believe the teen is with 50-year-old Tad Cummins, a former teacher in Maury County. He's facing charges in connection with an alleged sexual interaction with Thomas, who was a student at the school where he taught, according to the news station."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 16, 2017

Ex-Gymnastics Chief's Career: Swift Success Marred by Years of Scandal
"After nearly two decades working for U.S.A. Gymnastics, including 12 years as its president, Steve Penny resigned on Thursday, smack in the middle of a sexual assault scandal that involves dozens of young gymnasts.", MARCH 17, 2017

Manhattan basketball coach indicted on charges of sexually assaulting two 8-year-old girls
" Channing Parker, 22, was originally arrested on charges he forced a child to perform oral sex on him in a single-occupancy bathroom on March 10 at the IDEAL school on W. 91st St. After parents were informed of the alleged attack, investigators learned another child had been attacked by Parker two days prior, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 29, 2017

Sicko Long Island foster dad threatened to kill his adopted son if he didn't act as his sex slave, victim testifies
" "I was afraid of him," the 29-year-old witness said on his second day on the stand at Riverhead County Court. "(He said) 'I will shoot you. I will run you over with my car. I will kill you.'" Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, 60, is accused of molesting eight foster kids in the Suffolk County house of horrors where he took in more than 140 children over 20 years."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 5, 2017

Texas softball coach accused of having sexual relationship with 17-year-old female student
" A police investigation revealed that the teacher, Kendall Lucas, had engaged in an alleged tryst with a female student between March and May 2016. Authorities said the student, who has not been identified, was 17 at the time, KXAN reported. Lucas, 25, taught varsity softball and volleyball at the school, according to the school's website. She was also a business education teacher."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 5, 2017

Ex-counselor charged with raping three teen girls left in his care at Bronx center
" Willie Bowman, 30, was indicted on multiple counts of rape and sexual abuse. The victims were three girls between the ages of 12 and 14, officials said. The alleged rapes took place at the Henry Ittleson Center on Iselin Ave. in Riverdale between 2014 and 2015, according to authorities."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 8, 2017

Anti-gay pastor who said Pulse victims 'deserved' massacre found guilty of child molestation
"Kenneth Adkins, a 57-year-old Baptist minister, was convicted in Brunswick Monday of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy by pressuring them into having sex in his office while he watched."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 11, 2017

Teachers at elite Connecticut boarding school sexually abused students for decades, administrators admit
"The 50-page report, compiled by New York-based law firm Covington & Burling, found that at least 12 former faculty members at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford sexually abused and assaulted students, starting in the 1960s and spanning into the 2010s."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 13, 2017

Former Trinity Grammar teacher Neil Futcher jailed for 'predatory' child abuse
"Wearing a prison issued green T-shirt and grasping a walking stick, Neil Albert Futcher struggled to stand as he was sentenced on Friday for his crimes against six victims as young as 11, committed up to 43 years ago.", January 27 2017

Philadelphia soccer coach accused of impregnating 14-year-old player he paid to have sex with
" Police said Francisco Prado-Contreras slept with the victim five times during September 2015 after she approached him about a job, reported. The girl was 14 years old at the time. According to the teen, who has not been identified, Prado-Contreras was a family friend and a volunteer coach for the soccer team she played with at the city's Capitolo Recreation Center."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 21, 2017

Police say there are more victims of babysitter accused in molestation case
"On Thursday, police officials said that 23-year-old Brittney Lyon, of Escondido, had advertised her childcare services online, and they appealed to the public for information to help find families across Southern California who may have hired Lyon — who they suspect used both her real name and the assumed identity of another person.", April 27, 2017

Pastor admits impregnating teen, gets 3-6 year prison term
"Thirty-five-year-old Jacob Malone, of Exton, was sentenced Friday after entering guilty pleas to institutional sex assault, corruption of minors and child endangerment. He also must register as a sex offender for 15 years."

NYC settles lawsuit with two women who accused Rikers Island correction officer of rape
" The two women — referred to as "Jane Doe 1" and "Jane Doe 2" in their Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit — did not settle with the officer, whom they accuse of sexual assault, Benny Santiago. The trial against Santiago — whose lawyer has denied the allegations in court — is expected to begin on May 9."

Former Mesa gymnastics coach pleads guilty to sex crimes with minor
"Nolan Knuckles pleaded guilty to one count of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor. Under terms of the plea agreement, Knuckles must register as a sex offender, pay full restitution to his victim and not return to the scene of the crimes, Maricopa County Court Commissioner Justin Beresky said Monday.", May 1, 2017

Staten Island therapist charged with sexually abusing girls as young 8 years old
"During a Dec. 23 session at his Richmond Road office in Dongan Hills, Suero sat the 10-year-old girl on his lap and kissed her on the cheek, court papers show. On the same day, the 8-year-old was also fondled. The girl told cops she was groped while she and the suspect watched videos, sources said."

Renowned Queens music teacher busted on sex trafficking charges
" The founder of a Queens music school used a pimp to find sex partners as young as 8 — about the age of his own daughter — agreeing on one occasion to drop his prey off at Chuck E. Cheese to fool their parents, authorities said. Oliver Sohngen, 52, who owns the Long Island City Academy of Music, was busted by federal agents at his Queens home on Tuesday morning."

Ohio substitute teacher sentenced to prison for having sex with student after her husband provided teen with alcohol
" Jessica Storer, a former substitute teacher through the Putnam County Educational Service Center, was sentenced Monday to two years behind bars. Her husband, Derrick Storer, is expected to appear in court Tuesday for supposedly giving the victim alcohol, the Mirror reported. He faces up to six months in jail."

Long Island cop suspended after accused of sexually assaulting woman during arrest
"Suffolk County Police Officer Christopher McCoy has been suspended without pay pending an FBI investigation. The suit alleges that another cop at the West Babylon precinct knew what was going on, and did nothing to stop it. She said the officers refused to take her to a hospital."

Number increases in teacher, student relationships have legislators on the offensive
"When a former Hudson ISD teacher was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual assault of a child, there were currently 159 cases that had be opened by the Texas Education Association since Sept.1. In the month since her arrest, 32 new cases have been opened that bring that total to 191 on the year.", May 16th 2017

One teacher. Many investigations. No charges.
"Since 2003, that same teacher, David L. Brown, had been investigated by five state and local agencies regarding accusations of inappropriate relationships with students. Now, a sixth agency, Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigation, was taking an interest.", May 18, 2017

Baltimore day care worker arrested after she's caught on video 'torturing' 8-month-old girl to death
" Authorities were called to the Rocket Tiers Learning Center on Tuesday, responding to a report of a baby who wasn't breathing. When cops arrived, EMS workers were performing CPR on the infant, identified as Reese Bowman. The child was taken to a local hospital, where police said she died shortly after her arrival."

Dennis Hastert faces another sex assault accuser ahead of prison release
" The alleged victim claims Hastert raped him in a bathroom four decades ago, according to the Chicago Tribune. A man the victim did not recognize entered his stall at what is now the Yorkville High School parking lot in either 1973 or 1974 and attacked him, the paper wrote, citing court documents. The victim, who identified himself as "Richard Doe," said he was 9 or 10-years-old at the time of the alleged assault."

LOVETT: Abuse survivors rip Boy Scouts for hiring ex-state senator to lobby against Child Victims Act
" The Boy Scouts this year are paying Dentons US $12,500 a month to lobby on three bills, including against the Child Victims Act. Former Sen. Craig Johnson, a Long Island Democrat, is a principal for Dentons' public policy and regulatory practice and one of two people from the firm registered since February to represent the Boy Scouts in Albany, according to filings with the state ethics commission."

Ex-Bronx priest dodges sex abuse charges after allegedly molesting 15-year-old boy in 1980
" "All the leads in the investigation were exhausted," a police source said. "It was not determined that a crime had taken place." Even if detectives found enough evidence to warrant charges, Giuliano couldn't be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases in New York — meaning the alleged crime committed by the man of the cloth would forever go unpunished."

Former Milwaukee inmate awarded $6.7M after she was raped by jail guard, shackled during childbirth
"The plaintiff, who is not named because she is the victim of a sexual crime, filed a lawsuit against the county and the guard, Xavier Thicklen, 28. The woman, who was pregnant when she was booked into jail in 2013, was also shackled during childbirth. The jury found no legitimate reason to shackle her, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported."

L.A. Unified wrestling coach charged with sexually assaulting 4 students
"Terry Terrell Gillard, 56, is accused of committing the abusive acts starting in 2014, against children he met through the wrestling team at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.", june 8, 2017

Heber City bounce house owner sexually abused at least three children, police say
"Johnson faces three charges of first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child. Police said three victims have come forward, but that "that there may be additional potential victims, due to Johnson's proximity to so many children."", June 8th 2017

Diocese of Brooklyn launches fund for victims of clergy sex abuse that mirrors Cardinal Dolan program
" The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, announced Friday by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, will allow victims of sexual abuse by priests or deacons of the diocese to seek financial compensation. "I am well aware that no amount of money will ever heal the scars of abuse, but this compensation program is a concrete expression of our contrition and our desire to make amends," DiMarzio said in a video statement."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 22, 2017

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to stand trial on sexual assault charges
" ASON, Mich. — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his decision after hearing testimony from the alleged victims over two days and watching a campus police interview of Dr. Larry Nassar."

Disturbing video shows nanny in California smacking, beating special needs child
" The disturbing incident was caught on Dyanna Ko's nannycam app. The distraught mother said she and her husband, Chris, were away at their elder son's basketball game when they witnessed the caregiver beating their 2-year-old son Landon at their Los Angeles home. Dyanna told CBS Los Angeles that her son suffers from Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome and his condition is fragile. She explained that he's blind in one eye, is non-verbal, eats through a feeding tube and requires care 24 hours a day."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 24, 2017

Florida man with criminal record marries teen exchange student, then lures and sexually assaults her 14-year-old sister: cops
"Dale Leary, now 50, was allowed to become a host for young exchange students even though he was busted for sexually assaulting a woman and tying her up at gunpoint in 1985, when he was 19, according to the Miami Herald. He pleaded guilty to the attack, spending 60 days behind bars and 13 years on probation, according to the newspaper."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 29, 2017

Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault
"The prelate, Cardinal George Pell, became the highest-ranking Vatican official in recent years to face criminal charges involving accusations of sexual offenses. The case will test the credibility of Francis' initiatives to foster greater accountability after abuse scandals that have shaken the church around the world.", JUNE 28, 2017

Staff-on-inmate sex abuse allegations at city jails spike, statistics show
" "The continuing scourge of sexual abuse and violence against people in the custody of the New York City Department of Correction is unconscionable and needs to stop," said Dori Lewis, of the Prisoners' Rights Project at The Legal Aid Society. "DOC's inability to control the situation has well surpassed the breaking point. We need a new strategy from City Hall on how to completely address this horrifying reality at local jails.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 11, 2017

Ex-Team USA doc Larry Nassar pleads guilty to child porn charges
"In addition to possessing child pornography, Nassar has been charged with 25 counts of criminal sexual misconduct in state court and has been accused of molesting more than 100 young women while acting in his role as an osteopathic doctor. His plea in federal court represents the first time he has admitted to committing any crimes.", Jul 11, 2017

Former gymnast Jeanette Antolin calls federal plea agreement with Larry Nassar 'absurd'
"Describing the deal in which Nassar has agreed to plead guilty to federal child pornography charges in return for federal prosecutors agreeing not to pursue more serious sex exploitation and attempted sexual exploitation of child charges as "absurd," Antolin said with the agreement the Justice Department is sending a message to future sexual abuse victims that will deter them from coming forward.", July 11, 2017

Queens pastor gets 15 years behind bars for raping two girls
""The defendant took advantage of his position as a man of the cloth and the trust placed in him by his followers to satisfy his depraved desires. Through manipulation and conniving control, he sexually abused his two young victims for nearly two years," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. "What the defendant forced his victims to endure was horrendous — and as punishment he now will be spending a lengthy term behind bars.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 12, 2017

Bronx homeless shelter caseworker charged with sexually abusing 10-year-old son of woman he met on the job
" Amin Laboriel, 37, was apprehended last month in Miami as he tried to flee the country, prosecutors said. He had a one-way ticket to Honduras on him when he was put in handcuffs. Prosecutors said he met his victim's mother at his job at the Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence and quickly gained the family's trust."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 13, 2017

Documents reveal previous concerns about former Athens teacher charged with sex crimes
"Michael Henry Scott worked for the school district from 2012 until May, when Clarke County School District officials refused to rehire him amid an investigation by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department concerning an allegation regarding sexual offenses against minor students, school officials said.", July 20, 2017

Father of ex-tennis star Mark Philippoussis arrested for allegedly molesting two boys
"Nikolaos Philippoussis, a 68-year-old tennis coach, was hauled off by cops Tuesday morning and was charged with 12 counts of committing a lewd or lascivious act with a minor and two counts of committing sexual acts with a child younger than 10 years old, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 27, 2017

Former Md. school worker faces 100 counts of child sex abuse
"The case against Carlos ­Deangelo Bell, 30, began after a parent noticed sexually explicit text messages on her son's phone. A police investigation later determined that the child abuse spanned nearly two years until Bell was arrested in late June and that some of the incidents may have taken place in classrooms on public school property.", July 31, 2017

In a Brief Prep School Career, a Growing List of Sexual Misconduct Allegations
"Mr. Lyman was one of 12 men named in an in-depth report on sexual abuse released by Choate Rosemary Hall, the prestigious Connecticut boarding school, in April. Investigators for the school, where he taught in the early 1980s, said that Mr. Lyman had sexual relationships with two students. He stalked one of them, according to the report, and gave her a black eye.", JUNE 1, 2017

Supporters of sexual abusers send damaging, confusing message to kids
"WASHINGTON — More than two dozen people showed up at the sentencing of a teacher convicted of sexually abusing children at the school where he worked. But they weren't there to support the children. They were there to support 50-year-old John Vigna, who'd just been sentenced to 48 years behind bars. They wore white T-shirts that said "#VignaStrong."", August 4, 2017

Woman allegedly pimped by former NYPD detective at 13 years old gets OK to sue city
"Brooklyn Federal Judge Nina Gershon said the woman — now in her 20s and identified only as "H.H." — sufficiently showed a potential jury could reasonably buy the argument that police brass should've known former Detective Wayne Taylor was a problem before his 2008 conviction."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 7, 2017

Teacher released from jail by conflicting laws
"SPANISH FORK (ABC4 Utah) - Sarah Lewis was set free early on Wednesday after serving 194 days in jail. Lewis pleaded guilty to having sex with two of her 17-year-old students and giving one of them vodka this past December. ", Aug 09, 2017

Ex-Judson teacher who had sex parties gets 10 years in prison
"Jared Anderson was 28 when two victims contacted authorities and told them that for several months Anderson had been hosting parties at his home for numerous boys and that they played games that involved sexual activity, police said.", August 9, 2017

Miami high school teacher accused of sexual relationships with at least eight students known as 'Jason's Girls'
"A lawsuit filed by one of the victims against the Miami-Dade School Board claims Jason Meyers had sexual relationships with at least eight current and former students, and school officials were aware of the allegations."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 4, 2017

This Facebook post by a survivor has gone viral in Israel
"Last week on Thursday (20 July), the Jerusalem District Court sentenced (Rabbi) Aharon Shlomo Lisson to a minimum of seven years for sexually abusing three brothers. Later that day, one of the courageous victims/survivors, Yaakov (Yankie) Rainitz, wrote a powerful public post in Hebrew about what transpired. The post quickly went viral in Israel where it was shared 750 times, received almost 4,000 "Likes" and was republished in major Israeli media outlets. ", July 25, 2017

Medford Twp. pastor charged with sexually assaulting children
"BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (WTXF) - A Medford Township, New Jersey pastor has been charged with sexually assaulting four minors over the course of several years. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office announced Harry L. Thomas, 74, was charged Wednesday with one count of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of sexual assault, and four counts of endangering the welfare of children. Thomas, a pastor at the Come Alive Church, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning after an investigation revealed the alleged assaults occurred between 1999 and 2015."
Fox 29 News (NJ), December 7, 2017

Former priest, 85, is convicted of murdering Texas beauty queen who vanished after confession in 1960
" Among the men Feit helped keep in ministry was child molester James Porter, who assaulted more than 100 victims before he was ultimately defrocked and sent to prison. Feit left the priesthood in 1972, married and went on to work at the Catholic charity St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix for a number of years, training and recruiting volunteers and helping oversee the charity's network of food pantries. He had also been accused of attacking another young woman in a church just weeks before Garza's death. He eventually pleaded no contest and was fined $500."
NY Daily News, December 8, 2017

Larry Nassar, disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor, sentenced to 60 years in prison for child porn
" Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison Thursday in a federal child pornography case. The former Michigan State University doctor — who's been accused of sexually assaulting more than 130 victims — in July pleaded guilty to three federal charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography and destroying computer files to hamper an investigation. In court filings last week, Nassar's attorney requested leniency for his client, claiming the doctor is working toward change. Still, federal prosecutors sought the maximum sentence after law enforcement discovered more than 37,000 images of child porn on hard drives at his home."
NY Daily News, December 7, 2017

Bronx after-school worker held in rape of 13-year-old student
" An after-school group leader at a Bronx middle school lured a 13-year-old student to his home, where he raped her, police sources said Wednesday. Michael Jenkins, 24, who supervises kids after school at the Angelo Patri Middle School on Webster Ave. at Folin St. in Fordham Heights, was arrested Wednesday on rape, criminal sex act and other charges, sources said. Jenkins persuaded the teen, who attends the school where he works, to come to his Concourse apartment Monday, cops said. There, the two performed oral sex on each other and had intercourse, cops said."
NY Daily News, December 7, 2017

MMA & Sex Offenders
"It is somewhat disheartening when you realize you are starting to lose track of all the sexual predators you have found and then gotten tossed off of Facebook. Facebook has a rule that no one convicted of any sex crime can have an account. Yet this week I ran across another one, related to martial arts not surprisingly. More alarming, this guy has a studio where he teaches kids. All of his convictions were for crimes that involved kids in some way."
Blog Post (sourced), December 1, 2017

Kamehameha therapist accused of abuse was respected member of society
"A colleague in 1983 described Dr. Robert Browne as a pioneer of child psychiatry in Hawaii. Browne also was a prominent civil rights activist, a former Army Reserve captain and an avid tennis player. He was a lover of art, theater and opera. A husband, father of four and grandfather of nine. And an alleged pedophile. The psychiatrist at the center of the sex abuse controversy engulfing Kamehameha Schools died in 1991 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Browne killed himself in the woods behind his Manoa home hours after a former student confronted him over the phone about alleged abuse from years earlier."
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, December 3, 2017

Suit: Psychiatrist sexually abused Kamehameha students
"HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Robert Browne was a well-known Honolulu psychiatrist who took part in the civil rights marches of the 1960s. But a new lawsuit alleges that Browne was a sexual predator who preyed on Kamehameha Schools students during the 1970s. "He masturbated them. His hands were on them all the time," said attorney Michael Green. "I think there's probably hundreds." Green represents eight former students, all men who are now in their 50s. Each tells the same story: that Browne fondled them after they were sent to him for counseling."
Hawaii News Now, 2014

Convicted rapist caught working at a California rape counseling center
" A convicted rapist was caught working as a security guard at a rape counseling center, sparking concerns for the victims of sexual assault, police said. Damon Rodgers, 40, who committed two rapes in 1997 and attempted a third, had been working at the Rape Counseling Services in Fresno, Calif., ABC reported. Police were tipped off about Rodgers, a convicted felon who is not allowed to be armed with a gun, after he wrote a Facebook post looking for a sidearm holster."
NY Daily News, August 15, 2017

Bronx paraprofessional accused of raping 12-year-old autistic student
" A former Bronx paraprofessional is accused of raping and sexually assaulting an autistic former student, prosecutors said. Eleidy Breton, 27, was indicted Friday for an alleged sexual relationship with the boy starting in April 2015, when he was 12. The assaults continued through August 2016, the Bronx DA's office said in a statement. After the boy reported the crime to police in July, Breton instructed him to delete call logs and text messages, according to authorities and sources."
NY Daily News, August 11, 2017

6 students to share $660K settlement reached in teacher upskirting case
"DEPTFORD TWP. -- Six students who filed federal lawsuits after their teacher was accused of shooting upskirt videos of them have reached a $660,000 settlement with the school that employed him, according to attorneys for two law firms who represented the students. Adam Mayr, who worked as a teacher at Gloucester County Institute of Technology, was recently sentenced to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to one count of invasion of privacy and official misconduct. He was originally accused of recording 24 students without their knowledge over a two-year period using a small video recorder.", August 14, 2017

Former middle school PE teacher arrested on child molestation charge
"A former Union County middle school physical education teacher was arrested for child molestation and sexual assault, the GBI said Monday. Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, of Blairsville, was sexually involved with a 15-year-old student in 2013, according to a news release."
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 15, 2017

Aly Raisman right to call out USA Gymnastics for lack of response to sexual abuse scandal
" We already know that Aly Raisman is an exceptional gymnast. She was the captain of the Fierce Five and the Final Five, winning Olympic gold in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games in London and Rio, as she has six Olympic medals to her name. But this past weekend, we found out that the 23-year-old is also fearless. On Saturday, Raisman rightfully called out USA Gymnastics for their inability to actually do something about the culture of sexual abuse that has apparently been allowed to go on in the sport for decades."
NY Daily News, August 22, 2017

Teacher sentenced in sex charge
"NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (WOWT) -- A former teacher accused of having sex with a student was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years probation Monday. Emily Lofing was sentenced Monday for having sex with a 16-year-old student when she was a teacher in Weeping Water, Nebraska. When the case was made public, Lofing resigned from her job as a language arts teacher at Nebraska City Middle School. Last February the Otoe County attorney filed a misdemeanor charge against her for debauching a minor. Lofing could have had a maximum sentence of one year in jail but with good behavior she could be out in 53 days. Lofing immediately surrendered to Otoe County Sheriff's deputies, so her jail time has already started. Lofing plead no contest to the charge."
WOWT News, July 17 2017

Female guards sexually assaulted young male detainees at Horizon juvenile center: lawsuit
" Female guards at a Bronx juvenile detention center sexually assaulted young male detainees, plying the boys with booze, candy and promises of special privileges, a new lawsuit alleges. One guard, Natalie Medford, told an alleged victim that if he "took care of her needs," he could use her cellphone, watch special movies, get extra food and face no punishment, according to the suit, filed by lawyer Vik Pawar. "I didn't have a choice," the victim said. "She was doing everything to make me feel I was doing the right thing. After a while, I started growing up.""
NY Daily News, August 31, 2017

Police: Johnson HS teacher had sex with student in public park, allowed him to move in with her
"A 52-year-old high school teacher was arrested Thursday after accusations surfaced that she began a sexual relationship with a freshman student last year. The accused teacher, Alberta Fern Padilla, faces a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student. She remains in the Bexar County Jail on a $20,000 bond. Padilla, a math teacher at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in the North East ISD, was the victim's teacher and case manager, and she tutored him in math at a local public library after school, police said."
MySA (San Antonio), September 3, 2017

Iowa boarding school owner charged with sexually abusing teenage students
"IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The owner of an Iowa boarding school for teenagers coerced one female student into a sexual relationship, had others undress during "body image therapy" sessions and kept classmates in solitary confinement for long stretches, prosecutors alleged Friday. Former Midwest Academy owner and director Benjamin Trane, 39, is charged with third-degree sexual abuse, sexual exploitation by a counselor and child endangerment. He turned himself in Thursday at the Lee County Jail to face warrants that were issued for his arrest last week. The charges were filed after a 19-month investigation into allegations of abuse at the private, for-profit boarding school in Keokuk, in Iowa's southeastern corner. The school, which enrolled about 100 students from mostly well-off families across the United States, closed in January 2016 after investigators served search warrants there."
CBS News, September 8, 2017

Joe Paterno may have known of earlier Jerry Sandusky abuse claim, police report reveals
"A police report obtained by CNN bolsters evidence that legendary football coach Joe Paterno knew years before Jerry Sandusky's arrest that his longtime assistant might be sexually abusing children. The one-page Pennsylvania state police report, obtained from a source and described here for the first time, lays out an account from whistleblower Mike McQueary, who reported to Paterno an incident he had just witnessed in a locker room between Sandusky and a young boy. Paterno allegedly told McQueary in 2001 that the claim against Sandusky "was the second complaint of this nature he had received," according to the police report, which was written after Sandusky's arrest 10 years later. "
CNN, September 11, 2017

SEX ABUSE INVESTIGATION: Lincoln City Coach arrested
"On the evening of March 18, Lincoln City Police Department (LCPD) was notified by several Lincoln City parents of possible sex abuse crimes involving juveniles in the Lincoln City area. The Lincoln County Major Crime Team was called out and based on information obtained on March 17, the suspect was identified as Tyler William Lopez, 22, from Lincoln City. Lopez was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges: two counts of display of child/sexual conduct (B-Felony), one count of sex abuse first degree (B-Felony), and four counts sex abuse second degree (C-Felony)."
Lincoln City (Oregon) Police, March 18, 2017

Family Claims Marine Colonel Befriended Them, Abused Daughter
"CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina -- Col. Daniel Hunter Wilson is a 36-year Marine Corps officer with a history of drinking too much and crossing clear boundaries of propriety when he does, according to testimony and attorney statements. But accusers say his misdeeds went much further, alleging that, during a brief period last year, he groped and sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl and subjected her sisters to inappropriate touching and behavior. Then, after Wilson was already facing charges based on those accusations, he is accused of pinning down and sexually assaulting a female friend twice on the same drunken night.", August 31, 2017

Decorated colonel convicted of sexually abusing 6-year-old daughter of Marine
" A decorated colonel who served for more than three decades was sentenced to 5½ years for sexually abusing the 6-year-old daughter of another Marine. Col. Daniel Wilson, 56, was accused of fondling and raping the girl at his home on Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., during a two-week period in the summer of 2016 after the girl's family befriended Wilson and his wife, the Daily Beast reported. Wilson, who has repeatedly denied the allegations, was convicted Saturday of molesting the child, but found not guilty of raping the child by penetrating her with his finger."
NY Daily News, September 11, 2017

Chinese parents demand answers to kindergarten abuse claims
"BEIJING (AP) — Dozens of upset parents gathered Friday outside a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company demanding answers after reports alleged some children had been molested, abused and left with what appeared to be needle marks on their bodies. The allegations, coming just weeks after reports of abuse at a Shanghai day-care center, prompted a wave of anger from parents nationwide and a swift government response. The State Council, China's cabinet, on Friday ordered nationwide inspections of kindergartens to review teacher conduct, citing "recent incidents in many locations.""
AP, November 24, 2017
" Larry Nassar, 54, entered a guilty plea to seven counts of molesting girls as young as 10 in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday He broke down in tears while he confessed to 'sexually penetrating' his victims and will face 25 to 40 years in prison for each count There are over 125 additional women who have accused him of sexual assault, including Ali Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney All of Nassar's victims who reported incidents to Michigan State University will be allowed to speak at his sentencing hearing Nassar verbally confessed to each offense in court, and agreed to wearing a monitoring device and have his electronic activity monitored for life he said that he hoped his plea would help 'to move the community forward and stop the hurting' before adding: 'I pray the rosary every day for forgiveness'"
Daily Mail (UK), November 22, 2017

Ex-East Cleveland police officer pleads guilty to sexually abusing women during traffic stop
"A former East Cleveland police officer has pleaded guilty to using a sex toy to sexually abuse two women in February during an illegal traffic stop. Kenneth Bolton Jr., 49, avoided a trial and instead pleaded guilty to felony gross sexual imposition and misdemeanor interfering with civil rights charges Cuyahoga County prosecutors in exchange dropped a kidnapping charge. Because he pleaded guilty to a felony, Bolton will lose his license to be a police officer and must register as a sex offender. ", September 11, 2017

Government falls in shocking scandal involving one of Iceland's most notorious child abuse cases
"Following wide outrage in Icelandic society after it was revealed yesterday that the Minister of the Interior had lied to Parliament and kept information from the public and that the Prime Minister had also kept information from the public, the junior coalition partner, the centrist Bright Future, has announced it will no longer support the government. The Prime Minister has yet to appear publicly. Bright Future made the decision to withdraw from the coalition government at a meeting yesterday evening. The announcement was made shortly after midnight. At the heart of the story is fallout from a child abuse scandal which had ensnared the father of the Prime Minister, Benedikt Sveinsson. Mass protests have been announced in front of the house of parliament today afternoon at 16:00."
Iceland Magazine, September 15, 2017

Police seek assistance in investigation
"Police in Lynchberg are seeking assistance in an investigation following the arrest of a former Cumberland County elementary school teacher on charges of stalking, possessing child pornography, and and using communication systems "to facilitate certain offenses involving children.""
The Farmville Herald, September 5, 2017

Staten Island babysitter indicted for murder after confessing to torturing, killing 17-month-old while high
" The pill-popping babysitter who confessed to torturing and abusing 17-month-old Anthony Delgado has been indicted for murder, the Staten Island district attorney said Tuesday. Gloria Fields, 31, was hit with multiple charges, including first- and second-degree murder. She was also indicted on charges related to three days of sexual and physical abuse and torture of little Anthony while he was in her care, officials said."
NY Daily News, March 29, 2016

Fifteen women accuse ex-priest of sexually abusing them at Queens Catholic school over two decades
" Fifteen women are claiming Tuesday they were sexually abused by a priest at a Catholic school in Queens over a span of two decades. The women say they were abused by the Rev. Adam Prochaski at the Holy Cross school in Maspeth between 1973 and 1994, according to their lawyer Mitchell Garabedian and Robert Hoatson of the New Jersey-based Road to Recovery group, which helps victims of sexual abuse. Garabedian was portrayed by Stanley Tucci in the movie "Spotlight" about the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning series on clergy sexual abuse."
NY Daily News, September 26, 2017

Judge takes teacher off sex offender list
"A Montgomery County judge that struck a child sex abuse conviction from a former high school teacher's criminal record, will also allow the teacher to remove his name from the state's sex offender registry. Circuit Court Judge David A. Boynton on Sept. 15 provided former Albert Einstein High School teacher Richard Shemer the written consent needed to legally remove his name."
The Sentinel, September 28, 2017

Two children shot by toddler at Dearborn home daycare in critical condition
"Dearborn police continue to investigate after two children were shot at home daycare on Harding Street. Police confirm that two young boys, ages 2 and 4, were shot in the home. Another child reportedly pulled the trigger while playing with a firearm that was kept inside the home. One child was taken to Oakwood Hospital and another was taken to Children's Hospital. Both are in critical condition. The woman at the home watches as many as 10 children in the daytime hours, according to neighbors in the area. "
WXYZ Detroit, September 28, 2017

Former priest charged with abusing 15 girls threatened victims with wrath: 'He thought he was God'
" The abusive Catholic priest accused of terrorizing at least 15 girls at a Queens school decades ago once threatened one of his victims into silence with the power of God. In 1981, Father Adam Prochaski of the Holy Cross Parish in Maspeth allegedly lectured a group of students, including one of his victims, who was then 13, about a woman who was "saying bad things" about him. "He thought he was God," the now-49-year-old nurse living in Toronto told the Daily News."
NY Daily News, September 28, 2017

Cypress Creek High School band director accused of having sex with student
"HOUSTON - Brian Drake, the Cypress Creek High School band director, is accused of having sex with a former student and was removed from campus. Court records show the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Police Department received a tip on Sept. 16 that Drake had "manipulated" a former Cypress Creek High School student in an inappropriate relationship while she was still enrolled as a student at the school. Police said the tipster claimed Drake was threatening the student by saying he would kill himself if his wife or anyone else found out about their relationship. ", October 9, 2017

Palm Beach County Schools blamed third-graders who were molested
"When a teacher molested four little girls in 2005, the Palm Beach County School District placed the blame squarely — on the third-graders themselves. The children were "old enough to appreciate the consequences of their actions" when they did what their teacher told them to, the district said in court documents. In response to a lawsuit from the girls' families, the district said the children "conducted themselves in a careless and negligent manner" and administrators should not be held responsible. Now, a dozen years after the incident, the district is poised to pay $3.6 million to settle the lawsuit."
SunSentinel, October 11, 2017

Teacher at Longmont's Silver Creek arrested, accused of 'grooming' student for sex
"A Longmont high school teacher has been arrested after police say he "groomed" a student before entering into a sexual relationship with her once she graduated. Kelly Wayne Burns, 49, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, with one of the counts also alleging a pattern of sexual abuse. Burns was a special education teacher at Silver Creek High School when the victim in the case was a student from 2012 to 2015. Burns at one point was also the girls' tennis coach for the school."
Longmont Times Call, October 10, 2017

Ex-MLB player Chad Curtis owes $1.8M to student-athlete he molested
"GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Former major leaguer Chad Curtis was ordered Thursday, Oct. 12, to pay $1.8 million to one of the former student-athletes he sexually assaulted at Lakewood High School. U.S. District Judge Janet Neff said Curtis "shattered" the trust the victim placed in Curtis, whose denials, along with his reputation as a devout Christian - led many, both students and adults, to attack the victims as liars. Three of the four victims earlier settled cases against Curtis. The fourth took him to trial."
Grand Rapids News, October 12, 2017

'Culture of Silence' Abetted Abuse of at Least 547 German Choir Boys, Inquiry Finds
"BERLIN — For decades, a "culture of silence" pervaded a Catholic music school where the brother of a future pope directed a renowned boys' choir, contributing to an environment in which at least 547 children were abused, a lawyer who carried out an investigation of the mistreatment said on Tuesday. The estimate of the number of children abused was far greater than a previous figure, 231, that the lawyer gave last year."
NY Times, July 18, 2017

Former teacher found guilty of abducting, raping and killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens, may face death penalty
"SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A former middle school football coach was found guilty on Thursday of snatching a 10-year-old girl from a quiet Missouri neighborhood in front of horrified witnesses and then raping and killing her. Jurors convicted Craig Wood of first-degree murder in the February 2014 death of Hailey Owens. Jurors will hear more arguments before deciding whether to recommend the death sentence. Wood's attorney, Patrick Berrigan, didn't dispute that Wood killed Hailey, but contended that Wood didn't deliberate first, as prosecutors allege. Berrigan described the abduction as impulsive, saying Wood had "no disguise whatsoever." Berrigan blamed long-suppressed sexual urges and methamphetamine."
AP, November 2, 2017

12 Ann Arbor teacher accused of abusing special-needs student: 'She won't be quiet'
"A teacher at an Ann Arbor school taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy as part of a pattern of abuse, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday against the teacher, her supervisor and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Nesa Johnson, a teacher at High Point School, "literally taped ... shut" the student's mouth in March 2016 to keep her quiet because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability, according to the seven-figure lawsuit filed in Detroit by the student's mother, Doreen Smith. Johnson then photographed the student and texted the photo to the student's mother, with a caption reading: "Help. She won't be quiet!!!!," according to the lawsuit and attached exhibits."
Detroit Free Press, November 1, 2017

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor
" Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman has accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, joining more than 100 female gymnasts who said they have also been sexually assaulted by the former U.S. national gymnastics team doctor. Raisman, 23, is the second member of the 2012 Olympic gold medal team to present allegations against Nassar, who spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the USA Gymnastics program. McKayla Maroney said last month that she was molested by Nassar for several years, beginning when she was 13."
NY Daily News, November 10, 2017

Ex-Brooklyn priest who pleaded guilty of child sex abuse in 2008 is eligible for parole, but critics want him to serve full 18-year prison sentence
" Steven Wolpert, who served as a priest at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn during the 1980s, pleaded guilty in 2008 to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13, a first-degree felony.
A Pennsylvania judge sentenced Wolpert to nine to 18 years in prison."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 24, 2016.

Former U.S. gymnast files sex abuse suit, claims Bela and Marta Karolyi turned blind eye to team doc's behavior
"A former elite gymnast and member of the women's U.S. National Team for five years (2006-11) filed an explosive civil claim in Los Angeles County Superior Court Thursday, claiming she was sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team physician, and that numerous USA Gymnastics officials and team coordinators turned a blind eye to the abuse and allowed it to continue "without abatement.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 27, 2016.

Brooklyn teens 'are lying' after accusing assistant principal of child sex abuse, lawyer says
"William Abreu, 47, was indicted in 2014 for raping a 17-year-old inside his office at Progress High School in June 2009 and sexually molesting another student in March 2011."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 20, 2016.

Staten Island Catholic orphanage sex abuse victim still feels pain 70 years later
"When "Don" told the priest who ran St. Michael's Home for Children on Staten Island that one of his employees had molested him repeatedly over the previous two years, the clergyman gave the boy a lecture about damaging another man's reputation."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, November 7, 2016.

A 20-year toll: 368 gymnasts allege sexual exploitation
"No one knows exactly how many children have been sexually exploited in America's gyms over the past 20 years. But an IndyStar-USA TODAY Network review of hundreds of police files and court cases across the country provides for the first time a measure of just how pervasive the problem is."

One doctor assaulted at least 1,200 children. How he avoided punishment for 15 years illustrates how the medical profession looks out for its own.
"The very nature of medical practice also provides cover for doctors who abuse. Sexual misconduct often occurs in a unique sanctum: the examining room. There, intimate encounters not only are unavoidable, they are sometimes necessary. Patients may have trouble discerning between appropriate examination and gratuitous touching, and many accept, without question, the judgment and behavior of a well-trained, highly educated professional. "

Richard Huckle given 22 life sentences for abuse of Malaysian children
"One of Britain's worst predatory paedophiles, who targeted, groomed and abused up to 200 Malaysian babies and children and shared images of his horrific crimes on the dark web, has been handed 22 life sentences.", June 6, 2016.

Former USA Gymnastics doctor had 37,000 images and videos of child pornography on computer: FBI
" GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan doctor who worked for USA Gymnastics will remain jailed on child pornography charges after an FBI agent said at least 37,000 images and videos were discovered.
Federal Magistrate Ray Kent says Larry Nassar is the "worst" kind of danger. Nassar's lawyer had requested electronic monitoring at home."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, December 21, 2016.

Long Island psychiatrist, convicted of raping patient, accused of tampering with jury at his trial
"Marshall Hubsher, 67, of Sands Point, allegedly donned a leather jacket and posted fake jury instructions to the doors and tables of jury rooms during his March rape trial, Newsday reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, December 23, 2016.

Italian Catholic priest accused of hosting orgies in church rectory and pimping out up to 15 women
"Authorities are investigating Father Andrea Contin, a 48-year-old parish priest at the Church of San Lazzaro in Padua, for living off immoral earnings and psychological violence following complaints from three female parishioners, The Times reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 3, 2017.

Ex-Michigan teacher sentenced to prison for sexual relationship with 14-year-old student
"Jamee Hiatt, 32, appeared in front of Judge Thomas Wilson at the Jackson County Court where she was sentenced to three to 20 years with a lifetime of monitoring as a sex offender, the Jackson-Citizen Patriot reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 5, 2017.

FIFA 'monitoring' child abuse allegations in English football
"England's Football Association (FA) launched an internal investigation into the allegations Sunday after more than 20 players came forward alleging abuse in their youth, according to England's Professional Footballers Association (PFA).", November 28, 2016.

Richmond: Boys' camp founder convicted on 87 child molestation counts
"Ronald Guinto, 34, taught at Making Waves Academy in Richmond and founded a youth program called Camp Epic. Prosecutors say he used his position at both to molest more than a dozen boys.", January 12, 2017.

Minnesota cult leader gets 30 years in prison for sexually abusing 12-, 13-year-old girls
" A Minnesota cult leader who sexually abused the 12- and 13-year-old girls he chose to live with him — as the sect's "maidens" — was sentenced to 30 years behind bars.
Victor Barnard, 55, agreed to the prison sentence Friday as part of a plea deal he claimed he made in a bid to spare his victims and the rest of his River Road Fellowship from the ordeal of a trial."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 29, 2016.

12yo Indian girl 'gang raped by school principal & 3 teachers' in critical condition
"The girl was found by her mother in a disheveled condition on the rooftop of the school following a thorough search. The four suspects are on the run.", January 17, 2017.

Disturbing video emerges of Ohio lawyer hypnotizing clients for his own sexual pleasure
"In November 2014, a woman entered Fine's Ohio office with a hidden camera. Sheffield police set up a sting operation after the female claimed that the lawyer attempted to relax her before meetings by using hypnosis, Fox 8 reports. The victim also said she noticed her clothes were disheveled following the relaxation."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 18, 2017.

Bill to expand Nebraska's statutory rape laws among those introduced Friday
"Under LB 107, sexual contact between youth ages 16 through 18 and adults in positions of authority over them would become a crime.
The bill would specifically prohibit sexual contact between health professionals and patients, school employees or volunteers and students, or other people in "positions of special trust" and the teenagers in their care.", January 6, 2017.

Queens music teacher arrested for alleged sexual abuse of 12-year-old student
"Rafael Diaz, 69, was arrested Saturday and charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Diaz was music director for the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, where his victim was a student."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 16, 2017.

18 women sue USA Gymnastics, Michigan State over sex abuse
"It's the third civil suit claiming sexual abuse by Nassar, who worked for USA Gymnastics for 29 years, including four Olympics. He left USA Gymnastics quietly in 2015, saying he was retiring. USA Gymnastics said it fired him and reported him to the FBI after learning of "athlete concerns."", January 11, 2017.

Former Brooklyn math tutor gets just three years' probation in sexual assault of his 6-year-old pupil
"Moshe Friedman, 31, admitted in December to violating the little boy multiple times between September 2014 and June 2015 when he was supposed to be helping him with his homework."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 2, 2017.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse case study 50 | day four
"On Friday we will hear from a panel including Australian member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Kathleen McCormack, and National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland chief executive, Teresa Devlin. The two will give evidence to the commission about international safeguarding of children.", February 9, 2017.

Pennsylvania teacher at school for troubled youth accused of sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl, writing her letters
"Nina Scott, 28, repeatedly abused the girl between February and October of last year and then continued the relationship through letters after the girl left the school for a youth services facility, according to police."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 2, 2017.

Former basketball coach Joseph Kikuchi is convicted of sexual abuse of teenage player
"Kikuchi, 57, pleaded no contest to 23 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He did not reach a settlement agreement with prosecutors, but the open plea means he won't go through the trial process.", January 11, 2017.

Queens gym teacher arrested for molesting 16-year-old female student
"NYPD Special Victims detectives arrested Bryan Castillo, 34, on Thursday — about a month after he resigned from The Business Technology Early College High School on Hillside Ave. in Jamaica, where he allegedly molested the teen, officials said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 10, 2017.

Michigan State gymnastics coach steps down following suspension
"Klages announced through her attorney that she would be retiring from the position she had held for the past 27 years. Claims against Klages involve her alleged downplaying of athletes' concerns with medical treatment provided to them by former Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar was fired in September 2016 in the wake of an Indianapolis Star report alleging he had sexually abused his patients."

An athlete accused her coach of sex abuse. Olympic officials stayed on the sideline.
"It started in a hotel room in 2010, Yasmin Brown wrote. She was 16 and her taekwondo coach — Marc Gitelman, or "Master G" — was 44. Gitelman provided alcohol and suggested a game. ", February 14, 2017.

Two parents charged with raping baby during supervised visit
"Twenty-one-year-old Felecia Beemer of Warren cried as she appeared in Warren Municipal Court accused of raping her 13-month-old little girl. A baby who was taken away from her immediately after she was born.
Beemer, who is being held on $250,000, has also had three other children removed from her custody, including one-and-a-half year old Tiffany Sue Banks, who died after she was placed in someone else's care."

Three former USA gymnasts detail alleged abuse from team physician Lawrence Nassar
"Three former stars of the U.S. national women's gymnastics team said Dr. Lawrence Nassar, the team physician now charged with child sex crimes, worked hard to win their trust — so they didn't believe at first that his alleged abuse was wrong."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 20, 2017.

Oklahoma missionary sentenced to 40 years for sexually abusing children in Kenya
" Matthew Lane Durham, 21, was found guilty of "engaging in illicit sexual contact in foreign places," according to court documents cited by KTLA.
Over the span of 33 days, Durham "raped three girls — ages 5, 9 and 15 — at least eight times," prosecutors wrote to the court. "During that same time period he sexually molested a 12-year-old boy twice.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 24, 2017.

Former congregants of Word of Faith church reveal years of abuse done to 'purify' sinners in the name of God
"Congregants of the Word of Faith Fellowship were regularly punched, smacked, choked, slammed to the floor or thrown through walls in a violent form of deliverance meant to "purify" sinners by beating out devils, 43 former members told The Associated Press in separate, exclusive interviews."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, February 27, 2017.

How did one of the worst paedophiles in history get away with his crimes?
"On 21 March 2014, a 64-year-old teacher named William James Vahey checked into a cheap hotel in the tiny Minnesota town of Luverne. Vahey had spent the previous four decades teaching at international schools, from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, but he had decided to spend his final moments near his elderly mother and his brother, Chris, who both lived in Luverne.", June 14, 2016.

Audit finds NYC Administration for Children's Services fails to perform check-ins, skips domestic violence evaluations
" The city agency in charge of protecting kids routinely fails to conduct required check-ins at troubled homes, often skips domestic violence evaluations, and doesn't have a handle on staffing, a new audit found.
Controller Scott Stringer, whose office conducted the Administration for Children's Services audit, said the findings are particularly disturbing because the agency has overseen 30 cases in the past decade in which kids have died from abuse."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 16, 2016.

Former New Jersey substitute teacher admits in court to sexual activity with underage students, sexting
" A tearful New Jersey substitute teacher admitted in court on Wednesday that she engaged in sexual activity with underage students and sent them sexually explicit photos.
Linda Hardan, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault and two counts of child endangerment. She faces up to five years in prison."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 9, 2016.

Private juvenile center conceals abuse inquiries and pressures county to keep its business deal
"Last spring, Caroline Mattson informed her superiors at Minnesota's largest private correctional facility for boys that three boys had told her they'd been sexually abused by an employee. They began an internal investigation, prompted either by that report or another.", May 2, 2016.

Oregon sports coach arrested on child porn charges
"Sean Jeffrey Haga, 30, works as an educational assistant, basketball coach and track coach for the school district, according to the FBI.
An online tipster reportedly contacted the FBI about the alleged child pornography. Investigators identified the user behind the post and arrested Haga without incident.", June 19, 2016.

FROM VICTIM TO SURVIVOR: Former Emma Willard School soccer player takes back power 18 years after claims of rape went unheeded
"The handful of sexual encounters the former soccer player had with her coach during her junior year at Emma Willard School were "cute and flirtatious," she says, but the man became increasingly dark and degrading after she returned for her senior year nearly 20 years ago."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 26, 2016.

Indiana pastor charged with trying to have sex with minor hangs himself in Georgia storage unit
" A disgraced Indiana pastor who was charged with soliciting sex with a minor hanged himself in a Georgia storage unit.
David James Brown, 46, was found dead from a suicide around 12:10 p.m. Monday inside the Attic Self Storage in Marietta, said Cobb County spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 29, 2016.

NYPD cop convicted of molesting young girl after caught on tape admitting to the crime
" A Brooklyn jury convicted an NYPD officer who'd been caught on tape admitting to molesting a young girl.
Jacob Sabbagh, 33, was busted in December when the now 21-year-old woman came forward to report a family friend touched her inappropriately numerous times when she was between 10 and 13 years old."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 23, 2016.

Former Maryland teacher's aide indicted on 270 child porn-related charges
" A former school aide in Maryland has been indicted on 270 counts of child porn-related charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The 116-page indictment alleged that 22-year-old Deonte Carraway forced 23 victims — between 9 and 13 — to perform sex acts while he taped them, according to WTOP."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 29, 2016.

Four French priests suspended after being accused of pedophile activities
" The Roman Catholic cardinal-archbishop of Lyon in France said on Thursday he had suspended four priests accused of pedophile activities and said their cases were known to French judicial authorities.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said in a statement that the four had been working in the Lyon region in central France but gave no further details about them."
REUTERS, June 30, 2016.

This profession hides some of the most prolific sex offenders in the country
"Sexual abuse by doctors against patients is surprisingly widespread, yet the fragmented medical oversight system shrouds offenders' actions in secrecy, allowing many to continue to treat patients, an unprecedented national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found.", July 7, 2016.

Orlando karate teacher sent nude photos to 11-year-old boy in her class
"Stephannie Figueroa, 21, faces charges of attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, showing a minor obscene material and child abuse, according to the Orlando Police Department."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 20, 2016.

Ex-altar boy who killed himself mourned in church where he was molested
"Brian Gergely's body lay at his funeral mass just feet from where, in the same church, his revered priest had shattered his innocence and trust by molesting him when he was 10 years old.
"The root of all his problems was what happened to him as a kid," said John Luther, a friend and former schoolmate of Gergely's at a Catholic elementary school in the small Pennsylvania town of Ebensburg.", July 10, 2016.

Former San Bernardino Sheriff's Deputy arrested for having sex with female inmates at Joshua Tree jail
" A southern California sheriff's deputy was fired and arrested after an investigation found that he was having sex with numerous female inmates at a jail in Joshua Tree.
Brian Derryberry, 24, formerly of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Office, became the target of an investigation after authorities discovered he was hooking up with a woman who was incarcerated at the Morongo Jail, according to a sheriff's office press release."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 12, 2016.

Bronx psychologist accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old runaway in his care
"Ables was arrested in March for unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child, after a 911 call reported that the same boy was being held against his will in the Unionport Road building where the doctor has his office and apartment, sources said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 6, 2016.

Joe Paterno was told Jerry Sandusky abused a 14-year-old boy in 1976, according to testimony in newly unsealed documents
" Court documents say famed Penn State coach Joe Paterno was aware as far back as 1976 that his top assistant was abusing boys, and years later other coaches knew, too, including future Rutgers and NFL coach Greg Schiano.
In testimony about the shameful Jerry Sandusky scandal, a graduate assistant said Schiano and another up-and-coming coach, Tom Bradley, kept silent about Sandusky's crimes."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 12, 2016.

Long Island church sued for allowing sexual assault of 4-year-old by priest's perv teenage son
"A 4-year-old Long Island boy was sexually assaulted last year by the former parish priest's teenage son on the grounds of a Greek Orthodox Church as the little boy's 6-year-old sister watched in horror, a lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan alleges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2016.

A Victim's Courage: Former volleyball player breaks silence 3 decades after alleged abuse by coach who continues to lurk on courts
"Christine Tuzi was just 16-years-old in 1983 when she says her club volleyball coach Rick Butler, then 29, shoved her against the sink in the tiny galley kitchen of his Carol Stream, Ill. apartment west of Chicago, stuck his hand down her pants and kissed her on the mouth."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 16, 2016.

Rockland County wrestling coach, 19, charged with allegedly videotaping sex acts with teen boy, may face 15 years in prison
" A 19-year-old volunteer wrestling coach was charged with forcing a teenage boy to perform oral sex on him while being taped, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced Tuesday.
Marcus Stroud met the underage victim at a youth wrestling tournament in Rockland County in December 2015, according to the federal complaint."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 19, 2016.

Texas teacher arrested for alleged sexual relationship with student, left trail of evidence on computer and Twitter
" The investigation began in June, when Ian Edgeley, the former Vista Ridge High School teacher, told his wife he was having an affair.
After finding his Twitter account, she realized it was with a student at the high school, and called the Cedar Park police.", August 2, 2016.

Texas Teacher Sexual Misconduct Cases Increase Over Summer
"While the Texas Education Agency (TEA) inches closer to its annual deadline for releasing the number of reported cases in the 2015-16 school year, the reality of such improper relationships remains a violation of the public trust on its youth."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 24, 2016.

Connecticut boarding school was a 'nest of child molesters' that didn't protect kids from pedophiles
" They were supposed to be protectors — not predators.
A Connecticut boarding school with a history of sexual abuse is in trouble again after a former student has accused the elite educational institution of refusing to prevent teachers — and one headmaster — from sexually abusing him as a child, a new lawsuit charges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 29, 2016.

New York school district blames students for allegedly being sexually abused by drama teacher
"In a court document filed earlier this month, the Chappaqua School District attributed "injuries and damages" sustained by the students to their own "carelessness, recklessness and negligence," or, that of the former teacher, Christopher Schraufnagel."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 13, 2016.

Murder trial witness on alleged 1981 rape by prosecutor: 'He derailed my life'
"It was 2013 when Terry Mitchell reconnected out of the blue with Richard Roberts over their shared experience in the aftermath of a gruesome 1980 murder.
Roberts was a federal prosecutor in the case, brought from Washington DC to Utah to pursue charges against a proclaimed white supremacist accused of gunning down two black men with a sniper rifle as they jogged out of a park in Salt Lake City in August 1980.", March 27, 2016.

Astoria High School teacher arrested, accused of luring former student
"ASTORIA, OR (KPTV) - An Astoria High School teacher is facing charges including luring a minor for his contact with a former student, according to police.
Matthew Todd Love, 52, of Astoria, was arrested Friday after he was indicted by a Clatsop County Grand Jury.", July 29, 2016.

Author indicted for luring a minor
"Matt Love, a prominent Oregon author and high school teacher, was arrested today on charges of luring a minor and official misconduct after being indicted by a grand jury.
The investigation came after police received a report that Love, 52, used a "explicit verbal description or narrative account of sexual conduct" to induce a former student to engage in sex."
The Daily Astorian, August 3, 2016.

Dan Hussan: Former St. Lucie County teacher convicted for abusing some students
"Prosecutors believe it was the stories of eight victims that made the difference in the jury's decision.
Dan Hussan showed no emotion as the verdict came down. He was a ninth-grade English teacher at the Marine Oceanographic Academy in St. Lucie County before being arrested and charged on 16 counts of lewd behavior.", July 29, 2016.

Bergen Catholic High School settles for $1.9M with 21 men over clerical sexual abuse allegations
"Bergen Catholic High School has agreed to pay $1.9 million to 21 men who say they were molested by 11 teachers during the 1960s and 1970s, but the former student who sparked the settlement talks is not part of the deal because he has refused to take down a website detailing sexual and physical abuse at the school."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 23, 2016.

Lawsuit against Caddo principal over sexual abuse case
"SHREVEPORT, La. -- An accused child molester is due in court this week, stemming from a sexual assault case involving a Shreveport teen with Down syndrome.
But a lawsuit is brewing. The family is accusing the former principal of Fair Park High School for doing nothing to prevent the 2014 abuse on campus, despite multiple students reporting it to him.", Aug 02, 2016.

A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases
"Top executives at one of America's most prominent Olympic organizations failed to alert authorities to many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches — relying on a policy that enabled predators to abuse gymnasts long after USA Gymnastics had received warnings.
An IndyStar investigation uncovered multiple examples of children suffering the consequences, including a Georgia case in which a coach preyed on young female athletes for seven years after USA Gymnastics dismissed the first of four warnings about him.", 2016.

Diocese in Portland, Maine, settles sex abuse lawsuit for $1.2 million
" The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, has settled a lawsuit by six men who said church leaders concealed sex abuse allegations against a former priest.
The victims settled for $1.2 million. Boston lawyer Mitchell Garabedian said Monday that the men were childhood victims of the Rev. James Vallely decades ago."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 16, 2016.

Amateur Athletic Union probes abuse charges against ex leader
"The Amateur Athletic Union, one of the nation's largest youth sports groups, said on Saturday it was "shocked and deeply concerned" about allegations of child sex abuse made against former President Robert W. "Bobby" Dodd.
In a statement, acting AAU President Louis Stout said the AAU has become aware of "serious allegations" about Dodd dating back several decades, and it has opened an independent investigation and also contacted local law enforcement in Memphis.", Dec 10, 2011.

Salinas youth boxing coach sentenced for child molestation
"Daniel Lujan, 66, of Salinas, was a longtime coach at Salinas Boxing Club, a gym he ran at Closter Park in East Salinas.
The victim was one of the boxers Lujan coached. He pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child under the age of 14 on July 20.", February 5, 2013 .

Amateur boxing coach jailed for eight years for child abuse
"Frank Mulligan from Smithboro, Co Monaghan had pleaded guilty to two counts of raping a 14-year-old boy in 1998.
Mr Justice Paul Carney said he believed, that given the nature of the offences and the manner in which they were carried out, that Mulligan would re-offend again if given the chance.", June 19, 2012.

In Book, Sugar Ray Leonard Says Coach Sexually Abused Him
"The opening segment of a forthcoming autobiography by Sugar Ray Leonard runs counter to the cunning style he used in winning boxing championships in five weight divisions more than a quarter-century ago. It is more like hearing the bell, rushing to the center of the ring and being hit with a straight right hand.", MAY 17, 2011.

Down for the count: Amateur boxing chief causes uproar by saying all female fighters are either child abuse victims or gay
"American amateur boxing has been flung into turmoil after the former chief of the sport said all female fighters had to be either child abuse victims or gay.
In an interview with The New Yorker magazine over the summer, Hal Adonis, then president of Boxing USA, declared that being abused in early life provides the perfect foundations for a successful boxing career.", October 26, 2012.

Harlem private school sued over intern who allegedly raped 14-year-old student
"A sweet-talking intern working in a Harlem private school raped a 14-year-old student in June, and now the girl's mother is suing the school and the nonprofit that allowed the intern to be near the children — despite his criminal background — a lawsuit alleges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 9, 2016.

Probe blasts Florida prep school for failing to protect students from teacher's inappropriate behavior
" BOCA RATON, Fla. — A scathing report reveals administrators at a prep school in Palm Beach County failed to protect students from a teacher who had developed a pattern of having students over for secret sleepovers, private embraces and late-night excursions.
According to The Palm Beach Post, administrators at St. Andrew's School looked the other way last year as one teacher seemed to have inappropriate relationships with four students despite repeated warnings."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 21, 2016.

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting developmentally delayed inmate en route to jail
" Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna penetrated the woman with his finger after asking her if she wanted to make $60, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Denver Post.
"I just want sex," Hanna told her, according to investigators. The woman told detectives he threatened her after the Aug. 10 assault."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 24, 2016.

Pervy ex-cop gets three years behind bars in 'disgusting' sex assault of girl
"A sobbing former NYPD officer was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for repeatedly sexually molesting a friend's young daughter — but he won't be heading behind bars anytime soon."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 7, 2016.

O.C. Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Rape of Preteen Girl That Led to Pregnancy: DA's Office
"A 40-year-old Santa Ana man accused of forcibly raping a preteen girl and getting her pregnant has become the first person to receive a life sentence in an Orange County sexual assault case, prosecutors announced Friday.", September 16, 2016.

Former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually abusing female athletes
"Two former gymnasts, including a woman who won a medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, say they were sexually abused by a longtime team physician for USA Gymnastics."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 12, 2016.

Man sexually abused as teen in 1972 files suit against camp that employed counselor who abused him and others: 'Nobody stopped it'
" He has held the secret of that summer for more than 40 years.
He was a 13-year-old in 1972, away at Camp Ramah in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains when, he says, a counselor lured him into the woods and forced him to perform oral sex."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 1, 2016.

Minnesota man charged in kidnapping, sexual assault and death of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
" Authorities say Zachary Todd Anderson kidnapped Alayna Ertl early Saturday from her home in Watkins, about 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Alayna's body was found later that day.
Anderson was charged Tuesday with murder, criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and motor vehicle theft."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 23, 2016.

Arizona pastor molested young children for over three decades, impregnated girl he illegally married
"Jose Vicente Morales, 49, was arrested Sept. 9 at his Phoenix home after one young accuser's mother alerted authorities of the pastor's appalling acts, KNXV-TV reports."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 16, 2016.

Church Pastor Impregnates 14-Year Old Girl, Get's 7 Life Sentences
"Pastor Greg Hawking has been arrested two times in the past and had been warned to have no contact with the teen. The pastor, however, claimed he was in love with her, and continued to see her — which has now led to the District Judge refusing any leniency for the former pastor.", August 28, 2015.

'Perv' Brooklyn high school teacher who preyed on teen students can never teach again under plea deal
"A Brooklyn high school teacher who preyed on at least seven of his teenage students took a plea deal on Tuesday that will put him behind bars for five years and keep him out of classrooms for the rest of his life."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, December 22, 2015.

Alabama teacher indicted on sex charges after allegedly desiring to take student's virginity
" Ashley Parkins Pruitt was formally charged in January but the rap was announced only this week, the Birmingham News reported.
She is accused of having oral sex with one student and kissing another inside a parked car in Oneonta, where she taught English at Appalachian High School. Pruitt was reported to have said she wanted to take a victim's virginity."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 13, 2015.

Ex-Ohio mayor admitted child rape, said 4yo was 'willing participant' - prosecutor
"A former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, who had boasted of a "dedicated life to Christ," admitted to his wife, pastor, and others that he raped and molested a child for multiple years beginning when she was 4 years old, an Ohio prosecutor said in a legal filing.", September 14, 2016.

ML v. Magnuson
"Appellants Redeemer Covenant Church of Brooklyn Park and Albert Magnuson challenge the trial court's refusal to grant their post-trial motions in two lawsuits. We reverse and remand for new trials in both cases.", July 20, 1995.

Michigan State fires doctor who allegedly sexually abused athletes, including member of U.S. gymnastics team
"Larry Nassar, an associate professor at MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine and a longtime USA Gymnastics team physician, was fired because he failed to follow employment guidelines instituted in 2014 after Nassar allegedly abused a woman during a medical procedure, MSU spokesman Jason Cody said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 20, 2016.

Pennsylvania pastor charged with impregnating 15-year-old girl from his youth group
"The wife of Wesley Blackburn, youth pastor at Faith Brethren Bible Church, told the New Paris church's head pastor he had confessed to the relationship and asked for a divorce, senior pastor Jim Espenshade told WJAC-TV on Wednesday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 13, 2016.

Georgia teacher exchanged raunchy Snapchats with his students, had relations with one girl
" Pickens High School teacher Daniel Culbreth was sharing "highly inappropriate" pictures through the social media app with several different girls, according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies arrested him Thursday night after securing a warrant on a tip that Culbreth had been speaking with the girls through Snapchat, Sheriff Donnie Craig said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 7, 2016.

Nyack College's insurance company won't cover pervert ex-coach who groped softball players
" The creepy Christian college coach who groped players has fallen out of good graces with the school's faith-based insurance company.
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Services — which offers churches and related ministries policies to help "build the Kingdom," according to its website — isn't obligated to defend or cover Kurt Ludwigsen, the company claims in a Manhattan federal court lawsuit."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 18, 2016.

Co-founder of border-watch group Minuteman found guilty of molesting 5-year-old girl
" PHOENIX — An Arizona jury on Wednesday convicted a founder of the Minuteman border-watch group of molesting one young girl, but it acquitted him of engaging in sexual conduct with another.
Christopher Allen Simcox was found guilty on charges that he molested a 5-year-old girl and showed her pornography. He was acquitted of the more serious charges that he engaged in sexual conduct with a 6-year-old girl."

Catholic Church ACQUITS Mexican priest who admitted raping 30 young girls even though he knew he was infected with HIV
"According to a bombshell report, which appeared in the Spanish-language news site, the priest, Jose Garcia Ataulfo, was absolved of any wrongdoing by the Archdiocese of Mexico.
Ataulfo has admitted to sexually assaulting indigenous young girls from Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico known for its large indigenous population.", September 20, 2016.

Oklahoma man gets 40 years in prison for raping Kenyan orphans during mission trip
"U.S. District Judge David L. Russell handed down the sentence to Matthew Lane Durham, 21, who had faced up to 30 years on each of four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He also ordered Durham, of Edmond, to pay restitution of $15,863."

Pa. bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children, grand jury finds
"Two Catholic bishops who led a small Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests and other religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report that portrays the church as holding such sway over law enforcement that it helped select a police chief."

D.C. police veteran and former pastor sentenced to 18 years for child pornography and sexually abusing two teenage girls
" A former D.C. cop and pastor convicted of sex abuse and child pornography was slapped with an 18-year prison sentence on Friday.
A tearful Darrell Best apologized for his actions before he was given the sentence by federal judge Reggie B. Walton while the families of his young victims were in court."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 26, 2016.

Maryland elementary school volunteer charged with making child porn, abusing kids on school grounds
" A Maryland elementary school volunteer was charged with making child pornography on school grounds.
Deonte Carraway, 22, is accused of recording and directing children to perform sexual acts in various parts of the school, including the auditorium and bathrooms."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 11, 2016.

How safe is your child?
"Parents across the city drop their little ones off at day care every day, expecting their children will return home safe and sound.
Some of these caregivers break laws and ignore safety regulations, resulting in dangerous overcrowding, serious injuries, lost children and even death."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 11, 2016.

Former Manhattan prep school teacher admits to sex with 16-year-old student in nightclub bathroom
" A former Manhattan prep school teacher admitted Tuesday to having sex with a 16-year-old student in the bathroom of a nightclub.
David Azurmendi, 34, will get 10 years probation in exchange for his guilty plea to third-degree rape, for having sex with a minor, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 10, 2016.

Louisiana girls basketball coach fondled and took nude photos of several 16-year-old girls, had sex with one in classroom
"Slidell High School coach and computer teacher Raymond Winzy, 34, had nude photos and videos of the underage girls on his cell phone, which also showed raunchy conversations through text messages and social media, according to the Slidell Police Department."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 18, 2016.

BBC TV host Jimmy Savile sexually abused 72 victims — many under 16 years old — at hospitals, station's premises for decades
"The BBC was guilty of serious failings over Jimmy Savile, the late TV presenter revealed to have been one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders, but senior managers did not know what he was up to, a major report said on Thursday."
NREUTERS, February 25, 2016.

Second Virginia day care worker convicted for running 'baby fight club,' feeding kids Flaming Hot Cheetos, refusing to change diapers
"On Thursday a jury in Prince William County found 26-year-old Kierra Spriggs of Woodbridge guilty on four felony counts of child cruelty and two misdemeanor assault and battery charges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 4, 2016.

Queens woman, repeatedly raped by priest at 14, stunned to learn he's reinstated by Catholic Church — 'He'd tell me I would have to go to confess to making him impure'
" When Megan Peterson was 14, she was raped and sexually assaulted — sometimes inside the church confessional booth — over the course of a year by her parish priest.
So the abuse survivor was astounded to learn her tormentor, the Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul, was reinstated earlier this month by Catholic Church officials after a suspension of roughly the same duration of her time as a victim."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 24, 2016.

Vatican sidelines vocal sex abuse committee member who criticized slow progress in measures to protect children
"VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission."
the associated press, February 6, 2016.

Long Island foster parent charged with beating, sexually abusing children in his care
"Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, 59, of Ridge, in Suffolk County, was ordered held on $1 million bond Friday after being charged with child endangerment, sexual misconduct and the abuse of the dog in a 17-count indictment, officials said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 19, 2016.

Harlem teacher with history of hurting kids busted for assaulting 7-year-old special needs student
"Cops said the young victim was kicked out of a classroom on Dec. 23 and started banging on the door to try to get back in. Couey then tossed the boy, Ka'veon Wilson, across a hallway, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 24, 2016.

Delaware music teacher sent 11,000 sexy text messages to her 13-year-old student, confessed her love to the boy
"Nicole Veneroso, 32, appeared in raunchy photos and videos the boy's mother found on his cell phone and showed to officials with Appoquinimink School District, about 50 miles southwest of Philadelphia, according to charging documents cited by The News Journal of Delaware."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 25, 2016.

Indiana toddler found dead was raped, smothered with a cloth by 22-year-old family friend
"Police said Kyle Parker, 22, showed them where they could find the body of Shaylyn Ammerman, and an autopsy later revealed that, in her last moments, little Shaylyn suffered sexual violence, The Indianapolis Star reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 28, 2016.

Iowa family therapist, 76, charged with having sex with female client up to 30 times and billing her for sessions
" A sleazy 76-year-old therapist in Iowa carried on a year long sexual relationship with one of his patients—and sent her the bill, cops say.
Charles Morris Adams was arrested Friday on felony charges for sexual exploitation after his female patient went to cops with details of their sordid sessions together."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 22, 2016.

Brooklyn day care center where worker molested child loses license over another violation
" The operator of a Brooklyn day care where a worker was charged with molesting a child illegally mixed kids as old as 10 with toddlers, state investigators found.
The Office of Children and Family Services said Thursday it pulled the plug on Heavenly Miracle Academy's facility on Blake Ave. in East New York."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 5, 2016.

Push to improve laws on child abuse reporting in New York private, religious schools
"New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children director Mary Pulido is urging state lawmakers to amend an existing law that requires public schools to report abuses by school workers to police so that the law would apply to private and religious schools as well."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 21, 2016.

California teacher arrested with girlfriend for sexual relationships with students
"A 40-year-old California high school teacher was arrested for alleged sexual relationships with at least two students over the course of 10 years — and his 22-year-old girlfriend may have had sex with one of his victims, too."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 5, 2016.

Florida day care director arrested after she's caught on footage attacking a boy during naptime
" A Florida day care director was arrested after she was allegedly caught on video bashing a toddler and slamming him on the ground.
While there was soothing music for the kids sleeping at the Children's Palace Learning Center, the scene was anything but."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 1, 2016.

Four Oklahoma high school wrestlers charged with rape following hazing incident on bus
" Four Oklahoma high school student wrestlers have been charged with rape following a hazing incident.
The Norman North High School students were charged Monday following a police investigation of sexual assaults on two other wrestlers aged 16 and 12 on a bus."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 2, 2016.

Graham James, convicted in junior hockey sex assaults, gets day parole
"A former junior hockey coach, convicted of molesting several of his players in the 1990s, has been granted day parole with conditions."
CBC News, January 25, 2016.

Duo accused of 'fight club' with young kids hope to stay out of prison
"Two daycare center workers accused of creating a "fight club" with young children at a Cranford daycare center and recording the bouts on video are asking a judge for pre-trial intervention.
The Union County Prosecutor's Office said Erica Kenny of Cranford and 28-year-old Chanese White of Roselle instigated fights among children between the ages of 4 and 6 at Lightbridge Academy in August. The pair pleaded guilty to fourth-degree child abuse. Kenny also faces a child endangerment charge after allegedly according the fights and sharing them on social media.", October 15, 2015.

Horace Mann alum details shocking sexual abuse of students at elite prep school in new book
" Amos Kamil, the Horace Mann alum who first exposed the shocking story of sexually abused students at the elite prep school, knew only about half of what happened.
Three years later, he's ready to tell the rest of the sordid tale.
Kamil, in "Great is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School,' details the long-lingering effects on the victims of predatory staffers."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 24, 2015.

Former Pennsylvania high school teacher found guilty of awarding teens improved grades in return for nude pictures
" A former high school teacher has been found guilty of awarding teens improved grades in return for nude pictures.
Wesley Amy of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, offered to award the teenagers better marks in exchange for the explicit photographs.
Amy, 28, was a State College Area High School teacher when he was charged in November 2014 with corruption of minors."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 24, 2015.

Former Louisiana children's TV personality 'Mr. Wonder' busted after nearly four decades on the run from sexual abuse charges
" A former children's TV personality known as "Mr. Wonder" was busted by cops in California after evading the police for nearly 40 years on charges that he sexually abused kids at a Louisiana summer camp in 1979--and the creep is crying mistaken identity.
U.S. Marshals arrested 76-year-old Frank John Selas II Monday at his home in Bonita, Calif., after he eluded cops for decades by fleeing the country, changing his name and moving from state to state."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 28, 2016.

Former Louisiana children's TV personality 'Mr. Wonder' busted after nearly four decades on the run from sexual abuse charges
" A former children's TV personality known as "Mr. Wonder" was busted by cops in California after evading the police for nearly 40 years on charges that he sexually abused kids at a Louisiana summer camp in 1979--and the creep is crying mistaken identity.
U.S. Marshals arrested 76-year-old Frank John Selas II Monday at his home in Bonita, Calif., after he eluded cops for decades by fleeing the country, changing his name and moving from state to state."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 28, 2016.

Harlem teacher sexually abused up to 6 kids and school mishandled the case, dad claims
" A teacher at a West Harlem public school sexually assaulted up to six students — and school officials swept the allegations under the rug, court papers say.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, a public school dad identified only as "A.A." says his daughter was one of the victims of teacher Adiyemi Prowell, and he wants permission to sue the city for its bungling of the case."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 21, 2015.

UN accuses peacekeepers of sexually abusing children in C.A.R
"Allegations against peacekeepers from Georgia, France and other unnamed European country for sexually abusing children while on deployment in Central African Republic (C.A.R).
According to the United Nation's statement released on Friday the soldiers committed most of the crimes which include rape in the year 2014. The alleged crimes are under investigation by the European Union since they have only just come to light.", January 29, 2016.

How California's Largest School District Blamed an 8th Grader for Her Rape
"The LAUSD's indefensible effort to defend itself.", October 13, 2015.

Former North Texas police chief indicted on multiple child sex charges, sued for allegedly bullying an accuser to commit suicide
" A former North Texas police chief who allegedly had sex with multiple teen girls was indicted by a grand jury on several child sex charges on Tuesday.
Kevin Coffey, 49, the former police chief of Maypearl, was arrested on July 22, almost a week after Texas authorities raided his home and office. He is charged with sexual assault of a child, sexual performance by a child, indecency with a child by sexual contact and exposure, and has an out-of-county warrant for sexual assault of a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 14, 2015.

Former Manhattan prep school teacher admits to sex with 16-year-old student in nightclub bathroom
" A former Manhattan prep school teacher admitted Tuesday to having sex with a 16-year-old student in the bathroom of a nightclub.
David Azurmendi, 34, will get 10 years probation in exchange for his guilty plea to third-degree rape, for having sex with a minor, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 10, 2016.

Vatican sidelines vocal sex abuse committee member who criticized slow progress in measures to protect children
" VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.
Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of the Vatican's slow progress in taking measures to protect children and punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests. He also wanted the commission to intervene immediately in individual cases, rather than just craft long-term policies to fight abuse."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 6, 2016.

Brooklyn day care center where worker molested child loses license over another violation
" The operator of a Brooklyn day care where a worker was charged with molesting a child illegally mixed kids as old as 10 with toddlers, state investigators found.
The Office of Children and Family Services said Thursday it pulled the plug on Heavenly Miracle Academy's facility on Blake Ave. in East New York.
On Jan. 17, Manathis Anderson, a 63-year-old volunteer at Heavenly Miracle, was arrested and charged with groping a 10-year-old over his pants four times in the last two months."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 5, 2016.

California teacher arrested with girlfriend for sexual relationships with students
" A 40-year-old California high school teacher was arrested for alleged sexual relationships with at least two students over the course of 10 years — and his 22-year-old girlfriend may have had sex with one of his victims, too.
Gary Bettencourt, an English and drama teacher at Los Banos' Pacheco High School, and his substitute teacher girlfriend Devyn Egan were arrested Wednesday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 5, 2016.

Georgia man charged with raping fiancée's 12-year-old daughter while babysitting
" A freaky felon is back behind bars while accused of raping his fiancée's 12-year-old daughter while out on parole in Georgia.
Shalin Ren Payne, 29, was babysitting his fiancée's children while she was at work Monday when the heavily pierced and tattooed fiend turned violent, authorities told the Times Herald."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 8, 2015.

Ex-NYCHA worker gets 10 years in prison for sexually molesting kids at Williamsburg after-school program
" Nicholas Rodriguez pleaded guilty in July to first-degree criminal sex act and other charges for sexually assaulting children under the age of 10 between 2009 and 2011.
Rodriguez, 66, who retired as the community coordinator for the Jonathan Williams Plaza Community Center, will serve 3 1/2 to ten years in prison."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 5, 2015.

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty for abusing 2 more children
"SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man from Morrisville admitted on Wednesday that he sexually abused two children in 2009. Daniel Pyburn, 45, then received eight concurrent life prison sentences as part of a plea agreement.
Pyburn pleaded guilty in Greene County Circuit Court to six counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and two counts of first-degree child molestation. He was charged in 2012 and jailed in lieu of a $250,000 bond.", October 1, 2015.

Pope Francis says 'God weeps' for children sexually abused by priests, vows 'zealous vigilance of the church'
"For those who were abused by a member of the clergy, I am deeply sorry for the times when you or your family spoke out to report the abuse, but you were not heard or believed," Francis told the three women and two men, according to a transcript provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 28, 2015.

Former JCPS teacher convicted of raping a student gets 15-year prison sentence
"On Monday, Scott Quisenberry was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison. He must serve at least 20 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. He is also required to register as a sex offender for life.", September 14, 2015.

Former Arizona state trooper charged after allegedly videotaping teen girl in shower
" Jaime Guerrero, 42, put his cellphone under a bathroom door to videotape the 14-year-old victim while she was showering, police said.
A search warrant later revealed several electronic devices and cameras at Guerrero's home in Surprise."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 17, 2015.

Gov. Brown signs bill closing loophole in sexual assault law
"Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill that blocks adults sued in California civil court by minors over sexual assault allegations from using the defense that the child consented to the sexual contact.
The legislation was in response to a case last year in which the Los Angeles Unified School District avoided penalties in a civil suit involving a 14-year-old student who said she was sexually assaulted by a 28-year-old teacher."
L.A., July 16, 2015.

O.C. teacher accused of child molestation, possessing child porn
"A longtime Orange County teacher was arrested Monday on suspicion of child molestation and possession of child pornography, authorities said.
Ezequiel Barragan, 48, is accused of having sexual contact with a boy under the age of 14 over the last two years, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department."
L.A., May 4, 2015.

Ohio attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients to perform sex acts now charged with rape and sexual assault
"Michael Fine, 58, has pleaded not guilty to the charges, after previously being suspended from practicing law by the state Supreme Court after the allegations were first made."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 4, 2015.

New Jersey day care employees forced children into 'fight club' and recorded their brawls on Snapchat
"Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle, are charged with fourth-degree child abuse for allegedly giving the Lightbridge Academy day care in Cranford the Chuck Palahniuk treatment, reported. Kenny is also charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 1, 2015.

TSA agent molested college student in bathroom at LaGuardia Airport
" A Transportation Security Administration agent at LaGuardia Airport was busted for molesting a 21-year-old Korean exchange student after luring her into a bathroom by claiming she needed to be searched, authorities said Friday.
Maxie Oquendo, 40, was arrested Thursday by Port Authority detectives and charged with unlawful imprisonment, official misconduct, sexual abuse and harassment."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 28, 2015.

Oregon priest runs off to Philippines during criminal investigation into hidden camera found in church bathroom
" A priest caught with a hidden camera in a Sherwood, Ore., church fled to the Philippines to evade an arrest warrant signed last week, local reports said.
Rev. Ysrael Bien left the country in defiance of the Archdiocese of Portland's orders to stay put while on administrative leave from the St. Francis Catholic Church."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 28, 2015.

Olympic gymnastics coach charged with child molestation, possession of child porn
" A former Olympics gymnastics coach was charged with child molestation and possession of child pornography Tuesday.
Indianapolis coach Marvin Sharp is accused of fondling a 14-year-old gymnast and taking inappropriate pictures of her during photo shoots and physical therapy sessions at his gym, The Indianapolis Star reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 26, 2015.

New Mexico AG to probe Albuquerque schools chief's hiring of accused child sex abuser
" The new Albuquerque schools chief's decision to hire an accused child sex abuser as a top deputy drew scrutiny from the state's attorney general on Monday.
Attorney General Hector Balderas notified Albuquerque Public Schools that his office will investigate how Jason Martinez started his $160,000-a-year job without submitting to a background check in a letter to Superintendent Luis Valentino."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 25, 2015.

Convicted child molester declared sexually violent predator and sentenced to 15 to 30 years in state prison
"HARRISBURG, Pa. — Stephen Carruthers, 56, of Susquehanna Township, was sentenced in Dauphin County Court yesterday, to 15 to 30 years in state prison for sexually molesting a minor girl over a period of 8 years. Carruthers was convicted by a jury on October 29, 2014, after a three day trial.", July 29, 2015.

Former HHS Cyber Security Director Timothy DeFoggi Sentenced for Child Porn
"A former top federal official was sentenced to 25 years in prison today after being convicted of participating in a child pornography ring that sources say was so depraved, it even shocked veteran investigators. ", January 5, 2015.

Florida summer camp counselor who licked girl, 9, on forehead is charged with felony
" A former summer camp counselor is accused of licking a 9-year-old girl on the forehead and telling her he loved her.
John Telucien, 27, befriended the girl and her 10-year-old sister last summer and started sending them messages on their cellphones."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 22, 2015.

Former students sue Georgia karate instructor over alleged sexual abuse
" In a landmark development involving child sex abuse cases, seven men were able to file a civil lawsuit Thursday in Georgia Superior Court against karate instructor Craig Peeples under the recently passed Georgia Hidden Predator Act. The men were previously stonewalled due to the state's sex abuse statute of limitations laws.
Marci Hamilton, one of the nation's leading experts on child abuse cases and a Benjamin N. Cardozo law professor, announced the lawsuit with six of the seven plaintiffs present at a press conference in Jacksonville, Fla."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 20, 2015.

NYPD sergeant accused of raping 15-year-old girl commits suicide
" An NYPD sergeant accused two weeks ago of raping a 15-year-old girl he met on the Internet killed himself Thursday, asphyxiating himself with a plastic bag in his childhood Brooklyn home, police sources said.
Joel Doseau, 43, was found dead shortly after 11 a.m. inside the E. 80th Street house near Glenwood Road in Canarsie. A suicide note was found on Doseau's body identifying him by name, according to a source. The note said he was a cop."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 21, 2015.

Peel Regional Police officer faces child pornography, fraud charges
"A veteran detective in southern Ontario has been charged with accessing and possessing child pornography, the Peel Regional Police announced Wednesday.
Police said the officer, a 30-year veteran of the force who worked with the Technological Crime Unit, was arrested on Wednesday. He also faces fraud charges.", August 19, 2015.

Idaho couple who ran church youth home played sexual truth or dare, molested teen residents
" An Idaho couple who ran a church group home for homeless and at-risk kids molested their teens by making them play a sexual version of truth or dare, prosecutors said.
Michael and Jennifer Magill face sex abuse charges for allegedly assaulting two teenage girls in their care several times over the summer."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 19, 2015.

Leader of New York Boy Scout troop arrested, charged with having child porn
" The assistant leader of a Boy Scout troop in New York State has been arrested for possession of child porn.
Assistant Scout Leader Daniel Fisher, 25, has been charged with promoting sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 20, 2015.

Memphis pastor indicted on child pornography charges
"MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis, TN — A former Memphis pastor has been indicted on child pornography possession charges.
Prosecutors say Demarcus Smith coerced a male under the age of 18 to take pictures of himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct.", August 19, 2015.

Convicted Ohio cop sought 'traffic stop sex' on Craigslist, stalked woman on Facebook
" Before he was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for sexually exploiting women during traffic stops, disgraced Ohio State trooper Bryan D. Lee turned to Craigslist to get his cop fantasy fix, according to newly released documents.
Lee, 31, was sentenced in April after he pleaded guilty to four counts of violating the civil rights of female motorists and one count of engaging in cyber stalking after dash cam footage showed traffic stops gone wrong."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 19, 2015.

'Perverted' Santa Claus accused of raping 7-year-old Missouri girl
" A Missouri man who once played Santa Claus will appear in court Tuesday to answer to allegations that he raped a 7-year-old girl.
Jeffrey Bates Moffat, 55, allegedly "knowingly had sexual intercourse" and "deviate sexual intercourse" with the child, according to court papers cited by the Southeast Missourian."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 17, 2015.

Colorado man, 72, caught snapping pictures of boys in YMCA locker room
" A 72-year-old Colorado man was caught taking pictures of boys in a YMCA locker room, police said.
Staff at a Colorado Springs YMCA alerted police to a man snapping cell phone photos of boys younger than 16 undressing on Thursday afternoon, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 15, 2015.

Jehovah's Witnesses face child sexual-abuse investigation in Australia
"SYDNEY — The abuse was meticulously catalogued. From 1950 to 2014, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society amassed 5,000 files detailing sexual abuse of Australian children by 1,006 of its members, who believe that only they — the Jehovah's Witnesses — proclaim the truth about God."
THE WASHINGTON POST, August 14, 2015.

Oklahoma teacher gets a shocking 10 years in jail for having sex with a 15-year-old student
" A former Oklahoma middle school teacher will spend 10 years behind bars after she admitted to having sexual relations with a 15-year-old student.
Jennifer Caswell's attorney said he was surprised by the severity of the penalty handed down by Harmon County District Judge Richard Darbym who sentenced the 29-year-old mother to 15 years in prison Wednesday with five years suspended and eligbility for parole after 8 1/2 years."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 14, 2015.

Former New Jersey mayor pleads guilty to repeatedly raping and abusing a relative's child, beginning when she was 6
" Matthew Scannapieco, the infamously corrupt former mayor of Marlboro, N.J., is back in prison, this time for raping the child of a relative over a three-year period, beginning when the girl was 6.
The 71-year-old ex-politician is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 4 in Delaware. He has pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree rape, first-degree sexual contact and repeatedly sexually abusing a child."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 13, 2015.

Former Jewish Community Center day camp counselor charged in child pornography case
"WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A former day camp counselor of the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield has been arrested on child pornography charges.
The suspect is 21-year-old Matthew Kuppe of West Bloomfield.
A seven page criminal complaint alleges that he posted nude photos of pre-pubescent boys. Sources say it happed at night during a sleepover at the camp.
According to the complaint, Kuppe took the pictures and posted them on a website through his cell phone. He also received child pornography from other internet users.", August 13, 2015.

Mom busts bad babysitter for filming pornographic material featuring her 2-year-old daughter
" A horrified mommy busted her 51-year-old babysitter with pornographic material featuring her helpless little girl.
Daniel Boyd Divit from Mesa, Ariz., has been accused of taking explicit videos and photos and performing illicit sex acts on a 2-year-old, police told The Arizona Republic."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 12, 2015.

'Boy loving' Michigan professor busted in FBI sting after allegedly traveling to Florida with intention of having sex with teen
" A University of Michigan professor and self-proclaimed "boy lover" was busted in an FBI sting Friday after allegedly traveling to Florida with the intention of having sex with a 14-year"old.
James Cavalcoli communicated with an undercover officer, who claimed to have a teenage son, for nearly two years before making the trip, the Sun Sentinel reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 11, 2015.

Georgia violin teacher, 85, charged with child molestation
" An 85-year-old violin teacher is accused of molesting a student at his studio in Gainesville, Ga., police said Tuesday.
Leon Messerlian, the owner of the Oxford Academy of Classical Studies, faces charges of child molestation, sexual battery and enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 12, 2015.

Texas woman produced, distributed child porn out of day care center
"A former Texas day care worker is accused of producing child pornography at the facility she worked at while distributing it to a fugitive sex offender, federal authorities said.
Christina Cortez, 38, of Corpus Christi, was taken into custody after sickening images of at least one child being sexually abused was found in her possession, according to a criminal complaint this week."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 7, 2015.

Four Southern California cops charged with abusing kids at boot camp
" Four police officers have been arrested for allegedly physically abusing kids at a boot camp for troubled children, California authorities said.
Sheriff's detectives arrested Detective Marissa Larios, 36, and Officer Patrick Nijland, 47, of the Huntington Park Police Department. Also busted were officers Carlos Gomez-Marquez, 31, and Edgar Gomez, 35, of the South Gate Police Department, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

Alabama high school teacher arrested for sexual contact with student after revealing photos leaked online
"An Alabama high school teacher was arrested for sexual contact with a student after a tipster alerted officials to leaked online photos showing him posing in compromising positions with the teen girl, authorities said. Joe Bradley Petrey turned himself into police Tuesday and resigned from his teaching job at Brookwood High School, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 5, 2015.

Santeria priest wanted in California for allegedly raping teen girl during 'healing ritual'
" A Santeria priest who allegedly raped a minor and told her it was part of a "healing ritual" is wanted in California, cops said Thursday.
Pablo Pinto Mata — known as a "Santero" or priest — allegedly conducted three rituals on a 16-year-old girl in 2013 at a business called Los Angeles Imports in the city of Montebello, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

New Jersey detective sexted two teen girls he was investigating
" A New Jersey police officer, who once warned teens about the perils of sending naked pictures, is accused of sexting two teen girls he was investigating, reported.
Glen Rock Police Det. Sgt. Eric Reamy, 51, allegedly sent "inappropriate" messages to a 17-year-old girl. The messages were found on the girl's phone by her mother, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

Las Vegas family practitioner drugged and raped patients, including a mother and teen daughter
" A family practitioner in Las Vegas is accused of drugging and raping nearly a dozen of his patients, including a mother and her teenage daughter, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Dr. Binh "Ben" Minh Chung, 41, was initially charged in June with production and possession of child pornography. He had his medical license suspended indefinitely, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

Brooklyn NYPD sergeant charged with raping teen
" An NYPD sergeant was arrested Wednesday and charged with raping a 15 year-old-girl.
In a 40-count indictment, a Brooklyn grand jury said Joel Doseau, 43, who is assigned to the Brooklyn South command, had an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl, now a woman in her early 20s, that started in 2008 when she was just 15, two years below the age of legal consent."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.

Victim advocates slam $21M Milwaukee archdiocese clergy abuse settlement plan
"MADISON, Wis. — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a 'rebirth.'"

Teacher and daycare worker arrested in child porn sting
"A man, William Steinhaus, who went by the online name "naughty daddy", was charged with sexually abusing his two-year-old daughter and sharing images of that abuse with 25 others.", August 3, 2015.

Ex-sheriff Edward Bullock would draw in young boys, former county probation worker says
"When news reports surfaced in 2012 that former Warren County Sheriff Edward Bullock was being targeted in a civil lawsuit with claims of sexual abuse, a retired probation department employee was brought back to a night in December 1986.", August 14, 2015.

Fla. man raped mentally disabled girl at church, in front of child
" Joseph Averitt, 33, was allegedly caught in the act at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, leading to a 911 call and his arrest on Wednesday, WESH-TV reported.
The 13-year-old victim said she had had multiple sexual encounters with the married man since the summer of 2014."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 31, 2015.

Florida kindergarten teacher suspended for duct taping student's eyes shut
" A kindergarten teacher at a Florida elementary school has been suspended pending probable termination after officials found she allegedly duct taped her young students as a means of punishment.
Lindsay Blanc would also threaten misbehaving students, telling them they would be sent away in a white van if they did not change their behavior."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 30, 2015.

Florida kindergarten teacher suspended for duct taping student's eyes shut
" A kindergarten teacher at a Florida elementary school has been suspended pending probable termination after officials found she allegedly duct taped her young students as a means of punishment.
Lindsay Blanc would also threaten misbehaving students, telling them they would be sent away in a white van if they did not change their behavior."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 30, 2015.

Nevada police Explorer had a four-year sexual relationship with child
" A former Las Vegas police Explorer has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl, beginning when she was 11.
Joshua Honea, 22, claimed he had a "brother and sister" relationship with the girl and was acting as her mentor while a volunteer Explorer scout, an organization that gives teenagers on-the-job police experience."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 30, 2015.

Wolf Canyon Elementary School Teacher Sentenced to Life in Prison
"SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — A former teacher at Wolf Canyon Elementary School — who posed as a girl on a webcam chat website called "MeetMe" — was sentenced this month to 125 years to life in prison.", July 28, 2015.

Pennsylvania Piano Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Molesting Students
"CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA — Anton Fomin, 45, a piano teacher and Russian national, was arrested on June 12, 2014 and charged with abuse of five 6-year-olds and an 11-year-old during private piano lessons at the Malvern School of Music.", July 18, 2015.

Parsippany music producer guilty of child sex abuse
"The owner of a music production and engineering studio in Lake Hiawatha was found guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting a child -- who was led to believe she and her molester were "soulmates" -- over a nine-year period when she was between the ages of 7 and 16.", July 28, 2015.

High-ranking member of Canadian military charged with sexually assaulting underage cadet
" Canadian Lt. Col. Mason Stalker, 40, has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage member of a local cadet group, officials said.
The military leader faces 10 counts of sex-related offenses for a series of incidents occurring between 1998 and 2007, the CBC reported. The commanding officer was a mentor to the cadets."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 29, 2015.

Former Pa. minister gets prison for admitting he was HIV positive as he sexually abused boy for 10 years
" A former Pennsylvania minister who was HIV positive while he sexually abused a boy for approximately a decade will serve up to 15 years in prison.
Norman (Ted) Faux started abusing the child at age 9 and continued the abuse for years, eventually plying the boy with drugs in exchange for sex, according to WNEP-TV."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 28, 2015.

YMCA camp employee allegedly filmed 13-year-old girl in the shower
" A YMCA camp employee allegedly filmed a cellphone video of a 13-year-old girl showering at Camp Chingachgook in upstate New York, according to reports.
Police arrested Michael Zlatohlavy, a 21-year-old maintenance worker from Slovakia, on Saturday, and charged him with unlawful surveillance and endangering the welfare of a child, officials in the Washington County Sheriff's Office told The Glens Falls Post-Star."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 27, 2015.

Ex-Utah teacher who had sex with three teenage students gets 2017 parole hearing
"Brianne Altice, the former Utah teacher who was sentenced earlier this month for having sexual relations with three teenaged boys, will have her first shot at parole in January 2017, the Salt Lake Tribune reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 27, 2015.

Married Upstate New York cop had oral sex with minor outside cemeteries and elementary school
"A veteran cop in upstate New York, who is also an Iraq War veteran and married father of three children, allegedly had sexual encounters with two teenagers, sometimes outside of cemeteries and an elementary school, police said Monday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 28, 2015.

Sunburned boys hospitalized after Oklahoma mom says day care neglected children at water park
"Two boys were toasted so badly during a nightmarish day care field trip to an Oklahoma water park they had to be airlifted to a Texas children's hospital—and photos of their injuries were deemed too graphic for a GoFundMe page the family set up."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 28, 2015.

Boy Scouts releasing new 'perversion files' after blockbuster court ruling
"HACKENSACK — Four former Boy Scouts suing the Boy Scouts of America over alleged abuse by their troop leader have won the release of secret "perversion files" kept by the organization, The Record reported.", July 25, 2015.

Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage
"An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip.
The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children's home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children.", July 21, 2015.

Florida baseball coach accused of molesting 11-year-old boy, disguising abuse as 'a game'
" A Florida baseball coach is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy, reportedly 15 years after dodging similar charges involving two others.
David Solomon, 47, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of sexual assault on a minor after the boy told his parents about the alleged abuse which was disguised as "a game," authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 24, 2015.

Teen girl sues Oregon school district for $5 million after being sexually abused by coach
"SALEM, Ore. — A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against the Salem-Keizer School District on behalf of a teenage girl who was sexually abused by her West Salem High School basketball coach."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2015.

Security guard at Queens apartment building accused of handcuffing and sexually assaulted teenage boy
" A security guard at a Queens apartment building has been accused of handcuffing and sexually assaulting a teenage boy, the Daily News has learned.
Enrique Lopez, 31, is facing sodomy charges for allegedly handcuffing a 14-year-old boy to a rail on Wednesday inside the LeFrak City building he patrols and sexually assaulting him, cops said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 18, 2015.

Complaint was filed against unlicensed SoHo day care center months before Brooklyn baby died there, but it wasn't followed-up
" Months before a three-month-old boy died at an unlicensed SoHo day care center, city inspectors checked a complaint there about an "illegal day care."
But the Health Department closed the case after a brief visit — with no concrete signs of a follow-up, the Daily News has learned.
The city Department of Investigation has now launched a probe into whether inspectors followed proper procedures when they made what appears to be a cursory check of the SoHo Child Care center in November, sources told The News."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 14, 2015.

Texas police chief under investigation for solicitation of under age girl after allegations of creepy texts, lewd comments
" A North Texas police chief has allegedly sent creepy sexual messages and acted "very touchy" with a local teen for two years, according to documents released Monday.
A 16-year-old girl and her parents allege Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Coffey, 49, has harassed her on social media and made lewd comments about her body since she was 14, a Texas Rangers affidavit released on Monday says."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 14, 2015.

Charges added to suspected child abuser after N.C. dad posts photos of bruised toddler online, calls justice system 'a joke'
"The parents of a two-year-old girl who was allegedly beaten with a metal belt and slammed into a wall have posted photos of her sickening injuries on social media after charges were dropped against her alleged attacker -- their babysitter's husband."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 10, 2015.

Retired NYC teacher arrested on child porn charges traced to secret pervy website
" A retired New York City schoolteacher was busted Tuesday on kiddie porn charges traced to a secret Internet network of pervs that the FBI unmasked, the Daily News has learned.
Alex Schreiber, 66, of Little Neck, Queens, allegedly trolled with the user name "philsic" to access a depraved post that contained a link to some 400 images of young girls being molested and raped by adult men, according to the criminal complaint."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 08, 2015.

Indiana serial child molester denies preying on girls at wife's illegal daycare biz: 'It reads like a sex novel'
" An Indiana man was arrested on serial molestation charges after allegedly preying on three children entrusted to his wife's illegal daycare business.
Michael Nussbaum, 64, was charged with eight counts of child molestation on Tuesday after a year-long investigation, Indiana state police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 05, 2015.

Pervy Texas educator sexted 15-year-old he dreamed they were caught 'making out' by the principal: cops
"It wasn't a dream. David Lane Scott, 39, was charged Friday with having an improper relationship between an educator and a student, a felony."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 02, 2015.

Voodoo priest arrested in Florida for raping 11-year-old girl, cops said victim's mom believed in 'power of voodoo'
" Florida authorities believe a self-proclaimed voodoo priest used his power of persuasion to sexually manipulate women.
Sunrise Police are calling for more victims to step forward after Brogenet Cinor, 48, was arrested last month and charged with the rape of an 11-year-old girl."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 04, 2015.

Firefighter, middle school band director, prison guard among 26 arrested in Texas child sex sting: authorities
" Texas police busted nearly 30 men for allegedly trying to meet kids for sex — and those netted include a firefighter, school band director and state prison guard, authorities said.
The two-month undercover sting in Montgomery County, Tex., led to the arrests of 26 alleged sexual predators who prosecutors say targeted boys and girls online to exploit them for sex between April and May."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 02, 2015.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Predator' cop sued for alleged sexual assault on woman, faces dismissal
"A Queens cop is facing dismissal from the force after he was allegedly caught lying to Internal Affairs Bureau investigators about a tumultuous sexual relationship with a woman he met on a domestic violence call, a shocking lawsuit alleges."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 30, 2015.

Lemont man gets probation for child porn charges
" A Lemont man charged in August with child pornography was sentenced by Centre County President Judge Thomas King Kistler to six years probation on May 29.
Alexander Park, 25, pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography before Kistler in January. Fifteen other counts of the same charge as well as a felony charge of criminal use of a communications facility were dropped, according to court documents.", June 4, 2015.

Former Westport swim coach pleads guilty to sex assaults
"BRIDGEPORT — A former swim coach at Staples High School in Westport is facing up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting two young Fairfield girls over a three-year period."
"Jeffrey Schare pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault. Devlin said he would impose the 8-year term along with lifetime sex offender registry when Schare is sentenced Oct. 3.", July 28, 2014.

Brooklyn teacher's assistant caught fondling 13-year-old student with Down syndrome: authorities
"A teacher's assistant was caught fondling a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in the park next to their Brooklyn school, police sources said on Friday."
"A Parks worker called the cops on 69-year-old Jesus Lorenzo, an aide at Intermediate School 318, after spotting him groping the student in the De Hostos playground on Walton St. and Harrison Ave. adjacent to the junior high school in Williamsburg about 11 a.m. Thursday, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 26, 2015.

Ex-megachurch pastor guilty of sexually assaulting young sisters
"Former megachurch preacher Geronimo Aguilar was found guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting two young sisters two decades ago in Texas."
"The Tarrant County jury convicted the 45-year-old church leader on all seven felony charges, including sexual assault of a child, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 25, 2015.

DISTURBING VIDEO: Workers accused of abusing, leaving disabled patient bloody on floor at Queens nursing home
"A trio of medical professionals allegedly abused a disabled patient at a Queens nursing home and neglected to treat him as he lay on the floor bleeding from his head for more than 20 minutes."
"Video surveillance footage obtained by the Daily News caught one of them heartlessly dragging the patient across a floor and at least one nurse failing to lift a finger to help."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 25, 2015.

Head teacher in Britain convicted of having sex with boys
"A nationally recognized head teacher in Britain has been convicted of sexually assaulting two boys, including a 13-year-old who said she took his virginity after taking a bath in front of him."
"Anne Lakey, 55, was found guilty Tuesday on 13 counts of indecent assault for having sex with the students. The second victim was 15 at the time he was seduced, according to Britain's Press Association."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 23, 2015.

California high school track coach busted on child porn charges after lost iPad found in rental car
"A California high school track coach was busted on child pornography charges after his lost — and found — iPad revealed an array of twisted images, authorities said."
"Raymond Henry II apparently left the tablet in a rental car, authorities said. The person who found it called the Orange County Sheriff's Office, tipping off investigators to nude pictures of young girls, ages 11 to 13, on the device, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 21, 2015.

Day care employee tries to bribe mom after leaving toddler in hot van for six hours: report
"An employee at a Chapel Hill, N.C., day care center lost her job after she left a toddler inside a hot van for at least six hours, local reports said."

Teacher Accused of Taping Kids in Bathroom Pleads Not Guilty
"ASHLAND, Ohio — An Ohio teacher accused of secretly recording his kindergarten students using the bathroom has pleaded not guilty to nearly 150 additional charges."
"The Ashland County prosecutor's office says 32–year old Elliot Gornall pleaded not guilty Friday to the new charges, including illegal use of a minor in nudity–oriented material and pandering obscenity involving a minor." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 19, 2015

Florida man sentenced to 16 years for taking naked photos of teenage autistic girl
" A judge sentenced a 50–year–old Florida man who produced child pornography of a teenage autistic girl to more than 16 years in prison, officials announced today."
"William Harvey will serve 16 years and eight months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Anne Conway also ordered Harvey to serve a life term of supervision after his release."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 17, 2015.

Washington father walks in on day care worker sexually assaulting daughter, 5
" A Washington father walked in on a day care worker sexually assaulting his 5–year–old daughter, police said."
"Ian William Moore, 30, was arrested Friday after a man went to pick up his daughter at Kid's Country Day Care in Normandy Park, where he found Moore and the girl "crouched behind a bookshelf," KOMO News reported." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 16, 2015

Archbishop in Minnesota resigns after archdiocese accused of pedophile cover–up
" VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has started making good on his promise to not let even the most senior churchmen get away with sex abuse or cover–up."
"On Monday, he accepted the resignation of the embattled archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and his deputy bishop after prosecutors there charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest who was later convicted of molesting two boys." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 15, 2015

Former Alabama teacher marries student after sexual relationship indictment
" A former Alabama teacher indicted on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student married that student on Saturday."
"According to the January indictment, Matthew Shane Wester, 37, 'intentionally and knowingly engaged with a male or female student under the age of 19 in sexual conduct which was done for the purpose of gratifying the sexual desire of either party, to wit — kissing and spending the night with the victim.'" NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 15, 2015

Florida child sex sting nets theme park workers from Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios among 101 arrests: cops
"At least three theme park employees at Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios were among more than 100 people arrested on allegations of arranging sex with minors or prostitution in a huge sting across two central Florida counties, cops said." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 8, 2015

Town Is Shaken After Prosecutor's Arrest in a Child-Sex Sting
GULF BREEZE, Fla., Sept. 25 — To neighbors here, J. D. Roy Atchison was a deft federal prosecutor, an involved father and a devoted volunteer, coaching girls' softball and basketball teams year in and year out.
His wife is a popular science teacher; his youngest daughter, an honors student who was on her high school homecoming court last year. Their house, with rocking chairs on the porch, oaks in the yard and a wrought-iron fence, is among the prettiest in town.
But in an instant last week, the community pillar became an object of community loathing. Mr. Atchison, 53, was arrested getting off a plane in Detroit on Sept. 16 and charged with the unthinkable. The authorities there said he was carrying a doll and petroleum jelly, and that he had arranged with an undercover agent to have sex with a 5–year–old girl. The New York Times, September 29, 2007

America's child death shame
BBC News report on the epidemic of intrafamilial child abuse in the USA (October 2011)

Cardinal Bernard Law/Fr. John Geoghan/Boston Archdiocese
Archive of articles relating to sexual abuse of children by Fr. John Geoghan and the actions of Cardinal Law and the Boston Archdiocese

Dr. John Schneeberger Case
Article archive of the case of Dr. John Schneeberger, of Canada, convicted of drug-facilitated rapes of patients, and court ordered prison visits with his young daughters

Hutchins, Texas 'Girl in the Closet' Case
Archive of articles related to the neglect, physical, and sexual abuse of Hutchins, Texas, girl confined in closet for years, after initial relinquishment by biological mother and subsequent regaining of custody from foster parents

Rabbi Jerrold Levy Case
Archive of articles relating to the arrest, plea, and sentencing of Boca Raton, Florida, Rabbi Jerrold Levy on child molestation and child pornography charges

Roman Polanski Rape Conviction
In keeping with The Zero's tradition of offering factual, sourced information to our users, we offer here the truth about director Roman Polanski's arrest, conviction, and pre-sentencing flight to avoid incarceration for unlawful intercourse with a minor.

Victor Salva, Child Molester, and Disney
The Zero's archive of fully-sourced media reports regarding the child molestation conviction of director Victor Salva, and his hiring by Disney to direct the movie Powder

  • Victor Salva Update
    The Zero's archive of updated media reports on director Victor Salva's latest movie project, Jeepers Creepers

'He's still skating': Rapist teacher freed after 30–day prison sentence
Montana teacher Stacey Rambold had sex with 14–year–old Cherice Moralez in 2007, but the creepy educator is now free to return to Billings after a month behind bars. Judge G. Todd Baugh claimed at sentencing the teen was 'older than her chronological age.' The girl committed suicide in 2010.
Daily News, September 26, 2013

  • Montana judge assigns abuser writing punishment: 'Boys do not hit girls' — 5,000 times
    Besides the school–like disciplinary measure, District Judge Todd Baugh sentenced Pacer Ferguson to six months in jail and to pay $3,800 in restitution for fracturing a woman's face in three places. Baugh previously sentenced a teacher to one month in jail for raping a student.
    Daily News, December 25, 2013

  • ABA Journal on Teacher's Re–Sentencing
    A Montana judge "cast serious doubt on the appearance of justice" when he said a 14–year–old rape victim was "older than her chronological age," the Montana Supreme Court said Wednesday in a decision vacating a one–month prison term in the case.
    ABA Journal, May 1, 2014
  • Montana Judge Facing Censure Tied to Rape Case Calls Penalty Unprecedented
    "A Montana judge facing suspension by the state's top court for implying a 14–year–old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher and imposing an unlawfully lenient sentence in the case contends his punishment was unprecedented and suggests it be retracted.
  • Another Judge Named to Sentence Teacher for Rape
    "In April, the Supreme Court ordered Rambold re–sentenced, but not by Baugh. The other five judges in the 13th Judicial District recused themselves and last week District Judge Mary Jane Knisely assigned the case to Judge George Huss in Forsyth. Knisely said Thursday that Huss recused himself and she assigned the case to District Judge Randal Spaulding in Roundup. A sentencing date has not been set."
    Seattle PI, July 04, 2014.
  • Teacher gets 10 years in prison in student rape
    "The state Supreme Court in April overturned Rambold's initial sentence, citing in part comments from Judge G. Todd Baugh, who suggested the victim shared responsibility.
    Baugh was censured and suspended for 31 days. He's stepping down when his terms ends in January.
    Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said he was pleased with the new sentence, which included five additional years of prison time that were suspended."
    ABC 6, September 26, 2014.

No One to Turn To: The under–reporting of child sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers and peacekeepers
A full report by Save the Children UK, published in 2008

Abuse in the Catholic Church
Pulitzer Prize–winning series of articles and reports from The Boston Globe, 2002, regarding allegations of abuse by priests, and actions of Diocesean officials when informed of the charges

Decades of Sex Abuse Plague Deaf School
Series of articles from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 2001, regarding sexual abuse charges occurring over half a century at the Washington School for the Deaf. Updated information covering abuse charges at schoos for deaf students nationwide has now been added as well.

Child–Porn Sentencing Questioned
"Are federal sentencing guidelines for possessing child pornography too harsh?
Calling the guidelines "draconian," U.S. District Judge James L. Graham has become increasingly vocal in his criticism from the federal bench in Columbus.
Possessing child porn is vastly different from distributing or producing it, Graham said in an interview last week. "The purveyors or producers of these images deserve the most severe punishment we can give them. My concern is the people who end up possessing it."
Richard Bistline, a Knox County man, is to be in federal court on Wednesday to be sentenced for the third time for child–porn possession. His case thrust Graham into the spotlight in 2010 after the judge sentenced Bistline, of Mount Vernon, to one day in prison, 30 days of home confinement and 10 years of probation. The recommended sentence under federal guidelines was five to six years.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah A. Solove appealed Graham's sentence to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the penalty did not reflect the seriousness of the offense. The appeals court ordered Graham to resentence the defendant.
But a defiant Graham again sentenced Bistline to a single day in prison, although he increased the home confinement to three years. Solove again appealed, and the 6th Circuit court again ruled that Graham’s sentence was too lenient. The court removed Graham from the case.
Judge George C. Smith is to sentence Bistline on Wednesday.
The Columbus Dispatch, August 24, 2014.

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Washington dad facing sex charges related to 12 children fathered with women in secret 'cult'
"Two mothers are accused of standing by and doing nothing as their 12 children were physically and sexually abused by their father in what's being described by authorities as a secret 'cult.'
The sickening allegations involving Washington dad Melford Warren Jr., 43, led to one deputy calling it 'one of the worst cases of abuse we've ever seen,' Q13 News reported.
'These children were held against their will, denied nutrition, denied medical care, and physically and sexually abused,' Scott Wilson, of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, told the station after asserting his claim.
Detectives say Warren's children, ranging in age from infanthood to 13, were taught to hide the abuse and never speak with police."
Daily News, May 27, 2015.

Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council
"In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality–television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he 'acted inexcusably' and was 'deeply sorry' for what he called 'my wrongdoing.'
The 27–year–old Duggar, a high–profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC's '19 Kids and Counting,' also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization."
Washington Post, May 22, 2015.

Pervy grandfather, 61, pleads guilty to sexual assault charges
"Cicco, who needs a wheelchair to get around, could have faced life in prison had he been convicted at trial.
He will likely be sentenced to 12 years in prison for the criminal sex act plea, a court official said."
Daily News, April 27, 2015.

Bronx dad is sentenced to four years in prison after his daughter details sex abuse horror in court
" She said the abuse—which started when she was 6 and ended with the his arrest—had caused her to cut herself. 'I feel like this is never going to end,' she said through tears."
Daily News, March 17, 2015.

Georgia godmother beat 3–month–old godson to death: deputies
"Mom Catherine Johnson said Odom originally denied anything happened at all—and then confessed he fell from a bed only after doctors diagnosed him with multiple skull fractures and a brain bleed."
Daily News, February 05, 2015.

Montana man who impregnated 11–year–old granddaughter gets 200 years in prison
" A grandfather who raped his 11–year–old granddaughter and got her pregnant has been sentenced to 200 years in prison.
Mikeal Shane Pruett, of Stevensville, Mont., also molested the girl's younger sister. A judge sentenced him to 100 years each on two incest charges."
Daily News, January 28, 2015.

Neighbor secretly watched Oregon teen with hidden cameras for 4 years
"The 48–year–old peeping tom, however, will not be expected to register as a sex offender because of Oregon's lax sex crime laws, according to a KGW-TV report. As part of McCollum's plea deal, charges related to footage that violated Reed starting as a 13–year–old were dismissed."
Daily News, January 28, 2015.

Florida man, 60, arrested for impregnating 12–year–old girl
"A family member of the victim told TV Station WJAX-TV 47.Johnson had been a family friend for 40 years and had even lived at her home in 2011 and 2012."
Daily News, January 12, 2015.

Police: 5 children abused by 5 adults in Darby, PA
"The victims' ages range from 1 year old to 12 years old. Jackson is the mother of four of the children, while the 1–year–old is Hammond's child. ...
According to the affidavit, the children were shot with BB guns, punched and slapped, thrown over a banister, and had sex acts performed in front of them.
The most disturbing allegation: two of the suspects, Wade and Carter, are accused of holding Hammond down and forcing a 2–year–old child's penis into her mouth."
ABC–7, November 14, 2014.

Georgia police arrest 2 in starvation of infant
"The man fathered one of the 3–year–olds with the 21–year–old woman and the other 3–year–old and 5–year–old with his adult daughter, said Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith.
The man, 44, ordered his daughter to deprive the children and the 21–year–old woman of food if they were disobedient, police said. The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner said the infant died of starvation.
The man and his 23–year–old daughter face charges including felony and malice murder, cruelty to children, and cruelty to a physically disabled adult. The man was also charged with rape, incest and aggravated sodomy of his daughter."
News–Herald, November 14, 2014.

Prosecutor: Couple went car shopping while tortured toddler lay dying
"They are accused of laughing as Scott was hung upside down and whipped, striking him repeatedly with a frying pan, and eventually beating him to death."
Associated Press, November 06, 2014.

TX Daycare Worker Accused of Withholding Water to Keep Diapers Dry
"DALLAS (Reuters)—A Texas child care center accused of duct–taping children to mats at nap time also withheld water from children to avoid frequent diaper changes, according to an investigation by the state's regulatory agency for child care licensing."
Reuters Press, September 04, 2014.

Georgia Uncle Arrested after 'date–rape drug' found in toddler
"A Georgia man is facing some serious questions after police say his 2–year–old niece was found with the so–called ''date–rape drug' in her system."
Daily News, August 26, 2014.

Day care worker arrested for molesting 3–year–old relative: Police
"A California teacher and day care worker has been arrested for molesting a 3–year–old relative, police said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office arrested Thomas Burke Pulver, 36, for allegedly engaging in lewd acts on the toddler, police said, reports NBC Los Angeles.
He was arrested Aug. 15 and charged with eight felony counts in the case as authorities are trying to determine if he had other victims.
Daily News, August 24, 2014.

Bronx woman claims she was 'wrestling' with baby before he died at her day care center; police arrest her
"Athena Skeeter, 40, who also goes by Athena Cross, described to cops the gruesome details of how she delivered lethal blows to 20–month–old Cardell Williamson and put him in a bath of scalding water." Daily News, August 24, 2014.

Wash. teen, 17, raped and murdered 6–year–old neighbor, attended vigil for girl before arrest: police
"The 17–year–old Washington boy who allegedly raped and murdered his 6–year–old neighbor attended a vigil for the girl the day before he was arrested for the shocking crime, investigators say."
Daily News, August 11, 2014.

Public sex offender registries, like one created with Megan's Law, are often unfair and ineffective: Reason magazine editor
"Data from the Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey indicate that more than 90% of sexually abused minors are assaulted by relatives or acquaintances—people they trust.
A 2008 report commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Corrections found no evidence that registration had reduced recidivism rates among child molesters and rapists."
Daily News, July 27, 2014.

Police: 25–pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family
"(CNN)—A 7–year–old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch."
CNN, July 20, 2014.

  • Mom, grandparents of starved boy held for trial
    "MERCER, Pa. (AP)—The mother and maternal grandparents of an 8–year–old Pennsylvania boy doctors said "looked like a Holocaust survivor" were ordered on Thursday to stand trial on attempted murder and other charges for allegedly denying the boy food regularly and hiding him from public view."
    Associated Press, August 07, 2014.

Serial child abuser charged with murder in daughter's death, 22 years after attack
"Anthony Shannon Lane, 41, who is already serving 25 years in prison for abusing his infant son, was charged in the death of his adult daughter, who died last year from injuries she suffered in a beating two decades ago."
Daily News, July 09, 2014.

MA mother charged with allowing child abuse, torture
"Justin Ladd is accused of hitting his stepdaughters with a hammer, beating them with belts and 2–by–4–foot pieces of wood, pulling on their tongues with pliers and threatening to have the girls raped by a motorcycle group.
Ladd is a white supremacist, and the words "white power" were written on the walls of the family''s High Street home, a prosecutor said in court yesterday. With his wife's knowledge, Ladd hit the girls, who are of Latino descent, and made them "dance around like monkeys," Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall said. He would call them racial slurs and tell them he was going to "beat the black out of them," MacDougall said."
Salem News, June 25, 2014.

Frenchman convicted of pursuing daughter's killer
"A French court convicted a 76–year–old man Wednesday of ordering a cross–border kidnapping as part of a decades–long mission to avenge his daughter's death but suspended his one–year prison sentence.
"Kalinka's father, Andre Bamberski, suspected her stepfather, Dieter Krombach, of giving the girl a dangerous injection so he could rape her — an injection that apparently caused her death...Krombach had been suspended from practicing medicine after a 1997 conviction for drugging and raping a 16–year–old girl in his office. He pleaded guilty."
Associated Press, June 18, 2014.

Kevin Knoefel Convicted on all counts
"Zunich had lived at the Knoefels' Willoughby Hills home since July, 2011. She had been in the custody of Lake County officials since 2010 when it was determined she could no longer live with her grandmother because she was 'unruly.'
Prosecutors said Kevin Knoefel has had sexual relations with Zunich since spring 2012 and planned the murder [of his wife].", June 11, 2014.

  • Teenager gets life in foster mom's stabbing death
    "A northeast Ohio teenager who said she killed her foster mother in 2012 at the urging of the dead woman's husband was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.
    Sabrina Zunich, 19, pleaded guilty last month to aggravated murder in the gruesome stabbing death of Lisa Knoefel, 41, in 2012. The social worker was stabbed and cut more than 150 times with a 10-inch serrated knife, authorities said. Zunich is eligible for parole in 30 years."
    Cleveland AP, September 29, 2014.

PA Woman Convicted of Letting Convicted Killer Molest Her Children
"Prosecutors say Butler brought the girls to the State Correctional Institution at Retreat for several years, starting when they were 4 and 7 years old, to visit 47–year–old Andre VanCliff. He is serving a life sentence."
NBC News Philadelphia, June 07, 2014.

French Woman Buried Alive on First Date in Morocco
"When she left her family on May 19 and decided to go to Morocco to meet her virtual boyfriend for the first time, Mina El Houari could not suspect that this first date would cause her death. The 25–year–old had been talking to her virtual lover for quite some time before she decided that it was time to travel to Fez, Morocco's third largest city, to meet him.
But unluckily for the would–be couple, something unexpected happened and led to a tragedy. On their first date, Mina, who was diabetic according to the Moroccan daily Al Akhbar, fainted.
Taken by panic and thinking that she died, her virtual boyfriend decided to get rid of her body instead of calling the police. The only idea that apparently occurred to him is to bury her in the back garden of his house."
Morocco World News, June 03, 2014.

Man who worked at Bronx After–School Program held on child porn charges
Rene (Reyccruz) Cardona, 22, used his job at the Betances Summer Camp and Betances Community Center to prey on kids, prosecutors said. He's accused of exchanging explicit pictures with an 11–year–old boy in Guam.
Daily News, May 17, 2014.

Delaware Prosecutor charged with rape of boy, 16, he met on dating app.
Daily News, May 05, 2014.

MA Man charged with torturing stepdaughters, threatening them with gang rape
Police say two girls were beaten, fondled, hit with hammers and threatened with gang rape by their stepfather, Justin Ladd, at his house in North Andover, Mass.
Daily News, May 02, 2014.

Sexual Predator, 33, who filmed herself having sex with boy, 11, to serve 20 years in prison.
The Garden Island reports that the former Kauai Economic Opportunity Early Learning Centre worker, from Kapa, videotaped herself with the youngster several times.
The Daily News, April 21, 2014

Westbrook (ME) Woman accused of allowing boyfriend to sexually assault developmentally disabled 14–year–old relative
"A Westbrook woman who is accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a 14-year-old relative with developmental disabilities has been indicted by a grand jury on a half–dozen related charges."
Maine Sunday Telegram, April 15, 2014.

DuPont Heir Got Probation for Raping His Daughter. Because He Wouldn't 'Fare Well' in Prison?
"What is wrong with Delaware Judge Jan Jurden, who gave a DuPont heir, Robert H. Richards IV, probation for raping his 3–year–old daughter? In her mind–boggling order suspending Richards– eight–year prison sentence, Jurden gave one rationale that should launch a tidal wave of hate mail: Richards 'will not fare well' in prison. To ask the obvious, so what?, March 31, 2014.
Talk about a Sweetheart Sentence! We're sure money and privilege had nothing to do with this travesty.....

Girl harbored dark secret, fearing she'd be sent away
Starting at age 14, Nita Dittenber was passed among four families over two years through a practice called "private re–homing." In September, Reuters exposed an underground market in which desperate parents use online bulletin boards to offer adoptees to strangers, often illegally and with no government oversight.
In the last home where Nita was sent, re–homing served a different purpose, Ohio prosecutors contend. They say it was used to silence Nita and another girl in an effort to conceal the repeated sexual abuse of children.
Reuters, March 21, 2014

Why Did Child Molester Have Sentence Reduced From Life To One Year?
Sweetheart Sentence: A Nevada man sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a family member under the age of 14 for more than two years has had his sentence changed to just one year. Isaac Onsurez admitted to having sex with the six–year–old girl more than 100 times in the late 1990s and pleaded guilty last December to lewdness with a minor under 14. But despite verbally sentencing Onsurez and electronically filing it the next day, Washoe District Judge Brent Adams said he didn't intend to sentence the child molester behind bars and reversed his sentence., March 20, 2014

Florida mom charged after telling cops she buried her 2–year–old daughter in suitcase
Rachel Fryer, 32, told police she buried the body of 2–year–old Tarji Gordan after finding the girl not breathing on Feb. 6 just after a caseworker visited her home, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Daily News, February 26, 2014

Kryzie King admits brutal abuse of 4–year–old Myls Dobson: court
King, charged with first–degree assault in Myls' death, told investigators she beat the boy even after he asked "why no one loved me," according to court papers.
Daily News, February 21, 2014

Child molester says victim to blame for injuries
A child molester being sued for moving back next door to one of his victims after getting out of jail is blaming the victim for any injuries she suffered as a result of the 2003 attack at her Carmel home. ... Caruso was arrested in September 2009 by Putnam County sheriff's deputies after a Mahopac school official reported the assault. The girl's father was aware of it, convincing Caruso more than a year earlier to sign a confession and forgive him from paying back loans. Prosecutors estimated the loan amount between $20,000 and $50,000. The father said the loans had nothing to do with him not reporting the assault.
USAToday, February 13, 2014

Girl, 12, testifies how stepdad 'waterboarded' her: 'I felt like I was going to die'
Dr. Melvin Morse, a prominent Delaware pediatrician and author, is accused of waterboarding her as a form of punishment. The girl, who was 11 when the accusations first surfaced, took the witness stand for the first time on Monday in the trial of Morse, who is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment and conspiracy.
Daily News, February 04, 2014

Alleged Long Island director of child porn featuring 3-year-old is arrested
Federal authorities say that Joseph Valerio 'scripted' between 20 and 30 sexually explicit videos that a woman made on her cellphone featuring her young daughter. The pair had dated briefly, according to officials.
Daily News, February 03, 2014

California mother, boyfriend held for murder of 3–year–old daughter
Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found sexually abused and beaten to death in her Napa home. Her mother, Sara Krueger, 23, and her mother's boyfriend, Ryan Scott Warner, 26, are facing charges of homicide and murder with special circumstances.
Daily News, February 03, 2014

Wisconsin dad who starved daughter gets 5 years in jail
Fox News, January 29, 2014

Melinda Lynn Muniz Faked Rape To Cover Up Murder Of Fiance's 2–Year–Old Daughter: Cops
A Texas woman faces capital murder charges after police said she suffocated her fiance's daughter, then tried to cover up the killing by claiming she had been raped in a home invasion that turned out to be staged.
Huffington Post, January 29, 2014

Gary woman admits selling baby for sex
A Gary, Ind. woman admitted this week that she sold a baby eight times to a Gary man for sex and was in the room for all the meetings except for the last one. Natisha Hillard, 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hammond to one count of selling a child for sex and two counts of allowing a child to take part in child pornography, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
Fox 32 Chicago, January 26, 2014

Kansas City mom pleads guilty to locking girl, 10, in urine-soaked closet
Missouri mom Jacole N. Prince pleaded guilty to keeping her 10-year-old child identified as L.P. locked in a closet and so malnourished she was only 32 pounds and the size of a toddler. Her two half-sisters were taken into protective custody, and Prince was arrested.
Daily News, January 08, 2014

Ex–Marine sentenced to 2 lifetimes in prison for sexually abusing own children
Jonathan Adleta, an Afghanistan war vet, was served two lifetimes in prison for abusing his son and daughter, and a girlfriend's daughter, all under the age of 4. Adleta got help in carrying out the acts from his ex–wife, Sarah, who received a 54–year sentence, and Samantha Bryant, a new girlfriend whose daughter Adleta also molested.
Daily News, January 07, 2014

Afghan girl wearing suicide bomber's vest detained after family ordered her to carry out attack: Reports
The child, believed to be the 8– to 10–year–old sister of a Taliban commander, was instructed to carry out a suicide attack on border police in Helmand province on Monday but her cries gave her away, according to various reports.
Daily News, January 06, 2014

Records: Father attacked son months before killing teen in Essex
Judge found allegations in divorce case fell short of proving child abuse
Burlington Free Press, December 27, 2013

Alabama man raped, videotaped his son with other man in interstate child porn ring: prosecutors
Carl Philip Herold subjected his 9-year-old son to the abuse while Charles Dunnavant participated, cops say. The disturbing allegations could be part of a larger, interstate child porn ring, prosecutors fear.
Daily News, December 16, 2013

Prosecutors: 7-month-old baby died of dehydration and overheating
A 7-month-old girl found in a snowsuit and blanket in a "very warm" Lawndale apartment died in part from dehydration and overheating, authorities said Friday. It was the third time Erica Hampton had left her three young children home alone in her apartment in the past 10 days, Cook County prosecutors said.
Chicago Sun-Times, December 13, 2013

Sickening details emerge about abuse of 11–year–old boy found cuffed with dead chicken tied to neck
The child's foster parents, Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper, both 57, were indicted on a litany of child abuse charges in North Carolina this week. The indictment revealed more details about the shocking abuse the child endured while living in the Union County home.
Daily News, December 10, 2013

  • NC man accused of handcuffing boy to porch rejects plea deal
    "MONROE, N.C. (AP)—MONROE, N.C. (AP)—The North Carolina man accused of handcuffing and chaining an 11–year–old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment has rejected a plea deal."
    Associated Press, March 16, 2015.

Florida man accused of leaving infant in locked car outside strip club
Andrew Sosa, 21, was arrested after police found a four–month–old girl covered in sweat and vomit. The man is said to have left the baby in the vehicle for more than three hours while he was inside the Fort Myers strip club.
Daily News, December 07, 2013

Arthur Carpenter charged with killing infant son
Chicago Sun-Times, December 06, 2013

"The music never stopped": Tucson cops describe hell house where three girls endured relentless noise and only one meal a day
Cops say stepdad Fernando Richter and mom Sophia Richter held the malnourished girls, aged 12, 13, and 17, in deplorable conditions. The girls even used their closets as bathrooms at times. Bail was set for their mother and stepfather at $75,000 and $100,000 respectively. Neither entered pleas. The malnourished girls told police they hadn't bathed in up to six months.
Daily News, November 27, 2013

Woodstock cop's punishment angers parents
Officer suspended after allegedly sending sexually inappropriate message to 12–year–old, misusing database
Chicago Tribune, November 27, 2013

Colorado man who posted chilling photo of daughter on Facebook moments before shooting her has died: reports
Daily News, November 26, 2013

Pentagon launches major child abuse study
The Defense Department's newly organized child abuse working group will conduct a rapid review of child and domestic abuse and will issue its first report in February. The group project, which will last a year, was ordered in light of revelations of widespread child abuse in the services.
Army Times, November 16, 2013

Tennessee couple rented daughters for pornographic videos: police
Ronnie Lee McCall and Connie McCall face federal sex crime charges after investigators found the girls, ages 5 to 16, living in a 'deplorable' trailer in Johnson City. The creepy parents forced their children into sexual encounters with paying adults, authorities say.
Daily News, October 20, 2013

Michigan dad pleads guilty to having sex with 3-year-old daughter
The dad admitted to raping his toddler, while the mom said she held the girl's hands so 'it wouldn't hurt so much.' Both parents were charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Daily News, October 16, 2013

Nebraska Supreme Court rules 16-year-old girl in foster care is too immature to get an abortion
The girl, who is referred to as Anonymous 5 in court documents, had become a ward of the state after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her biological parents, including a broken collarbone and shoulder blade during a 2011 beating at the hands of her father.
Daily News, October 09, 2013

Mom who held down 4-year-old son so step–father could rape him gets 20 years
Sabrina Bonner, 25, blindfolded the boy during visits to the Toul detention center during which her partner Lionel Barthelemy, 31, had sex with him. Barthelemy was also sentenced to 20 years.
Daily News, September 27, 2013

Bible-thumping W. Va. child molester says 'prancing' 7–year–old tempted him: 'All have ... come short of the glory of God'
Self-righteous and self-deluded, former church custodian Charles Brainard Hogan, who sexually abused the girl while babysitting, reminded the court at his sentencing that all have sinned.
Daily News, September 20, 2013

Washington couple guilty in death of adopted daughter Hana Williams
Daily News, September 10, 2013

Americans use the Internet to abandon children adopted from overseas
Reuters Investigates, September 09, 2013

Herbert and Catherine Schaible Will Be Charged With Murder For 'Faith-Healing' Death of 8-Month Old Son
A judge upheld murder charges Wednesday against a fundamentalist Christian couple in their infant's faith–healing death, saying things might be different if their toddler hadn't died four years ago "under strikingly similar circumstances."
Huffington Post, August 07, 2013

Mother pleads guilty to making her 11–year–old daughter have sex with 24–year–old
Daily News, August 06, 2013

Australian pair in L.A. convicted for making child porn with 'adopted son' from Russia
Daily News, June 29, 2013

Michigan 'sex addict' dad raped toddler daughter as wife held her hand to comfort her: cops
Daily News, June 12, 2013

NH Woman Convicted of Child Porn Gets 40 Years
A woman convicted of sexually exploiting her 14–year–old daughter to produce child pornography was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison by a federal judge who called her conduct "shocking" and "egregious.", May 23, 2013

Mother gets 30 months in prison for child abuse
Judge Myron Duhart didn't mince words as he sentenced a Toledo mother to prison for abusing a 3–year–old girl she and her husband adopted. He pointed out that Courtney Waxler's biological children were born opiate–dependent.
Toldeo Blade, May 01, 2013

Augusta grandmother pleads guilty to reduced child abuse charges
Aileen M. Satoafaiga, 46, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to reduced charges of cruelty to children in the second degree, and Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the plea deal for a seven–year probation sentence.
Augusta Chronicle, April 19, 2013

My mother is an evil monster who deserves to die in prison: Son, 57, speaks out against mother as she is set to be sentenced to 45 DAYS for 1958 death of his baby sister
Daily Mail, April 16, 2013

Wis. stepmother takes plea deal in starved teen case
The woman, who wasn't identified, would have faced up to 55 years in prison and $105,000 in fines if she had been convicted on four dropped felony charges
MSN News, April 08, 2013

Teen mom says she abused her 2–month–old baby so she could feel what it was like to be abuser instead of the abused: police
Ashley Nicole Williams, 19, admitted to the abuse because she was curious to know what being a molester was like, police said. The Missouri teen was arrested and charged with first degree child abuse.
Daily News, March 21, 2013

Mother burned daughter with hot knife for talking to boy online: police
Sahar Thabit of Hollywood, Fla. was allegedly enraged that her daughter preferred a boy she met on the Internet to the cousin her parents arranged for her to marry.
Daily News, March 21, 2013

Delaware boy, 12, escapes after parents locked him in room for 3 months without regular food or medical care: police
Daily News, March 21, 2013

Sitter gets probation in Bensalem shaken baby case
A Bensalem woman is banned from babysitting as part of a plea deal reached Monday.
Cindy Berdick, 41, pleaded guilty to simple assault and child endangerment in Bucks County Court in Doylestown before Judge Wallace Bateman. She admitted assaulting a 4–month–old boy in her care last year, injuring the baby so badly he suffered a near–fatal brain injury.
Courier Times, March 19, 2013

Montana man admits he waterboarded four children to teach them a lesson
The man's former girlfriend caught him pouring water over the faces of his two sons and two neighborhood kids. As part of a plea agreement, the Jefferson County man received two years of probation.
Daily News, March 12, 2013

Chambersburg stepmother asks Superior Court to exclude her text messages from her trial on charges she permanently disabled boy, 4
Public Opinion, January 16, 2013

Judge: California boy murdered neo-Nazi dad, knew it was wrong
"The [10-year-old] boy told police 'he was tired of his dad hitting him and his mom,' and that he thought his father was having an affair that might contribute to the family's break–up."
CNN, January 14, 2013

Ohio father sentenced to 50 years to life in child rape case involving his adopted sons
Huffington Post, February 26, 2013

Kimberly Kubina Sentenced To 35 Years In Death Of Christian Choate, Stepson Locked In Cage
Huffington Post, February 19, 2013

Siblings discover document detailing their father's molestation of Boy Scouts, sparking them to recall their own abuse
Daily News, February 17, 2013

Man, 44, who impregnated his 13-year-old stepdaughter turns himself in to Mexican authorities
Daily Mail, February 15, 2013

Former Imperial Valley Official Gets Probation Over Child Endangerment
KTLA, February 09, 2013

Two prosecutors suspended in case of man who torched family
Chicago Sun-Times, January 15, 2013

Wakefield neighbors shocked at charges against John Burbine
"John Burbine is now facing 100 criminal charges, including 40 counts of aggravated rape, for allegedly sexually assaulting 13 children during a two–year period, children he gained access to through his wife's babysitting and day care business.
Prosecutors said Marian Burbine was not aware that her husband was allegedly molesting the children entrusted into her care, though she did know he was a Level 1 sex offender.", December 06, 2012.

Pakistan girl 'fated' to die in acid attack: mother Australia, November 05, 2012

Babysitter held without bond; kids stabbed more than 50 times, prosecutor says
Chicago Sun-Times, October 31, 2012

Tahlequah man accused of giving gang tattoos to kids
Gritts is the biological father to the victim in another high profile child abuse case in Cherokee County. He is being held in the same jail as Jodi Rock, the mother of his infant son. Earlier this year, Rock confessed to using a flat iron to repeatedly burn the baby boy's testicles. The child also had broken bones in various stages of healing.
KJRH, October 30, 2012

Tamryn Klapheke's Death Sparks Abilene Police Investigation Of Child Protective Services
Huffington Post, October 16, 2012

Faith healer parents avoid jail after son, 16, dies in horrible pain after they tried to 'pray away' his burst appendix
Daily Mail, September 18, 2012

11-year-old girl: My doctor dad 'waterboarded' me as punishment: report
Child told police her doctor, a pediatrician who wrote a book about children having near-death experiences, held her face under a faucet, causing her to choke and feel as though she was drowning.
Daily News, August 09, 2012

Social worker sentenced for ignoring child abuse cases
"A former social worker, who admitted she lied about sexual abuse cases involving children, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Geri Murphy learned her sentence Tuesday morning in Anderson County. She pleaded guilty to nine counts of falsifying documents. Prosecutors said Murphy left children in homes where they were being sexually assaulted, never looked into the claims, then lied to the state. Among the more disturbing cases listed in her indictment, the sexual abuse of a three–year–old by their biological father."
WKYT, July 24, 2012

Indian father accused of killing baby 'for being a girl'
CNN, June 14, 2012

Woman gets life for raping infant daughter
Note: access facilitated by "electronic" introductions (couldn't be FB, right?), and the attempt to confuse "sick" with "sickening."
CBS News, May 1, 2012

Adam Croote: Missing–children poster child is sentenced for rape
"A man who was once a poster child for missing children has been sentenced to 25 years to life prison for raping a 10–year–old girl he was babysitting in upstate New York."
Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2012

Wis. couple arrested for allegedly starving infant daughter in fear of obesity
A Wisconsin couple starved their infant daughter for months, worried that she would become obese, police say. Christopher and Mary Sultze were charged this month with felony count child neglect and each faces a year in prison and a $25,000 fine if found guilty.
CBS News, November 18, 2011

The judge, the madam and the babies she 'bought'
Chicago Sun–Times, January 30, 2012

Ohio Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping, Prostituting 3 Adopted Children
Huffington Post, February 29, 2012

Foster parent, former religious publisher charged with abusing two girls
"Robert R. Gaskill ... has operated a foster care service ... as well as a foster care support system called Tapestry Chicago.... He also served on the board of the River Forest Youth Soccer program and was a program coordinator in the late 1990s. Gaskill currently works as the marketing director at Lydia Home in Chicago, a residential facility for abused children. He previously worked for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. ... [H]e was the president and publisher of Chicago Catholic Publications, which publishes the Chicago Archdiocese's official newspaper, the New World."
Chicago Sun-Times, February 04, 2012

State paid sex offenders as baby sitters
Illinois' baby–sitting program has given rapists, molesters and other violent felons access to kids
Chicago Tribune, August 28, 2011

Uncle nabbed in beating death of 6–month–old boy, cops say
Daily News, May 26, 2011

Vancouver woman, man arrested in 'cage–like' confinement of autistic boys
The Oregonian, April 13, 2011

Lonnie Johnson, convicted child rapist, set free by Utah court, declared incompetent to stand trial
Daily News, April 08, 2011

When Dangerous School Visitors are Family
Bay Citizen, June 10, 2010

New York nanny Jonathan Then, worked for dozens of families, charged with molesting boys
Daily News, May 9, 2009

Court Sentences Foster Parent for Abuse
After a five–week sentencing hearing, a former Santa Barbara daycare operator and parent was finally sentenced to a year in prison last Friday for abusing and neglecting her four foster children — three of [whom] she kept in cages.
Daily Nexus, May 14, 2007

Girl Details Rape at Trial
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 23, 2004

Manhunt: Suspect Allegedly Drugged, Raped Daughter's Pals
The Boston Herald, May 31, 2001

Pregnant 10–Year–Old Blames 'Godfather', 75
Connecticut Post, April 18, 2002

Stow Couple Facing Rape Allegations
Akron Beacon Journal, July 25, 2001

Stepdad Accused of Rape Dies in Sex Shop
El Paso Times, August 10, 2002

Child Molester's Deal Means Life in Prison
Contra Costa Times, August 3, 2002

Mother Prayed, Child–Sex Trial Told
New Zealand National News, June 18, 2002

Family Values
The Recorder, June 7, 2002

Sex Offender Asks for Castration
Las Vegas SUN, May 16, 2002

The Psychiatrist as Accomplice
The Washington Times, April 28, 2002

Man Gets Life for Day–Care Sex Abuse
The Associated Press, March 8, 2002

Man Faces Over 2,000 Child Porn Charges
The Beaver County Times, March 1, 2002

Man's Attacks on Girls Result in Series of Life Sentences
The Kansas City Star, November 1, 2001

Girl Removed From Home After Having Stepfather's Baby
The Associated Press, October 29, 2000

Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Molesting Boys
The Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2001

2nd Time Rape Offender Sentenced to Prison
The Billings Gazette, July 12, 2001

Rapist Gets 15 Years, Deportation
Deseret News, July 10, 2001

Man Who Garrotted His Family Gets Life
The Guardian, May 25, 2001

Was Baby Boy Bred to Have Sex With 'Dad'?
Toronto Sun, March 17, 2001

Judge Adds 10 Years to Child Rapist's Sentence
The Salt Lake Tribune, May 3, 2001

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Police Chief Dies, After Shamelessly Raping A 7–Years–Old Boy In Texas
"But after he was sacked, a rape case was filed against him and subsequent investigations found some of the painkillers he had stolen during his term of office on the scene, and other overwhelming evidence that has committed many crimes including raping the boy.
When Palmer realized that investigators had found strong evidence against him, that he had on many occasions bound, gagged and sexually assaulted a young boy, starting back in 1998 when the boy was 7 years old. He quickly went into hiding to avoid arrest and prosecution.
Palmer is also said to have tried several times to temper with the evidence, and he was also charged with eight counts of tampering with evidence. Investigators said evidence of all these crimes were even found in Palmer's office at the police department, after he had left his office."
AnonHQ, April 17, 2015.

Ohio trooper who ripped up tickets in exchange for sex sentenced to five years in prison
"Bryan D. Lee, 31, admitted he had sex with four women during his eight year career in law enforcement—and some of his victims were sexually assaulted while they were under arrest and handcuffed."
Daily News, April 12, 2015.

Fla. woman filmed parole officer raping her during home visit: cops
"Adding to the woman's terrifying ordeal, she told police that her daughter was in the next room.
'The victim said, 'This is rape. This is rape. I don't want you to do this',' Coral Springs Police Lt. Joe McCue recalled her words heard in the video to WSVN.
'Unfortunately, she was in fear that if she reported this, he would violate her probation and put her back in jail,' McCue said.
Bailey was fired from the Florida Department of Corrections on Wednesday, where he had worked for more than 25 years."
Daily News, March 31, 2015.

Child abuse cover–up: IPCC to probe claims that MPs, judges, police, actors and clergy were protected
"The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it is now looking at 17 allegations of a police cover–up in relation to child sex offences from the 1970s to 2000s.
The watchdog said it is looking at claims police dropped an investigation into alleged child sex abuse committed by MPs, judges, celebrities, police, actors and religious figures."
The Telegraph, March 27, 2015.

NYPD cop and pastor is charged with rape for having sex with 16–year–old girl he met through church youth program: police
"'He abused his two positions of authority, both public and vestal,' Bronx Assistant District Attorney Joelle Morabito said."
Daily News, March 25, 2015.

EXCLUSIVE: Woman details bizarre booze binge that led to NYPD cop's alleged attempt to have sex with her
" A pair of sex–crimes cops, who were supposed to be investigating a rape allegation, flew cross-country ready to party—and party hard.
The Seattle woman at the center of a scandal that has left Officer Lukasz Skorzewski and Lt. Adam Lamboy stripped of their guns and badges says the cops wouldn't take no for an answer. They bought her round after round of drinks during a nine–hour bender.
'Looking back, it was totally naive of me to join them,' the 24–year–old college student said. 'But I was like, 'This is really cool.' I really looked up to them'."
Daily News, January 18, 2015.

City jail officials vow to stop hiring criminals to oversee inmates at Rikers Island
"Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte has promised to tighten up the hiring process. His department also vows to reexamine staffers who have ties to gangs or multiple arrests. The crackdown comes after their lax hiring practices were revealed in a report by the city Department of Investigation."
Daily News, January 15, 2015.

New Hampshire police chief offered to drop charges against teen if she posed nude for him
"A small–town New Hampshire police chief resigned after he allegedly asked a teenager to pose for nude photos in the station basement in exchange for dropping a possession of alcohol charge."
Daily News, December 28, 2014.

Rikers Island Captain who ignored dying inmate guilty
"Two former corrections officers testified in the case that they alerted Pendergrass, 50, to Echevarria's worsening condition on separate occasions. The bipolar inmate was hunched over, vomiting, and asking for medical care after ingesting the powerful soap detergent used to scrub cells, guards testified.
'Don't bother me unless someone is dead,' authorities said Pendergrass replied after being advised about Echevarria on Aug. 18, 2012.
The next day, he was found dead in his cell."
Daily News, December 17, 2014.

Former Tenn. cop arrested for raping prostitute while on-duty: police
"A former Tennessee police officer was arrested for forcing a prostitute to have sex with him while he was on'duty, according to a news release from Metro police."
Daily News, December 15, 2014.

Alabama cop charged with rape while facing child sex abuse charges
"Birmingham police officer Joshua Herbinger, 29, was charged with the first–degree rape of an adult woman Monday. Two weeks ago, the nine–year police veteran was charged with four counts of child sex abuse after a girl reported the alleged abuse to a school resource officer. "
Daily News, October 21, 2014.

Alaska school district bans all military recruiters amid wide-ranging sex scandal
"The Anchorage School District has banned service members from signing up high school students. The action comes as Alaska Army National Guard officers were accused of making sexual advances toward teens."
Daily News, October 21, 2014.

Fake CA cop busted in rape of exotic dancer: police
" A sex offender, posing as an undercover officer, raped an exotic dancer before leading the real police on a wild chase through Southern California, authorities said.
Guy Dietz, 43, cuffed the woman behind her back and pretended he was working with a special unit of the Torrance Police Department, the victim said.
'He was very good at it,' Desiree Patton told Fox 11. 'He walked, talked—everything was like an off–duty officer undercover.'"
Daily News, August 30, 2014.

Teacher left alone with sex offender in AZ prison stabbed, raped
"After the last of the other inmates left, Jacob Harvey asked the teacher if she could open the bathroom and then attacked her, records show. Harvey is accused of stabbing her in the head with a pen, forcing her to the ground and raping her."
Daily News, June 19, 2014.

Fired detective who took XXX pics of rape victim, David Bowie's stepdaughter, sues to keep his pension
"Lewd photos of David Bowie's stepdaughter, who had been raped, were found in Richard Vecchio's locker along with a bottle of whiskey, a porno magazine and photos of Britney Spears."
Daily News, June 12, 2014

Child Migrants Claim They're Being Abused by U.S. Border Officials
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not commented on the abuse allegations, but on Monday afternoon the organization replaced its head of internal affairs, James F. Tomsheck, 'amid concerns about use–of–force investigations of Border Patrol agents," according to The Washington Post."
The Wire, June 10, 2014.

Ft. Hood Sexual Assault Prevention Officer Ran On–Base Prostitution Ring: Witness
"Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen is accused of targeting female soldiers with financial woes to recruit into his ring. He pimped out the women to high ranking officers who paid for sex, one woman testified Tuesday."
Daily News, June 03, 2014.

  • Another Fort Hood Soldier Charged in Prostitution Ring
    "The case came to light in May when multiple military sources said a Fort Hood sexual–assault prevention staffer, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, was accused of abusive sexual contact and pandering. No charges have been filed against him.
    "I'm aware and I have no comment," McQueen's attorney, Joseph Jordan, said when asked about the development.
    My San Antonio, June 04, 2014.

Former CA Vice Cop Convicted of Forcing Prostitutes to Have Sex With Him While in Uniform
"A former California vice cop who forced hookers to have sex with him while he was in uniform is facing a lengthy spell behind bars."
Daily News, May 29, 2014.

Westchester Cop who taught sex–abuse awareness to kids indicted on child porn charges
"A former Westchester County police chief who taught sex–abuse awareness classes to kids has been indicted on child porn charges."
Daily News, May 15, 2014.

Westbrook (ME) Woman accused of allowing boyfriend to sexually assault developmentally disabled 14–year–old relative
"A Westbrook woman who is accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a 14–year–old relative with developmental disabilities has been indicted by a grand jury on a half–dozen related charges."
Maine Sunday Telegram, April 15, 2014.

Illinois legislator — who sponsored TWO bills to boost child pornography penalties — under investigation for possession of kiddie porn
Federal authorities seized computers from the office of Keith Farnham last week. The 66–year–old resigned Wednesday citing health problems. The five–year lawmaker has co–sponsored two bills to increase penalties for possession of child porn.
Daily News, March 22, 2014

Brian Fanelli, Police Chief, Arrested For Possessing Child Porn
A suburban New York police chief who taught sex–abuse awareness classes to children has been charged with downloading child pornography.
Huffington Post, January 23, 2014

City correction officer arrested for having sexual contact with teen girl he met at a party
Giovanny Campos, 41 — an employee of the New York City Correction Department — told authorities he was under the impression his date was 18 when he was arrested Tuesday night in Queens.
Daily News, January 08, 2014

Ex–federal air marshal serving child porn sentence gets 90 more years
Michael McGowan, 41, got sentenced to more time after the U.S. Bureau of Prisons intercepted a letter he wrote to a victim asking him to destroy a hard drive containing incriminating images in his Long Island home.
Daily News, January 07, 2014

Homicide charges in Brooklyn girl's death against former child welfare workers dropped
Damon Bell and Chereece Adams were indicted in 2011 for criminally negligent homicide in connection with 4–year–old Marchella Brett-Pierce.
Daily News, December 18, 2013

Italy: Judges see "romance" in child sex case
Italy's top appeals court has annulled a five–year jail sentence against a 60–year–old man found in bed with a girl of 11 on the grounds it's a 'romantic relationship,' it's reported.
BBC News, December 11, 2013

Body pulled from frigid Potomac River identified as disgraced D.C. cop facing child porn charge
Marc Washington, 32, was arrested last week for allegedly taking naked photos of a 15–year–old girl while on duty. He was released from jail on Monday—and was found in the river the next night.
Daily News, December 10, 2013

Woodstock cop's punishment angers parents
Officer suspended after allegedly sending sexually inappropriate message to 12–year–old, misusing database
Chicago Tribune, November 27, 2013

Nebraska Supreme Court rules 16–year–old girl in foster care is too immature to get an abortion
The girl, who is referred to as Anonymous 5 in court documents, had become a ward of the state after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her biological parents, including a broken collarbone and shoulder blade during a 2011 beating at the hands of her father.
Daily News, October 09, 2013

Child–sex felon worked for City Hall, Chicago school system
Jesus Alanis, 42, of Chicago, a former City Hall and Chicago Public Schools employee [was] convicted in a child–sex case and sentenced to 20 years in prison
Chicago Sun–Times, September 26, 2013

Husband of former U.S. transportation secretary sentenced to 14 years for sexually abusing 7–year–old girl
Jesus Alanis, 42, of Chicago, a former City Hall and Chicago Public Schools employee [was] convicted in a child–sex case and sentenced to 20 years in prison
Daily News, September 21, 2013

Louisiana parish claims incarcerated 14–year–old consented to be raped by a corrections officer
"These girls in the detention center are not Little Miss Muffin," remarked one official
Salon, August 23, 2013

Brooklyn court officer a prolific pedophile, filmed naked children and snapped photos of little girls in courthouse: Feds
Daily News, July 13, 2013

Ex–L.A. County sheriff's employee sentenced in child porn case
A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department employee was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in federal prison for seeking to have sex with children and distributing child pornography, authorities said. Mark Robin Rainwater, 46, was arrested on Oct. 12 at Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala., with sex toys and children's toys in his luggage after he had arrived from California to meet two boys, according to federal authorities.
Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2013

Revolting Assemblyman Vito Lopez dreamed of living in a place where he could legally bed underage girls
The beseiged 71–year–old former Brooklyn Democratic Party boss has been accused of sexually harassing interns in his Assembly office, even suggesting that one of his office hands dress sexier—like his former 14–year–old intern, according to sources.
Daily News, March 11, 2013

NYPD Sergeant Alberto Randazzo, 36, is arrested after cops find child porn on his computer: police
Daily News, February 19, 2013

Veteran city supervisor arrested on charges of child porn possession tells FBI he uses binoculars to spy on elementary school kids in Queens
Daily News, January 25, 2013

Keith Dietterle, FBI analyst, accused of distributing child pornography
ABC–7 News, December 03, 2012

Syracuse judge admits to sexually abusing niece
Request by Family Court judge to hide molestation thwarted by judicial watchdog agency
Times Union, August 22, 2012

Social worker sentenced for ignoring child abuse cases
"A former social worker, who admitted she lied about sexual abuse cases involving children, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Geri Murphy learned her sentence Tuesday morning in Anderson County. She pleaded guilty to nine counts of falsifying documents. Prosecutors said Murphy left children in homes where they were being sexually assaulted, never looked into the claims, then lied to the state. Among the more disturbing cases listed in her indictment, the sexual abuse of a three–year–old by their biological father."
WKYT, July 24, 2012

Department of Children and Families Worker Allegedly Had Sexual Relationship With Teen Involved in Prostitution Ring: Report
NBC6 Miami, June 27, 2012

Court upholds former DCS worker's child molesting convictions
Indiana Lawyer, June 27, 2012

Man admits to child molesting at police job interview
The 26–year–old jobseeker was asked if he had ever engaged in a sexual crime he could be convicted of. He said yes.
Daily News, June 27, 2012

Air Force instructor guilty in sex abuse scandal
Daily News, July 20, 2012

Court upholds former DCS worker's child molesting convictions, June 27, 2012

'57 case hovers over rape trial
The former cop charged with kidnapping and killing a Sycamore girl in 1957 could spend the rest of his life in prison even if he's never convicted of the notorious, decades–old murder. Jack Daniel McCullough, now 72, is scheduled to stand trial Monday on charges he raped a 14–year–old girl in the same small DeKalb County town in late 1961 or 1962 at the apartment he then shared with several roommates.
Chicago Sun–Times, April 09, 2012

Rape victim sues Harvey over untested rape kit
A woman whose rape kit sat untested in the Harvey Police Department's basement for a decade after her stepfather allegedly sexually assaulted her filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city and the stepfather—a former Cook County correctional officer—saying she did so to gain closure.
Southtown Star, February 08, 2012

5,200 Names involving the Pentagon Paid for Child Pornography
"A nation that openly sexualises youngsters has become the world hub for a dark, booming industry. Now police have decided to tackle the culture of abuse."
Politicol News, February 04, 2012

The judge, the madam and the babies she 'bought'
Chicago Sun-Times, January 30, 2012

Gregory Pyle, McHenry County Police Officer, Faces Criminal Sex Assault Charges
Huffington Post, January 09, 2012

Ex-NYPD cop William Fox faces 69 years in prison for molesting boys
Daily News, October 29, 2011

ICE Chief Anthony V. Mangione Regularly Sent Child Porn, Ordered to Undergo Mental Evaluation
"Emails from the suspect account also contained additional images that displayed a sexual interest in children," reads one of the warrants. "For example, at least three of the images depicted nude children being spanked. At least five additional images depicted the nude buttocks of children." Miami New Times, October 07, 2011

State paid sex offenders as baby sitters
Illinois' baby–sitting program has given rapists, molesters and other violent felons access to kids
Chicago Tribune, August 28, 2011

NYPD youth officer Kevin Louther charged with sexting 15–year–old girl
Daily News, June 03, 2011

Judge Transferred Over Alleged Actions in Visitation Case Involving Sex Offender
The National Law Journal, August 13, 2010

Florida DCF official pleads guilty to child exploitation
The National Association to PROTECT Children, May 11, 2009

Afghan Taliban use firing squad to kill young woman, man for eloping
Daily News, April 14, 2009

Former Judge Disbarred for Conviction of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, February 3, 2009

Parole board commissioner Chris Ortloff arrested in child sex sting
Daily News, October 14, 2008

Six–Term State Lawmaker Strikes Plea Deal in Child Sex Case
The Associated Press, August 26, 2004

Judge Sends Former Cop To Prison
Orlando Sentinel, August 4, 2004

Cyber-Sting Lawyer Jailed For Kid Porn
New York Post, March 12, 2002

Ex Policeman Jailed For Child Abuse
BBC News, March 20, 2002

Police: Margate Officer Admits to Sex with Arrested Teen
Sun-Sentinel, April 9, 2001

Lauderdale Officer Accused of Soliciting Girl, 14, on Web
Sun-Sentinel, June 22, 2001

Delegate Entangled In Family Scandal Md.
The Washington Post, July 2, 2001

FBI agent convicted of daughters' abuse
Baltimore Sun, July 11, 1993

Damages Are Awarded To 2 Sisters for Abuse
New York Times, May 18, 1990

Gold Gets Probation in Fondling of Child; Agrees to Treatment
The New York Times, October 21, 1983

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Long Island doctor Mitchell Fagin indicted for prescribing meds to female patients in exchange for sexual favors
"'Dr. Fagin allegedly used his prescription–writing privileges not to heal, as was his duty, but to victimize vulnerable patients,' said acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Kelly Currie."
Daily News, May 22, 2015.

Bronx nursing home 'animal' gets 6 months for abusing mute 64–year–old woman
"Weeping relatives of a mute 64–year–old woman sexually abused by a male aide at a Bronx nursing home labeled the creep as subhuman as he was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars."
Daily News, April 30, 2015.

Queens baby dies from severe burns after hot bath, nurse charged with murder
"A cold–hearted Queens nurse was nabbed Wednesday as she was about to board a plane out of the country and leave behind her horrific crime—the killing of a 22–month–old girl from a bath so scalding the child's skin peeled off, police said."
Daily News, April 29, 2015.

Perverted British blood doc used 'spy pen' when filming, sexually abusing seriously ill young male patients
"Between 2009 and 2013, the perverted doctor amassed more than 16,000 images of indisposed patients, leading to 25 different charges including sexual assault and voyeurism following his December 2013 arrest, the BBC reported."
Daily News, December 01, 2014.

Hidden camera catches Washington state nursing home owner raping 83–year–old dementia patient: police
"The woman's family set up a secret camera inside her room at AA Adult Family Home in Auburn because they said something felt off. They found footage of the home's 67–year–old owner allegedly attacking the woman, and police arrested him Thursday."
Daily News, November 15, 2014.

Woman who gouged her eyes out in CA sues over viral photo
"The as–yet unidentified nurse took the photograph of the patient with the 'intact pencils sticking out of her eyes,' then shared the unauthorized picture with another person, who passed the image to Joshua Shivers, the lawsuit said.
Shivers, in turn, used his mother's computer to post the image to a 'shock' website, the suit stated, adding that the photo has since been viewed more than 192,000 times. The specific website to which it was posted was not disclosed."
Reuters Press, October 22, 2014.

CO nurse sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting brain–injured patient
"A Colorado nurse confessed to sexually assaulting his brain–injured patient—only after the woman's family caught the crime on video."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.

Johns Hopkins Hospital settles lawsuit with women filmed by doctor
"(Reuters)—Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by a doctor during gynecological exams."
Reuters Press, July 21, 2014.

NYC Gynecologist charged with sexually abusing patients
"A Manhattan gynecologist has been indicted on charges he sexually abused six patients — most of whom were pregnant, the Daily News has learned."
Daily News, June 18, 2014.

Arkansas Gynecologist Took Naked Photos of Patients During Exams: Police.
"Found in the deleted images within the hard-drive of the cellular telephone were numerous images of nude females that appear to have been taken in a medical office during medical examinations," the arrest warrant reads.
Daily News, April 16, 2014

Girl, 12, testifies how stepdad 'waterboarded' her: 'I felt like I was going to die'
Dr. Melvin Morse, a prominent Delaware pediatrician and author, is accused of waterboarding her as a form of punishment. The girl, who was 11 when the accusations first surfaced, took the witness stand for the first time on Monday in the trial of Morse, who is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment and conspiracy.
Daily News, February 04, 2014

Pedophile, 60, goes free after court rules girl, 11, was in love with her abuser
Italy's supreme court rules the 2011 conviction of Pietro Lamberti failed to recognize the 'amorous relationship' he had with his victim — and her 'feelings of love.'
Daily News, December 31, 2013

D.C. Pediatrician Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
NBC4, September 12, 2013

Slippery Rock Doctor Charged With Half–Million Child Porn Photos
People in Slippery Rock are stunned after learning a more than 20–year resident is charged with possessing a half-million images of child pornography and also that he reportedly admitted to having sex with three young boys.
CBS Pittsburgh, April 30, 2013

Former doctor sentenced to jail work-release for having child pornography
Chicago Sun–Times, January 07, 2013

Pedophile victim faces abuser in court a second time, after state judge gave monster only two–year sentence
Daily News, October 10, 2012

Todd Parrilla, Pediatrician, Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge
Huffington Post, June 25, 2012

Eleven health care workers lose licenses as anti–predator law takes effect
Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2011

Pediatrician Earl Bradley Charged With Molestation of 103 Children
ABC World News, February 23, 2010

Former Napa Hospital Head Sentenced for Child Sex Crimes
Bay Citizen, February 23, 2011

Dallas child psychologist allowed to keep medical license despite molestation conviction
Dallas Morning News, September 11, 2009

Charity: Aid workers raping, abusing children, May 27, 2008

Therapist Gets 90 Years in Sex Case
Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2002

A Complaint Never Forwarded
Newsday, June 6, 2001

Arrest of Authority Figures Presents Confusing Situation for Children
Sun–Sentinel, April 16, 2001

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China executes teacher who molested or raped 26 students
"BEIJING—A former Chinese elementary school teacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4, in a case underscoring the vulnerability of rural children left behind by parents seeking jobs in cities."
Associated Press, May 30, 2015.

Special ed teacher at Andre Agassi Academy, her ex–boyfriend charged in sexual assault of child
"A former special education teacher at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a Las Vegas school founded by the tennis superstar, has been charged along with her ex–boyfriend for allegedly sexually assaulting a child for four years."
Daily News, May 23, 2015.

Brooklyn teacher acquitted of drugging and raping middle school student demanding job back
" A Brooklyn teacher who was arrested in 2011 on charges of drugging and raping a middle school student is demanding that the city let her keep her teaching job, according to a new lawsuit.
Claudia Tillery, 45, argues in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that she was acquitted of all criminal charges in April 2014 and the Department of Education's hearing officer improperly used sealed evidence, DNA tests and the prosecutor's testimony to toss her from the teaching post she's had since 1996."
Daily News, May 23, 2015.

Maryland music teacher pleads guilty to sexually abusing 15 students, mostly in elementary school
" A former music teacher in Maryland pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing 15 female students in his 27 years on the job, usually in a classroom during school hours.
'This man is a predator; he's been a predator for decades,' attorney John McCarthy told the Washington Post after dual hearings for Lawrence Joynes.
Joynes' history of abuse dates back to the '90s and spanned two schools where he worked."
Daily News, May 12, 2015.

Instructor for Ohio State University's marching band charged with raping, kidnapping student
"An adult drum instructor for the self–proclaimed 'Best Damn Band in the Land'—which had a demented culture of sexual hazing, revealed last year—was charged Wednesday with raping and kidnapping an OSU student."
Daily News, April 30, 2015.

New Hampshire man accused of sex assault kills himself hours before mistrial declared
"A 75–year–old New Hampshire piano teacher on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage student killed himself hours before the case was declared a mistrial Friday."
Daily News, April 26, 2015.

Former Queens high school teacher pleads guilty after trying to solicit sex online from 14–year–old girl
"Monsur Khan, formerly an Earth science teacher at Hillside Arts and Letters Academy in Queens (pictured), pleaded guilty after being caught trying to pick up a 14-year-old girl online."
Daily News, April 25, 2015.

Pianist accused of touching student, 15
"A renowned classical pianist and instructor was arrested after fondling a 15–year–old student, cops said Monday.
Oei is married to violinist Eriko Sato and is an instructor at The New School."
Daily News, April 14, 2015.

Horace Mann School settles New Jersey sexual abuse lawsuit brought by former student
"Arnold was able to depose Horace Mann's President Tom Kelly.
She had also scheduled a deposition with Steven Friedman, then the head of Horace Mann's board of trustees.
It never occurred and the lawsuit was settled.
Not being deposed saved Friedman from having to testify under oath about what he knew about the Horace Mann scandal and when he knew it.
Friedman, a hedge fund honcho who was board president for nine years, abruptly resigned his position March 14."
Daily News, April 03, 2015.

Indonesia court sentences Canadian teacher to 10 years for child rape of three kindergartners
"In December, four male janitors at the school were sentenced to eight years in prison in the same case and a female janitor received seven years as an accomplice. A sixth suspect in that group allegedly committed suicide while in police custody.
The school was also shaken last year in an unrelated case over news that William Vahey, an American who taught there from 1992 to 2002, had killed himself as the FBI was investigating evidence that he may have sexually abused scores of teenage boys during a 40–year career at 10 international schools across four continents."
Associated Press, April 03, 2015.

Former Olentangy teacher indicted on 32 counts in child sex abuse case
"Officials say that Rausenberg, who was beloved at the school, might have used that affection to exploit the children.
'It's very depressing,' said Carol O'Brien, Delaware County Prosecutor. 'It makes me angry. It's just scary.'
'This man groomed not only these children, but he groomed the parents, the families and the teachers. Everyone loved Mr. R. He was the rock star of the school'."
The Columbus Dispatch, March 27, 2015.

New Jersey teacher secretly filmed girls' 'intimate parts' at school: charges
"Adam Mayr, an English teacher at Gloucester Community Institute of Technology, secretly recorded upskirt videos of girls at the New Jersey vocational school, authorities say."
Daily News, March 17, 2015.

Former Monroe substitute teacher accused of collecting child pornography for decades
"MONROE (WXYZ)—A 52–year–old Monroe man is in jail after authorities made what prosecutors say is one of the largest seizures of child pornography in the state.", March 13, 2015.

William Flynn, teen killer and Pamela Smart's lover, granted parole
"CONCORD, N.H.—The triggerman in the Pamela Smart murder trial was granted parole Thursday, nearly 25 years after he killed his school instructor's husband and launched a global spectacle packed with lurid details of sex and manipulation.
William Flynn was 16–year–old 'Billy' in 1990 when he and three teenage friends carried out what prosecutors said was Pamela Smart's plot to murder Gregg Smart. Flynn pleaded guilty to second–degree murder and was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison, minus time served before trial.
A three–person state board granted Flynn parole on his first attempt Thursday, his 41st birthday. He has been in a Maine prison and participated in the hearing by telephone."
Associated Press, March 12, 2015.

New Jersey teacher indicted for misconduct over sex, improper relationships with 18–year–old students
"Nicole McDonough, an English teacher at West Morris Mendham High School, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of official misconduct through alleged 'improper' relationships with three 18–year–old students, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.
McDonough, 32, had sex with at least one of the students and engaged in indecent communications with all three, prosecutors said.
Since all of the students are legal adults, she will not be charged for sex crimes."
Daily News, March 12, 2015.

Official: Teacher secretly taped kindergartners in bathroom
"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—An Ohio teacher secretly recorded his kindergarten students using a tiny spy camera hung inside his classroom's bathroom, prosecutors said Saturday.
Dozens of videos of students were found on the computer of Elliot Gornall, 32, a former teacher at the elementary school in Loudonville who resigned last year after being charged in another case, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said."
Associated Press, March 07, 2015.

North Idaho College administrator offered scholarship money for sex with students: cops
"The former financial aid director of North Idaho College has admitted to offering the school's scholarship money to students in exchange for sex."
Daily News, February 21, 2015.

6th student victim ID'd before Maplewood teacher indicted on sex assault charges
"NEWARK—A Maplewood teacher has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting six male students, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today.
Nicole Dufault, 35, of Caldwell, was indicted on 40 counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a press release from the prosecutor's office.", February 17, 2015.

Queens special–education teacher accused of punching student released on his own recognizance
" The Queens special–education teacher accused of punching his 10–year–old student in the face was released on his own recognizance after being arraigned on assault charges Saturday.
Alexander Perry, 36, said nothing as he was escorted from the courthouse by his attorney."
Daily News, January 25, 2014.

Conn. teacher accused of having sex with teen gets arrested for allegedly threatening to kill him and another student
"Danielle Watkins confronted the friend at a coffee shop Friday, police said, telling him that he and his friend 'have taken everything from me—my family, my kids, my job. I will not rest until you are both dead,' the boy's attorney told WVIT-TV."
Daily News, January 10, 2015.

Washington teacher, Boy Scouts leader charged in child porn bust: report
"Darrel Dwight, 52, was carrying more than 600 twisted pictures and videos stored on computer drives when U.S. Postal inspectors served a search warrant at the Vancouver, Wash., home the creepy instructor shares with his mother."
Daily News, December 27, 2014.

MO school bus driver takes blind boy's cane, replaces it with pool noodle
" A Missouri school bus driver robbed a little boy blind.
Rachel Nafzinger said the driver took away her blind 8–year–old son's cane and replaced it with a floppy pool noodle—a twisted punishment for acting out on the bus.
Dakota Nafzinger was born without eyes, and the cane is the only way he can get around, she said.
Daily News, December 18, 2014.

San Diego State fraternity accused of harassing anti–rape demonstrators banned
"The immature actions by members of Delta Sigma Phi—who tout themselves with a slogan of 'the better man'—proved to be the last straw after a 'consistent pattern of policy violations,' the university stated Tuesday.
Those are said to include 'hazing and alcohol misconduct issues,' which may lead to individual investigations into violations of the school's harassment policy."
Daily News, December 17, 2014.

Alabama educator cleared after student recants sex charges
"Bell was arrested in December 2013 on charges she'd had sex with a student, reported.
The student has since stopped cooperating with prosecutors and now admits the supposed relationship never happened, a Shelby County judge wrote in an order dismissing all charges on Monday."
Daily News, December 13, 2014.

Former Utah teacher faces another rape charge as prosecutors find third victim
"Brianne Land Altice, 35, is now charged with five counts of rape after a third victim described sexual encounters with the former teacher at Davis High School. She is already accused of raping two other young students in 2013"
Daily News, December 12, 2014.

Ex–Brooklyn elementary school teacher explains alleged sex abuse as 'hugs': court records
"Omil Carrasquillo, 36, pleaded not guilty to a 22–count felony indictment that upped to nine the number of his alleged victims. He told the arresting detective Sept. 24 that in exchanging hugs with students, 'some of (his) touches could be misinterpreted,' a court document shows."
Daily News, December 08, 2014.

Florida religious school teacher pleads guilty to sex with 14–year–old student
"Eric Beasley, 25, confessed in federal court Monday to enticing his student at Zion Lutheran Christian School in Florida into having sex with him multiple times. He was arrested in April after police found the biology teacher and the student half-naked in a parked car."
Daily News, December 02, 2014.

Orlando middle school teacher accused of having sex with 15–year–old boy in storage room: cops
"Orange County Public Schools announced Puryear, a social studies teacher and boys track coach at the middle school, has been relieved of his duties, the Orlando Sentinel reported."
Daily News, December 01, 2014.

L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139–million deal
"The size of the settlement reflects not only the harm students and their parents say was inflicted by former third–grade teacher Mark Berndt, but also the school district's failure to take action on misconduct complaints involving Berndt years earlier."
Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2014.

Pre–K intern accused of molesting 13 children has all charges dropped
"Prosecutors cleared Thomsen 'as a legal matter' but refused to adopt the coerced confession argument his lawyers put forward because of a lack of corroborating evidence.
Of course, a Prosecutor dropping a case not considered a 'slam dunk' will be reported as a 'false allegation' by the mainstream media!
Daily News, November 13, 2014.

Perverted Colorado teacher who struck male students' genitals jailed for at least eight years
" Riddle, whose mom told the court how he'd dreamt of being a teacher from the tender age of seven, faced 18 charges of sex assault on a child in a position of trust, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
A jury convicted him on five of the charges on Aug. 20."
Daily News, November 12, 2014.

Teen girls sue city for $60M after being raped in Bronx school
"The girls, ages 12 and 13, were allegedly assaulted by a pair of boys, ages 13 and 14, who took turns raping and sodomizing them for two hours inside Urban Science Academy Oct. 16."
Daily News, November 03, 2014.

Brooklyn elementary school teacher sexually abused 5 students: police
" Brooklyn science teacher was arrested on Wednesday and accused of sexually abusing five of his students, authorities said.
Omil Carrasquillo, 36, faces multiples counts of sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child for the alleged serial sexual abuse, which took place at Public School 249 — The Caton School in Kensington, officials said."
Daily News, September 25, 2014.

PA Gym teacher accused of having sex with 15–year–old student in office
" A Pennslyvania teacher faces a string of sexual assault charges after allegedly having sex with a 15–year–old girl in his office after football practice.
William Barber was arrested Tuesday after students at Garnet Valley Middle School reported the gym teacher for a rumored sexual relationship with a girl that had been fueled by text messages and private messages on Twitter during the summer.
The girl even gave Barber nude photos, and the 38–year–old football coach's disturbing responses to them were detailed in court documents."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.

HIV–positive teacher uses Grindr for teen hookup: cops
"A Texas man admits to having unprotected sex with a teenaged boy he met on the guy–only hookup app Grindr. The boy's mom called cops after seeing Roger (Joe) Kessler sneaking away from the house. He's held on $250,000 bond."
Daily News, September 15, 2014.

Queens teacher accused of sex with students being treated for 'psychiatric disorder,' lawyer says
"The Queens gym teacher accused of bedding two 16–year–old students is having her head tested, it was revealed Monday.
Joy Morsi, 39, was a no–show at a routine court appearance because she's being treated for an unspecified 'psychiatric disorder,' her lawyer Paul Molina told the judge."
Daily News, September 15, 2014.

Rape Trial Starts for Indonesia School Janitor
"JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)—A closed–door trial began Tuesday for the first of five janitors accused of raping a kindergartner in a bathroom at a prestigious international school in Indonesia that is facing a storm of controversy following more abuse allegations.
...The school was shaken earlier this year in an unrelated case after news surfaced that William Vahey, an American who taught there from 1992 to 2002, killed himself as the FBI was investigating evidence that he may have sexually abused scores of teen boys during a 40–year career at 10 international schools across four continents. However, there have been no allegations that he molested any students in Indonesia."
Associated Press, August 26, 2014.

Bronx school aide charged with molesting 3 girls
"Steven Walters, 21, allegedly sexually abused two 8–year–old students and groped a third at the School of Science and Applied Learning in late 2013."
Daily News, August 13, 2014.

2 Virginia Schools Blamed for Restraining Students
"WASHINGTON (AP)—The U.S. Department of Education has concluded that two Virginia schools denied students with emotional disabilities the right to a free, appropriate public education by frequently subjecting them to seclusion and physical restraint."
Associated Press, August 07, 2014.

This human posed as a prospective employer...a different predatory tactic, but still within the "umbrella of trust", especially for teens looking for summer or after–school jobs:
Sicko convicted of luring teen girl into sex by promising her a job
"A federal jury deliberated only 20 minutes before convicting a pervert of luring a Brooklyn teen to his office in New Jersey with the false promise of a job in order to have sex with her."
Daily News, July 09, 2014.
But "Sicko?" Come on now, Watch your language!

Former teacher in Bronx gets 14 years for 2013 rape of 10–year–old student
"A prosecutor in Bronx Supreme Court read a heartbreaking letter from the young victim's mother detailing how the attack by Anthony Criscuolo, 41, in the parking lot of Public School 386, has ruined her little girl's life."
Daily News, July 08, 2014.

Intern at Midtown preschool arrested for sexually abusing 13 children: officials
"A 22–year–old intern was charged with sexually abusing 13 children at an upscale preschool in Midtown that caters to wealthy, international families, including those with ties to the UN, officials said.
The accusations against Malthe Thomsen, who worked at the International Preschool on E. 45th St., are as convoluted as they are sickening."
Daily News, July 03, 2014.
Proof that we are slowly winning the media war: Note that the accused's actions are referred to as "sickening" (not "sick"), "The alleged victims were boys and girls, either 4 or 5 years old." Note: Victims of both genders, so hardly a "homosexual run amok." "The school deemed the accusation unfounded, [Cohen] said. But International Preschool, founded in 1963 to cater to UN families, is fully cooperating in the DA's investigation, she added."

Does Your Kid Go To School in a State Where Thousands Are Isolated and Restrained?
"'If you did this at home, you'd be arrested,' a parent told ProPublica. Despite the potential for accident or injury, in 16 states and the District of Columbia, schools are not required to notify parents when their children are restrained at school."
Take Part, June 20, 2014.

  • Violent and Legal: School Kids Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will
    "For more than a decade, mental–health facilities and other institutions have worked to curtail the practice of physically restraining children or isolating them in rooms against their will. Indeed, federal rules restrict those practices in nearly all institutions that receive money from Washington to help the young—including hospitals, nursing homes and psychiatric centers.
    But such limits don't apply to public schools."
    Pro Publica, June 20, 2014.

Bodies of 800 infants, long dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers
"The grim findings, which are being investigated by police, provide a glimpse into a particularly dark time for unmarried pregnant women in Ireland, where societal and religious mores stigmatized them. Without means to support themselves, women by the hundreds wound up at the Home. 'When daughters became pregnant, they were ostracized completely,' Corless said. 'Families would be afraid of neighbors finding out, because to get pregnant out of marriage was the worst thing on Earth. It was the worst crime a woman could commit, even though a lot of the time it had been because of a rape.'"
Washington Post, June 02, 2014.

  • Irish Catholic Church says horrified by children's mass grave
    "(Reuters) — Ireland's Roman Catholic Church told the order of nuns who ran the former home where a mass grave of almost 800 children was found that it must co–operate with any inquiry into the discovery.
    Ireland is considering an investigation into what the government called a 'deeply disturbing' discovery of an unmarked graveyard at a former home run by the Bon Secours Sisters where 796 children died between 1925 and 1961."
    Reuters Press, June 05, 2014.
  • Ireland Mass Graves: Nuns have no records from former home for unmarried mothers.
    "Nuns in charge of an institute for single mothers where hundreds of babies were buried in a septic tank have said they no longer hold records from the home."
    The Independent, June 05, 2014.
  • Unearthing one of the darkest chapters in Irish history
    "Each new detail of what is being called the Irish Holocaust brings fresh horror. The children were the offspring of unmarried mothers who were housed in a nearby home run by nuns. Many died of malnutrition, at a mortality rate suspiciously well above the national average.
    They were stacked on top of each other, in shrouds not coffins, their bodies consigned to the septic tank over a period of decades. No one yet knows whether they bear any marks of identification: it sounds unlikely. If not, they may never be individually identified."
    The Independent, June 06, 2014.
  • Catholic Leader Seeks Irish Probe into Mass Graves
    "DUBLIN (AP)—Ireland should investigate the Catholic Church's mistreatment and burial of babies who died decades ago in nun–operated homes for unmarried mothers, a senior church official declared Sunday as the country confronted another shameful chapter of its history of child abuse.
    Associated Press, June 08, 2014.
  • Ireland Mass Graves: Archbishop of Dublin calls for full inquiry as evidence of medical experiments emerges.
    "Typically, the women's families and wider society had shamed and rejected them because of their pregnancies. Babies born inside the institutions were denied baptism and, if they died from the illness and disease rife in such facilities, also denied a Christian burial."
    The Independent, June 09, 2014.

Queens teacher had sex with 16–year–old– boy for a year: cops
"A Queens high school teacher was busted Monday after authorities discovered she had a year–long sexual relationship with a 16–year–old boy, cops said."
Daily News, June 3, 2014.

HIV–positive teacher intentionally exposed male student, 16, to AIDS virus during sex: police
"An HIV–positive Louisiana teacher and track coach is behind bars after he had sex with a 16–year–old student and intentionally exposed him to the lethal virus, police say."
Daily News, June 02, 2014.

CA School Guard Faces Felony for Attack on Wheelchair-Bound Teen
"A surveillance video shows guard Marchell Mitchell escorting 17–year–old Francisco Martinez down the hall in his wheelchair on the morning of May 19 before suddenly handcuffing him, striking him over the head several times and throwing him face–first from his wheelchair onto the floor.
A fellow security guard then restrained Mitchell as students and teachers ran to the scene, according to the video of the incident released by Oakland High School."
Reuters Press, May 30, 2014.

  • Petition to Reinstate School Guard Fired for Beating Wheelchair Teen
    "'There are some students that like [the guard] and were sympathetic,' Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint told ABC News. 'I think part of the response stems from the fact that many of the students view the attack as a peer to peer situation and they are thinking about what they would have done in that situation.' But students are 'overlooking the fact that the security guard is both an adult and a school employee with higher responsibility,' Flint said.
    He confirmed some students had signed a petition for Mitchell to get his job back.
    ABC News, June 05, 2014.

Bronx Custodian Charged in Alleged Sex Crime
"A 49–year–old school cleaner is facing charges of forcible touching and robbery Wednesday after he brought a woman into his Bronx school and molested her, officials said."
Daily News, May 28, 2014.

Hidden camera found in dorm bathroom at PA's Milton Hershey School
"Video camera discovered in toilet and shower area of private, philanthropic boarding school. Male employee fired from rural Hershey campus." Daily News, May 16, 2014.

Pedophile Teacher Abused Dozens; Clues Missed
"He was one of the most beloved teachers in the world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well–off Americans and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and last to leave. He led student trips to exotic places and gave out cookies and milk at bedtime.
That was the public persona of William Vahey until a maid stole a memory drive from him in November. On it was evidence that Vahey had molested scores of adolescent boys, possibly more.
The discovery of a man the FBI regards as one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory has set off a crisis in the community of international schools, where parents are being told their children may have been victims, and administrators are scurrying to close loopholes exposed by Vahey's abuses."
The difference between a "pedophile" and a predatory pedophile is a criminal act.
Watch your language!
Associated Press, May 13, 2014.

Former Oregon Special Ed Teacher Sentenced for sexually abusing student
An Oregon teacher was sentenced to a month in jail for sexually abusing one of her former students — after another alleged victim sued the woman, claiming her cop husband threatened him with a gun.
The Daily News, April 22, 2014

Fifth Grade Teacher Charged in Child Pornography Case
A fifth–grade teacher in Cambridge who is facing a charge of transportation of child pornography admitted to secretly videotaping children changing in and out of their clothes on more than one occasion, according to federal law enforcement officials.
The Boston Globe, April 17, 2014

St. Lucie County fires teacher accused of encouraging attack.
"(She) made a very poor decision that day," says David Miklas, "She used students to carry out discipline."
WPTV News, April 10, 2014.

Christian Biology teacher busted with 14–year–old student.
A private Christian high school teacher has been suspended after he was busted having sex with a young teen pupil in his car, police said.
Daily News, April 4, 2014.

TX Bus Driver Taunts Crying Child
In the small town of Floresville, Tex., a sobbing little girl is bullied by school bus driver, who encourages other kids onboard to do the same.
Daily News, April 3, 2014.

Ga. principal posts $50,000 bond after arrest in child-sex sting
CNN, March 04, 2014

Brooklyn special ed teacher who has sex with 15–year–old student pleads guilty
Evelyn Rogers, 34, will receive 10 years' probation for having sex four times with the student. She will also surrender her teaching license and register as a sex offender.
Daily News, February 20, 2014

Pennsylvania teacher had sex with student five times in past week: police
Lauren Cooper-Harrington, 31, admitted to texting the student at Wyoming Valley High School beginning Dec. 13. She initiated the relationship, which became sexual, by giving his sister her cellphone number and telling her that her brother was 'hot.'
Daily News, December 22, 2013

Horace Mann alums break silence on alleged sexual abuse
Victims demand elite Bronx school appoint an independent investigation to find info on predatory teachers.
Daily News, April 22, 2013

Woman opens up about high school rape, urges schools to work harder to protect victims
Experts say sexual assault in schools is a huge problem and isn't being handled correctly. From Steubenville, Ohio to Maryville, Mo., victims such as Rachel Bradshaw–Bean feel like they're being punished for reporting rape.
Daily News, December 23, 2013

Elementary school teacher who was fired for feeding an autistic child hot sauce soaked crayons is RE-HIRED
Daily Mail, December 13, 2013

Ohio high school teacher sentenced to two years after sexual relations with student
Julie Hautzenroeder, a former biology teacher at Colerain High School, was sentenced for one of two counts of sexual battery after accused of having sex with two 16–year–olds in her Loveland home. One teen testifying told the court: 'She said her house was like Vegas: what happens there stays there.'
Daily News, December 12, 2013

Padded 'calm-down' room at charter school drives children to anxiety attacks
A kindergartner and first grader at KIPP Star Washington Heights Elementary School claim they were emotionally damaged after being put away in a padded walk–in closet used for 'time out.'
Daily News, December 11, 2013

Maryland teacher accused of abusing autistic teen flees to Hong Kong: authorities
Yee Tak Sharon Kui, 25 — a teacher at the Frost School in Rockville — allegedly abused the boy at his Silver Spring home last month while his parents were away. Police believe the woman fled to avoid prosecution.
Daily News, December 03, 2013

Two arrested in Virginia for abusing toddlers at childcare facility
Daily News, November 25, 2013

Former L.A. teacher pleads no contest to charges he fed students semen–laced cookies
Mark Berndt, 62, is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison for the no contest pleas to 23 charges. Berndt taught in the Los Angeles school district for some 30 years, despite complaints about him dating back to the 1990s.
Daily News, November 14, 2013

Iowa daycare worker slams toddler who won't remove coat, killing girl: cops
Daily News, November 04, 2013

Music teacher who allegedly molested 9–year–old girl then offered her mother hush money held without bail
Daily News, August 09, 2013

Child–sex felon worked for City Hall, Chicago school system
Jesus Alanis, 42, of Chicago, a former City Hall and Chicago Public Schools employee [was] convicted in a child–sex case and sentenced to 20 years in prison
Chicago Sun–Times, September 26, 2013

Brooklyn assistant principal and after-school worker groped, raped and tried to coerce sex from students: report
Daily News, September 04, 2013

Former Queens teacher Daniel Reilly pleads guilty to rape charges for having sex with 14–year–old girl
The Daily Newsrefers to the 36–year–old teacher as "bedding" the child, to their "affair," and to Reilly's "sexual relationship with his former student." Hey, guys, Watch Your Language! And in case that's not enough to raise your anger ... the predator is facing only six months in prison.
Daily News, May 21, 2013

UConn professor placed on leave as police investigate sex abuse allegations
Daily News, July 15, 2013

Yeshiva University High School former students file $380 million sex abuse lawsuit
Daily News, July 08, 2013

Bronx teacher arrested after raping 10–year–old student, deceiving parents
Daily News, June 19, 2013

Music teacher made girl, 17, strip naked during singing lessons: lawsuit
Daily News, May 30, 2013

Former Bronx child care employee pleads guilty to production of child pornography
US Department of Homeland Security, May 02, 2013

2 child daycare providers bound legs and arms of babies: cops
Daily News, April 25, 2013

Sex abuse charges dropped against ex–Newton elementary teacher
Massachusetts prosecutors are dropping charges against a disgraced former Newton elementary school teacher who had been accused of sexually assaulting three children, saying they're content to let him serve out a 45–year federal child-porn sentence—and that the victims' families didn't want to force their children into painful trial testimony.
Boston Herald, April 11, 2013

Bronx High School of Science athletic director and two track coaches suspended amid hazing allegations that led to arrest of 3 students
Daily News, March 05, 2013

Janitor Ambiorix Rodriguez, who raped a 12–year–old, gets 20 years to life sentence
Daily News, February 20, 2013

Easter Bunny costume–wearing Brooklyn school aide Taleek Brooks pleads guilty to cell phone recording boy, 11, in sex act
Daily News, February 08, 2013

Facing a painful cross-examination, a 9–year–old special needs student who alleges a former school aide sexually abused him stood up and screamed at the defense attorney for "being a bully."
Daily News, January 25, 2013

Brooklyn yeshiva principal guilty of molesting boys
Daily News, December 03, 2012

12–Year–Old Rape Victim Called "Negligent" and "Careless" by School District in Legal Papers
AlterNet, November 02, 2012

Indonesia Gang-Rape Victim Reportedly Expelled From School For 'Tarnishing Institution's Image'
Huffington Post, October 10, 2012

Delaware day care workers accused of running toddler fight club, August 21, 2012

Teacher on trial for child porn kept journal of hugs
Daily News, August 08, 2012

Assistant principal pulled from Brooklyn's Progress High School for sex remarks to female students applying for summer jobs
Note that he was suspended with pay, but "his secretary Arelis Candelario has been suspended without pay for allegedly misleading investigators during the probe."
Daily News, June 20, 2012

Chancellor Dennis Walcott: UTF protects perverts
Daily News, June 18, 2012

Sixteen teachers singled out for pervy conduct get to keep their jobs in New York City schools
Daily News, April 05, 2012

Outraged parents demand answers over hiring of PS 87 school aide accused of sex abuse
Daily News, February 13, 2012

Teacher charged with sexually abusing student at Orland Park high school
Chicago Sun-Times, February 08, 2012

Miramonte parents shaken by arrest of teacher for lewd acts
Los Angeles Times, February 01, 2012

Woodstock North teacher charged with sexually assaulting student
Chicago Sun-Times, January 20, 2012

Teacher molested 20 girls, he tells police
Daily News, January 05, 2012

Patrick Lott, Middle School Principal, Arrested For Allegedly Recording Boys Showering
Huffington Post, December 28, 2011

Special-ed kid turned camera on bully teacher
Daily News, November 18, 2011

Anthony Alvarez, Former Arvada High School Asst. Principal, Arrested For Alleged Sexual Relationship With 15–Year–Old Student
Huffington Post, September 06, 2011

Park District worker accused of sending naked photos to minor girl
Chicago Sun–Times, August 19, 2011

Republic Middle School in lawsuit after ignoring, expelling student who claimed she was raped
Daily News, August 17, 2011

Judge Transferred Over Alleged Actions in Visitation Case Involving Sex Offender
The National Law Journal, August 13, 2010

Teen sex rap for principal of Bensonhurst private school
New York Daily News, January 26, 2009

Teacher Gets 6 Years In Jail For Sex With 13–Year–Old, September 29, 2008

Child molester hasn't served single day of 43–year prison term, July 24, 2008

Row Over Teacher's Rapist Past
BBC News, June 25, 2004

Court upholds firing of teacher who was NAMBLA member
Associated Press, July 19, 2003

Father of Missing Girl: She "Thinks She's in Love"
The Associated Press, May 8, 2001

Yale Fires Professor for Child Porn
The Associated Press, March 19, 2001

Cops: HIV–Positive Teacher Raped Boy, 9
New York Post, May 3, 2001

California Teacher Sentenced to Prison For Sex With Student
The Associated Press, September 19, 2002

Teacher Sentenced for Molestation
The Associated Press, September 19, 2002

N.J. Teacher Who Had Sex With 13–Year–Old Student Gets Probation
The Associated Press, May 24, 2002

Silently Shifting Teachers in Sex Abuse Cases
The New York Times, June 18, 2002

Teacher Sex Cases Overshadowed By Clergy Scandal
The Associated Press, June 9, 2002

Sex Abuse Case Puts Heat On Charter Schools
The Arizona Republic, June 6, 2002

Former Principal Receives Harsh Sentence on Sex Charges
The Charleston Gazette, March 19, 2002

Blind–Boy Sex Stunner
New York Post, March 15, 2002

Porn fighters break ring of kid—spanking fetishists
Chicago Tribune, March 13, 2002

Hare Krishna Movement Acknowledges Sexual Abuse
Hindustan Times, June 13, 2000

Family Bereft as Abuse Cases Die
The Toronto Star, February 24, 2002

Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse Is Registered Sex Offender In Florida
Mohave Daily News, January 29, 2002

Teachers Commit Many S.Africa Child Rapes—Study
Reuters, January 24, 2002

Court Gives Woman Right to Sue Monongalia BOE
The Dominion Post, November 15, 2001

Breach of Trust: Unwrapping the Saga of 'Coach Ron'
The Daytona Beach News–Journal, June 3, 2001

The Correnti Files
Newsday, April 10, 2001

Woman Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting 12–Year–Old Boy
The Associated Press, August 3, 2001

Student Sex Abuse Runs Rampant
The New York Post, July 30, 2001

Ex–School Worker Gets 160 Years For Sex Abuse
The Associated Press, July 13, 2001

Sex Offender Had Stolen Identity of Dead Teacher, Records Show
The Associated Press, July 8, 2001

Schools Ignore Plan to Thwart Sex Abuse
The New York Times, June 22, 2001

Youth Board Set to Hear Sex Charges Against Two
The Birmingham News, June 16, 2001

Educators Increasingly Accused of Sex Crimes
The Oklahoman Online, June 17, 2001

Ex-Pupils Seek Payback for Abuse at Deaf School
The Boston Globe, June 11, 2001

Hidden and Unreported: Sexual Abuse of Students
The Toronto Star, June 3, 2001

Sexual Attacks in New York City's Schools Are Up Sharply
The New York Times, June 3, 2001

Deal Made in Case of Sex Abuse at Boys Home
Las Vegas Sun, June 1, 2001

Investigative Report: UF Hired Sexual Predator (WPLG-TV Miami), May 30, 2001

Schools' Hiring Has Cracks
Orlando Sentinel, May 25, 2001

Students Often Fail to Recognize Sexual Harassment by Teachers
Sun-Sentinel, May 23, 2001

Teacher's Career Marked by Disturbing Accusations
Sun–Sentinel, January 29, 2001

Psychologist Concedes Teacher's Actions Toward Student Were Predatory
Canadian Press, May 16, 2001

Data Sparse on Sex Abuse by Educators
Newsday, April 10, 2001

Investigating Child Abuse in Ireland
BBC News, September 18, 1999
Series of articles regarding panel appointed to investigate allegations of decades of sexual and physical abuse by the Christian Brothers boarding school and other institutions funded by the government, but run by private religious orders

Principal Resigns Amid Sex Probe (Atlanta), April 01, 2001

Ex–Cadet Officer Apologizes For Molesting Boys
Canadian Press, January 19, 2001

State Lacks Way To Track Abusive Teachers
The Daily Oklahoman, January 14, 2001

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Case Study: Fresh Air Fund
Excerpt from The Battle and the Backlash by David Hechler

Fugitive girls' basketball coach surrenders to Wisconsin cops on sexual assault charges
"Shelton Kingcade, 43, surrendered to Madison police Thursday after being on the run for two days, police said.
The man, who had coached girls' basketball at Madison West High, was suspended in February when school district officials learned of the accusations against him, WKOW-TV reported.
He was also involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, which also got rid of his services."
Daily News, April 30, 2015.

California high school wrestling coach arrested for molesting 25 students: authorities
"The Torrance High School teacher of 25 years has been under investigation since January, when several students came forward, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office."
Daily News, April 16, 2015.

Fired softball coach accused of forcibly touching female players at Nyack College, cops say (VIDEO)
"A former college softball coach charged with 94 counts of harassment and accused of forcibly touching his players was arraigned in Nyack, N.Y., court Monday.
Kurt G. Ludwigsen, 43, of Ridgewood, N.J., was fired in March for preying on his players after less than nine months on the job as the Nyack College softball coach, The Bergen Record reported."
Daily News, April 14, 2015.

Ohio State's women's hockey coach Nate Handrahan out after sexual harassment alleged
"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—The head coach of the Ohio State University women's hockey team sexually harassed players with repeated inappropriate comments, according to an investigation that ended with the coach resigning under threat of firing.
Ex–coach Nate Handrahan also violated university policy against whistleblower retaliation by intimidating and chastising team members after complaints were raised, according to the report."
Associated Press, March 12, 2015.

Internal Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of sexual abuse: lawyer
"His attorney, Tim Hale, won the right to draw from more than 30 years of 'perversion' files kept by the Scouts as evidence at trial to support those allegations. The files cleared for use by Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna D. Geck include 16 years of documents—from 1991 to 2007—that have never been seen before outside the Scouts."
Daily News, January 26, 2015.

Connecticut Boy Scout leader gave kids alcohol, porn before raping them: cops
"Victims said David Kress, former leader of Troop 66, gave them liquor and pornographic magazines before he assaulted them on campgrounds and in his home, according to his newly released arrest warrant. Over a period of 20 years, he allegedly raped at least six boys between ages 11 and 16."
Daily News, November 18, 2014

Florida Catholic high school wrestling coach accused of beating naked students
"A 45–year–old Catholic high school wrestling coach and history teacher has been arrested and charged with battery for allegedly "punishing" two students by forcing them to get undressed, then beating their bare bodies, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 21, 2014.

Martial arts teacher gets 90 years for sex abuse
"20-year-old Christopher M. Horton of Highland was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge David Herndon.
Horton pleaded guilty in October to five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a child."
Associated Press, March 8, 2014.

Youth Gymnastics Coach Accused of Sex With 13–Year–Old in [Florida].
"Jail records indicate that Henry is a coach with Elite World Gymnastics in Lakeland. It was unclear whether the victim was one of his students."
This is second time in recent months that Henry has been charged with a crime involving children.
Tampa Bay Times, July 30, 2014.

Exclusive: 2 victims of East Side pedophile help gather evidence decades later
Michael M. and John Kirby, now both in their 40s, tell the Daily News how Stephen Brown, now 62, lured them to his apartment in the mid–1980s before sexually abusing them. The men spotted Brown — who was recently busted with a massive child pornography stash — on the prowl in Central Park in recent years, so they snapped photos of him interacting with younger boys and gave the images to investigators.
Daily News, May 04, 2014.

Alto man called skilled manipulator & child predator
An ex–youth pastor already serving time for distributing child pornography was given another prison term today for molesting a boy in 2011.
WZZM Channel 13,April 14, 2014.

Violinist's suicide "could and should" have been prevented.
"The panel believes that Mrs A's abuse as a young woman at Chetham's School, the lack of attention that was paid to her safety and the failure to look into the protection of other young pupils who were also sexually abused by their teachers, marked a significant breach of child protection practice."
BBC News,April 10, 2014

Fla dance instructor convicted of sexually abusing teenage pupil at national convention
Nichol Marie Phelps, 30, was convicted in an Orange County courtroom Friday after pursuing a sexual relationship with a girl who was just 13 when they first met, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
New York Daily News, March 31, 2014.

Judge rules plaintiffs can proceed with abuse case against United Airlines
A federal bankruptcy judge ruled last week that seven plaintiffs can proceed with a sexual abuse civil case against United Airlines in state court. Lawyers for United Airlines had argued that Marvin Lovett, the man who allegedly preyed on the then fifth–graders, was "involved in the Believers" mentoring program but was not an employee of United or the United Airlines Foundation.
Chicago Sun–Times, March 24, 2014

Former girls' basketball coach Kirby Dixon is jailed at his sex abuse trial after lewd photos surface online
Dixon, a former volunteer assistant coach at Murry Bergtraum High School, was hauled off to Rikers Island after raunchy photos of one of his accusers popped up on a blog sympathetic to Dixon
Daily News, February 10, 2014

Florida child porn suspect admits to molesting Boy Scouts on camping trips: cops
Authorities say Fleetwood Peeples, 76, confessed to abusing and taking nude photos of young boys while they were in his care in the early 1980s.
Daily News, February 21, 2014

Former church camp leader accused of sexually assaulting young girls
Cherie Carlson allegedly recited bible lessons while fondling a teenage girl at Wisconsin's Camp Awana in the 1990s. Carlson, who was employed by Chicago's North Side Gospel Center at the time, is now facing charges of oral sex and penetration. A lawsuit against her claims there could be more victims.
Daily News, December 20, 2013

Popular Northern California junior golf coach faces 65 child sex abuse charges
Andrew Nisbet, 31, molested at least two boy students between 12 and 17 years old, cops said. He used his position as golf pro at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore to find and 'groom' kids for sex, police said.
Daily News, December 10, 2013

Cheerleading coach cuts plea deal with prosecutors after admitting giving oral sex to 17–year–old boy student
Daily News, February 15, 2013

Dragon Con co–founder Ed Kramer enters plea, will not go to prison
Gwinnett Daily Post, December 03, 2013

Texas cheerleading coach accused of sexually assaulting teen girl on three occasions
Daily News, November 22, 2013

Karate teacher told boys sex acts were required for 'secret society': official
Robert Earle Keith, a convicted sexual predator who has been accused of sexually assaulting three male students at his dojo in Kalamazoo, Mich., allegedly told the teens that 'pleasing their master' was needed to join a secret society that was part of the black belt process.
Daily News, November 02, 2013

Former Pennsylvania youth football coach charged with raping cheerleader
Bucks County authorities say the victim was just 11 years old when Keith Peschen, a married dad, started having sex with her at his home and in parking lots. Authorities are investigating whether the former president of the Levittown Lions Youth Football Club targeted any other children.
Daily News, November 02, 2013

Ex–swimming coach Rick Curl gets 7 years in child sex abuse case
Former D.C. area swimming coach Rick Curl was sentenced to seven years in prison for child sexual abuse at a hearing Thursday that also featured a revelation from Curl's attorney that the University of Maryland knew about the abuse more than 25 years ago.
Washington Post, May 23, 2013

Ex–NY Boy Scout leader pleads guilty to child porn
Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2013

Former Oregon basketball coach pleads guilty to kidnapping, beating 13–year–old to make him attend practice
Daily News, March 19, 2013

Siblings discover document detailing their father's molestation of Boy Scouts, sparking them to recall their own abuse
Daily News, February 17, 2013

L.I. Boy Scouts leader arrested on child porn charges
Daily News, December 12, 2012

Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in
Boy Scouts of America fought the trend of adopting criminal background checks for volunteers and staff, unknowingly allowing convicted child sex offenders to join.
Los Angeles Times, December 02, 2012

Details of the Jerry Sandusky verdict
CNN, June 22, 2012


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