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June 25, 2022
Dozens of Northern California Priests Facing Child Sex Abuse Claims

NBC Bay Area’s investigation mined a trove of new court filings, revealing startling child sexual abuse allegations against Catholic priests and institutions across Northern California. They show what the public previously knew about the scandal is potentially the tip of the iceberg. This story, published June 22, 2022, is yet another example of how trusted […]

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May 26, 2022
Pastor confessed to ‘adultery.’ The woman cried out: ‘I was just 16'

As a community we must open our hearts, minds and arms to the survivors of sexual abuse. Survivors of these horrible experiences need to know they are not to blame.  They are not responsible for the grooming, the lying and the assaults perpetrated on them by adults who know better.  The Indiana Pastor and his […]

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May 26, 2022
Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, kept secret database, report says

When organizations hold themselves out as being there for others and then choose to protect the organization at the expense of the individual you know they are not to be trusted.  Transparency, responsibility and accountability must be fundamental requirements for all organizations, particularly religious organizations that have hidden abuse for all too long.  The Southern […]

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January 25, 2022
U. of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse by a former sports doctor

The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor during his nearly four-decade career at the school, the university and those involved in the settlement announced Wednesday. "We hope this settlement will begin the healing process for […]

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December 28, 2021
San Francisco Archdiocese Quietly Puts Priest On Leave After Abuse Allegation

In late October a parish priest from the Archdiocese of San Francisco was quietly put on leave by Catholic officials after they received an allegation of abuse. While we are grateful that Fr. David Ghiorso was immediately put on leave, as best we can tell, the information about this accusation was not shared with the […]

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November 10, 2021
Former Catholic priest indicted on child-molestation charges

According to a story in the Providence Journal, a grand jury has returned an 11-count indictment against former priest James Silva alleging he sexually assaulted a boy younger than 14 between 1989 and 1990 while an administrator in the Office of Ministerial Formation within the Diocese of Providence. Silva, now 81, faces two counts of […]

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August 25, 2021
Report: Ojai's elite Thacher School allowed decades of alleged sexual abuse, misconduct

The VC Star reports that exclusive boarding school in the Ojai Valley released the findings of a review this week that detailed alleged sexual misconduct and abuse spanning 40 years. The 91-page document takes from a months-long investigation that gathered numerous reports of sexual misconduct by faculty, staff and students following social media posts that […]

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August 25, 2021
Editorial: Name removals a step toward resetting Thacher's moral compass

In acting to remove the name of its longtime former headmaster from the school’s dining hall, directors of Ojai’s Thacher School have taken a symbolic yet significant step toward moving forward in the wake of an alarming report that detailed a culture of tolerance toward sexual misconduct at the campus, says VC Star Editorial Board. […]

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August 25, 2021
Ojai boarding school strips former head’s name from campus after sexual abuse report

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Thacher School, among California’s most elite private schools, announced Thursday that it would remove the name of its former head of school from the campus dining hall and athletic field. The move is part of a series of steps following a report last month that detailed decades of […]

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September 20, 2020
Boy Scouts Filing Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Face Deadline Agreed to in Bankruptcy Deal

Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America and scouting abuse victims agreed during federal bankruptcy proceedings on a Nov. 16 deadline by which victims must come forward with a claim or be barred from bringing one later. The Boy Scouts said in a statement that the organization is committed to compensating victims as it goes […]

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