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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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December 26, 2019
Court finds Mormon church blocked southern Alberta police investigation into sex abuse of young girls in 1980s

More than 30 years ago, the Mormon church participated in the cover-up of the sexual assualt of several young girls in southern Alberta, instructing the abuser not to go to plice, according to an Alberta judge who has rendered a decision in the case. These findings are laid out in the decision of Lethbridge justice […]

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December 23, 2019
Pope removes shroud of secrecy from clergy sex abuse cases

Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases Tuesday, responding to mounting criticism that the rule of “pontifical secrecy" has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and prevent police from investigating crimes. Victims and their advocates cheered the move as long overdue, but cautioned that […]

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October 15, 2019
Child Abuse Survivor Kristy Johnson and her Attorneys Speak Out About Recently Signed Assembly Bill 218

New California law opens a legal window to hold institutions accountable for protecting sexual predators at the expense of children (Los Angeles, California - October 15, 2019) Sunday Evening, October 13, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 218, the California Child Victims Act, allowing a three- year window, starting January 1, 2020, for sexual abuse […]

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September 27, 2019
Sex Abuse Expert Discusses the Challenges of Coming Forward

This special report explains why survivors do not report sexual abuse or wait to report until much later in life. Many people are suffering in silence from horrific abuse suffered early in life. It is important to understand, listen and not ask "why did it take so long." Watch "No is the easiest lie to […]

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May 8, 2019
Law empowers adult survivors of child sexual abuse

California is empowering adult survivors of child sexual abuse by giving them more time to legally hold abusers and their enablers accountable. Read more about this latest development.

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