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WV--WV Supreme Court says Mormon multi-state sex abuse lawsuit can move forward

WV Supreme Court says Mormon multi-state sex abuse lawsuit can move forward

Lawsuit alleges bishops covered up teen’s 2005 Utah conviction for sex offenses and recommended teen as babysitter for young families

Sexually violent offender, Michael Jensen, is serving 35 to 75-year sentence for child sexual abuse

Evidence points to widespread cover-up

In a stunning victory for nine victims of child sexual abuse in the Mormon Church, the West Virginia Supreme Court on Friday formally overturned a lower court, ruling there was evidence that high-ranking Mormon officials covered up for a sexually violent predator for years, allowing him to molest children in Utah and West Virginia.

     

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National: Survivors’ group understands victims’ distress over US Gymnastics plea deal, wants feds to apologize to victims

For immediate release, Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Statement by Melanie Sakoda of Moraga, California, Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

A former US Gymnastics doctor, who stands accused of sexually abusing over a hundred of his female patients, will be going to prison on federal child pornography charges. However, as part of his plea deal, none of the federal molestation charges against him will be pursued.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/11/536568612/doctor-accused-of-molesting-u-s-gymnasts-to-plead-guilty-to-other-charges

As members of the national survivors group SNAP, we glad that Dr. Larry Nassar will be serving time behind bars. Moreover, we appreciate that Nassar still faces numerous criminal charges in state courts and could face life in prison. He also faces civil suits that may expose men and women who knew about Nassar’s crimes and did little to nothing to stop them.

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