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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine: End statute of limitation for rape, other sex crimes after abuse by OSU doctor

COLUMBUS – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says it’s time to end Ohio’s statute of limitation for rape and other sex crimes. DeWine’s comments follow a report that found at least 177 men were sexually abused by former Ohio State University doctor Richard Strauss. Strauss killed himself in 2005.


Native American victims of sex abuse at Catholic boarding schools fight for justice

MARTY—There is a feel to the old place that still haunts her. Even with construction crews working the earth and birds chirping noisily in the trees above, she can feel the silence. Behind the silence, sadness and horror.


In court, Roxborough woman recounts alleged rape by priest also charged with making sex tapes

As a teenager committed to her Roman Catholic faith, she thought she was doing everything right. She volunteered as an altar server at her Roxborough parish. She sang in the choir and worked nights and weekends as a fill-in secretary at the church office.


Former Hays County deacon accused of sexually assaulting young girls for years

Multiple sex abuse charges could be filed soon against a former Baptist deacon. 85-year-old Charles Sweet was charged with two counts of indecency with a child by contact on Wednesday, and investigators say there are more victims.


Police searching Catholic Diocese of Dallas in sex abuse scandal

DALLAS — Dallas police are searching the Catholic Diocese of Dallas in connection with allegations that priests have sexually abused children. 


’N.J. is going to find out who the hidden predators are.’ Sexual abuse survivors praise tough new law.

Todd Kostrub of Surf City started coming to the Statehouse in Trenton seven years ago to publicly share the dark secret that took him years to admit: His parish priest started raping him when he was a 7-year-old altar boy.


Murphy will sign law Monday giving N.J. sexual abuse victims far more time to sue

Gov. Phil Murphy will sign the broadest law in the nation Monday that will vastly expand the amount of time victims of sexual assault will be allowed to bring a lawsuit against predators and the nonprofit organizations that employed them.


San Diego woman accuses Monsignor of sexual abuse, asks for other victims to come forward

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Friday, a San Diego woman recounted how she was sexually abused by her priest at St. Jude when she was young, hoping it would encourage others to come forward.


For the first time, a Bakersfield man details alleged sexual abuse by Monsignor Craig Harrison

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — An attorney representing a Bakersfield man who says he was inappropriately touched by Monsignor Craig Harrisonsays he has been trying to file a police report for the past week with Bakersfield Police on behalf of his client, but has received mixed messages of where to file the report.


‘I don’t care if you use my name:’ Survivors of abuse find strength in local group

The conversation begins on the condition of anonymity, the topic a deeply personal and painful one for this man – his abuse as a teenager at the hands of a Catholic priest. He’s come to Harrisonburg to meet with a group of fellow survivors of sexual abuse. The group is part of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or “SNAP,” a national organization with a mission to “Protect the vulnerable. Heal the wounded. Expose the truth.”


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