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Families' Lawsuit Claims Child Abuse At Church Day Care

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — In 2019, the families of five children aged 4 and 5 attended the Glen Mar Early Learning Center, an extension of the Glen Mar United Methodist Church in Ellicott City. The families believed their children were safe there, but according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of those children, an employee sexually abused them during naptime and possibly elsewhere at the facility.

Top U.S. Swim Coaches Abused Teens, Impregnated Them, Covered It Up for Decades: Lawsuits

As an 11-year-old chosen to train under legendary swim coach Andrew King, Debra Grodensky believed she was destined to become an Olympic star. However, by 15, she had quit the sport out of fear following years of disturbing alleged sexual assault by King that culminated in her coach, then 37, asking her to marry him.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests hold protest in response to new St. Louis archbishop

ST. LOUIS — The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) held a protest Wednesday morning in response to the new St. Louis archbishop-elect.

Richmond diocese reviews allegations against four ex-priests

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced it has begun reviewing child sexual abuse allegations made against four former priests in Virginia.

NCAA argues in sex abuse case it has no legal duty to protect athletes

Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich was not surprised when she read the NCAA’s latest response to the lawsuit she and two other track and field athletes filed against the organization.

N.J. sexual abuse law survives catholic school’s challenge

Morristown, N.J. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a New Jersey statute that gives victims of sexual abuse more time to sue.

Brooklyn bishop accused by 2nd man of sex abuse in the 1970s

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey.

Child Victims Act gets 1-year extension

ALBANY — The Child Victims Act received a second extension, bringing the filing deadline for child sexual abuse cases past the statute of limitations to Aug. 14, 2021.

St. Cloud Diocese, abuse survivors agree on framework to resolve claims

ST. CLOUD, MINN. — The Diocese of St. Cloud and survivors of clergy sexual abuse have reached an agreement on a framework for a resolution of all clergy sexual abuse claims against the diocese and area parishes.

Boy Scout Victims' Choice: Sue Rashly, Or Wait And Risk Loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended, or wait and sue local councils, perhaps putting them at greater risk of losing.

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