Tag Archives: child sexual abuse


Posted 10 months ago in Crime by Janet Raasch  
Federal and State Laws Aim to Keep Tabs on Sex Offenders

When it comes to treatment of convicted sex offenders, Americans and the American justice system are very concerned. Sex offenders are seen as targeting the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children. They are often subject to longer prison terms and closer supervision once released than other kinds of offenders. Currently, there are about 747,500 registered sex offenders in the United States. About one-third of these individuals are currently under close supervision, in prison or jail, in halfway houses or …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Ex-Boy Scouts File Suit After Abuse by Prolific Molester

Fifteen former Boy Scouts filed a lawsuit today claiming that the local and national Scouting organizations didn’t do enough to protect them from being molested by their scoutmaster. The plaintiffs, all named as John Doe, were in a troop in suburban Chicago and allege that they were assaulted by notorious pedophile Thomas Hacker between 1980 and 1987. Hacker is currently serving two concurrent 50-year sentences after a 1989 conviction for aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year-old. Known as “the most …

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Pope to Step Down After 8 Years of Legal Tumult

Pope Benedict XVI on Feb. 11 announced that due to health concerns, he will step down from his position at the end of the month. The pope, 85 years old, is reportedly not suffering any serious illness; he reportedly said his strength is depleted and plans to retire to a more quiet life. Having presided over the Catholic world for only eight years, it’s understandable Pope Benedict is tired: The church has dealt with some serious controversy and legal problems …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Litigation Personal Injury Video by John McCarthy  
Ex-Boy Scout Trial Exposes Group’s “Pervert” Cover-up [Video]

  Although it’s the motto of the Boy Scouts — the organization was NOT so “prepared” in protecting its members against sexual child abuse.  Lawyers.com journalist John McCarthy introduces you to Douglas Sovereign Smith, a convicted sex offender and the former national chair of the Youth Protection Task Force for the You’ll meet Kerry Lewis, of Portland, Ore. He had the courage to take on the Boy Scouts, after being victimized by a child molester. He explains his motivation for …

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