Tag Archives: sexual abuse


Posted 6 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 8 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Penn State Settles First Sandusky Molestation Suits

Eight molestation victims of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky have reached settlements with the university, including Sandusky’s own adopted son. More agreements are expected to be announced soon.  The first plaintiff to agree to a settlement, called Victim 5 during Sandusky’s criminal trial, was assaulted by the disgraced coach in 2001 and announced a settlement early last week. The financial terms of the settlement are undisclosed, but the university has budgeted $60 million in total. Seven other victims, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
Horace Mann Negotiating with Sexually Abused Students

Former students who say they were sexually abused by teachers at the elite Horace Mann School in the Bronx in New York are in talks with the school over a settlement, and one has filed a lawsuit. An alumni group is also pressing the school to submit to an independent investigation and come clean about the years of abuse it says its classmates endured.   News Story Brings Students Forward Horace Mann is reportedly negotiating with a group of 32 …

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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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Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim brings you today’s Newsbreak, an update on legal cases from around the country. Betsy reports on why the 7th Circuit struck down Indiana’s law banning sex offenders from Facebook and other social media. The Indiana ACLU represented a group convicted of sexual crimes, who had completed their sentences. The state attorney general had argued the law was to protect children from sexual predators trolling the Internet. Our Newsbreak also explains a court decision granting …

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