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Sexual Assault

The Consequences of Sexual Abuse and Assault Researchers estimate that there are 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States. According to statistics from the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN), every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Every 9 minutes, that victim is a child….

Filing Lawsuits Over Florida Sexual Abuse of Boy Scouts Coming forward with sexual abuse allegations is not an easy thing to do. It often resurfaces excruciating memories. Statistically, the average age for a victim of abuse to come forward is 52 years old. Many victims go their whole lives keeping…

Alleged Kurn Hattin Sexual Abuse Leads to Investigation Recently, a group of former students that attended the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children came forward with allegations of sexual abuse from the institution’s faculty. The allegations of sexual abuse come over 40 years after the abuse that occurred to the now-adult…

What can you do if you were assaulted or raped on a cruise ship? Your cruise vacation has been booked and you are picturing yourself laying poolside with a drink in hand.  You look forward to the food, gambling, excursions and shows – a fun and relaxing vacation. What you’re…

Lawsuits Against Catholic Priests Guilty of Sexual Abuse In recent years, the tragic history of sexual abuse of child parishioners by priests has shaken the Catholic Church. In every U.S. state, and around the globe, investigations have uncovered thousands of credible allegations of sexual misconduct committed by priests over decades….

Looking Up Catholic Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse In recent years, information has emerged that details the history of abuse committed by Catholic priests against children and other parishioners. While painful, every new revelation serves to bring Church wrongdoing to light, exposing how Church institutions have often protected abuser-priests at…

Holding Priests Accountable for Sexual Abuse If the early 21st century has had a common theme, one could argue it consists of a surge in efforts to hold historically protected and powerful individuals and institutions accountable for long-running, long-ignored misconduct. The reckoning that has come upon the Catholic Church stands…