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Sep
12
2011
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 10:54 AM          
From Darkness into Light: Megan Peterson's Case of Triumph

When I first met Megan Peterson in 2007 she was a scared child on a path toward destruction. Life had left her so scarred that she couldn’t even meet my gaze. She was self-loathing and in a deep depression; she now admits that she had no intention of living. Recognizing the potential for further trauma to Megan if litigation ensued, we approached legal action cautiously.  We also knew it couldn’t get much worse for Megan, so with hope of a positive outcome, we filed a lawsuit using the pseudonym Jane Doe 121.

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Aug
18
2011
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 11:31 AM          
Ireland Prime Minister calls on Vatican to come up with $2 billion for abuse survivors

Ireland has been abuzz with news in the last few weeks. First, after sharply denouncing the Vatican’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is now calling on the Vatican for money. In support of a compensation bill that would create a fund to compensate victims of child sexual abuse, many of whom were abused in Catholic schools or homes, Kenny is asking the Vatican to contribute close to $2 billion.

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Jul
28
2011
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 2:37 PM          
Denial Extends to UK: Diocese Asks High Court for Unprecedented Absolution

The UK's high court heard the case of a woman this month, "JGE," who was six years old when she was sexually abused by a priest at a children’s home in Portsmouth, England. "JGE" was abused by Father Wilfred Baldwin, a priest in the Diocese of Portsmouth, who visited Firs children’s home regularly. In addition to her negligence claim against the nuns who ran Firs, "JGE" and her attorneys say that Fr. Baldwin was working as a priest in the Diocese, so the Diocese is also responsible.

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