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Nov
07
2011
Article: Glenn Smith | 9:01 AM          
A time to talk to children

Experts say it's important for parents to talk openly, honestly and calmly to kids about cases like the Skip ReVille sexual molestation scandal, tailoring the information to the age and maturity of the child. For young children, it might be best to describe such situations in general terms, explaining that a bad person touched someone inappropriately in a private place. Older kids might prefer to read newspaper accounts or discuss the incidents in far greater detail. The main point is creating a safe place where children feel comfortable sharing information and feelings, knowing they won't...

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Oct
26
2011
Documents: | 12:58 PM          
Christian Retreat Center added as defendant in lawsuit accusing Florida minister of sexually abusing minor female

A child sexual abuse case involving a Northern Minnesota child, originally filed in July of 2010 in Federal District Court against Florida-based Gospel Crusades leader Dr. Gerald Derstine, has added the retreat center at which the abuse allegedly occurred as a defendant--a move that requires...

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Documents: | 11:50 AM          
Lawsuit Re-Filed in Becker County against Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat, Gospel Crusade, Derstine

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Oct
24
2011
Documents: | 3:16 PM          
Order Denying Defendant Conception Abbey's Motion to Dismiss

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Documents: | 3:09 PM          
Petition: John Doe 181 V. Conception Abbey, INC

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Oct
20
2011
Documents: | 1:15 PM          
Statement of Jeff Anderson Re: Guilty Plea of Oliver O'Grady for possession of child pornography

"We and the many families who have been wounded by Oliver O'Grady are deeply relieved that this serial predator who has caused so much pain for so long is finally found guilty.  O'Grady's plea of guilty to possessing child pornography represents a current day demonstration of the seriousness of his crimes and the danger he continues to pose to children because of his inability to control himself.   Along with the families we have represented whose lives have been devastated by Oliver O'Grady, we applaud every family and law enforcement agent who brought this to bear. We are als...

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Oct
19
2011
Documents: | 12:54 PM          
Complaint Against Philadelphia Archdiocese for Clergy Abuse at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish

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Documents: | 12:35 PM          
New lawsuit says seminarian abused altar boy beginning in 1996 at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia

Prominent clergy abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson, Dan Monahan and Marci Hamilton announced a new lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Cardinal Justin Rigali and Father William Ayers, on behalf of a Philadelphia man (John Doe 187) who alleges he was sexually abused from 1996 through 1999 by Ayers at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia.   The clergy ...

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Oct
17
2011
Article: New York Times - A. G. SULZBERGER and LAURIE GOODSTEIN | 12:20 PM          
New York Times - Bishop Indicted; Charge Is Failing to Report Abuse

A bishop in the Roman Catholic Church has been indicted for failure to report suspected child abuse, the first time in the 25-year history of the church’s sex abuse scandals that the leader of an American diocese has been held criminally liable for the behavior of a priest he supervised. The indictment of the bishop, Robert W. Finn, and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph by a county grand jury was announced on Friday. Each was charged with one misdemeanor count involving a priest accused of taking pornographic photographs of girls as recently as this year.

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Oct
14
2011
Article: | 3:02 PM          
Statement of Clergy Abuse Attorney Jeff Anderson Concerning the Action of the Jackson County Grand Jury

“This action, coupled with the Philadelphia  Grand Jury indictments in January for the cover-up of clergy abuse in that diocese, is a historic time in the history of the clergy abuse tragedy in America.  On behalf the of the hundreds of survivors of clergy abuse in the United States, I want to thank the Jackson County Attorney and the citizen Grand Jurors of Jackson County, Missouri, for ...

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