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Jan
31
2012
Article: Conrad Wilson, Minnesota Public Radio | 10:33 AM          
MPR News: Anderson campaigns to publish names of alleged abusive priests

For at least the last 10 years, Catholic dioceses across the country have created lists of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct.The lists have long been kept private by church officials. But over the last decade, dioceses in San Diego, Chicago, Boston and other cities have released such lists, largely under pressure.None of the six dioceses in Minnesota have yet published the names of the priests credibly accused. But some want that to change.Among them is St. Paul Attorney Jeff Anderson, who is well-known for representing victims and alleged victims of sexual abuse...

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Jan
30
2012
Documents: | 1:53 PM          
Statement of Jeff Anderson Re: Sentencing of Oliver O'Grady for possession of child pornography

"We, and the many families and victims in the Diocese of Stockton, California, who have been wounded by the defrocked pedophile priest Oliver O'Grady are deeply gratified with the news today that an Ireland court has sentenced him to three years in prison for the possession of over 65,000 pornographic images of children on his laptop.    Those feelings, however, are mixed with fear that upon his release, he ...

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Jan
29
2012
Article: Jessica Ravitz, CNN | 1:49 PM          
CNN: For men and boys, a silver lining amid sex abuse scandals

Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and boys being abused today, step out of the shadows and get the support they deserve. They also hope society can become better educated about the issue. "The allegations have kick-started a public dialogue about sexual violence and the community's responsibility," says Jennifer Marsh, who directs hotlines at RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. "It's a conversation we have to have and can't shy away from.

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Jan
13
2012
Article: Annysa Johnson | 10:24 AM          
Journal Sentinel: Archdiocese's strategy might disqualify abuse victims

With just weeks to go before a Feb. 1 deadline in its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is casting a wide net in search of clergy sex abuse victims who might seek to file claims, publishing ads in state and national newspapers and asking its parishes and schools to spread the word. At the same time, victims advocates say, the archdiocese is embarking on a legal strategy that could result in the vast majority of the nearly 200 sex abuse claims filed to date being thrown out of court, leaving those victims ineligible for a financial settlement from the church - and perhaps changing the...

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Jan
11
2012
Article: Peter Jamison | 12:24 PM          
SF Weekly: Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defended Pedophile Priest

The death of journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens last month gave those familiar with his work a chance to revisit one of his more controversial subjects: the Albanian nun Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known to the world as Mother Teresa. In his 1997 book, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, Hitchens argued that the "Saint of Calcutta," who founded and headed the international Missionaries of Charity order, enjoyed undeserved esteem.Despite her humanitarian reputation and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, Mother Teresa had set up a worldwide system of "homes for the ...

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Jan
04
2012
Article: Joel Rose | 2:56 PM          
NPR discusses changes to the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse

Stories of child sexual abuse dominated the headlines in 2011, but because the alleged crimes happened so long ago, few of the victims in those cases were able to sue their abusers.

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Dec
15
2011
Article: CBS Pittsburgh | 2:44 PM          
CBS Pittsburgh: New Details Emerge After Priest Arrested On Child Porn Charges

A local priest who was arrested on child pornography charges was allegedly traveling overseas to an area notorious for its sex industry. Sources close to the investigation told the KDKA Investigators that Fr. Bartl Sorensen travelled to Amsterdam several times. This information, along with thousands of new images found in Fr. Sorensen’s bedroom has investigators concerned he may have had sexual contact with children. According to sources, investigators are now looking through thousands of pornographic images found following a search of the rectory at St. John Fisher ...

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Article: Glenn Smith | 10:37 AM          
Post and Courier: Citadel target of sex-abuse lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against The Citadel on Wednesday seeks a court mandate that would require the military college to report all child sexual abuse complaints or face contempt charges. Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Gregg Meyers filed suit against The Citadel on behalf of the mother of a young man who allegedly was sexually abused by Louis "Skip" ReVille after the school failed to report a complaint about the former cadet. The lawsuit alleges that The Citadel was grossly negligent in not reporting a former summer camper's claim that ReVille showed young boys porn and masturbated with them at The Ci...

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Article: By Natalie Caula | 10:34 AM          
ABC news 4: Civil suit filed against The Citadel for negligence in ReVille case

The first suit against The Citadel for the school's role in the Louis "Skip" ReVille case was filed Wednesday. One of the attorneys, Jeff Anderson, is the same man who's filed similar suits against Penn State and Syracuse. "Some people think this lawsuit is designed to take The Citadel down, but frankly it's designed to help them clean it up," Anderson said. Attorneys say the child did not attend the military college, but claims since The Citadel's leaders failed to report sexual allegations made about ReVille to law enforcement. Attorneys claim The Citadel is part...

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Dec
14
2011
Documents: | 9:25 AM          
Complaint: Mother Doe A vs. The Citadel

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