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Jun
22
2012
Article: Kimberly Kaplan, NBC News, and M. Alex Johnson, msnbc.com | 11:45 PM          
NBC: Sandusky convicted of 45 counts, plans to appeal

Updated at 11:37 p.m. ET: BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse Friday night and faces spending the rest of his life in state prison. His attorney said he would appeal the verdict.Sandusky's attorney, Joseph Amendola, asked Judge John Cleland to allow Sandusky to be released on house arrest, but Cleland summarily rejected the request, saying: "Bail is revoked. Mr. Sandusky is remanded to the custody of the sheriff." Sandusky was immediately led out of the courthouse in handcuffs as a large crowd of onlookers cheered. Sentencing was set for late Septe...

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Documents: | 4:00 PM          
Jeff Anderson - Philadelphia Jury Convicts Lynn: The Truth Is Now Revealed

The jury’s decision is not a full reckoning but the truth is now revealed. This trial is unprecedented; it has set a pathway and a standard for prosecutors across the United States and made it less likely for the secrets, patterns and practices of the past to be repeated.

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Jun
21
2012
Documents: | 3:56 PM          
Penn State Sexual Abuse Survivor Travis Weaver Steps Forward With Strength and Courage to Discuss Abuse by Jerry Sandusky

We applaud Travis Weaver for his courage and desire to speak out in order to help others. Travis came to us expressing great sorrow and guilt over the kids that followed him and experienced sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky.

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Article: Anna Schecter - Rock Center | 2:46 PM          
Survivor comes forward with strength and courage using his name to speak of sexual abuse by Sandusky

A 30-year-old Ohio man is the first accuser of former Penn State football Coach Jerry Sandusky to speak publicly about the sexual abuse he says he endured.Travis Weaver, in an exclusive interview to be broadcast Thursday, June 21 at 10pm/9c on NBC's Rock Center, said Sandusky performed oral sex on him in the upstairs bedroom of the Sandusky home, right across the hall from Sandusky’s wife, Dottie.Weaver said Dottie Sandusky never witnessed firsthand any of the abuse but he suspects she had an idea of what was going on.“How could you not know?” asked Weaver in the interview.The trial has grabbe...

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Jun
19
2012
Article: Amy Worden and INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU | 10:02 AM          
Philly.com: Pa. lawmakers try new approach on liability for claims of past sex abuse

Two Philadelphia lawmakers are making an end run around the legislative process to try to get their stalled child-abuse protection bills to a House floor vote.State Reps. Michael McGeehan and Louise Williams Bishop, both Democrats, say the overlapping trials of two Philadelphia Archdiocese priests and former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are reason enough to consider their bills, which seek to expand the statutes of limitations for civil and criminal liability in claims of past assaults on children."Sexual abuse of children is at the forefro...

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Jun
14
2012
Article: | 2:19 PM          
Video of Press Conference: Second woman sues Crookston diocese over sex abuse claims

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Documents: | 11:31 AM          
Complaint: Jane doe 122 v. Diocese of Crookston

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Article: LAURIE GOODSTEIN and ERIK ECKHOLM | 9:58 AM          
Church Battles Efforts to Ease Sex Abuse Suits

While the first criminal trial of a Roman Catholic church official accused of covering up child sexual abuse has drawn national attention to Philadelphia, the church has been quietly engaged in equally consequential battles over abuse, not in courtrooms but in state legislatures around the country. The fights concern proposals to loosen statutes of limitations, which impose deadlines on when victims can bring civil suits or prosecutors can press charges. These time limits, set state by state, have held down the number of criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits against all kinds of people accu...

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Jun
13
2012
Documents: | 3:05 PM          
Second lawsuit to be filed against priest who fled to India after being accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls

At a press conference on Thursday in St. Paul, clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson will announce a new lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Crookston and involving the sexual abuse in 2005 of a teenage girl by a priest on loan from India.  The priest, Reverend Joseph Jeyapaul, who was also charged criminally by Roseau County authorities, fled the diocese prior to the charges being filed and returned to India where he was recently arrested as a fugitive from justice.

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Documents: | 3:00 PM          
Los Angeles man's claim says priest and bishop raped him as a child at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Kailua, Oahu

Nationally prominent clergy abuse law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates, announced today the filing of a civil lawsuit on behalf of Los Angeles man who says he was sexually abused in between 1973 and 1978 by two different priests when he was a catechism student and altar boy at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua, Oahu Hawaii.

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