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November 20, 2020

Staff at Green Chimneys School in Brewster, NY accused of sexually abusing children

  Teachers and staff at the once prestigious Green Chimneys School in Brewster, NY are now being accused of  child abuse, including child sex abuse, spanning over the course of decades. Green Chimneys School describes itself as a school designed for students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional educational program and benefit from a small, structured and therapeutically supportive setting. It is not uncommon for  children that have special needs and easily  manipulated to be abused. Green Chimney School in Brewster, NY was a residential school for children that the NY Public School System could not handle. The Headmaster […]
November 18, 2020

Over 90,000 claims filed against Boy Scouts Of America this week

    Larry Akers is among the thousands of people who filed civil lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America before the deadline this week. He was only was 9 years old when a Boy Scout leader from the neighborhood troop in Hamilton, began giving him extra private attention. At the time, Akers had recently lost his father, so he felt special when the troop leader invited him to sleep over.   Akers, now age 60,  was confused and uncomfortable when the leader started touching him, but without a dad at home to talk to, he would just ignore the warning […]
November 16, 2020

Cardinal Vincent Nichols allegedly ignored child sex abuse claims

    Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, was asked by Pope Francis  to remain in his post, regardless of a report that claimed he ignored allegations of child sex abuse during his leadership. The report alleges that Cardinal Nichols worried more about his position and power than the welfare of young children.  According to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), a 162 page report,  “the church’s neglect of the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of children and young people in favour of protecting its reputation was in conflict with its […]
November 10, 2020

Investigation of Theodore McCarrick alleged child sexual abuse reported to Pope John Paul II; yet still promoted to highest official

  An  internal investigation conducted by the Vatican alleging that the late Pope John Paul II was warned about allegations that Theodore McCarrick sexually abused children was just disclosed to the public today. The investigation concludes that Pope John Paul II knew of these allegations and still promoted McCarrick  to Archbishop of Washington.  McCarrick was one of  the highest ranking Church officials to be defrocked over sexual abuse allegations and the two year investigation outlined how McCarrick was allowed to rise through the hierarchy.   In 2001, John Paul assigned McCarrick to Archbishop of Washington, where McCarrick continued his growth […]
November 6, 2020

Monsignor Joseph Kelly, latest priest to be named in the Diocese of Scranton sex abuse scandal

  Diocese of Scranton is still in the news regarding the priest sex abuse scandal. It’s been over  two years since the Pennsylvania’s Diocese of Scranton clergy sex abuse scandal came to light and the list of named priests continues to grow.  Over a  dozen clergy members of Diocese of Scranton  have been accused of sexually abusing children spanning decades. Monsignor Joseph Kelly, now age 80 and retired,  was involved with St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in the city when he was the head of Catholic Social Services for ten years. Monsignor Kelly has been added this week to its […]
November 3, 2020

 Reverand Gabriele Martinelli on trial in Vatican Court for alleged child sex abuse

  A young priest is currently under trial at the Vatican under charges of sexually abusing an altar boy inside Vatican City walls over a span of 5 years. In this unprecedented criminal trial, which is taking place in the Vatican court,  an older priest is charged with covering up the abuse. The Vatican court heard graphic descriptions of the charges. According to the charges, the alleged victim, known by his initials, LG, was forced “to undergo carnal acts, acts of sodomy and masturbation at different times and in different places inside Vatican City,”. The alleged abuse occurred when the […]
November 1, 2020

Charles Eugene “Chuck” Price, former policeman, arrested fro child sex assault and kidnapping.

    A former policeman employed  at Winthrop University and Clover is in prison for child sex abuse crimes and is now charged with kidnapping in addition to approximately 50 more charges involving multiple child victims. Charles Eugene “Chuck” Price, 48, was served this week with additional charges, including kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct against minors in the first, second, and third-degrees. The charges against Price of sexual abuse with children date back to the early 2000’s  and allegedly took place  for more than a decade. In  one case, Chuck Price is accused of handcuffing and kidnapping a child and […]
October 30, 2020

Vincent Dutkowski, former basketball coach at Seton Catholic High School sexually abused students in 1970s

  A former basketball coach at Seton Catholic High School in Endicott, who is now deceased, has been accused of sexually abusing a student when he worked there in the 1970’s. Vincent Dutkowski is named in  four more lawsuits that have been filed  in the state Supreme Court of New York,  accusing  him of sexually abusing students  when he was employed at another Catholic school in Poughkeepsie, called Our Lady of Lourdes High School. Dutkowski, who died in 2012, at age 83,  was a registered sex offender living in Florida and did not face criminal charges from the  accusations in […]
October 29, 2020

Former Child abuse detective sentenced to 50 years for child sex abuse

    A former child abuse detective from Anne Arundel County was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week, for committing the same sex abuse  crimes he used to investigate as a detective. Juan Trinidad Torres, age 64, sexually abused two minors over the course of 10 years.  Torres pleaded guilty this summer to two counts of second-degree sex offense , two counts of sexually abusing a minor, and one count of continuing the course of abuse with a child. The case was filed by Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office. The Judge, Mark Crooks, originally sentenced Juan Trinidad […]
October 12, 2020

13 victims of child sex abuse sue Devereux Behavioral Health for negligence staff abuse

  Thirteen adult survivors of childhood sex abuse are now  suing Devereux Behavioral Health, alleging the nonprofit knew about, yet failed to stop the sex abuse. The victims claim that the staff knew about the sexual  misconduct that was going on and did nothing to stop it or help the children. The victims, all minors at the time of abuse,  some as young as 8 when the alleged abuse took place, remained  anonymous  in the complaint to protect their privacy.  The abuse occurred during the 10  year period of  2004 – 2014. The complaint also brought up  allegations that other  […]
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