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July 25, 2020

Gary Carr, Former Springfield Priest accused of sexually abusing boys 30 years ago.

  This week, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, announced three new child sex abuse allegations against Gary Carr, a former Springfield priest. Now 66,  Gary Carr has already been credibly accused of sexually abusing a boy between the ages of 10 and 13 in Missouri nearly 30 years ago. This week, the diocese announced that it had since become aware of three more allegations of child sexual abuse in the late 1980’s that involved Father Carr.  In a June meeting, the Diocesan Safe Environment Review Board said that all three allegations met the diocese’s “semblance of truth” standard. During his […]
July 24, 2020

Former figure skating coach Richard Callaghan accused of sexually abusing student athletes

  A $10 million lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of a former competitive figure skater against one of the sport’s most celebrated coaches, Richard Callaghan .  Craig Maurizi is accusing Coach Callaghan of sexual abuse that dates back to the 1970s. The civil lawsuit names three figure skating organizations that allegedly knew and did nothing about Callaghan’s rampant misconduct. Maurizi, now 57,  named the Buffalo Skating Club, the Professional Skaters Association and the U.S. Figure Skating Association as co-defentants in the suit. The Buffalo Skating Club turned down the opportunity to speak on the matter, and referred all […]
July 22, 2020

First female sex abuse victim of University of Michigan Dr. Robert Anderson comes forward in lawsuit

          The first female sex abuse victim of the late University of Michigan physician Dr. Robert Anderson will come forward this week to share her story publicly.   Dr. Robert Anderson, now deceased, has been accused of sexually abusing hundreds of student athletes spanning decades during his time employed at the University of Michigan. University of Michigan has been investigating the sex abuse allegations since February. Sex abuse allegations claiming that  former sports doctor Robert Anderson, who worked for the university from 1967 to 2003 have helped dozens of men have the courage to come forward.  Cathy […]
July 20, 2020

Nine more lawsuit against Catholic church claiming decades of child sex abuse cover up

    This week, nine lawsuits were filed against the Catholic Church amidst allegations of child sex abuse. The lawsuits claim that  two priests were allowed to remain in clergy for years after church officials were made aware of  the alleged abuse. The accused clerics include four archdiocese priests and three members of religious orders. The priests are Joseph Rice, Gerald Sudol, Kenneth Martin and John Capparelli and all 4 were named  on a list of credibly accused clerics the archdiocese issued last year.  The lawsuits also include allegations against John Dagwell and Peter Russell, two members of the Xaverian […]
July 16, 2020

Rev. Arthur W. Niemeyer, another Priest added to list of 50 clergy credibly accused of sexually abusing children

  When the Catholic Diocese of Belleville announced last week that it had expanded its list of clergymen credibly accused of sexual abuse of children, Bob Fellner, now age 79, had a lot to say about the subject. When Fellner heard that the Rev. Arthur W. Niemeyer was now a priest  named on that list, he knew that he had to speak up.  The now deceased, Rev. Arthur W. Niemeyer, who had worked at churches in Belleville, Shiloh, Kinmundy, Salem and Cahokia, and also worked  as director of St. John’s Orphanage in Shiloh in the 1950s and ‘60s,  which overlapped […]
July 15, 2020

Pastor of Charlotte’s St. Matthew Catholic Church on administrative leave due to child sex abuse allegations

  The pastor of Charlotte’s St. Matthew Catholic Church, which is one of the nation’s largest parishes, is no longer on active ministry after sex abuse allegations dating back decades have been brought to surface.   Father Patrick Hoare will remain out of active ministry and on administrative leave after receiving an allegation of child sexual abuse that was said to have occurred in Pennsylvania more than two decades ago.   In Philadelphia, the Abington Township Police Department  investigated the sexual abuse allegation, along with a similar claim of abuse in Pennsylvania. The allegations are that Hoare inappropriately touched minors […]
July 14, 2020

Rev. Alan Jupin, former priest, added to list of over 50 credibly accused priests who sexually abused children

  On Tuesday Rev. Alan Jupin,  a former priest at Our Lady of Fatima, was added to a list of over 50 priests and clergy “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children. Jupin was added by the  Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Jupin, who is now deceased, is accused of molesting five children in Albany and Schenectady spanning from the 1970s -1990s.  Last year, the review board hired an investigator amidst allegations of sexual abuse of children by over 50 priests and clergy spanning decades, and Jupin was added to the list after a new allegation was brought up against him. […]
July 13, 2020

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue under fire for alleged child sex abuse by former Lieutenant

  Child sex abuse charges have been brought against  48-year-old Steven Michael Klaus, a  Hillsboro Fire & Rescue lieutenant. The initial charges against Klaus include five counts of first-degree sex abuse and two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration. Klaus’ alleged crimes allegedly occurred over a six-year period starting in 2010 when the minor was under the age of 12. Klaus has pleaded not guilty to all charges. “As a public agency with a responsibility to lead with ethics and integrity, the city holds all employees to the highest level of ethical standards,” said Piseth Pich, spokesperson for Hillsboro Fire […]
July 8, 2020

Catholic Diocese of Rochester, Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark admits reassigning priests after allegations of sex abuse

  In part of bankruptcy proceedings for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark,  has admitted under oath that priests who have been accused of sex abuse in the past were still allowed to continue to serve in ministry.  Bishop Clark was asked about  50 + priests who were accused of sexual abuse of children.  Some priests he claimed he did not remember, but he did admit to sending Rev. Eugene Emo for treatment after learning about his sexual abuse allegations before reassigning him to another parish where he would still be involved with children. Bishop Clark […]
July 6, 2020

Former Deacon George Brignac died prior to trial of alleged sex abuse of young boy in 1970’s

  Former Deacon George Brignac was awaiting trial on a rape charge when he died last week, halting a trial. Brignac was one of 15 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse dating back when he worked at Our Lady of the Rosary in New Orleans in the 1970s. “These men are aging, and we don’t want them to age out of being punished for sex crimes … against children,” said Kevin Bourgeois, with the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Bourgeois says when he was 16, he was abused by a priest, Carl Davidson  at St. John Vianney Prep […]
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