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December 31, 2020

Arizona Child Victim Act due to expire causes lobbyists to push for extension

    Arizona lawmakers extended the Child Victims Act last year,  which allowed a one year window on the  statute of limitations for adults who were sexually abused as children to come forward to file a civil suit. Unfortunately, that window is now due to expire as of today, Dec. 30, 2020. In Arizona, child sex abuse survivors now have less than three days to file a claim against their abuser or the institutions that gave the predators access to children. Senate Minority Leader David Bradley, also a licensed professional counselor for 40 years, had this to say:  “I’ve been […]
September 22, 2020

Three Former Priests settle lawsuit offering millions to adult victims of child sex abuse from decades ago

    Three former Massachusetts priests, Fr. Sylvio Ruest, Fr. John Salvucci and Fr. T. Raymond Sullivan, who were charged with child abuse have settled a lawsuit this week that will give millions to the victims. Decades ago these priests served in churches in Bellingham, Billerica and Dracut. Fr. Sylvio Ruest, who worked in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bellingham, was accused of sexually abusing a boy who was 13 years old at the time, and a member of the church. Ruest was accused of abusing the boy at least five times over 5 decades ago, in […]
August 10, 2020

Foster care father who sexually abused child gets prison term

  Brillingston Ulloa, 54, from  Minier, has been charged with a seven-year prison term for sexually abusing a child while she was in foster care in his home. The victim was a teenager when the abuse began and continued throughout most of her teen years.  Ulloa was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a family member under the age of 18. An officer at the  Illinois Department of Family Services conducted  an investigation last year regarding another foster child in the home that the victim also shared with Ulloa and her mother, when the above mentioned victim, now an adult, […]
August 5, 2020

Gov. Cuomo signs bill to extend Child Victims Act one more year

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week to extend the current deadline for adult Victims of child sex abuse to file lawsuits against their abusers. The New York Child Victims Act which was passed August 14, 2019, had opened up a one year window for sex abuse survivors  to bring claims against perpetrators in cases that had already exceeded the statute of limitations. The  deadline would have expired August 13th of this year. The new law, signed in Monday, expands the date one more year to Aug. 14, 2021. The bill was signed after Cuomo received pressure from  […]
July 31, 2020

Lawsuit against Rev. Darvin Salazar and Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph accusing Priest cover up of sex abuse of minors

    A civil suit was filed this week alleging that The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph covered up sex abuse of minors involving two priests. The suit claims that the diocese knew of the abuse and still allowed the priests access to sexually abuse vulnerable children. “No one can wish this continuing crisis away,” said David Clohessy, former executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,  “It takes courageous action to expose and remove sick clerics. We applaud these two brave victims and hope others in pain will keep stepping forward.” The diocese of Kansas City-St. […]
July 3, 2020

Several sex abuse lawsuits filed under Child Victims Act against Catholic priests in the Diocese of Ogdensburg

    Over 20 adult victims of child sex abuse by Catholic Priests have filed lawsuits under the Child Victims Act, which is an Act that allows victims to sue no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. These lawsuits  claim abuse by several Catholic priests in the Diocese of Ogdensburg, which includes the North Country.  For the first time, there are 7 priests named, who worked during periods spanning between 1961- 1989,  including clerics who served in Malone, Dannemora, Lowville, Massena, Schroon Lake, Parishville, Potsdam, and Crown Point. Three other priests are also named as the subjects of prior […]
June 26, 2020

Three former priests accused of child sex abuse dating back decades

    Three former priests at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Central High School are accused of sexually abusing kids in  the 1970’s. the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is named as a defendant in a lawsuit. The victim, who is now 61 years-old, claims he suffered severe physical and psychological abuse leading to severe depression, migraines, PTSD, and anxiety. The accused are former priests, David Pichette, who was a teacher at Catholic Central, Thomas Zedar who served as the school’s principal and later the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Broome Count, and Robert Kloster who was the rector […]
May 19, 2020

Poland’s Roman Catholic Church asks Vatican to investigate sex abuse spanning decades

    Archbishop Wojciech Polak, the head of Poland’s Roman Catholic Church,  is asking the Vatican to investigate the cover-up of child sexual abuse by priests after the release of a documentary on the subject this weekend. The film is about the story of two brothers who want to confront a priest who allegedly abused them when they were children. The Vatican is expected to assign an investigator to the case. The film – “Hide and Seek” – has gained popularity on YouTUbe with over 1.9 million views. Hide and Seek is the second documentary on the subject by brothers Marek […]
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