St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand ...
Rape in the United States
Rape is a form of sexual assault involving non-consensual penetration of the vagina, mouth, or anus. While definitions and terminology vary by jurisdiction in the United States, the FBI recently revi...
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention. Working in collaboration wit...
Blakey v. Continental Airlines
Blakey v. Continental Airlines, 992 F.Supp. 731 (D.N.J. 1998) and 164 N.J. 38 (2000), is a case concerning whether an employer must be held liable for harassment that can potentially occur on internal...
St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand ...
Miracle Park (community)
Miracle Park is a religious community outside of Pahokee, Florida that serves as a home for convicted sex offenders. It was created by Richard Witherow, a minister working in prisons for 30 years, as...
Sexual abuse scandal in Manchester diocese
The sexual abuse scandal in Manchester diocese of New Hampshire is a significant episode in the series of Catholic sex abuse cases in the United States and Ireland.
Mgr. Odore Joseph Gendron has b...
Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic diocese of Fairbanks
The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic diocese of Fairbanks is a major chapter in the series of Catholic sex abuse cases in the United States and Ireland.
Abuse included fondling, rape and assau...
Kobe Bryant sexual assault case
The Kobe Bryant sexual assault case began in July 2003 when the news media reported that the sheriff's office in Eagle, Colorado had arrested professional basketball player Kobe Bryant in connection w...
Sexual abuse scandal in Hartford archdiocese
The sexual abuse scandal in Hartford archdiocese is a significant episode in the series of Catholic sex abuse cases in the United States and Ireland.
Bishop Henry J. Mansell allegedly encouraged E...
Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn
Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn, 420 U.S. 469 (1975) was a United States Supreme Court case involving freedom of the press. The Court held that both a Georgia Statute prohibiting the release of a rape ...
Voice of the Faithful
Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) is an organization of progressive Catholics, formed in early 2002 in response to the Catholic sex abuse cases.
VOTF began when a small group of parishioners met in the...
Coalinga State Hospital
Coalinga State Hospital (CSH) is a state mental hospital in Coalinga, California.The facility opened on September 5, 2005 and was California’s newest state hospital, the first to be constructed in the...
Robert DePugh
Robert Boliver "Bob" DePugh (15 April 1923 – 30 June 2009) was an American anti-Communist activist who founded the Minutemen militant anti-Communist organization in 1961.
DePugh was born in...
Megan Williams case
The Megan Williams case involves a 20-year-old African American woman from West Virginia who originally claimed that she was kidnapped, raped and tortured in an allegedly racist attack by six white r...
Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic diocese of Davenport
The sexual abuse scandal in Davenport diocese is one of a number of Catholic sex abuse cases in the United States and Ireland.
The decision was driven by many claims which focused on Bishop Lawren...
Rape by deception
Rape by deception is a crime in which the perpetrator has the victim's sexual consent and compliance, but gains it through deception or fraudulent statements or actions.The media may also refer to thi...
Deltona massacre
The Deltona massacre (commonly referred to as the "Xbox Murders") was a residential murder which occurred on August 6, 2004, at a home on Telford Lane in Deltona, Florida, United States. Four men brok...