Despite Recent Increase in Child Sexual Abuse Cases, There are Still Many Places to Turn for Help
The tragic reality is that stories involving the sexual abuse of young children have become disturbingly common in our society. Stories of massive sexual abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic church, LDS and FLDS churchleaders being involved in major child abuse scandals, and school teachers engaging in inappropriate behavior with their students can make it easy for people that

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Utah Man Faces 85 Counts of Child Sexual Abuse After Being Confronted by LDS Church Leaders
A member of the LDS community in Pleasant Grove, Utah was arrested this weekend after confessing to 85 individual counts of sexual abuse against children. Police are reporting that the abuser, 33-year-old Andrew Bishop, turned himself over to authorities and admitted to his terrible crimes after being confronted by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ

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Minnesota Archdiocese Faces More Than 400 Accusations of Clergy Abuse, New Laws Allow Victims to Come Forward
More than 400 victims recently filed claims of child sexual abuse against the Archdiocese in federal bankruptcy court. In this latest major lawsuit pertaining to child sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being held accountable. They now face hundreds of individual claims by former victims,

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Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee to Pay $21 Million to Victims of Clergy Abuse
On Tuesday, August 4th, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee agreed to a $21 million dollar settlement to compensate hundreds of victims of clergy sexual abuse. This case involved over 575 individual claims of abuse against church leaders in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, many of whom alleged that a systemic lack of prosecution allowed church leaders to abuse minors in

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Estranged Wife of Former FLDS Leader Set to Testify Against Abusive Religious Organization
The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the FLDS Church, has a long and disturbing history of church leaders engaging in deviant behavior and committing sexual abuse against children in their congregation. The organization’s founder and leader, Warren Jeffs, is currently serving a life sentence in a Texas prison on

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Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Prosecution of Child Sexual Abusers
On June 18th, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States delivered a unanimous decision in the case of Ohio v. Clark. The Supreme Court’s verdict in Ohio v. Clark offers a final resolution to a case that deals with the right of a young child to identify and testify against their abuser. Many advocates for victims

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Youth Camp Worker Arrested for Sexual Assault of 5 Boys in Her Care
A 44-year-old Payson, Utah women was arrested this month in connection with the sexual assaults of 5 young men in her care.Katherine Lynn Estep was an employee at the Journey Impact Ranch in Mona, Utah, a facility designed to care for young boys with behavioral issues. The boys that attend the facility are all between

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Former Utah School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Students
Brianne Altice, a former teacher at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, plead guilty in April to three counts of forcible sexual abuse related to charges that she engaged in inappropriate sexual activities with students in her care. Altice, now 37-years-old, was employed at Davis High School as recently as February of 2014. According to her plea

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Utah Lawmakers Pass Bill Eliminating Statute of Limitations in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse
In a victory for victims of child abuse all over the United States, the Utah Legislature announced in March of 2015 that it will sign a bill into law effectively eliminating the statute of limitations in all cases of child sexual abuse. It is a well-known fact that undergoing the horrors of child abuse, whether it

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Utah Boy Scout Troop Increases Child Abuse Safety Measures
On Monday, May 18th, the Utah National Parks Council announced a major change to the policies that allow them to guard against and weed out incidents of child sexual abuse in the Boy Scout Corps. The Utah National Parks Council is the nation’s largest youth scouting organization, made up of over 89,000 youth spread across 5,000

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