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  • Judge rules documents be public in priest abuse case

    By Joseph A. Slobodzian

    A Philadelphia judge has ruled that documents and other evidence from pretrial proceedings in a lawsuit involving sexual abuse of minors by a Catholic priest will remain public before trial.


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  • At least 40 former students allege sexual abuse at prestigious R.I. prep school

    By Washington Post

    40 former students allege sexual abuse at a prestigious prep school between 1974 and 2004. “The magnitude and scope of this is already approaching the largest private school sexual abuse case that we’ve seen, which was at Horace Mann, where 62 victims came forward,” Eric MacLeish, a lawyer who is representing some of the victims, along with fellow attorney Carmen Durso, told the Times.


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  • Reporting a school sexual assault can increase a victim’s risk of punishment

    By Emma Brown/Washington Post

    The Education Department has seen a spike during the past year in the number of civil rights complaints filed against K-12 schools for allegedly mishandling reports of sexual violence. But K-12 students who report sexual assault at school are often penalized for doing so, activists and federal officials say, pointing to cases in which victims of alleged sexual assault have been disciplined. 


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  • FSU settles for $950,000 in Jameis Winston rape case

    By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

    Florida State University has reached a $950,000 settlement with a former student who sued the school after alleging she was raped by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston, school President James Thrasher said in a Monday statement.


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  • LAUSD cannot blame 14-year-old for own sexual assault, appellate court rules

    The Los Angeles Unified School District cannot blame a 14-year-old girl for her own sexual assault or introduce evidence of her prior sexual history in a case involving her teacher, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.

    The state Court of Appeal voted 3 to 0 to reverse a lower court's rulings to allow attorneys to include such information in the case of a former student at Edison Middle School who was coaxed into sex on and off campus by her teacher, Elkis Hermida, over seven months in 2010 and 2011.

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  • Brooklyn yeshiva settles with sexual assault accusers for $2.1M

    By Susan Edelman/New York Post

    A prominent Orthodox Jewish school in Brooklyn agreed to pay an unprecedented $2.1 million to two former students who charged their teacher - accused serial molester Rabbi Joel Kolko - of sexually assaulting them, The Post has learned. Kolko's case marks the first time a New York yeshiva has paid off victims of sex abuse, experts said.


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  • Jared Fogle's ex-wife alleges Subway knew about his sexual interest in children and did nothing

    By Associated Press via Los Angeles Times

    The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as their spokesman.


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