Sexual violence is a silent epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “one in 4 women and about 1 in 26 men have experienced completed or attempted rape.” While exact figures vary due to gaps in reporting and different approaches to data collection, one thing is clear—survivors of sexual violence deserve […]
A Dixon residential facility that has been serving intellectually and developmentally disabled residents, some of which are also visually and hearing impaired, since 1997 was assigned an “immediate jeopardy tag” on June 8 by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). That state agency oversees the administration of assisted living facilities, including residential living facilities […]
Illinois Attorney General (AG) Kwame Raoul announced on May 23, 2023, that his office had completed an investigation that identified at least 1,997 children abused by an estimated 451 male Catholic clergy during a 90-year period across six dioceses in our state. The multi-year investigation first got underway while the current Illinois AG’s predecessor was […]
One Olympic snowboarder and two other former members of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard (USSS) team filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Feb. 2 alleging sexual abuse. That lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the USSS national federation and its previous chief executive officer (CEO), […]
A Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officer is facing distribution of sexually explicit materials charges after allegedly sending explicit pictures of one female to at least 19 others. The police officer is currently out of jail on a $10,000 surety bond in the “revenge porn” case. The LMPD officer was already out on administrative leave […]
On Friday, August 12th, the Southern Baptist Convention announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating multiple arms of the religious organization following the results of an internal report showing mishandled cases of sexual abuse. This report, handled by a third-party organization but commissioned by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), found that sex abuse […]
In an effort to uphold the rights of sexual abuse victims, Kentucky has extended the statute of limitations that allows child sex victims to pursue legal action against an agency or corporation after they turn 18 with House Bill 472.