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Day Care Worker at Washington Center Charged with Child Molestation

An Auburn, Wash. man has been charged on allegations that he engaged in sexual conduct with two 4-year-old girls at a Renton day care center where he worked. The 21-year-old suspect was charged this week with child molestation and communicating with …

Archdiocese in Washington Settles 8 Abuse Cases for $9M

The Seattle Archdiocese in Washington will pay just over $9 million to eight women who were sexually abused as children by a former priest in Whatcom and Skagit counties. The abuse occurred between 1968 and 1974 at churches in Burlington, …

Suit Accuses Nevada Special Education Teacher of Abusing 2 Children

Two families are suing a Reno, Nev. area school district, a teacher and a principal for what their lawsuit says was abuse at a school for children with disabilities. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported the lawsuit filed in Reno’s U.S. District …

Oregon Man Awarded $5M for Abuse by Priest

A federal judge has awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago. The priest, Ernest Dale Calhoun, did not contest the allegations made by the …

$1.25M Settlement Reached by Chicago Archdiocese, Abuse Victim

An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest. Plaintiff’s attorney Eugene Hollander announced Monday the settlement was reached over the weekend. The …

Northern California Children’s Home Hit With Abuse Lawsuit

A group of former foster children alleging abuses at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home in Northern California dating back to 20 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the facility. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in …

More than $1M Awarded in Oklahoma Nursing Home Lawsuit

The former owner of an Oklahoma City nursing home must pay a woman’s family more than $1 million in damages after staff were caught abusing the woman on camera. A jury recently awarded the three daughters of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry …

California Suit Against Boy Scouts Could Reveal Sex Abuse Claims

A sex abuse case claiming negligence against the Boy Scouts is getting underway in California and will include the use of previously undisclosed information from “perversion” files kept by the organization. The lawsuit was filed by a man who is …

Oregon School District Named in Sexual Assault Suit

A federal lawsuit seeks $5 million from the Lincoln County, Ore. school district, alleging that district officials failed to protect a developmentally disabled boy from being sexually assaulted by a classmate on campus. The Register-Guard reported the lawsuit was filed …

Boy Assaulted By Hawaii School Worker: Suit

A lawsuit alleges a Hilo, Hawaii elementary school student was assaulted by a school employee. The lawsuit was filed last week by the boy’s father. The lawsuit alleges Hilo Union School Student Activities Coordinated Sharon Furstenwerth hit the then-9-year-old boy …