child sex abuse

Sioux Council Scout Executive Tom Smotherman holds 101-year-old Duane Greenfield's Boy Scout sash with its 41 merit badges.
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Mark Abrams
February 15, 2020 - 5:08 pm
A Philadelphia-based child abuse victim advocate is calling two recent lawsuits filed against the Boy Scouts of America groundbreaking cases. Read more here.
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Mark Abrams
November 24, 2019 - 1:40 pm
A historic package of reform measures to Pennsylvania's statute of limitations on child sex abuse is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk, and the governor says he'll sign them into law.
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Pennsylvania State Capitol
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Tony Romeo
November 18, 2019 - 5:17 pm
Victims of child sex abuse who want a new chance to seek justice are marking a partial victory. A proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution is now teed up for a vote in the state Senate. Read more here.
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Child sex abuse victims
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Tony Romeo
October 02, 2019 - 2:06 pm
State senators are hearing from victims, church advocates, lawyers and others about whether Pennsylvania should alter rules for child sexual abuse claims that happened too long ago to file a lawsuit. Read more here.
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Jerry Sandusky
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Jerry Sandusky's resentencing on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction is on hold, and it's not clear when it will happen. Read more here.
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Thomas Kummer
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 10, 2019 - 5:34 pm
Thomas Kummer, a former Abington Senior High School Latin teacher, has been sentenced to nearly a year, at least, in Montgomery County jail for having an inappropriate relationship with a student, which started on an overseas trip that he chaperoned. Read more here.
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Robert Brennan lawsuit
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AP News
September 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have charged a former Roman Catholic priest with lying to the FBI about whether he knew an accuser and his family. Read more here.
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Greg Hunt holds a school photo of himself.
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 8:04 am
The Boy Scouts of America is facing a threat from a growing wave of lawsuits over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.
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Yeshiva University sex abuse victims
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AP News
August 23, 2019 - 7:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City operated by Yeshiva University sued Thursday over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the...
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David Madden
July 12, 2019 - 5:09 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A former New Jersey state worker employed in the Department of Child Protection and Permanency is now facing federal charges of obtaining, distributing and possessing photos of sex abuse against children. Kayan Frazier, 27, of Somers Point faces three criminal counts...
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