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21
Mar
2018

Oregon's child welfare agency has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of a girl who was allegedly sexually abused by her Gresham foster father in 2014. State workers placed the girl, who was 4 at the time, with ...

30
Apr
2015

A 63-year-old Cockeysville man, who is a youth group leader at a local church, has been charged with possession and distribution of hundreds of thousands of pornographic images of extremely young children. » Please click here to read the full ...

14
Jan
2015

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In February, a Happy Valley pastor goes to trial in a criminal case more than 18 years in the making. That's how long seven women have lived in frustration and anger that the pastor wasn't charged after they told police that he sexually abused ...

25
Jun
2013

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Lawyers for 11 young children who reportedly suffered sexual abuse at a Salem, Oregon, foster home have filed nearly $23 million in lawsuits against the state's Department of Human Services. The lawsuits represent one of the most sweeping cases ...

9
Apr
2013

Robert Paul Patton, the 44-year-old publisher of LGBTQ blog FabulousPDX.com, was sentenced to two years in prison Monday after pleading no contest to the attempted first-degree sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy, according to the Oregonian. The ...

14
Nov
2012

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A southern Oregon gymnastic coach accused of filming his students in changing rooms without their knowledge had been the subject of previous sexual abuse allegations. 54-year-old Jeffrey Scott Bettman was sued over allegations of sexual abuse in ...

29
May
2012

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A 51-year-old Albany woman is accused of sexually abusing a student at South Albany High School, where she works as a library aide. Heidi Hyre turned herself in to detectives at the Albany Police Department. She faces several charges including ...

6
Mar
2012

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A mother was sentenced to a decade of probation in a plea deal reached after she was accused of molesting her 8-year-old autistic son and streaming video of the act online to a Michigan car salesman who posed as a psychologist. The case is one ...

29
Feb
2012

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Police say an 18-month-old boy is sexually assaulted by his own stepfather. First responders say the one and a half year old had been severely beaten. 27-year-old Matthew Hyrup is accused of committing assault and sexual penetration while the ...

1
Feb
2012

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A Cascade School District groundskeeper is facing charges of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse involving two minor girls he knew. Jim Carl Schifferer, 52, was arrested Jan. 19 after the alleged victims reported the abuse, according to a ...

13
Sep
2011

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Four Oregon men plan to sue the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday over childhood sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of a pedophile knowingly appointed as their scoutmaster in the 1970s, their lawyer said. The lawsuits, to be filed ...

1
Sep
2010

The Boy Scouts of America have reached a financial settlement with six men who say they were sexually abused when they were members of the same troop in Oregon in the 1980's. the settlement comes after a trial in which a jury awarded Kerry ...

14
Apr
2010

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An Oregon jury awarded $1.4 million to Kerry Lewis, who was abused by a former scout leader. The jury also decided the Boy Scout organization is liable for punitive damages to be decided in a separate trial. The Boy Scouts had fought to keep the ...

20
Mar
2010

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The Boy Scouts of America has long kept an extensive archive of secret documents that chronicle the sexual abuse of young boys by scout leaders over the years. The "perversion files", a nickname the Boy Scouts are said to have used for the ...