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12
Aug
2019

WASHINGTON — A year-long investigation by the Hearst Television National Investigative Unit has uncovered new allegations of child sexual abuse and decades-long cover-ups inside the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization in the United ...

16
Apr
2019

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Eight families say a teacher at a Jewish preschool in Washington repeatedly sexually abused their children over the past two years, and they contend the school’s leader and a prominent synagogue did nothing about it despite ...

26
Dec
2018

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WASHINGTON — In response to recent Catholic Church clergy sex abuse scandals, lawmakers in the District of Columbia and Virginia say they will soon propose legislation that adds clergy to the list of people mandated by law to report child ...

29
Apr
2016

WASHINGTON – Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret once selected for involuntary separation from the service after he struck an Afghan police commander who had admitted to raping a child, will remain in uniform. An Army board on ...

12
Feb
2016

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When the Archdiocese of Seattle recently released the names of 77 priests, brothers, deacons and a nun reported to have sexually abused children over an 85-year-period, the list included a short entry near the bottom: “Courtney, Edward ...

22
Sep
2014

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The state has suspended the license of a Kent home-based day care after the husband of the owner was arrested on allegations of child abuse. Drew Garrett, 61, was arrested last Friday on accusations of sexually abusing a child that attended the ...

23
Jun
2014

Nearly 170 victims of child sex trafficking, many of whom had never been reported missing, were rescued in the last week as part of an annual nationwide crackdown, the FBI said Monday. Besides the 168 children rescued from the sex trade, 281 ...

10
Jun
2014

A former Mt. Hermon special education teacher now faces 127 criminal counts involving sexual abuse of children. Investigators disclosed new allegations Monday against 45-year-old Murray “Joey” Duncan. Duncan was previously arrested ...

13
Aug
2013

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More than a dozen girls fell victim to a veteran Montgomery County music teacher who faces charges of sexual abuse and rape, authorities say. Joynes faces multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor, child abuse and rape. Photo: Montgomery County ...

5
Feb
2013

Rick Curl, 63, the former elite swim coach of the Curl Burke Swim Club in the Washington DC area, has formally plead guilty in a Fairfax, Virginia court today. This follows-through on a consent-to-plea agreement entered in January. Curl’s ...

4
Feb
2013

A former youth worker and teacher at a Christian school in Gaithersburg has been charged with molesting teenage boys during the 1980s and ’90s. Nathaniel Morales, 55, has been indicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court on 10 counts of ...

4
Feb
2013

A former youth worker and teacher at a Christian school in Gaithersburg has been charged with molesting teenage boys during the 1980s and ’90s. Nathaniel Morales, 55, has been indicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court on 10 counts of ...

2
Oct
2012

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The state of Washington will pay $5.3 million to four people who were placed in an abusive foster home as children. The court settlement was reached Monday and is intended to head off a trial scheduled for next year. The plaintiffs were placed ...

16
Sep
2012

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Timothy L. Dampier pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple charges of rape of a child and child molestation for sexually abusing boys when he was involved in church and youth organizations, the King County Prosecutor’s Office said. Dampier, ...

12
Jul
2012

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A King County jury has awarded $6.4 million to a victim of sexual abuse at a Seattle Catholic school. The sum is believed to be the largest ever against the Catholic Church in Washington state. The jury found the Missionary Oblates of Mary ...

11
Jun
2012

A former kindergarten aide in Prince William County has pleaded guilty to decades of child sexual abuse. Steffon Rodney Christian pleaded guilty to 22 counts of sexual abuse involving eight young victims. Many of them knew Christian from when he ...

10
Apr
2012

The FBI named Eric Justin Toth, an alleged child pornographer, to its Ten Most Wanted list. Eric Justin Toth was 26 and a third-grade teacher in a Washington, D.C. private school in 2008 when authorities accused him of possession of kiddie porn. ...

24
Jan
2012

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A March trial date has been set for a man accused of sexually abusing two children in the 1990s. Gary W. Freeland, 60, of Washington Court House, is facing four first-degree felony counts of rape and one third-degree felony count of gross sexual ...

21
Dec
2011

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Lacey man, who once served as an assistant high school football coach, church volunteer and YMCA youth program director, pleaded not guilty last week to child-sex crimes. Luis A. Rodriguez was charged in King County Superior Court with one count ...

18
Nov
2010

More than five dozen child prostitutes have been found in the last three days as part of a nationwide crackdown on the sexual exploitation of children. An FBI spokesman said 69 children were removed from prostitution and 99 suspected pimps were ...