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Exclusive Thacher School Site of California Sexual Abuse Allegations

The iconic Thacher School in Ojai, California, continues to be rocked by allegations of sexual abuse of students by faculty members. There are also allegations of student upon student sexual abuse as well. These latest California sexual abuse allegations have yet again upended this otherwise venerable institution, founded in 1889. Thacher School: Home to the Famous and Well-Healed The Thacher School counts numerous well-known and powerful alums among its graduates. These include: Howard Hughes Joely Richardson Noah Wyle Tuition at…

First U.S. Catholic Cardinal Charged with Sexually Assaulting Children

Theodore McCarrick was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, his last assignment service as the Archbishop of Washington, D.C. As of last week, McCarrick has become the first Cardinal to be charged with sex crimes. Specifically, McCarrick was charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. The victim of McCarrick’s sexual abuse was a boy, 16 years of age at the time of the assault. According to court records, McCarrick sexually assaulted on…

Civil Lawsuits and the Fifth Amendment Protection Against Self-Incrimination

During the past week, the media has been awash in reports about disgraced former entertainer being released from prison after his conviction for sexual assault was tossed out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. At the heart of the decision was Cosby’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and the interplay between that constitutional guarantee, criminal cases, and civil lawsuits. This has raised concerns and confusion among people considering civil lawsuits in cases in which the perpetrator of an injury-causing act may…

Iconic Denver Catholic Priest Father Woody Named in Latest Colorado Attorney General Child Sexual Abuse Report

Rev. Charles Woodrich of the Archdiocese of Denver has been outed as a serial sexual abuser. Better known in Denver as Father Woody, Woodrich was a revered priest in the Catholic community and an iconic figure in the broader Denver community. Over the course of several decades, Woodrich bettered the lives of the less fortunate, beginning in a powerful partnership with the Grande Dame of the city and publisher of the Denver Post, Helen Bonfils. Father Woody became known by…

Number of Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Against Catholic Clergy Continues to Rise

Number of Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Against Catholic Clergy Continues to Rise The Roman Catholic Church has spent decades trying to deal with the sad fact that, for years, many of its priests and laity have been accused of sexual abuse of children and other vulnerable members of its faith community. The extent of this abuse is best understood by reviewing an often-overlooked report from Pennsylvania. In July of 2018 the State of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General’s Office released an 800+-page report…

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