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A man investigators say used his position in a church to hire young girls as interns and then proposition them is facing a charge of criminal solicitation of a minor, officials with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office say. Kenneth Tyler Hostin, 33, was arrested by the sheriff’s department on Aug. 19 after an underage teenager...
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A civil lawsuit seeking $10 million was filed in district court against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Holy See on behalf of parents who say their child was sexually abused by a priest at Nazareth Academy in 2018. Filed July 14 in the Houston division of the Southern District of Texas by attorneys Tahira...
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A lawsuit seeking $10 million has been filed on behalf of two parents who claim their daughter was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is calling for immediate action by church officials. “This lawsuit names the priest,...
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GALVESTON, Texas – A $10 million lawsuit has been filed against Holy See and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and its Cardinal, Daniel N. DiNardo, on behalf of the parents of a child they say was sexually abused by Rev. Phi Thanh Nguyen in November 2018, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit states that Nguyen sexually...
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Originally written and posted by https://www.fox4news.com/news/attorney-says-proposed-boy-scouts-sex-abuse-settlement-still IRVING, Texas – The Boy Scouts of America, based in Irving, has proposed one of the largest agreements in U.S. history to victims of child sex abuse. The $850 million payout is more than double the initial offer for compensation, but attorneys for several victims say it is still not enough....
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Attorneys and other professionals need to know that the reasons children may want to be with an abusive parent may be based on attachment issues, feelings of shame, psychobiology, and a lack of understanding that they are even in an abusive situation. By Susan Radcliffe and Daniel Pollack | July 5, 2021 Every state defines...
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Among Catholic religious orders in the United States that, like the U.S. church itself, are facing a national reckoning over clergy sexual abuse of children, the Claretians stand out. The Claretians operate Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3200 E. 91st St. on the Southeast Side, which was the first Mexican American Catholic congregation in Chicago,...
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Sexual Assault Awareness
April is  S.A.A.M.  What does this mean and what can we as advocates, do about it? Sexual violence is pervasive in our society and must  be understood under a broader lens with the consequences ranging from subtle to deadly. Further complicating matters, we know that  sexual assault is an underreported crime  and  many cases even if...
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is a time dedicated to child abuse education, awareness  and  prevention. Current data from  The Centers for Disease Control  is  as follows: Sexual violence is common. More than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes. Nearly...
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