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Over one hundred victims of internet child sexual exploitation identified

An investigation by Federal agents has identified 123 victims of internet child pornography perpetrated by an international operation spanning 19 U.S. states and several foreign countries. As a result of the investigation nearly 250 people were arrested. This operation, nicknamed Sunflower, was named after Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s first successful…


Suburban Chicago Priest Leaves Church Amid Allegations of Sexual Abuse

In June, sexual abuse allegations surfaced against Rev. Gary Miller, a priest from St. Bernadette’s Parish in the southern Chicago suburb of Evergreen Park. The allegations relate back to when Miller served at St. Leonard Parish in Berwyn. Following the allegations, Miller was removed from ministry and left his position…


Lake County Florida Pastor Convicted of Child Molestation

Southern Baptist Pastor, Douglas W. Myers, pleaded guilty in a Lake County Florida court to molesting a 13-year-old boy whose grandmother he had befriended. The abuse reportedly began in July 2005 and continued for six months. During that time, Myers would also drive the boy to school. Myers was considered…


Pennsylvania priest convicted of endangerment based on allegations he helped cover up child sex abuse

Catholic Monsignor William J. Lynn of Philadelphia, who handled child sexual abuse complaints for over 10 years while serving as the secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was found guilty of one count of endangerment based on allegations that he encouraged reassignment for priests suspected of abusing children.…


Syracuse Fires Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

Another devastating sex abuse scandal has erupted in college sports. This time Syracuse University assistant basketball coach, Bernie Fine, was fired amid allegations that he molested underage boys. This marks the third high profile college sex abuse scandal in 2011. The other two cases, which occurred at Penn State and…


Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows

According to the Chicago Police Department, Domestic Violence Newsletter, more than 70% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows. Between March 2010 and March 2011, in the City of Chicago alone, 1,349 incidents or criminal sexual assault were reported. (Statistics on sexual abuse are reported by the…