April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS A jury on Friday found Justin Yarbro guilty of sexually abusing his stepdaughter when she was 6 and 7. Continue Reading
October 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
PORTLAND, Ore. Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows. Continue Reading
September 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that nearly 20 former students who allege they were sexually abused decades ago at an American Indian boarding school cannot continue their lawsuits against the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls and the religious organizations that ran the school.
July 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic
HURON (AP) Officials say a paperwork error allowed a prisoner to walk free from the South Dakota penitentiary seven years ahead of his scheduled release.
July 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior officials “concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal concluded. Continue Reading
June 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
A second woman plans to sue the Catholic Diocese of Crookston over what she says was sexual abuse in 2005 by the Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul, according to the attorney representing her. Continue Reading
December 16, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands As many as 20,000 children endured sexual abuse at Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years, and church officials failed to adequately address it or help the victims, according to a long-awaited investigative report released Friday.