U.S. Pays $4.2 Million to Victims of Jail Guard’s Long-Running Sex Abuse NEW YORK TIMES Colin Akparanta, a former correctional officer in a Manhattan federal jail, admitted in 2020 to sexually abusing seven female prisoners. He pleaded guilty to abusing one and depriving her of her civil rights and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. read more »
‘I Felt Trapped’: Sexual Abuse of Teens in the Military’s J.R.O.T.C. Program NEW YORK TIMES Former students say military veterans who led J.R.O.T.C. classes in U.S. high schools fashioned themselves as mentors, then used their power to manipulate and abuse. read more » State attorney general digging deep into New Hanover County school sex abuse scandals WILMINGTON STARNEWS
Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation NEW YORK TIMES As the N.F.L. was investigating his team for widespread workplace misconduct, the Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder directed a “shadow investigation” to interfere with and undermine its findings, a Congressional committee found. read more »
Bill Cosby Loses Sex Assault Lawsuit and Must Pay Damages NEW YORK TIMES A jury on Tuesday found that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted Judy Huth in 1975, when as a 16-year-old girl she accepted his invitation to join him at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. read more »
Southern Baptists Release List of Alleged Sex Abusers NEW YORK TIMES Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention published a 205-page list Thursday evening of hundreds of ministers and other church workers it described as being “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. read more »
Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Report Stuns, From Pulpit to Pews NEW YORK TIMES The results of a sprawling investigation are coursing through every level of Baptist society, at an already fraught moment for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Tesla loses bid to move sexual harassment lawsuit to arbitration REUTERS