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Assaults and Sexual Crimes 08/13/2023

assaults and sexual crimes Aug 12, 2023

(August 11) Boyfriend Breaks Woman’s Bones In Violent Church Assault | OH

A Jackson County detective contacted the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office at 4 pm to report a violent domestic assault.  The detective said a man assaulted his girlfriend at a church on St. Rt. 140 in Scioto County. They said the victim was badly injured and had been rushed to the ER.

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(August 10) New Orleans Archdiocese Failed To Monitor Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse | LA

Victims’ advocates detailed church’s neglect in following oversight recommendations when transferring accused clergy

After the US’s second-oldest Roman Catholic archdiocese filed for bankruptcy protection in 2020, attorneys for people claiming sexual abuse at the hands of the organization’s clergymen reviewed thousands of records outlining how the church managed the careers of priests and deacons faced with substantial allegations.

Glaringly missing from those documents is any plan by which the archdiocese of New Orleans could reliably protect children from contact with clerics who had been suspended from public ministry following molestation allegations – but who for years stayed in close proximity to and were financially supported by the church.

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(August 10) Philadelphia Archdiocese Settles For $3.5 Million In Sex Abuse Lawsuit For Deceased Priest | Philadelphia, PA

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with a man who accused a now-deceased priest of raping him about 17 years ago and alleged that the archdiocese failed to take action when previously informed of separately alleged abuse.

The lawsuit alleged that Monsignor John Close, who was ordained in 1969, sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in 2006 when he took classes at St. Katherine of Siena Parish in Wayne, which is within the archdiocese. The lawyers claimed that Close sexually abused the teenager after hearing his confession and warned him not to report the abuse.

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(August 09) St. Bernard Parish Pastor, Church Named In Lawsuit By Woman Accusing Sexual Abuse | Chalmette, LA

First Pentecostal Church of Chalmette and its former pastor have been named in a new lawsuit alleging child sex abuse.

Troopers from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit in New Orleans arrested 56-year-old Milton Martin III of Chalmette on sexual battery charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a minor over the span of several years back in March.

On July 18, a new lawsuit was filed by the accuser, alleging abuse when she was 14 years old and a member of his church.

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(August 07) Cape Coral Church Deacon Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 8-Year-Old | FL

A Cape Coral church deacon has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a child when she was 8 years old.

Cape Coral police arrested 53-year-old Brian Patsy Rogolino, Thursday.

According to police, on Jan. 18, the victim told school staff that eight years ago, she was touched inappropriately by Deacon Brian Rogolino of the Church of Jesus Christ.

That teacher in Michigan reported what the child told her, and that’s how Cape Coral police became involved.

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