On March 3, 2020 a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 14-year-old girl with developmental disabilities alleging that she was sexually abused and raped over the course of several consecutive days on her school bus. This tragic event occurred approximately one year ago in Fulton County, Georgia where it is alleged that she was subjected to sexual abuse and rape only three to four rows behind the driver of a small special-needs school bus. According to the lawsuit, the girl underwent several days of repeated abuse before the driver reportedly "noticed something" occurring on the bus.
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On February 18, 2020, The Boy Scouts of America reported that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to allegations of child sexual abuse spanning over several decades. The Boy Scouts of America has already issued a public apology to anyone that was harmed and encourages alleged victims to come forward to the organization. In a public statement, it said, "we can live up to our social and moral responsibility to fairly compensate victims" while "also ensuring that we carry out our mission to serve youth, families and local communities through our programs." Sadly, The Boy Scouts of America has joined the many other prominent organizations now embroiled in widespread litigation sparked in the wake of the #MeToo Movement and an emerging national conversation centered on the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence among women, children, and other vulnerable populations.
A 30-year old woman was repeatedly raped by an employee of a long-term care facility called Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix, Arizona. The woman, who was dependent on a feeding tube and unable to speak, was the victim of a series of sexual assaults while under the care of the facility. The sexual abuse went unnoticed by the facility until the woman gave birth to a baby boy.
Last week, a settlement for $3.15 million was reached between a sexual abuse victim and the Archdiocese of Chicago. The victim who was repeatedly sexually abused throughout his adolescence by then-Reverend Daniel McCormack filed a lawsuit in 2010 against the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George for both failing to remove McCormack and allowing him continued access to children after receiving multiple complaints that he had sexually abused minors.
This week, Penn State officials announced that the university will be paying $59.7 million to the 26 sexual abuse victims of former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. This settlement is "another step in the healing process" for the young men who were abused by Sandusky, as well as the university itself says Penn State president, Rodney Erickson. However, despite the school's costly recovery, many of its former faculty members still face criminal charges for covering up the scandal for nearly a decade before it went to the press.