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Portland Jury Awards Largest Child Sex Abuse Verdict Ever against DHS to Two Victims in Abused in Foster Care

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has to pay $4.1 million to two girls for failing to protect them while they were in foster care. This marks the single largest child sex abuse verdict ever handed down against the Oregon DHS. How the Child Sex Abuse Verdict Came to Be: Details of the Case [...]

NAAG Petitions Congress to Pass the Amy and Vicky Act, Help Subjects of Child Pornography

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)  is urging the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Judiciary Subcommittee to pass the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014 (S. 2301/H.R. 4981). On October 15, 2014, NAAG sent an official letter of support for the Amy and Vicky Act to Sen. Patrick [...]

Beaverton Swim Instructor Arrested for Alleged Child Sex Abuse

A 17-year-old swimming instructor at Beaverton’s Sunset Athletic Club has recently been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of at least one child. Arrested on June 23, Mitchell Alan Douglas Kelly is now facing two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. According to law enforcement [...]

Carol Hepburn Applauds Senators for Improved Child Porn Victims Law

May 7, 2014 Seattle/Portland attorney Carol Hepburn said she is grateful to the U.S. Senators who introduced a new bill on restitution for the victims of child pornography. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Chuck Shumer (K-N.Y.) wrote the legislation in response to the recent Supreme Court decision in Paroline v. United States. The Court said the [...]

Dart Award Recognizes Excellence for NYT Piece The Price of a Stolen Childhood

On May 8th, a Dart Award will be officially presented to the individuals who developed and contributed to the New York Time’s powerful piece on survivors of child pornography, The Price of a Stolen Childhood. Granted for the recognition of excellence in accurately and insightfully depicting tragedy, the Dart Awards are granted by Columbia Journalism [...]

ANOTHER VICTIM’S REACTION TO THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN US V. PAROLINE

Today the US Supreme Court issued it's long awaited decision in United States v. Paroline  concerning the rights of victims of child pornography offenses to restitution.  The Court recognized that the horrific harm inflicted by these crimes is in addition to the harm of the original abuse.  The Court also held that each defendant convicted of such [...]

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6 Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse Every Parent Should Know

Tragically, child sexual abuse is a reality that parents need to beware of when they leave their children at schools or daycares, send their kids off to camp or even drop their children off at sports practice. In some cases, this abuse can even take place at a family member’s house or in religious centers [...]

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