Rockville Centre - The Child Victims Act fended off a challenge claiming the law is unconstitutional. If a felon in Florida is convicted of enough non-sexual felonies in a certain period of time, however, they are required to register for the rest of their life on a "Habitual Offender" registry that is available to the general public.
In the last few years, a unique example that could bring encouraging news has come from the Australian church. The Indian Express.
The date was presented to a judge in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, where the Boy Scouts have been locked in a tense battle over the future of the organization, as both sides argue over which assets may be included in a settlement and how much information the Scouts may have to divulge about their inner workings.
The New York Times. Jerusalem district court judge Chana Lomp said that she had "decided to accept the expert panel's opinion, the defendant is fit to stand trial". It also adjusted the statute of limitations for both pursuing criminal charges and civil suits against sexual abusers or institutions where the abuse took place.
Louis Post Dispatch. My mother, an ethnic German, was born in the former Yugoslavia, and escaped three years in a communist concentration camp post World War II; my father, born in Hungary, was raised an orphan, and at about the same time, he also fled the rising communist regime and made his way to Canada, where my parents met and married, in She was Her perseverance in the face of tremendous adversity is remarkable.
Victims of sexual abuse by clergy frequently have told me that the way they were treated by bishops has hurt them more than the abuse did. Why could not the diocese have done such an investigation?