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Volunteer firefighters face charges for sexually penetrating trainee during ‘hazing’ incident

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
From top left: Alec Miller, 28; Preston Peyrot, 19; Keith Wisakowsky, 26. From bottom left: Brittany Parten, 23; Casey Stafford, 30 and Jerold Tucker, 19.
Six individuals, including five volunteer firefighters are facing criminal charges in Ellis County, Texas, after a trainee reported he had been sexually penetrated with a sausage during a "hazing" incident. [...]

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California Supreme Court ruling on sex crimes criticized as unfair to gays

Friday, January 30, 2015
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that adults convicted of engaging in unforced oral sex with minors must register as sex offenders, while those guilty of sexual intercourse with minors may not have to. [...]

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Gay military activist, Outserve co-founder facing sexual assault charges

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Josh Seefried
Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried is facing possible court martial on charges of wrongful sexual contact, forcible sodomy, and abusive sexual contact. [...]

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Male sexual assault victims in the U.S. military slow to complain

Monday, December 8, 2014
According to an anonymous survey released last week by the Pentagon, nearly 1 percent of males in the U.S. military said they had experienced unwanted sexual contact. [...]

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Prominent gay rights activist pleads not guilty to sex crime charges

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Terry Bean
EUGENE, Ore. -- Prominent Oregon gay rights activist Terry Bean pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Eugene to sodomy and sex abuse charges involving a 15-year-old boy. His lawyer, Kristen Winemiller, previously said Bean is the victim of an extortion ring. [...]

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Co-founder of HRC, former boyfriend charged with felony sex abuse of minor

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Terrance Bean (left) and Kiah Loy Lawson
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A prominent gay rights activist who co-founded the Human Rights Campaign and the Victory Fund, and his former boyfriend, have been arrested on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. [...]

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Miss. man says he was sexually abused in gay ‘conversion therapy’

Monday, September 1, 2014
Jeff White
HERNANDO, Miss. -- A Mississippi man has filed a complaint alleging that a teacher at a church-run school sexually abused him in an attempt to change his sexual orientation from gay to straight. The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) assisted in filing the complaint Friday with the DeSoto County [...]

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Judge allows ‘X-Men’ director’s accuser to drop sex abuse lawsuit

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Michael Egan
HONOLULU -- A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Michael Egan III said in a previous court filing that he wanted to dismiss the lawsuit, not [...]

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Accuser of ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer seeks case dismissal

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Michael Egan
HONOLULU -- A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit - not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new attorney to represent him. [...]

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Attorneys representing Hollywood sex-abuse accuser want out

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Michael Egan
HONOLULU -- Lawyers for a former child model who is accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated. Attorneys Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Honolulu [...]

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