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Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Terry Bean
Child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean will likely be dismissed, since the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. ...

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Teen in Terry Bean sex abuse case has gone into hiding

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Terry Bean
Charges could be dismissed if he doesn't testify. ...

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Report: Former Twin Cities archbishop tried to limit probe into sexual misconduct

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Former St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt
The former archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Rev. John Nienstedt, interfered with an investigation by an outside law firm into allegations of his misconduct. ...

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The Duggar family and the Christian Right’s persecution complex

Saturday, June 6, 2015
GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee (left) and Josh Duggar.
The ability of Religious Right activists and their allies in the conservative media to paint themselves as the targets of horrible persecution, a core strategy of the conservative movement for decades, is truly astounding. ...

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Sister: Brother was sexually abused by ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Friday, June 5, 2015
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert
A Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her last month about her allegations that her brother was sexually abused while in high school by Dennis Hastert, the wrestling coach who would become speaker of the House. ...

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Police report: Josh Duggar molested 5-year-old sister, committed at least 7 acts of sexual molestation

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Josh Duggar
The newly released document reveals that Josh Duggar was 15 years old when he molested his 5-year-old sister and committed at least seven acts of sexual molestation. ...

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Report: Hastert was concealing prior sexual misconduct with another man

Friday, May 29, 2015
Dennis Hastert
The indictment against Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct." ...

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TLC yanks ’19 Kids’ from schedule amid Josh Duggar molestation confession

Friday, May 22, 2015
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the fate of the show is uncertain, but there's now so much heat in the wake of Josh Duggar's molestation confession ... the network had to make the decision. ...

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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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