Jury Awards Justice To Suffering Sexual Abuse Victim

BY  CHRIS CONRAD -Medford Mail Tribune A Jackson County Jury awarded a client of Tom Petersen $750,000 as a result of sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her chiropractor. Tom Petersen focuses on civilly prosecuting people who sexually abuse others. Mr. Petersen believes that justice was served by a jury that worked diligently to understand … Read more

Tort Claim Filed In Alleged Sex Abuse Case

MEDFORD, Ore — This is an update to a story KTVL CBS News Channel 10 is following. A Klamath Falls student’s lawyer (Tom Petersen) has put the school district and some of its employees on alert that he could file a lawsuit. The student says Kenneth Gardner sexually abused her multiple times. Gardner is a … Read more

Defense rests in Sandusky sex abuse trial without him testifying

By Ian Simpson BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The defense in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial rested its case on Wednesday without calling the former Penn State University assistant football coach to the witness stand despite his lawyer previously saying he would testify. An overflow crowd was present in the courtroom in anticipation of Sandusky’s … Read more

Priests in Pa. child sex-abuse case created a list of suspected clergy back in 1994

By Associated Press, Published: May 22 PHILADELPHIA — A priest assigned to help handle child sex-abuse complaints at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia told jurors Tuesday that Monsignor William Lynn was the only other person who could have created a typed list of suspected pedophile priests.Monsignor James Beisel’s testimony came as the defense began its case in … Read more

Child Abuse Hotline Calls Up Since Sandusky Case

By Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Bureau  TRENTON — New Jersey’s child abuse hotline has been flooded with phone calls since the Penn State sexual abuse scandal shocked the nation late last year, according to Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake. The number of calls soared to as many as 750 a day in November, when a Pennsylvania grand … Read more

Tutor charged with sex abuse involving student | MailTribune.com

A McLoughlin Middle School volunteer tutor faces misdemeanor sex abuse charges for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a girl at the school, police said. School officials contacted Medford police on Feb. 9 to report that Omar Daniel Alvarez-Garcia, 18, had engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior involving an underage student. Alvarez-Garcia was terminated from his … Read more