sexual abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Group Seeks To Help Prostitutes, Victims And Drug Addicts In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-group-seeks-help-prostitutes-victims-and-drug-addicts-st-louis <p>Magdalene is a residential program which provides services to women who are involved in prostitution, trafficking and addiction.</p><p><a href="http://www.thistlefarms.org/">The program</a> was founded in 1997 by Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 22:44:55 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26255 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Group Seeks To Help Prostitutes, Victims And Drug Addicts In St. Louis In Response To High Profile Case, McCaskill Drafting Legislation On Sexual Assault In Military http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/response-high-profile-case-mccaskill-drafting-legislation-sexual-assault-military <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As many as 19,000 service members are sexually assaulted each year. A small fraction of those cases -- around 2,500 a year --&nbsp; are actually reported, and a much smaller fraction are prosecuted.</span></p><p>The Senate Armed Services held a hearing on sexual assaults in the military, following a high profile case in which Lt. Col. James Wilkerson was convicted by a military jury of "abusive sexual contact." After the trial and conviction, a Lieutenant General dismissed the charges, without having to provide an explanation.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:33:14 +0000 Chris McDaniel 10165 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Response To High Profile Case, McCaskill Drafting Legislation On Sexual Assault In Military Scout abuse files include 46 in Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scout-abuse-files-include-46-missouri <P>Confidential files kept for years by Boy Scouts of America detailing allegations of sexual abuse against boys include 46 cases from Missouri.</P> <P>A majority of the Missouri cases included in files released Thursday come from troops in St. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:43:11 +0000 The Associated Press 5576 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scout abuse files include 46 in Missouri Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-july-25-2012 <p><strong>Nixon announces emergency assistance for farmers</strong></p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Springfield Tuesday to announce emergency assistance to farmers who need access to water. At the Springfield Livestock Market, Nixon outlined a plan to make more state dollars available faster to farmers. An existing cost-share program is expanding. The state will pay 90 percent of the cost of deepening or drilling wells; previously, the state had covered 75 percent of the cost.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:32:50 +0000 Julie Bierach, KSMU, The Associated Press & Maria Altman 4178 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Ex- Lincoln County detective pleads guilty to sex abuse of women he supervised http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-lincoln-county-detective-pleads-guilty-sex-abuse-women-he-supervised <p>A former eastern Missouri detective has pleaded guilty to federal charges for sexually abusing five women who were participants of a drug court program under his supervision.</p><p>Scott Edwards of Troy, a former detective for the Lincoln County Sheriff&#39;s Department, pleaded guilty to three felony and two misdemeanor counts on Tuesday. He could get up to life in prison at sentencing on Oct. 18.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:14:15 +0000 The Associated Press 4093 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ex- Lincoln County detective pleads guilty to sex abuse of women he supervised Attorney: Diocese of Belleville settles 3 more clergy abuse cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/attorney-diocese-belleville-settles-3-more-clergy-abuse-cases <p>An attorney whose client got a $6.3&nbsp;million payout in a case against a southwestern Illinois diocese&nbsp;says that diocese has settled three more lawsuits involving sexual&nbsp;abuse of minors by priests.</p><p>Mike Weilmuenster says two of the cases settled last week by the&nbsp;Diocese of Belleville involve allegations against the Rev. Raymond&nbsp;Kownacki.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:41:11 +0000 The Associated Press 3322 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Attorney: Diocese of Belleville settles 3 more clergy abuse cases SNAP leader vows to fight records disclosure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snap-leader-vows-fight-records-disclosure <p><span style="font-size: 87.5%; line-height: 1.5; ">The director of a sexual abuse support group is denying that he helped violate a gag order in a lawsuit against a Catholic priest in Kansas City.</span></p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:15:18 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2779 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SNAP leader vows to fight records disclosure Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-man-get-633-million-priest-abuse-case <p>In an update to a story <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/james-wisniewski">we&#39;ve been following</a> and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-10-2011">told you more about earlier this morning</a>:</p><p>A nine-year legal fight by a man sexually abused by a priest in the 1970s is over, now that a southern Illinois diocese and its insurer have handed over $6.3 million to resolve a jury award in the man&#39;s favor.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:20:02 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 1841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case Lawyer: Diocese of Belleville to pay $6.33 million in abuse suit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawyer-diocese-belleville-pay-633-million-abuse-suit <p>An attorney for a man sexually abused by a southwestern Illinois priest says his client soon will receive $6.3 million related to a lawsuit the man won against the Diocese of Belleville.</p><p>Mike Weilmuenster <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/08/05/1812096/belleville-diocese-to-pay-abused.html">tells the Belleville News-Democrat</a> that a court hearing Wednesday in St. Clair County could involve the payout to James Wisniewski of Champaign.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 21:40:18 +0000 The Associated Press 1815 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawyer: Diocese of Belleville to pay $6.33 million in abuse suit Mo. appeals court rules Catholic church not responsible for some abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-appeals-court-rules-catholic-church-not-responsible-some-abuse <p>In<a href="https://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=47627"> a ruling</a> that advocates for victims of abusive priests are calling &quot;terrible,&quot; a Missouri appeals court today upheld a 2010 trial court ruling that the Archdiocese of St. Louis cannot be held responsible for a priest who sexually abused a young parishioner because the abuse happened off of church property.</p><p>An attorney for the victim, Ken&nbsp;Chackes, says Missouri is one of a few states that requires such a high bar&nbsp;to hold church officials responsible.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:51:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1576 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. appeals court rules Catholic church not responsible for some abuse