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Category: Sex Crimes

 

U.S. Figure Skating Pays $1.45 Million Settlement in Coach Sex Abuse Case

Jan 20, 2021

A $1.45 million settlement has been reached in a sexual abuse civil lawsuit filed by a former member of the U.S. National Figure Skating Team. In the 2019 complaint, filed in San Diego Superior Court, skater Adam Schmidt, 36, alleges...

 

Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Accused of Sexual Assault by Multiple Individuals

Jan 5, 2021

Fashion designer Alex Wang is facing numerous allegations of sexual assault. Last week, two fashion industry “watchdog” Instagram accounts (@s-tmodelmgmt and @DietPrada) began sharing survivor stories alleging sexual misconduct on the part of Wang. Following those postings, British Model, Owen...

 

Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges Following Allegations From Over 100 Survivors

Dec 17, 2020

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested and charged with racketeering, sex trafficking, and additional sex crimes. Under the authority of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, officials in Winnipeg, Manitoba took Nygard into...

 

Top 10 Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Harassment Settlements in the United States

Nov 5, 2020

Sexual misconduct – which includes assault, abuse, and harassment-is an all-too-common occurrence in our society, and all perpetrators must be held accountable for their wrongdoings. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), one American is sexually assaulted...

 

Nxivm Sex Cult Leader Sentenced to 120 Years in Prison

Nov 3, 2020

Keith Raniere, founder of the company Nxivm (pronounced nexium), has been sentenced to 120 years in prison following a 2019 conviction on federal charges of racketeering, sex trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child, child pornography possession, and human trafficking. “Keith...

 

Hollywood Producer David Guillod Arrested Again on Rape Charges

Oct 29, 2020

Four months after being charged with multiple counts of rape and kidnapping, producer David Guillod was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in Sherman Oaks Wednesday. The Los Angeles Police Department issued a news release confirming that on October 21,...

 

Extortion Charges Dropped Against La Luz del Mundo Leader Naasón Joaquín García; Child Rape and Sex Trafficking Counts Remain

Oct 23, 2020

Extortion charges against La Luz del Mundo megachurch leader, Naasón Joaquín García, were dismissed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Citing insufficient evidence, Judge Stephen A. Marcus ruled that the state attorney general’s office failed to demonstrate that García had...

 

Sexual Abuse of People With Disabilities: The Silent Pandemic

Oct 15, 2020

Sexual abuse of people with disabilities has been called “the sexual assault pandemic no one talks about” by National Public Radio. People with disabilities are at a greater risk of sexual abuse than the rest of the population, yet such...

 

What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Oct 9, 2020

Quid pro quo sexual harassment involves a proposed exchange: “If you (the survivor) do a sexual act for me… Then I (the perpetrator) will do something for you.” Directly translated, the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” means “this for that.”...

 

Dordulian Law Group Obtains Multimillion-Dollar Settlement for Survivor Raped After Meeting Man on ‘Sugar Daddy’ Website

Oct 9, 2020

With the number of intimate relationships forming online increasing, a new trend in rape cases is emerging. A young woman being sexually assaulted by an older, often wealthy and powerful man is a common scenario. But the frequency of these...

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