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High-profile case serves as guide for sex abuse victims

Sexual abuse of children is one of the worst crimes imaginable and there are many people in Connecticut who have been victimized and suffered lifelong aftereffects from it. This is a matter that will affect a person not just physically, but emotionally as well. With the number of high-profile cases involving people who were arrested and convicted of child sexual abuse, a greater number of people are choosing to come forward with their own stories of abuse.

Former Trumbull School Bus Driver, 39, Accused of Sexually Assaulting 5-Year-Old Girl: Report

BRIDGEPORT, CT - Ricardo Julien, 39, a Bridgeport resident and former school bus driver in Trumbull with Dattco, was arrested Monday on charges that he allegedly raped a five-year-old girl, according to police.

Will changing the way we talk about sexual assault change our culture?

A recent public service announcement (PSA) on sexual assault aims to change the conversation about rape and other types of sexual assault. Featuring kids, college students and adults, the PSA highlights the messages people receive about sexual assault.

Sex abuse verdict overturned by Connecticut Supreme Court

Previous posts here have sometimes used model jury instructions to illustrate certain concepts in Connecticut law. Although these instructions are not laws in and of themselves, they generally explain what the important parts of statutes and regulations may be for making a decision in a given case. Further, when a court gives the wrong instruction or fails to give an instruction it should have given, the outcome of a case can be affected. One such example occurred recently, when the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned a large verdict delivered against The Boy Scouts of America.

Diocese, Holy Cross fight to keep abuse documents secret in 'spotlight' case

BRIDGEPORT - Lawyers for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport and the international Congregation of Holy Cross urged a judge Thursday not to make public hundreds of documents detailing how priest abuse was handled by bishops Edward Egan and William Lori.

A 400-page report describes the 'private hell' and sexual abuse that at least 51 students suffered through at an elite New England prep school

A report released by an independent investigator on Thursday details the widespread sexual abuse that students at St. George's School, an elite prep school in Rhode Island, suffered through during the 1970s and '80s, The New York Times reported. 

USA Gymnastics is the latest to fail to report sex abuse

Despite laws requiring people to report suspected child sexual abuse, USA Gymnastics failed to do in multiple cases. Sadly, the organization's mishandling of these incidents resulted in the abuse of more young girls when these coaches kept working.

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