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As Boy Scout Leader and AAU Swim Coach, David J. Beardsley’s Sexual Abuse of Children Spans Across St. Paul Youth Organizations

As Boy Scout Leader and AAU Swim Coach, David J. Beardsley’s Sexual Abuse of Children Spans Across St. Paul Youth Organizations

Attorney Calls for Youth-Serving Organizations to Share Information: Witnesses Are Encouraged to Contact Investigator Assistant Boy Scout Leader David J. Beardsley appeared on the surface to be an ideal Scout Leader. Beardsley was a member of the Order of Arrow and even received a District Award of Merit. Beardsley was young (30 years old), single, had…
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Noaker Law Firm Seeking Witnesses With Information About BSA Usher Program and Don Anderberg

Noaker Law Firm Seeking Witnesses With Information About BSA Usher Program and Don Anderberg

(Minneapolis, MN 12-9-2016)  The Noaker Law Firm is seeking witnesses with information about the Boy Scout Usher program at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena and Don Anderberg. The Usher program was run by Scout Leader Don Anderberg from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. Anderberg was also the Boy Scout Leader for Troop 208 that…
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Sexually Abusive Boy Scout Leaders in Newark, New Jersey

Arnold Edward Codispoti [Click on name to view IV Perversion File] Arnold Edward Codispoti was a Scout Leader with Newark Troop 65 and Explorer Troop 654.  In addition to being a Scout Leader, Codispoti was a Sergeant with the Essex County  Police. Codispoti directed the Essex Council’s Order of the Arrow program and was named policeman…
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Sexual Abuse Advocates and Attorneys Warn Archdiocese of New York Sexual Abuse Fund May be Bait-and-Switch

Sexual Abuse Advocates and Attorneys Warn Archdiocese of New York Sexual Abuse Fund May be Bait-and-Switch

(New York, NY – Friday, October 7, 2016) At a press conference in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, Sexual Abuse attorneys along with survivors of sexual abuse warned that Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s recently proposed “Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program” for those who have survived abuse by priests or deacons of the…
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Is Cardinal Dolan Taking a Page from His Milwaukee Play Book When Creating Fund for Sexual Abuse Survivors?

Is Cardinal Dolan Taking a Page from His Milwaukee Play Book When Creating Fund for Sexual Abuse Survivors?

After years of playing hardball with survivors of clergy sexual abuse by using the antiquated New York statute of limitations to have cases dismissed, today, Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced a plan by the Archdiocese of New York to handle claims of sexual abuse by its clergy. The timing of the Cardinal’s and the Archdiocese’s sudden interest…
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Suspicious Assignment Histories Are Not Just in the Movies: Fr. Thomas Harkin and the Diocese of Camden, NJ

Suspicious Assignment Histories Are Not Just in the Movies: Fr. Thomas Harkin and the Diocese of Camden, NJ

With eight short parish assignments, two leaves of absence, two assignments outside the Diocese, permanent removal as a priest and four sexual abuse lawsuits, Fr. Thomas Harkins has a history right out of the Spotlight movie. One of the most informative aspects of the movie Spotlight, that depicted the Boston Globe’s news coverage of the…
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Jury Awards $2.1 Million to Abuse Victims

Jury Awards $2.1 Million to Abuse Victims

(Minneapols, Minnesota) A Hennepin County jury awarded two victims of sexual abuse by local Casting Director Matthew Feeney, $2,073,078.04 for past and future emotional distress and health care costs. The verdict came at the end of a three-day jury trial held in Hennepin County District Court in front of Hon. Thomas Sipkins. Minneapolis attorney Patrick…
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With abuse law ending, Diocese of Winona faces uncertain future

With abuse law ending, Diocese of Winona faces uncertain future

By Jerome Christenson, Winona Daily News On May 31, 1958, Thomas Paul Adamson was ordained a priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona. More than a half-century later, the Diocese of Winona has received 36 accusations of child sexual abuse by Adamson, one of 17 men who served as priests in the diocese who…
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As Boy Scout Leader and AAU Swim Coach, David J. Beardsley’s Sexual Abuse of Children Spans Across St. Paul Youth Organizations

St. Paul Man Files Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against AAU

At a press conference, Plaintiff, Jon Landstrom and his attorney Patrick Noaker will announce that they have filed a civil lawsuit in Ramsey County District Court against the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the head coach of his Roseville-based AAU Swimming team, David Luedtke and Assistant Coach David J. Beardsley, for sexual abuse committed by David…
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Rochester Man Comes Forward About Sexual Abuse by Boy Scout Leader

Rochester Man Comes Forward About Sexual Abuse by Boy Scout Leader

(St. Paul, Minnesota—April 19, 2016)— Today, a Rochester man filed a civil lawsuit in Olmsted County District Court against the Boy Scouts of America and the Rochester-based Gamehaven Council for sexual abuse committed by his Boy Scout Leader Jack D. Tibbetts. According to court documents, John Doe 160, now age 66, was twelve years old…
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Lawsuit Shines “Spotlight” on Sexual Abuse of Navajo Children within the Lamanite Placement Program

Lawsuit Shines “Spotlight” on Sexual Abuse of Navajo Children within the Lamanite Placement Program

Photo of MM (March 23, 2016 – Gallup, New Mexico).  Two enrolled members of the Navajo Nation filed suit against LDS Family Services and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as the “Mormon” or “LDS” Church, stemming from child sexual abuse that occurred during the Church’s “Lamanite Placement Program” in the…
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Businessman faces lawsuits related to sexual abuse

Businessman faces lawsuits related to sexual abuse

By Gretchen Brown on Mar 2, 2016 at 11:33 p.m. West Central Tribune (Willmar, MN) — Willmar businessman Peter Clare Hoagland pleaded guilty in October to eight counts of criminal sexual conduct in Kandiyohi County District Court, but his use of an Alford plea means he never was asked to admit to specific allegations. Two…
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