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U.S. Supreme Court denies review of Ohio State University doctor sex abuse case

BY: - June 27, 2023

The United States Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal by the Ohio State University of case involving an athletic doctor found to have committed nearly 1,500 sexual assaults and at least four dozen rapes during his tenure. With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case, more than 200 survivors of Dr. […]

New bill allows Boy Scouts sexual abuse victims to maximize settlement claims

BY: - February 22, 2023

A bipartisan pair of Ohio House lawmakers are trying to extend the statute of limitations for Boy Scouts of America sexual assault victims. Similar legislation faltered last year in the state Senate, and the current version is even more narrowly tailored — to address the Boy Scouts and no one else. Boy Scouts of America […]

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Sex abuse survivors speak out for more education

BY: - October 6, 2021

Among more than a dozen advocates demanding better education in schools on sexual abuse, survivors told their stories, issuing an ultimatum to legislators to keep other children from being victimized. “Just as we teach addition and subtraction, we must teach children how to speak up for themselves,” said Alicia Zimov, a survivor, along with her […]

Sexual abuse prevention proposed for schools in new bill

BY: - April 19, 2021

A bipartisan bill seeks to mandate child sexual abuse and sexual violence prevention education in Ohio schools. The bill was introduced this week, and requires “age-appropriate instruction” in child sexual abuse prevention for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The education would include resources and available counseling for children who are sexually abused. For grades […]