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Child Sex Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America are in the midst of a legal action that could threaten the very existence of the iconic, century-old institution. The Scouts declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February after thousands of allegations of child sexual abuse perpetrated by scoutmasters. The scope far exceeds the scope of American Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal — the number of abused Boy Scout claimants is more than 60,000 men.

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A Newark man has been charged with raping a teen girl in Athens County. 

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The FBI has arrested an Ohio Catholic priest on child sex trafficking charges. 

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A former Boy Scout leader in Chillicothe and former chief executive officer of Horizon Telecom posted on Facebook Sunday that he abused teenage boys. 

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The wife and stepdaughter of a former Toledo pastor convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have been sentenced to prison. 

Prosecutors in the U.S. Virgin Islands have unveiled a new lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein alleging that over two decades he ran a conspiracy in which he transported young women and girls to his private Caribbean islands by helicopter and boat and then subjected them to sexual abuse.

Lucas County Prosecutor's Office

The wife and stepdaughter of a former Toledo pastor convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have pleaded guilty to witness tampering. 

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The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has placed a priest on leave as part of an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. 

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A former Toledo pastor convicted of child sex trafficking after a woman said he groomed her for sex when she was 14 has been sentenced to life in prison. 

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A Toledo pastor who pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking charges has been sentenced to life in prison. 

A ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court says that child sex abuse victims have 12 years to file lawsuits when a state employee is the alleged perpetrator. 

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State Lawmakers are trying to come up with ways to prevent the child sexual abuse crisis.