sexual abuse

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A new sexual abuse lawsuit was filed this week against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The plaintiff is the fourth member of the Navajo Nation to come forward since March with accusations of childhood abuse in the church’s Indian Placement Program.

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A Navajo woman is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, saying she was sexually assaulted while participating in the church’s Lamanite Indian Student Placement Program. This is now the third claim of sexual abuse that has been brought against the Mormon Church by members of the Navajo Nation since March.

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Leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with child abuse prevention advocates Thursday and delivered two checks.

Brigham Young University

A Brigham Young University researcher says she has found significant bias in how Utah law enforcement decide to submit rape kits for testing.

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Utah lawmakers were at the state capitol today discussing how to deal with thousands of untested rape in the state. They heard from law enforcement, victim advocates and the state crime lab. But there’s still no consensus on whether all the kits actually need to be tested.

Salt Lake County

A jailed man accused of sexually abusing teenage immigrant boys and forcing them to deal drugs is dead. The Salt Lake County Sheriff says that authorities found 42-year-old Victor Manuel Rax hanging in his cell Monday night, and they believe he committed suicide.

Sex Abuse Education Bill Passes Legislature

Mar 12, 2014
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  House Bill 286 passed a final vote in the Utah House of Representatives 71-0 on Wednesday, after an amendment in the Senate required it to come back one last time.

Brian Grimmett

A bill that aims to protect children from sexual abuse through education got unanimous support on the House floor today despite some initial concerns.