Tag: sexual abuse

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit against a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas where a former physician assistant molested countless patients involves “the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of the VA,” a…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One detailed how her father sexually abused her decades ago. Another recalled a priest fondling him as a teenager. And yet another remembered walking directly back to class after a priest…

Boy Scouts of America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to protect the organization and its multibillion-dollar assets from seizure amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits. A once-venerable institution, credited by generations of business and…

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry…

Married people have the right not to be violated. Period.

Domestic violence isn?t just blood and bruises. It?s also a pattern of coercive and controlling behavior. It?s the husband who keeps track of the mileage on his wife?s car. It?s abusive behavior such as telling…

A visit Wednesday by the Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom to Iola Wednesday coincided with some big happenings on the horizon for Hope Unlimited. The organization is in the midst of preparing its new home at…

March programs at Iola Public Library begin with the Intrepid Readers book discussion program at 2 p.m. March 7.  The book selection is “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, which ties in with the current Iola Reads…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge who blamed two teenage girls for a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old man spent nearly a decade on the bench overseeing mostly sealed juvenile and child-in-need-of-care cases behind…

A collection of local stories shared at a presentation on sexual abuse at the Iola Public Library Saturday shows how pervasive and varied the experiences can be. One woman, now almost 30, shared her experience…