Judge Sets July Hearing On Boy Scouts Child Sex Abuse Settlement AgreementA bankruptcy judge has set a July 29 hearing on the proposed $850 million settlement agreement the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America have with attorneys representing some 60,000 victims of child sex abuse.
Houston-Area Priest Manuel La Rosa-Lopez Pleads Guilty To Child Indecency CountsThe two counts La Rosa-Lopez pleaded guilty to arise from allegations made against him while he was a priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe, located just north of Houston.
Jefferson County Man Indicted On Child Pornography ViolationsA 39-year-old man from Beaumont was indicted for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
Entire Boy Scouts Organization Threatened By Wave Of Child Sex Abuse LawsuitsThe Boy Scouts of America, which has headquarters in Irving, is facing a threat from a growing wave of lawsuits over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.
11 Men Arrested In Tarrant County For Soliciting Minors Online For SexOfficers used personal ads, covert social media and communication platforms to communicate with potential targets looking to have sex with a minor under the age of 17.
Boy Scouts Launch Sex Abuse Awareness Program With Animated VideosIn an attempt to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts, the Boy Scouts of America has launched a new awareness program that features cartoon-style videos.
Sexual Predator Of Children From McKinney Sentenced To Life In PrisonVictor Calderon-Cardona, 32, of McKinney, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.
Texas Couple Who Raped Babies On-Camera Sentenced To 60 YearsA married couple who admitted sexually assaulting potentially 25 minors, including multiple infants, as well as producing child pornography was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison.
Looming Wave Of Sex Abuse Cases Pose Threat To Boy ScoutsSexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts' finances to the point where the organization is exploring "all available options," including Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Child Molester Who Preyed On Victims At Church Gets 50 YearsA former McKinney Sunday school teacher convicted of abusing the children of families he befriended at church was sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
Former R. Kelly Girlfriend Describes 'Physical, Emotional Abuse' By R&B SingerA former Dallas radio host who claims she was abused by disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly is speaking out about his explosive interview with Gayle King of CBS News.
Ex-Priest Accused Of Raping Altar Boy In Texas Has Trial DelayedThe trial of a former Texas priest accused of sexually abusing an altar server for years was postponed after Catholic leaders named hundreds of priests credibly accused of child abuse.
Gov. Abbott Announces $18M In Grants To Combat Human Trafficking In TexasGovernor Abbott announced Tuesday $18 million in grant funding will go toward efforts to help victims of human trafficking.
Texas Rangers Hall Of Fame Pitcher John Wetteland Arrested, Charged With Child Sex AbuseFormer Major League Baseball pitcher and Texas Rangers Hall of Fame member John Wetteland has been arrested and charged with child sex abuse.
USA Gymnastics Files For Bankruptcy In Bid To Ensure SurvivalUSA Gymnastics faces 100 lawsuits representing 350 athletes in various courts across the country who blame the group for failing to supervise Larry Nassar, a team doctor accused of molesting them.