California has extended the statute of limitations for adults to file child sexual abuse lawsuits, opening a one-year window for previously time-barred lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations.
Lawmakers in Texas have doubled the statute-of-limitations for sex abuse lawsuits to 30 years after the survivor turns 18 years old.
Over 400 child sex abuse lawsuits were filed in New York as part of a new law that gives adult victims 1 year to file civil lawsuits against their abusers and the institutions that enabled abuse.
A new lawsuit accuses the Boy Scouts of America of covering up a "pedophile epidemic" after naming another 350 previously-unknown men who sexually abused at least 800 boys.
The LAPD arrested former USC gynecologist George Tyndall on sexual assault charges after he was accused of abusing over 700 patients during his 30-year career.
A teacher from Birmingham Community Charter High School in Van Nuys, CA, was arrested in November on suspicion of child molestation, according to LAPD’s Sexually Exploited Children Unit.
Around 200 faculty members are calling for the resignation of the University of Southern California (USC) president C.L. Max Nikias because he allowed Dr. George Tyndall to resign with a settlement after complaints of sexual misconduct during gynecological exams.