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Georgia youth volunteer among those arrested for sexual exploitation of children

CAVE SPRING, Ga. (BP) – A youth ministry volunteer in a rural northwest Georgia church allegedly molested and coached a child in how to act in videos, according to police following a two-day sweep that resulted in seven arrests.

Christian camp, big tech on watchdog list of top sex abuse enablers

WASHINGTON (BP) – Children’s sports ministry Kanakuk Kamps is alongside tech giants Meta, Twitter, Google Search and Netflix on a sex abuse watchdog’s 2022 list of the most egregious enablers and promoters of sexual exploitation.

EC signals long-term commitment to addressing sexual abuse

NASHVILLE (BP) – A question about the scope of the investigation into allegations of mishandling sexual abuse claims by the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee led to a pledge by the EC to see the upcoming “final” report as only the start to dealing with its impact.

Anglican Church in North America moves forward with sexual abuse investigation

(RNS) – As investigations into sexual abuse and abuse of church power get underway in the Anglican Church in North America’s Upper Midwest Diocese, at least five individuals who say they experienced sexual or spiritual abuse in the diocese say they will not participate in one or both of the investigations due to concerns about transparency. 

ERLC trustees select Guidepost for SBC sexual abuse assessment

NASHVILLE (BP)—The trustees of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission selected Guidepost Solutions to conduct an assessment of sexual abuse within the convention.

Rape survivor shares hope, wisdom on latest ‘I Am Second’ video

DALLAS (BP) – After he drugged and raped her, she sat on his kitchen floor blaming herself, thinking perhaps it had been a nightmare, and swearing to never tell a soul her trauma.

NEWS DIGEST: Two arrested on charges related to sex abuse

Louisiana Baptist maintenance worker arrested on three counts of molestation; Texas youth pastor arrested, fired for sexual contact with a minor.

BSA bankruptcy plan vote by abuse claimants falls short

DOVER, Del. (AP) – A preliminary voting report in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy indicates the group’s reorganization plan has failed to win the desired support from tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children.

SBC DIGEST: Carson-Newman recovering from fire; Brentwood-Benson to close; Illinois ex-pastor pleads not guilty

Carson-Newman University in recovery phase after fire; Brentwood-Benson music publisher to close; Illinois ex-pastor pleads not guilty to grooming charge.

‘Caring Well’ leads to changes in procedures and lives, churches say

NASHVILLE (BP) – There had been existing policies at Megan Nauman’s church to prevent sexual abuse, but the Caring Well Challenge helped identify a predator in their midst, she said.