SEXUAL ABUSE

Hundreds show up for second annual “Ride With Natalee” motorcycle ride

The event is in support of 5-year-old Natalee Strubbe

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of bikers from across the metro came out in support of a courageous young girl Sunday afternoon. The second annual Ride With Natalee: Against Sexual Abuse motorcycle ride kicked off at Harley-Davidson of Fargo. The event is in support of Natalee Strubbe, a 5-year-old girl who was raped multiple times by a teenage boy last…

ND Attorney General Reviewing Clergy Sexual Abuse Cases In Bismarck & Fargo

There are four investigators that are going through the files.

NORTH DAKOTA – In January, the Catholic Dioceses of Fargo and Bismarck published a list of priests and clergy they determined by their standards have abused children. The law firm says the information was missing the assignment list. “We sent them a letter telling them to do that, that they should do that, cause it’s really easy for them. It’s…

Minnesota Investigating Ex-Hockey Assistant Sex Allegations

Adrahtas has denied that he ever sexually abused anyone.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is investigating allegations that a former men’s hockey assistant sexually abused players more than 30 years ago. The move comes after The Athletic reported on sexual abuse allegations against former assistant Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas over many years, including the season Adrahtas spent with the Gophers in 1984-85. The website reported that several people had gone to…

Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy Due to Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The BSA said it is encouraging all victims to come forward to file a claim.

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 hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in motion what could be one of the biggest, most complex…

North Dakota Dioceses Release List of Priests with Substantiated Claims

The lists consist of 53 clergy members.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The Diocese of Bismarck and the Diocese of Fargo released lists of priests who have substantiated claims against them today. A substantiated claim is an allegation that a priest, deacon, monsignor or bishop sexually abused a minor during his appointment within the Diocese. Bishop David Kagen said he chose to publicly identify the priests “In the interest of transparency…

Children’s Theatre Says 6 Abuse Victims Settle lawsuits

Seventeen plaintiffs have filed lawsuits since 2015 alleging that sexual abuse took place at the theater.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis says it has settled lawsuits filed by six individuals who say they were sexually abused by the former artistic director and two former employees decades ago. The theatre company says terms of the settlement are private. Seventeen plaintiffs have filed lawsuits since 2015 alleging that sexual abuse took place at the theater….

NDSU Students Raise Awareness for Survivors of Sexual Abuse With Kits 4 Kare

Kits 4 Kare is an event to gather donations to make survival kits to give to abuse survivors and to educate students

FARGO, N.D.– NDSU Students are helping sexual assault survivors and trying to prevent sexual abuse on campus. Kits 4 Kare is an event to gather donations to make survival kits to give to abuse survivors and to educate students. People can donate items, learn self–defense and write to survivors. Donations include things like toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, hats and gloves….

Minnesota Law Requiring Law Enforcement To Test Rape Kits in Timely Manner Takes Effect

Moorhead Police tell us the department has not had issues with untested rape kits

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In 2015, the BCA found there were more than 3,400 untested rape kits. Today, that all changes. “After a rape kit is done and the hospital sends notice to law enforcement, after 10 days, law enforcement must pick it up. Then after it’s picked up, they have 60 days to send it to the BCA,” said…

United Way Invests $300,000 To Treat Children That’re Victims of Abuse

The organization gave the grant to the Red River Children's Advocacy Center

FARGO, N.D. — Last year the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center treated more than 600 kids who have been abused. Now thanks to the United Way, they’ll be able to treat even more kids, for free. When traumatized kids walk into the center, there’s usually a dark cloud hanging over them. “They’re broken and they’re hurting, they feel like the world…

“House of Cards” Suspended Amid Fallout of Star’s Sexual Abuse Allegation

A Netflix spokeswoman declined to provide further details about the action

  NATIONAL — Netflix and the maker of “House of Cards” say production on the show starring Kevin Spacey is suspended. The political satire is filming its sixth and final season amid fallout from a 1980s sexual abuse allegation leveled at Spacey by a former child star. In a joint statement, Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital say production was…