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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.

State Baptist conventions take historic actions regarding sexual abuse at annual meetings

As many Southern Baptist state conventions celebrated regathering for the first time in two years this fall, several took unprecedented actions toward ensuring their conventions are effectively handling sexual abuse allegations.

Former Oklahoma Baptist preacher indicted on multiple sexual abuse charges

TULSA, Okla. (BP) – A former Southern Baptist preacher was indicted on a number of sexual abuse charges by a federal grand jury on Nov. 17.

SBC DIGEST: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina Baptists to review handling of sex abuse cases

Georgia Baptists create special committee to recommend sex abuse prevention measures; North Carolina Baptists direct state leaders to review sex abuse policies.

Georgetown College fires president after sexual assault allegations

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (BP) – The Board of Trustees of Georgetown College terminated the employment of William A. Jones as president of the college amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, the school announced on Tuesday.

SBC DIGEST: KBC president calls for sex abuse task force; Editor emeritus pens ‘guidebook’ on grief

Kentucky Baptist Convention president calls for sex abuse task force; Bob Terry shares personal journey, practical help in new book on grief.