Media & Press

May 21, 2019

DCFS simulation gives inside look at challenges investigators face

One of the jobs that the Department of Children and Family Services is tasked with is making sure children are safe. In order to do this job, DCFS investigators have to enter the homes of people accused of horrible crimes.
May 14, 2019

Governor signs bill easing limit on sex abuse lawsuits

The legislation allows child victims to sue up until they turn 55 or within seven years of their first realization that the abuse caused them harm. The current statute of limitations is age 20 or two years after first realizing the abuse caused harm.
April 24, 2019

Nearly 8,000 Boy Scout Leaders Have Been Accused of Sexual Abuse Since 1944, Researcher Found

The Boy Scouts have kept files going back decades showing that nearly 8,000 volunteers have been excluded from the organization because they had been accused of sexually abusing children, according to a review by an expert on child sexual abuse.
April 1, 2019

When Maryland gave abuse victims more time to sue, it may have also protected institutions, including the Catholic Church

Two years ago, Maryland lawmakers made it easier for adults sexually abused as children to sue institutions that harbored predators. They may have also irreversibly granted some immunity to the Catholic Church. A provision tucked into a 2017 law now stands in the way of Maryland joining a nationwide effort to bring justice to victims who come to terms with childhood abuse when they reach middle age and, for decades, have had no recourse in civil courts.
February 22, 2019

Federal prosecutors broke law in Jeffrey Epstein case, judge rules

Federal prosecutors, under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, broke the law when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by wealthy New York hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
January 3, 2019

Merger means Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will expand national footprint

The Center is merging with the Zero Abuse Project (ZAP). It means the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will be able to do even more to advocate for families and prevent child abuse nationally.
September 21, 2018

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Partners With Jacob Wetterling Resource Center to Find Missing Minnesotans

Minnesotans will not forget what happened to Jacob Wetterling and the painful toll the tragedy has taken on the Wetterling family.
August 21, 2018

Expert Says Tibbetts Family has Long Road to Recovery

Authorities say Christian Rivera led them to Mollie Tibbetts' body in a cornfield roughly ten miles away from her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. That's where Tibbetts was last seen running on July 18.
August 8, 2018

Search continues for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Nearly 300 miles south of the Twin Cities, the search for Mollie Tibbetts intensifies. On July 18, the 20-year-old went for a jog in the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa and she hasn’t been seen since.
August 6, 2018

Sarah Stultz: If you see something suspicious, say something

I don’t know about you, but the news Saturday that there was an attempted abduction at the Freeborn County Fair put me a little on edge.