I cataloged 21 child sex abuse news stories in March. None involved priests.

My non-scientific cataloging of child sex abuse news reports (including child pornography) for the month of March 2015 hit 21 stories.

Almost all of them were in the Chicago region.

None of them involved a Roman Catholic priest.

Five of the stories involved schools. That’s nearly 20 percent. As Patty Maguire Armstrong noted,

It has been reported that sexual abuse by teachers in public schools is “more than 100 times” that by Catholic priests. Yet there is little reporting on this but old allegations of abuse by Catholic priests keep getting rehashed.

Dr. William Oddie wrote at Crisis Magazine,

There is in fact absolutely no evidence whatsoever that child sex abuse perpetrated by Catholic clergy has anything at all to do with celibacy. The problem is just as bad—I repeat, just as bad—in the Church of England, most of whose clergy are married. It is worse in society at large.

All of these stories are items I merely stumbled upon. I do not setup Google News alerts or proactively search for these stories. They are merely stories I stumble upon online when reading the local news.

St. Joseph, most chase spouse of the blessed virgin, pray for us!

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Teen boy sexually assaulted in parking garage, police say

March 31, 2015

WLS-TV “Action 7 News” reports, and I don’t know why they won’t say “raped” since it’s accurate and is two syllables versus seven,

A teenage boy was sexually assaulted in a parking garage on the city’s Near North Side Monday night, police said.

Guilty plea stands; child sex assault could result in 30 years

March 31, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A Grandwood Park man charged with sexually assaulting two minors is scheduled for sentencing May 5, after he requested the reinstatement of a plea deal Tuesday.

… the 2013 sexual assault of two females under the age of 13…

Girl says Hammond man prostituted her at least 15 times

March 31, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A Hammond man charged with prostituting a 15-year-old girl did so at least 15 times over several days, according to a probable cause affidavit unsealed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond.

Man gets 25 years for sexually assaulting girl over 2-year period

March 27, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A former Elgin resident who sexually preyed on a young girl over a two-year period has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to Kane County prosecutors.

Former teacher charged with sexual assault of students set for April trial

March 23, 2015
The News-Sun reports,

A trial date of April 13 has been set for a former middle school teacher charged with sexual assault of two students.

Vucic, who taught for 18 years at Ingleside’s Gavin Middle School, was charged after a girl under the age of 13 told her grandparents that Vucic had inappropriate sexual contact with her multiple times in 2012, police said.

Assistant State’s Attorney Fred Day said in January that a second victim came forward, alleging she had sex with Vucic when she was a 15-year-old student at Gavin Middle School.

River Grove sex offender accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl

March 13, 2015

The Pioneer Press reports,

A registered sex offender in River Grove was recently arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl.

[River Grove Police Det. Rudy Krall] said Yager lives with the grandmother of the child he allegedly assaulted in the home and that she was aware that he was a registered sex offender. [WTF?!]

Gary man convicted of molesting girl sentenced to 68 years

March 20, 2015

The Gary, Indiana Post Tribune reports,

ake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell sentenced a Gary man to 68 years in prison Friday for child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor.

Randolph threatened to have the girl sent back to foster care if she told anyone about the crimes, which began when the girl was 9.