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Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby’s appeal

Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Philadelphia, state investigate sex abuse claims at care facility

An investigative report by The Philadelphia Inquirer found Devereux is plagued by inadequate supervision of staff. The report also noted that at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century.

By The Associated Press

Bill Cosby appeal in Pennsylvania will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

The 82-year-old has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

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Bill Cosby granted appeal in Pennsylvania sex assault case

Comedian Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Former Berks County school employee allegedly sent student nude pictures, touched him inappropriately

Prosecutors say Krista Ann Stump, 34, of Schuylkill County was hired as a teacher’s aide at Hamburg Area High School in November.

By Rachel McDevitt

New fund helps Pa. abuse survivors pay for counseling without involving police

The $5 million set aside from the state’s general fund eliminates the requirement to file a police report and has no statute of limitation.
By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Dickinson College protest ends as officials, students ink deal to improve handling of sex assault complaints

Student Rose McAvoy sparked the sit-in by airing her displeasure with how school officials responded when she reported being sexually assaulted in 2017.
By Matt Miller/PennLive

Dickinson students protest college’s handling of sexual assault claims

Organizers have a list of 17 demands, including tougher penalties for perpetrators and a faster time frame for investigations.

By Rachel McDevitt