Sexual Abuse Advocacy Group Challenges Sex Offender Rules By Edith Brady-Lunny • Jan 31, 2020 Edith Brady-Lunny / WGLT The number of people in the U.S. now required to register as sex offenders is edging close to the one million mark. Trial, Sentencing Delayed For Terminally Ill Defendant By Edith Brady-Lunny • Dec 6, 2019 The bench trial and sentencing hearing for a terminally ill McLean man was delayed Friday until a judge can determine if the defendant has the medical and psychological capacity to move forward on sexual abuse charges involving four minors. YWCA Stepping Stones Transitions To New Hotline Number By Jolie Sherman & Ryan Denham • Oct 10, 2019 Keym | Science Museum Group Collection / Creative Commons YWCA McLean County’s Stepping Stones program says its updated hotline number will provide quicker and more direct help to anyone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse and stalking. Teaching Children About Sex, Consensual Touch By Mary Cullen • Aug 23, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT Even if the conversations are uncomfortable, a community sex educator said it's important for parents to start young when talking about themes of sex and body anatomy with their children. Glenn Parent Disappointed With Unit 5 Handling Of Sexual Abuse Claims By Mary Cullen • Aug 15, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT The Unit 5 school board heard public comment Wednesday from a woman whose daughter was in Jonathan Hovey’s first grade class at Glenn Elementary this past school year. BPD Releases Images In Search For Sexual Abuse Suspect By Eric Stock • Jul 3, 2019 Bloomington Police Department Bloomington Police have released images of a suspect wanted for an alleged sexual abuse committed in broad daylight. BPD Arrest 2 Men On Sex Abuse Charges By Eric Stock • May 30, 2019 Bloomington Police Department Bloomington Police say they have arrested two Bloomington men on sex abuse charges stemming from separate cases involving children. Peoria Diocese Removes Three Retirees From Ministry Over Abuse By Charlie Schlenker • Nov 1, 2018 Ivo Shandor / Flickr The Catholic Diocese of Peoria has removed three long-retired priests from public ministry because of credible allegations of sexual misconduct with children. Illinois Catholic Bishops Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse Cover-Up By Eric Stock & Ryan Denham • Oct 18, 2018 Facebook / Jeff Anderson and Associates UPDATED 4:10 p.m. | The Catholic Church in Illinois has been sued by four people who claim they were sexually abused by priests and that the church protected the priests by concealing the abuse. Peoria Bishop Saddened By Pennsylvania Molestation By Charlie Schlenker • Aug 21, 2018 Facebook The Catholic bishop of Peoria is expressing sorrow at the results of an investigation showing about 1,000 Pennsylvania children were abused over decades by 300 priests. Nude Student Photo Website Hard To Control, Prosecute By Judith Valente • May 18, 2017 Devon Buchanan / Creative Commons Anonymous websites like Anon-IB that post nude photographs of women are difficult to control because the law has not kept up with the technology that makes these sites possible. Man Allegedly Used Faith-Based Groups To Molest Children By Charlie Schlenker • Jun 20, 2016 Normal Police Department Police in Normal and Bloomington are looking for a man they believe has committed child sexual abuse. 24-year old Deondre A. Watts is believe to have left the state for now.