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S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act

Published: 2/6/2018

Congress has passed S534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act.  By: Senator Feinstein (D-CA) with 29 bipartisan cosponsors.

The bill:

  • Requires amateur athletics governing bodies like USA Gymnastics and other amateur sports organizations to report sex-abuse allegations to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department within 24 hours.
  • Authorizes the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to ensure that aspiring Olympic athletes can report allegations of abuse to an independent and non-conflicted entity for investigation and resolution, and to make sure that all national governing bodies follow strict standards for child abuse prevention, detection and investigation.
  • Extends Civil SOL to 10 years from discovery (currently 10 from injury); OR
  • If a minor, To 10 years after turning 18 (currently 3 years.)
  • The bill awaits the President’s signature.


Currently under consideration in the House is HR3942 Housing for Survivors of Sex Trafficking Act By: Rep Hartzler (R-MO)

  • Under the current VAWA law the Transitional Housing Assistance Grant is used to provide transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless , or in need of transitional housing as a result of a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  • HR 3942 would expand this grant program to include victims of sex trafficking.


Since we spoke yesterday, the House has passed legislation to overhaul sexual harassment policies on Capitol Hill. 

The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA Reform Act)  The legislation:

  • Streamlines the process for reporting harassment;
  • Provides additional resources to staffers such as access to an advocate to provide legal advice and representation;
  • Establishes transparency requirements for taxpayer funded settlements; and
  • Requires members who agree to settlements to reimburse the government.
  • The bill has passed the House and is headed to the Senate

Delayed reporting of sexual abuse is the norm, not exception: Guestview

Published: 12/17/2017

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In The News Most Recent Articles

Mother of toddlers found wandering 9th Avenue faces judge

Published: 12/21/2017

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Mardi Gras: Special events coming up in the Pensacola area

Published: 12/21/2017

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Mother of toddlers found wandering 9th Avenue faces judge

The Pensacola woman charged with child neglect and resisting arrest after her children were found wandering down 9th Avenue stood before a judge Thursday.

Ann Margaret Perry's first appearance in court only lasted a few moments. Judge Gary Bergosh set a docket date for April 25 and a trial start date of May 7. Channel 3 News will follow Perry's journey in court, but the bigger question is - are her children safe?

November 27 is a day Marqueta Mason won't forget.

Mardi Gras: Special events coming up in the Pensacola area

New Year’s and Mardi Gras season are full of good times in Pensacola. Here is a special listing of events.

New Year’S Eve
Dec. 31 • Gatsby Girls Present The 4th Annual Speakeasy Ball and Charity Event: 9:00 p.m., Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza St., Pensacola. The Krewe of the Gatsby Girls are hosting this 4th annual event to benefit Gulf Coast Kid’s House, all are invited, 1920’s formal attire. Tickets: $85-$135. Details:

Jan. 14 • Krewe of Blues Pin and Bead Festival. 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Hub Stacey’s, 312 E. Government St., Pensacola. Cost: Free. Music, drink specials and diaper drive for Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Details:

Fans getting ready for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' with costumes and more

"Star Wars" fans are counting the hours to the first screening of "The Last Jedi."

Lavonne French is making a new costume to wear when she sees "The Last Jedi." It's a gown worn by General Leia.

Panhandle Charitable Open created to honor one teen, benefits 20-plus Pensacola nonprofits

On Oct. 1, 2000, John Peacock says he received “the phone call that no parent wants to get.”

His 17-year-old son, John Ryan Peacock, had been killed in an auto accident.

In the years that followed, the father was determined to leave a legacy in his son’s name. After moving to the Marcus Pointe subdivision, Peacock learned of an annual golf tournament fundraiser organized by the men's association of Marcus Pointe Golf Club. Just a few years in existence, the small, informal tournament raised a few thousand dollars each year for a single charity, Child Guardians.

'Such a tragedy': Sleep-related infant deaths spike in Escambia County

A mother dozed off on a sofa with her infant lying next to her. 

The child never woke up.

A new father awoke before the sun, propped his baby up on pillows on a couch and stepped away to cook breakfast and clean house. 

The child never woke up.

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