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Utah’s Troubled Handling of Sexual Assaults

When health care workers sexually abuse their patients in Utah, survivors confront obstacles to justice: in the law, in the courts — and in the culture as a whole.

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Utah Therapist Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Patients During Sessions

Scott Owen, who was considered an expert in helping struggling gay Latter-day Saint men, is accused of assaulting his patients.

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These Men Say Their Utah Therapist Touched Them Inappropriately During Sessions Paid for by the LDS Church

A spokesperson for the church said it does not vet the therapists its bishops recommend and pay for, saying “it is up to church members” to “make their own decisions.”

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Legislators Vote to Fix Utah Law That Made It Hard for Some Sexual Assault Survivors to Sue

The vote last week helps those assaulted in medical settings. But it won’t help the 94 women whose suit brought the issue to light.

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When Therapists Lose Their Licenses, Some Turn to the Unregulated Life Coaching Industry Instead

¿Preocupada por su visita al ginecobstetra? Una guía sobre lo que debería suceder —y lo que no debería suceder.

Mujeres de Utah intentaron denunciar agresiones sexuales a la policía. Dicen que enfrentaron retrasos y barreras lingüísticas.

Utah Women Tried to Report Sexual Assaults to Police. They Say They Faced Delays and Language Barriers.

Ella confió en su primer ginecobstetra porque hablaba español. Ahora es una de las 94 mujeres que lo demandan por agresión sexual.

She Trusted Her First OB-GYN Because He Spoke Spanish. Now She’s 1 of 94 Women Suing Him for Sexual Assault.

Concerned About Your OB-GYN Visit? A Guide to What Should Happen — and What Shouldn’t.

A Utah Therapist Built a Reputation for Helping Gay Latter-day Saints. These Men Say He Sexually Abused Them.

Utah’s Secretive Medical Malpractice Panels Make It Even Harder to Sue Providers

Ayude a ProPublica y The Salt Lake Tribune a investigar las agresiones sexuales en Utah

94 mujeres alegan que un médico de Utah las agredió sexualmente. Esta es la razón por la que un juez desestimó su caso.

Help ProPublica and The Salt Lake Tribune Investigate Sexual Assault in Utah

94 Women Allege a Utah Doctor Sexually Assaulted Them. Here’s Why a Judge Threw Out Their Case.