The longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House had been sued for breach of contract after allegedly refusing to pay $1.8 million in "hush money."
"Counting On" is the second Duggar-family reality TV show to be canceled amid criminal sexual allegations against Josh Duggar, the family's eldest son.
When interviewed by investigators, Ayala admitted the child was telling the truth. He also admitted other crimes of child exploitation going back as far as the 1970s. Court documents show he admitted to taking nude photographs of the child but insisted they were "innocent" photographs.
In May 2015, Duggar resigned from the Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ "family values" organization, after reports that he had molested underage girls as a teenager.
Matthew Baker, 51, abused at least five children under his care from 2010 to 2018 while volunteering as a Cub Scout den leader in O'Fallon, Missouri. Prosecutors believe there could be other victims.
Tennessee State Representative Bruce Griffey has introduced a bill which would require anyone convicted of a sex offense against a minor under the age of 13 to undergo chemical castration as a condition for going on parole.
Gabriel Vertiz, 39, of DeLand, Florida, is accused of abusing two underage girls who are both "known and familiar" to him.
A registered sex offender was arrested on school grounds in North Carolina while picking up his own children from school.
"I felt honestly more incensed by their concealment than my abuse when I was a child," said one plaintiff, now in his 60s, about the BSA's alleged coverup of sex-abuse cases.
Critics claim Jehovah's Witnesses leaders have turned a blind eye to "massive and horrendous abuse" for years.
John Martin is lead pastor at Alabama's Lighthouse Baptist Church in Alabama, which calls homosexuality "sinful perversions." He told parishioners he had "an affair" with an underage boy.
Timothy James Sprenger, aged 32, was a resident of Paulding County, Georgia at the time of the discovery of the diary, which was brought to police in June 2017.
Fernando Maldonado fled the country days before he was convicted on 23 counts of child molestation.
The teenage girls Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly made sexual advances toward wouldn't have been able to say no because their brains weren't mature enough to turn him down, experts say.