Stories tagged: molestation
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Cosby lawyers: Prosecutors withheld, destroyed key evidence
Bill Cosby’s lawyers have accused prosecutors of withholding and destroying evidence that they say could have helped the 80-year-old entertainer defend himself against charges he drugged and molested a woman …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls
The ex-wife of a former Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Washington man faces 4 child molestation charges
A Washington man is suspected of multiple counts of child molestation.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Kennewick students suing school district over alleged molestation
Jury selection started Monday in a civil trial involving three men who claim the Kennewick School District failed to protect them from being sexually abused by a teacher and coach.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Defense rests in trial of Penn State’s ex-president linked to Sandusky molestation case
The defense in the criminal trial of Penn State’s former president has rested without calling any witnesses.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Washington state man gets life sentence in molestation case
A Washington state man convicted of molesting a 4-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Lacey man who molested girl repeatedly gets alternative sentence
A Lacey man who has admitted to molesting a girl repeatedly for years has been sentenced to nine months in jail and lifetime probation.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
Lawsuit says girl molested by Portland youth club volunteer
The Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Portland faces a $1 million lawsuit alleging the organization failed to prevent a teen volunteer from molesting a 10-year-old girl.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
1st bishop indicted in U.S. on sexual-abuse claim dies at 83
The first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to be indicted on a sexual-abuse claim during a flood of abuse accusations against church officials has died. Former Bishop of …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
Psychiatric hospital worker charged with molesting patients
Prosecutors have charged an employee at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital with four counts of molesting four female patients, according to court records made public Friday.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Ohio day care worker gets life sentence in sex abuse of kids
A former Ohio day care worker convicted of sexually assaulting six children has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Court overturns $12 million sex abuse verdict against Boy Scouts
The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday overturned a $12 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America – the largest ever against the organization – in the case of …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Ex-Pasco cop denies sexual contact with woman
Richard J. Aguirre told detectives he did not have any sexual contact with a woman at his home after a night of partying in November 2014.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 4:53 p.m.
Man paid woman to let him sexually abuse girls, prosecutor says
Prosecutors say a New Jersey man paid a Philadelphia woman to allow him to sexually assault two girls for years.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 8:03 p.m.
Michael Jackson stockpiled pornography at Neverland Ranch, documents show
Michael Jackson’s activities at Neverland Ranch are back in the news this week amid the disclosure of documents suggesting the King of Pop kept a stash of pornography there.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
Accused airline groper of teen to stay in jail
A judge Monday ordered the continued detainment of an Oregon man accused of groping a 13-year-old girl during an American Airlines flight last week.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Dennis Hastert to report to prison in Minnesota this week
Dennis Hastert’s attorney says the former U.S. House speaker will report to a federal prison in southeastern Minnesota this week to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Hugh Hefner gives testimony in Bill Cosby sex case, lawyer says
An attorney for a woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery says Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has given sworn testimony in the case.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Dr. Luke gives OK for Kesha to perform at Billboard Awards
Dr. Luke and his record label say they are giving Kesha the OK to perform at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
Judge orders Dennis Hastert to report to prison by June 22
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been ordered to report to prison by June 22 to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 8:35 p.m.
Inmate arrested for allegedly trying to have child victim killed
Authorities say a man in jail on child molestation charges tried to arrange for another inmate to kill his alleged victim.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky gets appeals hearing
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday gave Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to prove his claims that prosecutors lied, withheld evidence and leaked secret grand jury information to find …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Bill Cosby tries to delay criminal case, get charges tossed
Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question ex-lawyers
A Pennsylvania judge is considering whether to order a hearing where Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers can question witnesses about defense claims that the former Penn State assistant football coach was unfairly …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert sentenced to prison
Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
‘Individual A’ sues Dennis Hastert over unpaid hush money
A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a federal …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 11 a.m.
U.S. priest gets 17 years for molesting Honduran children
A suspended Pennsylvania priest has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Pope on sex abuse by clerics: ‘It’s a monstrosity’
Pope Francis says any bishop who moves a suspected pedophile priest from parish to parish should resign.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 2 p.m.
Bill Cosby appeal bid denied by judge
A Montgomery County judge Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s attempt to halt his criminal case while he appeals a ruling that the sexual assault prosecution should proceed to trial.
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
Spokane doctor Craig Morgenstern faces federal charges
A Spokane doctor accused of drugging and raping a teen last weekend at his Nine Mile Falls home now faces federal charges after authorities say he took young boys on …