Stories tagged: sex abuse
Mon., June 11, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis accepted the resignations Monday of the bishop at the center of Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal and two other priests, launching a purge of the Catholic Church in …
UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Pope digs deeper into roots of Chile sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis dug deeper into the roots of Chile’s sex abuse scandal by meeting Saturday with a group of priests who were trained in a cult-like Catholic community and suffered …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
Ex-USA Gymnastics head Steve Penny to attend Senate hearing
Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.
Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
L.A. police: More than 50 claims of sex abuse by USC doctor
Los Angeles police say that more than 50 women have contacted them about possible sexual abuse by a University of Southern California gynecologist. Deputy Chief Justin Eisenberg said Tuesday that …
Tue., May 8, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Judge: Idaho man must serve at least 10 years for sex abuse
An eastern Idaho man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after prosecutors said he sexually abused a child and downloaded child pornography.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Australian cardinal faces 2 trials on sexual abuse charges
Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials within months on sex crime allegations spanning …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
USA Gymnastics settles sex abuse lawsuit
USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization’s practices for reporting child abuse.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Pope admits he made ‘grave errors’ in Chile sex abuse case
Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he made “grave errors” in judgment in Chile’s sex abuse scandal and invited the victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Vatican sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile
The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse was undergoing gallbladder surgery Wednesday in Chile, church officials said.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Champion swimmer accuses Olympic coach of underage sex abuse
A U.S. Olympic champion swimmer has accused a team coach of sexually abusing her starting when she was 16, the latest misconduct allegations against those charged with caring for young …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 7:42 a.m.
AP Exclusive: Letter about abuse cover-up belies pope denial
The letter was graphic not just in describing how the priest kissed and fondled the boy, but also in how other priests who saw the abuse tried to hush it …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
Legislation prompted by sports doctor scandal heads to Trump
Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishop
Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show “proof” to be believed, saying he realized it was a “slap in the face” to victims that he never …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
Pope says Chile’s sex abuse victims slandering bishop
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
‘How dare you’: Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor
A medal-winning Olympic gymnast said Thursday that sexual assault by a Michigan sports doctor “left scars” in her mind that may never fade as a judge heard a third day …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Women overcome community pressure to send Ore. man to prison
The intense pressure to keep quiet began almost immediately after four girls reported that they’d been molested by a well-known member of their community: You’re lying. Take it back. Change …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 11:34 a.m.
Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable’ harm from sex abuse
Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
Attorneys seek to break impasse with diocese over sex abuse
Attorneys for about 80 people with claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings over sexual abuse by former priests and other employees want to move their cases forward.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Witherspoon reveals Hollywood assault; Lawrence talks abuse
For her part, Jennifer Lawrence pledged to be an advocate for “anyone who has ever felt threatened in this industry.”
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue
Out Tuesday, the one-time Fox News Channel personality’s book “Be Fierce” compiles many harassment stories she’s collected since her lawsuit last year that led to the ouster of former Fox …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Australian delegation travels to Rome amid sex abuse scandal
Leaders of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have traveled to Rome to discuss “the restoration of trust” amid a sex abuse scandal involving Australian cardinal George Pell, a top adviser …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Seattle Archdiocese pays $1.3M to settle sex abuse case
The Seattle Archdiocese has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
U.N. peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations
BUNIA, Congo – She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Response to sex abuse claims cost Seattle mayor gay support
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray built his standing in the gay community and in Washington state politics through a decades-long push for bias protections, domestic partnerships and finally, marriage equality. But …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Seattle mayor resigns after 5th sex abuse claim
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced his resignation after a fifth man came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Oregon man, 61, indicted on rape, sex abuse charges
An Oregon man has been indicted on charges he sexually abused two girls, one from when he worked as a special education assistant at Newport High School.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Archbishop: Church of England ‘colluded’ to hide sex abuse
The Church of England “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Oregon man pleads not guilty to sex abuse of Cambodian boys
A federal grand jury has returned an eight-count indictment against a missionary worker from Oregon who is accused of molesting six underage boys while in Cambodia between 2005 and 2013.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Accuser of Seattle mayor wants to drop sex abuse lawsuit
A man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager has asked a court to dismiss the lawsuit he filed against the mayor.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray asks for dismissal of sex-abuse suit
Attorneys for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have formally denied allegations of sexual abuse and asked that a lawsuit making the claims be dismissed.