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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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Judge sanctions lawyer of man who accused mayor of sex abuse

A judge on Thursday sanctioned the lawyer for the man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually molesting him when he was a teenager for “flagrant” violations of ethical …


N.Y. foster parent acquitted of all charges in sex abuse case

A foster father accused of sexually abusing eight of the more than 100 boys he cared for over two decades was acquitted Tuesday of all charges against him.


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 5 p.m.

Men file sex abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts, Mormon church

Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon church because they say both groups …


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Accuser’s lawyer wants to depose Seattle mayor on May 2

The lawyer for a man suing Seattle’s mayor for alleged sexual abuse over several years in the 1980s has filed a court notice to have him deposed next month.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Attorney: Sex abuse case against mayor disproven after exam

A lawyer representing the mayor of Seattle in a sexual abuse lawsuit says the case should be dropped because a medical exam refutes the alleged victim’s claims of a mole …


Diocese filing for bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims

A Montana Roman Catholic diocese will file for bankruptcy protection as part of a settlement with 72 people who filed sex abuse claims, church officials said Friday.


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Pope’s sex abuse board vows to go on without survivor member

Members of Pope Francis’ sex abuse advisory board vowed Sunday to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel following the resignation of a respected child …


Louisville mayor asks FBI to investigate police department after sex abuse allegations

A former participant in a Boy Scouts-affiliated career apprentice program for teenagers has alleged that two Louisville Metro Police Department officers sexually abused him in their homes and vehicles while …


Ex-Penn State president guilty of 1 count of child endangerment in sex scandal

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a …


Former Oregon Boy Scouts file $14 million lawsuit claiming sex abuse

Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader …


Abuse survivor quits pope’s panel, cites stonewall by Vatican

Frustrated by what she described as Vatican stonewalling, an Irish woman who was sexually abused by clergy quit her post Wednesday on a panel advising Pope Francis about how to …


Oregon man admits groping girl on Dallas-to-Portland flight

An Oregon man admitted to groping a 13-year-old girl on a flight from Dallas to Portland. Chad Camp pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and making an indecent sexual proposal to …


Northwest Children’s Home license at risk

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will revoke the operating license of Northwest Children’s Home in Lewiston on Jan. 4 over allegations of sex offenses, assaults, fire safety problems …


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.


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 …


Ex-Subway pitchman in suit: Victim’s parents to blame

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s legal attempt to shift the blame onto the parents of one of his child pornography victims for the girl’s emotional distress is a “bizarre” argument, …


Seattle hospital worker accused of paying girl for sex

A Seattle Children’s Hospital worker accused of pickup up a teenage girl and paying her $40 in exchange for sexual contact is facing felony charges.


Diocese in Portland, Maine, settles sex abuse suit for $1.2 million

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, has settled a lawsuit by six men who said church leaders concealed sex abuse allegations against a former priest.


Memo details allegations against ex-archbishop of St. Paul

Lawyers investigating a Minnesota archbishop in 2014 found compelling and credible allegations from nearly a dozen people that he engaged in sexual misconduct and harassment, then retaliated when his advances …