Stories tagged: sex abuse
Fri., April 20, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Fri., March 31, 2017, noon
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.