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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.”


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.