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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 …


Girl allegedly groped on flight seeks $10 million from airline

The lawyer for a 13-year-old girl who told police she was groped while traveling alone on a Dallas-to-Portland flight seeks $10 million in federal lawsuit against American Airlines and the …


Deal in sex abuse case prompted by lawsuits

Prosecutors in southwestern Idaho agreed to amend a former juvenile correction nurse’s sex crime charge largely because of pending lawsuits against the state.


Sex offender charged with trying to film child in Wrigley Field bathroom

Authorities charged a man after he tried to use a camera to record a child inside a bathroom at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon, police said.


Pope drops tribunal for prosecution of sex abuse; clarifies legal procedures for bishops instead

Pope Francis on Saturday scrapped his proposed tribunal to prosecute bishops who covered up for pedophile priests after it ran into opposition and instead clarified legal procedures to remove them …


Coeur d’Alene man gets 15 years in prison for sexual abuse of young girl

A former high school teacher in Coeur d’Alene was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for molesting a 5-year-old family member. Daniel Abram Taylor was sentenced by 1st District …


Kaiser Permanente sued over ex-nurse facing sex abuse charges

Two women who claim they were sexually abused by a nurse at a Beaverton clinic have filed a $1 million lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente over claims of negligence.


Mounting number of victims in VA hospital sex abuse scandal

A former physician assistant is accused of using his position to commit sexual battery and other crimes against at least seven patients at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas, and …


Two bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children, grand jury report indicates

Two Roman Catholic bishops who led a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year …


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.


Hastert accused of sex abuse

WASHINGTON – Dennis Hastert stumbled into political power amid a Republican sex scandal in 1998 that unexpectedly elevated the husky Illinoisan to a position just two heartbeats away from the …


Ex-VA doctor faces additional child sex charges

The former Spokane VA Medical Center doctor accused of drugging and raping a 13-year-old boy at his Nine Mile Falls home now faces additional charges that he traveled to Mississippi …


Vatican: 848 priests defrocked for abuse since 2004

GENEVA – The Vatican revealed Tuesday that over the past decade it has defrocked 848 priests who raped or molested children and sanctioned another 2,572 with lesser penalties, providing the …


Church releasing sex abuse files on Chicago clergy

CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago will on Wednesday hand over thousands of pages documenting clergy sex abuse allegations to victims’ attorneys who have fought for years to hold the …


Judge: No new trial for Jerry Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial today when a judge rejected his argument that his lawyers were not given enough time to prepare for …


Spokane Diocese claims lawyers mishandled bankruptcy

The Catholic Diocese of Spokane has accused its own lawyers of mishandling its historic bankruptcy, which exposed decades of clergy sex abuse and cost parishioners and insurers $50 million. A …


Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky was sentenced today to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame …


Court orders new trial in CDA sex abuse case

COEUR d’ALENE — The Idaho Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Coeur d’Alene man convicted in 2010 of fondling two young girls at his home.


Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse

PHILADELPHIA — Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing …


WSU combats rise in drug, sex abuse

PULLMAN — Washington State University will do more this fall to ensure that incoming freshmen are better prepared to make healthy choices when it comes to drugs, alcohol and sex.