Stories tagged: sexual abuse
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
U.K. PM May urges ‘culture of respect’ after abuse scandal
British Prime Minister Theresa May called Monday for a new “culture of respect” in public life amid what she called troubling allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in British politics.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
French women ask Macron for attack plan against sexual abuse
Prominent French women challenged President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday to organize an “attack plan” against sexual violence and harassment, saying in a blunt verdict on the recent revelations of alleged …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Three plaintiffs in Boy Scout sex abuse case reach settlement
GREAT FALLS – Three of six female plaintiffs who claim they were sexually assaulted by an adult Boy Scout leader nearly 40 years ago have reached a settlement. The Great …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Former Idaho lawmaker focus of sexual abuse investigation
Documents obtained Tuesday from the Idaho Attorney General’s office show that the investigation involving a former state lawmaker is for possible sexual abuse.
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, 7:34 p.m.
Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’
Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Ex-Oregon nurse gets 8-plus years in prison for rape, abuse
An Oregon man was acquitted of rape and sexual abuse charges earlier this year, but now finds himself behind bars after being sentenced to eight years and four months for …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Man suspected of rape, child sexual abuse in Oregon arrested
A 42-year-old man is back in Oregon after authorities in Indiana arrested him in connection with the rape and sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 12.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Indiana man charged with abusing 14-year-old Montana girl
A 29-year-old Indiana man who started a crowdfunding site to raise money so he could travel to Montana to be with his 14-year-old “fiancee” is charged with felony sexual abuse …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Elderly Seattle brothers arrested in child sex case
Three elderly brothers have been arrested in Seattle for allegedly possessing images of child-sex abuse with police still investigating them.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Seattle mayor’s accuser alleges defamation, wants $1M-plus
A man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him decades ago has demanded more than $1 million from the city, saying Murray defamed him.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
4-year-old Montana girl’s rapist gets 42-year prison sentence
A federal judge handed down a 42-year prison sentence Wednesday for a Montana man who chased down and kidnapped a 4-year-old girl, then brutally raped her and left her for …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Teacher charged with sexually abusing second student
A Salem-Keizer teacher arrested in June on sexual abuse charges involving a student is facing additional charges for allegedly abusing a second student under the age of 14.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Three Kenya men sentenced to death for stripping, abusing woman
A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced three men to death for stripping naked and abusing a woman during a wave of attacks by mobs claiming that women were inappropriately dressed.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Hastert faces sex-offender treatment with prison release
Disgraced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is far from putting his child-sex-abuse scandal behind him after being released from federal prison in Minnesota where he served a little over …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school, report says
At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys’ choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
More allegations of child sexual abuse by priests raise new questions about Pope Francis’ handling of issue
A top Vatican official denied allegations of sexual offenses on Thursday after being charged by Australian police, saying he would take a leave of absence as one of Pope Francis’ …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Penn State fails to ensure background checks for youth camps staff, state audit says
A state audit says Penn State fails to ensure all workers coming in contact with children through university-operated youth camps have required background checks, even five years after reforms announced …
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., June 7, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Oregon couple gets 40-plus years in prison for sexual abuse
An Oregon woman and her husband have each been sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for sexual abuse charges.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
AMA tackles sexual abuse – of doctors, by doctors
The American Medical Association will no longer tolerate sexual misconduct by physicians – at least if their victims are other doctors, and if the abuse occurs at an AMA event.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president
Prosecutors want a judge to jail former Penn State President Graham Spanier for his conviction in hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Boy Scouts insist on keeping sex-abuse cases secret
For decades, secrets of alleged sexual abuse have been collecting dust in the Boy Scouts of America’s headquarters in Irving, Texas, and in state and regional offices across the nation. …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Report backs sex abuse claims against 13 at prep school
An investigation into sexual misconduct at an elite prep school in New Hampshire has found substantiated claims of abuse involving 13 former faculty and staff.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Washington man faces 4 child molestation charges
A Washington man is suspected of multiple counts of child molestation.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Big child webcam sex bust reveals rising abuse
The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. Were they neighbors? Cops?
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sex abuse claims
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid for a second term after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, claims vehemently denied by …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Lawyer: Foster dad cleared in sex abuse case had home looted
A former foster father acquitted of charges he sexually abused six boys returned home after 16 months in jail to find his boarded-up house looted of nearly everything he owned …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Fourth man accuses Seattle mayor of sex abuse
A fourth man is accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when the man was a teenager.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Bankruptcy judge recuses self in diocese bankruptcy
Montana’s federal bankruptcy judge has recused himself from overseeing the bankruptcy filing of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings because his former law firm provided assistance in the case.