Stories tagged: sexual abuse
Tue., June 5, 2018, 10:45 p.m.
Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar
The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and …
Fri., May 25, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal
The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for …
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 4:44 p.m.
Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up
Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport’s national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.
Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
Chile’s bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up
In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church’s long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their “grave negligence” …
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
Pope to give Chilean bishops a dressing-down on abuse errors
The Vatican made it clear Saturday that Pope Francis had summoned Chile’s bishops to Rome for a papal dressing-down because of their role in covering up sexual abuse by priests …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Former foster son of ex-Seattle mayor files lawsuit
The former foster son of ex-Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has filed a lawsuit against the city and Murray, claiming Murray improperly used the city’s top office to defame him and …
UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal
Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn’t …
Sat., March 10, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Looking to the future after becoming a teenage felon
In May 2009, Zachary Neagle killed his 32-year-old father, Jason Neagle, in their Caldwell home. When his defense argued that years of sexual abuse prompted the killing, national and international …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Haiti suspends Oxfam pending investigation into sexual abuse
Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
Seattle faces damage claim over ex-mayor abuse allegations
The former foster son of ex-Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city negligently failed to investigate his and other men’s allegations that Murray sexually abused them decades ago.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Olympic swimmer: Coach’s manipulation, abuse dulled success
An Olympic swimmer who accused her former coach of sexually abusing her as a minor described “an extensive, abusive and incredibly manipulative relationship” that spanned a decade in an emotional …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
French film distributor comes to Woody Allen’s defense
Woody Allen’s French film distributor has defended the American director against sexual abuse claims, saying he has been unfairly caught up in the fallout surrounding the #MeToo movement.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
Eastern Oregon man gets 212 years for abusing girl
An eastern Oregon man has been sentenced to 212 years in prison for sexually abusing a young relative.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Michigan AG vows to find out who knew what at Michigan State
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University on Saturday for allowing Larry Nassar to sexually abuse girls and women for years, and he took a shot …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis retires; football coach Mark Dantonio defends himself
Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he’s always worked with the correct authorities in cases involving sexual assault allegations. After an ESPN report detailed various allegations involving Michigan State …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Ex-gymnast to doctor: ‘You didn’t heal me. You only hurt me’
A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
Judge: Victims of sports doctor are ‘sister survivor warriors’
The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: ‘You are a repulsive liar’
One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Gymnast McKayla Maroney says settlement covered up sex abuse
LOS ANGELES – Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually …
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.