Stories tagged: sexual abuse
Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Ex-military service member pleads guilty to sexual abuse
Officials say a former member of the military has pleaded guilty to two counts related to the sexual molestation of a child on military bases in Washington and Louisiana.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Chicago Archdiocese to settle priest abuse suits for $4.45 million
The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $4.45 million to settle three lawsuits brought by three men who allege they were sexually abused over a decade ago by a former Roman …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Seattle mayor’s lawyers seek sanctions in sex abuse suit
An incident in which Seattle police responded to Mayor Ed Murray’s home last year is the latest point of contention in a lawsuit brought by a man accusing Murray of …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Oregon prison doctor hit with another sex abuse lawsuit
Three women have filed a federal lawsuit alleging they were sexually abused by a doctor while incarcerated at the state women’s prison.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
No prison time for anesthesiologist in child porn case
A Montana anesthesiologist has been given a deferred sentence after pleading guilty to possessing videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Seattle mayor’s accuser in sex abuse lawsuit IDs himself
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday denied knowing or having sex with a 46-year-old man who has accused the mayor of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
U.S. says countries must punish U.N. troops for sexual abuse
UNITED NATIONS – U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged all countries that provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping missions to hold soldiers accountable for sexual abuse and exploitation, an appeal …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
U.S. says countries must punish U.N. troops for sexual abuse
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged all countries that provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping missions to hold soldiers accountable for sexual abuse and exploitation, an appeal that came after …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Idaho police officer accused of sexually abusing minors
Officials say an Idaho police officer has been accused of sexually abusing two girls within the last 11 years.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Idaho teacher accused of sex with student pleads not guilty
A former Idaho teacher accused of having sex with a student has pleaded not guilty.
Fri., March 31, 2017, noon
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.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Indiana police investigating sex abuse video posted online
Northern Indiana police say a number of people have viewed and shared on social media a video showing “heinous” sexual abuse of a high school student.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
State pays former inmate $175,000 settlement in sex abuse claim
The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $175,000 to a former inmate who claimed she was sexually abused by a prison doctor during a 2013 gynecological exam.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Ex-Oregon sergeant pleads guilty to sex with Idaho boy
A former Oregon sheriff’s sergeant has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Idaho boy he met through a dating app.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
2 Penn St. ex-administrators plead guilty in sex abuse case
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Two former Penn State University administrators each pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case, more …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy
Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 5 p.m.
SNAP, watchdog group that fought Catholic Church, faces upheaval
A victims’ support group that helped force the Roman Catholic Church to confront the problem of child-molesting priests is going through upheaval of its own, including the resignations of two …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Ex-Oregon nurse admits to sex abuse against patients
A man accused of sexually abusing patients while working as a nurse at a clinic near Portland has pleaded guilty.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
1st bishop indicted in U.S. on sexual-abuse claim dies at 83
The first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to be indicted on a sexual-abuse claim during a flood of abuse accusations against church officials has died. Former Bishop of …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Child rape victim upset over Seattle Archdiocese’s statement
A woman who weeks ago settled her child sex abuse claim against Seattle Archdiocese for $950,000 is now issuing a statement about the deal – because she’s upset about how …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
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.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says 85-year-old man has sexually abused children for 60 years
Detectives believe an 85-year-old Spokane Valley man has raped and molested numerous young girls since the 1950s and was never prosecuted.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Penn State fined record $2.4 million in Jerry Sandusky child molestation case
The U.S. Department of Education is hitting Penn State with a record $2.4 million fine for violating a law that requires colleges and universities to report campus crimes and warn …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Cosby lawyers say comedian is too blind to defend himself
Bill Cosby’s eyesight has deteriorated to the point where he cannot identify his accusers in photographs or otherwise help with his defense, his lawyers said Wednesday as they waged a …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Man who had kids with 14-year-old abused her 5 sisters, DA says
A Pennsylvania man accused of fathering two children with a 14-year-old girl gifted to him by her parents was charged Monday with sexually assaulting five other girls in that family, …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Bill Cosby wants other accusers to take competency, memory tests
Bill Cosby’s lawyers accuse prosecutors of trying to use the “tainted, unreliable memories of women, now in their senior years” to build their sexual assault case against him and will …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Suspended sentence in incest case is unacceptable, Montana governor asserts
Montana’s governor says it was “unacceptable for a judge to give a man a 60-day jail sentence for raping his 12-year-old daughter.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Prosecutors drop charges in juvenile inmate sex abuse case
A former Idaho juvenile corrections nurse accused of having sex with inmates has had all charges against her dropped.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 1 p.m.
Investigators pursue Yellowstone park harassment claims
Government investigators are due in Yellowstone National Park Tuesday to look into an employee’s claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct.