Stories tagged: sex abuse
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
The Boy Scouts of America is facing a growing threat from a wave of lawsuits filed over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls who attended his concerts.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Jeffrey Epstein has long been an enigma, his rags-to-riches ascent shrouded in mystery
Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her during treatment.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
The Southern Baptist Convention opened a national meeting Tuesday that was expected to be dominated by discussion of a large-scale sex-abuse crisis . Delegates were expected to adopt new abuse …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 3:37 p.m.
Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse this month, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at …
UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019, 6:34 p.m.
U.S. Catholic bishops gather for a national meeting under pressure to give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting the church’s ever-widening sex-abuse crisis.
Sat., June 8, 2019, 4:29 p.m.
Sex-abuse crisis overshadows other issues as Southern Baptist Convention convenes its annual national meeting in Alabama.
UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Sharing their stories doesn’t come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts …
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church …
Tue., April 30, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a child.
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Four months after Gonzaga University was criticized for allowing sexually abusive priests to live on campus, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh announced Monday he is assembling a commission to address the …
Sat., March 30, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Police arrested a 5th grade teacher in Hayden, Idaho, on Friday on suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor.
Tue., March 12, 2019, 6:46 p.m.
The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced in an Australian court Wednesday to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne …
Tue., March 12, 2019, 3:32 p.m.
A defrocked Roman Catholic priest named as one of more than 180 New Jersey priests facing credible accusations of sexual abuse was fatally shot in a new home in a …
Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
A former athletic trainer charged with abusing numerous Montana students over decades under the guise of improving their athletic performance is due to plead guilty to a federal coercion charge.
Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:31 a.m.
R&B star R. Kelly cried, angrily stood up and ranted about being “assassinated” during his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse, calling his accusers liars and saying people …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
The White House says it’s “looking into” Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a secret plea deal with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Catholic religious orders from around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Mormon church, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
The Vatican has confirmed that an Argentine bishop, who resigned suddenly in 2017 for stated health reasons and then landed a top administrative job at the Holy See, is under …
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops are gathering Wednesday for a weeklong retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
Pope Francis demanded Friday that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in and vowed that the Catholic Church will “never again” hide their crimes.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system’s handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety.
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a child in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday.