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UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Hayden elementary school teacher accused of molesting children in late 1990s and early 2000s

A Hayden Meadows Elementary School teacher accused of molesting three children in the early 2000s appeared in court Monday afternoon on two felony charges of lewd conduct and one of …


Prison guard, wife charged with luring teen for sex

An Oregon prison guard and his wife, a teacher, have been charged with crimes after prosecutors say they tried to lure a teen girl into a sexual relationship.


Man sentenced for sexual activity in Oregon retail stores

A man has been sentenced to three years of probation and two weeks in jail for allegations that he repeatedly masturbated in retail locations around Bend.


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: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:40 p.m.

Weiner’s sexting results in 21-month prison sentence

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Washington couple indicted in text message abuse case

A federal grand jury has indicted a Washington state couple accused of sexually abusing children after an airline passenger reported seeing text messages about the abuse on a man’s phone …


Sex case against ex-Kennewick superintendent postponed

The trial for a retired Kennewick school superintendent, accused of trying to meet up with two teen girls for sex, has been postponed to the end of the year.


State hatchery contract lost after report of sexual culture

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has lost a multimillion-dollar contract to operate two fish hatcheries following a report of a sexual culture among top-ranking employees at one of …


Pierce County corrections deputy accused of sex with inmate

A Pierce County Sheriff’s Office corrections deputy has been fired after investigators accused him of having sex with an inmate.


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 …


Drill sergeants suspended in Army sex assault investigation

Commanders at an Army post in Georgia have suspended “multiple” drill sergeants as the military investigates allegations that trainees were victims of sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, an Army …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Bill Cosby retrial delayed until 2018

A Montgomery County judge on Tuesday agreed to delay Bill Cosby’s retrial until early 2018, acting on a request from the entertainer’s new defense team.


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.


Man denies raping preteen, says she might have raped him

Prosecutors say a 38-year-old Massachusetts man charged with impregnating an 11-year-old girl denies raping the girl, and instead suggested that she might have become pregnant by having sex with him …


Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to …


Suspect in rape, assault of Washington 83-year-old arrested

A suspect in the rape and assault of an 83-year-old woman has been arrested at the University of Washington light rail station.


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.


‘Upskirt’ images case involving ex-teacher goes to jury

A prosecutor argued to jurors Tuesday he finds it odd that a former Evergreen High School teacher on trial for allegedly trying to take “upskirt” images of females, including students, …


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.


Groomsman jailed in sexual assault of 15-year-old bridesmaid

A 29-year-old groomsman has been jailed for sexually assaulting the 15-year-old bridesmaid he escorted at a Pennsylvania wedding.


Child porn case could have hundreds of victims, police say

Northern Idaho investigators say there may be hundreds of victims linked with a child pornography case recently uncovered.


Ex-Kennewick teacher sentenced for raping student, sending nude videos to boys

A mother of two boys who received sexually explicit videos from a Kennewick teacher said she doesn’t know how to protect her kids if they’re not safe at school.


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’ …


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 …


Oregon man, 61, indicted on rape, sex abuse charges

An Oregon man has been indicted on charges he sexually abused two girls, one from when he worked as a special education assistant at Newport High School.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Archbishop: Church of England ‘colluded’ to hide sex abuse

The Church of England “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.


Strip club to pay $1.25 million to 13-year-old dancer

An Oregon strip club has agreed to pay $1.25 million to a dancer it employed when she was 13 years old.


Officials: Doctor in abuse case wanted to impregnate women

A brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children sought to impregnate women to create more victims and had been suspected of molesting youngsters for years, Northern California prosecutors said Monday.