Wichita diocese names 15 priests accused of child sex abuse
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Wichita has published a list naming 15 priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse.
It also on Friday released a letter from Bishop Carl Kemme...
Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused at age 14
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman whose claims of sexual abuse against Jeffrey Epstein were outlined in a federal indictment sued his estate Wednesday, saying the wealthy financier took advantage of her...
Man gets 2 years for sex crimes against teen boy
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a wealthy Portland activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene motel room.
Lawyer: Chicago archdiocese paid $80M to clients of law firm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million to 160 victims of sexual abuse by clergy represented by a single law firm since 2001, the lawyer who heads the...
Man gets 37 years in prison for sexually abusing children
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Albany man who sexually abused three children has been sentenced to more than 35 years in prison.
The Gazette Times reports 46-year-old Juan Leal-Galvez pleaded...
Man sentenced to 25 years for child sex abuse
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Aurora man will spend 25 years in jail for the sexual abuse of two children from 2015 to 2017 in two counties.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 36-year-old Andrew...
Trial opens against controversial Turkish televangelist
ISTANBUL (AP) — A controversial Turkish Islamic televangelist and cult leader has gone on trial on more than a dozen charges, including forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of...
Bishop: $1.2M from sale will go to help sex abuse victims
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say $1.2 million from the sale of the diocesan home of former West Virginia Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield will go to assist victims of sexual abuse in West...
Ex-school board candidate in Virginia pleads to sexual abuse
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia local school board candidate has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse charges stemming from accusations from the...
Dismissed NFL suit cited in sexual abuse suit against church
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana court's recent dismissal of a lawsuit against the NFL over officiating at a January playoff game is now being cited by attorneys for the Catholic Church as they...
The Latest: Dismissed NFL suit cited in 2 sex abuse defenses
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on lawyers for the Catholic Church citing the Louisiana Supreme Court's dismissal of a lawsuit against the NFL in efforts to end lawsuits against the church over...
Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church...
Jehovah’s Witnesses ask court to reverse $35M abuse verdict
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for the Jehovah's Witnesses asked the Montana Supreme Court on Friday to reverse a $35 million verdict against the church for not reporting a girl's sexual abuse...
Police: Delaware man repeatedly sexually abused 6-year-old
LEWES, Del. (AP) — Police documents reveal that a Delaware man charged with child molestation is accused of abusing a 6-year-old multiple times over the course of several months.
Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found "tragic and inexcusable" problems following student complaints, the...
Catholic diocese in upstate New York files for bankruptcy
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester in upstate New York filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday amid a wave of lawsuits over alleged sexual abuse of children, becoming the first of the...
R. Kelly a no-show in court on Minnesota solicitation charge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Singer R. Kelly was a no-show for an initial court appearance in a Minnesota case in which he is accused of offering a 17-year-old girl $200 to take off her clothes and dance in...
- Watertown Daily TimesAttorneys for both sides spar in trialSeptember 14, 2019
- The Daily JournalBeecher man charged with sex crimesJuly 23, 2019
- The Beaumont EnterpriseSex abuse yields 30-year prison sentenceJuly 16, 2019
- The Daily HeraldSpanish Fork man charged with sexually abusing four children multiple times during sleepoversJuly 9, 2019
60 years for man convicted in sexual abuse of girl
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually abusing a child from the time she was 11 years old until she was 13 has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.
Teacher who sexually abused 3 students released from prison
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah high school English teacher has been released from prison after spending the last four years behind bars for sexually abusing three students.
Arizona trooper accused of preying on female drivers
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona state trooper used the Phoenix freeways as his personal hunting ground, falsifying records to cover up traffic stops of women he hoped to sexually exploit, authorities...
Minnesota archbishop opens investigation into fellow bishop
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Wednesday that he has opened an investigation — the first known of its kind under a new Vatican protocol — into...
Wyoming diocese substantiates 3 more sex abuse claims
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne in Wyoming says it has reported to police three new credible allegations of child sexual abuse against a retired bishop.
Scrutiny turns to co-workers of accused Ohio State doctor
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former supervisors and colleagues who weren't interviewed in the investigation about widespread sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor now face questioning...
Arizona trooper accused of trying to extort sexual favors
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was arrested Tuesday on charges that he tried to exploit female drivers for sexual favors during traffic stops.
Man gets more than 8 years for sexual assault, other charges
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 8 ? years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her Portland, Oregon, home.
Former nursing home chaplain gets 26 years on sex charges
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The former chaplain for a western Illinois nursing home has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for sex abuse charges involving both a child and elderly women.
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Nashville vocal coach indicted on child sexual abuse charges
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville vocal coach has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing a minor for six years.
News outlets report 73-year-old Laurence "Buzzy" Orange was indicted...
Church says 2 more priests accused of sexual abuse
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic Diocese in Connecticut has disclosed the names of two more priests who it says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse.
Diocese adds new names of priests accused of sexual abuse
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Roman Catholic diocese serving Ohio's capital city has added eight names to the list of priests that it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing...
Man gets 270 years for sex abuse, torture of 3 young girls
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Portland, Oregon man has been sentenced to 270 years in prison for the repeated sexual abuse, exploitation and torture of three children.
Advocacy group criticizes Kansas City-St. Joseph bishop
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An advocacy group for people sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests is criticizing the bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese for not naming more people on a list...
Ex-nurse faces sex-assault charges at Glenview hospital
GLENVIEW, Ill. (AP) — A former nurse at a Glenview hospital has been charged with sexual assault after authorities received complaints from two patients.
Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese releases clergy names
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Friday released a list of 19 clerics who Bishop James Johnston Jr. said had substantiated allegations of sexual...
Police arrest hotel manager accused of harassment
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford police have arrested a hotel manager after an employee reported that she was being sexually harassed.
The Mail Tribune reports 41-year-old Fernando Corvacho...
Tempe police arrest suspect in alleged assault on light rail
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tempe say a suspect has been arrested in the alleged assault of a sleeping woman on a light rail train last month.
College teacher accused of sexually abusing 20 students
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Hillsboro man who formerly worked as a driving instructor at Portland Community College has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 girls or women who took his...
US investigation of priest sex abuse produces first charges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed their first charges Thursday in a sweeping investigation of child sexual abuse by clerics in Pennsylvania, accusing a former Roman Catholic priest of...
Paris prosecutor steps up effort to investigate clergy abuse
PARIS (AP) — The chief Paris prosecutor and the French capital's archbishop have struck an agreement allowing faster investigations into alleged sexual abuse by clergy.
Hungary’s Catholic church sets up system for reporting abuse
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Catholic Church says those anyone "proven" to have abused minors has "no place in the priesthood."
In a statement released Thursday, the Hungarian Catholic...
AP Exclusive: R. Kelly’s daughter says music ‘saved my life’
NEW YORK (AP) — For a long time, Buku Abi ran away from pursuing music.
Although she is the daughter of one of pop music's most popular and successful singer-songwriters, her father is also...
The Latest: Epstein filings name hundreds of third parties
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on the unsealing of documents in the sex abuse case of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein (all times local):
Mississippi man says he still struggles after clergy abuse
GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — For Joshua K. Love, recovering from beatings and sexual abuse he says he suffered at a Catholic grade school 20 years ago is a matter of day-to-day...
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s trial on groping charges is postponed
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr.'s trial on groping charges has been postponed until Oct. 10.
Prosecutors said Tuesday they're still waiting for evidence in the Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire"...
The Latest: Lawyer for doctor’s accusers reacts to findings
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on findings that Ohio's medical board mishandled an old investigation of a doctor accused of widespread sexual abuse (all times local):
School choir director charged with sex assault on student
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A high school choir director on Long Island has been charged in a 10-count indictment with sexually assaulting a student in 2017.
Wave of child sex abuse lawsuits threatens Boy Scouts
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America is facing a threat from a growing wave of lawsuits over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.