Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI hall on the occasion his weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 16, 2019 - 6:35 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend all sessions of his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit next month that will include plenary meetings, witness testimony and a penitential Mass. The Vatican said Wednesday that the organizers of the Feb. 21-24 meeting met last week...
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January 14, 2019 - 8:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California state appeals court justice was accused Monday of repeatedly groping a colleague's breasts, suggesting they have an affair and telling a police officer who served as his driver that he wanted to have sex with her in his chambers. The Commission on Judicial...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, Thomas Bruce appears in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Bruce, accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a suburban St. Louis religious supplies store in November, was charged Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, with sexually assaulting another woman two months earlier. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, Pool File)
January 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a suburban St. Louis religious supplies store in November was charged Monday with sexually assaulting another woman two months earlier. Thomas Bruce, 53, is charged with kidnapping, sexual abuse, assault,...
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R. Kelly accuser Faith Rodgers
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January 14, 2019 - 2:48 pm
One of R. Kelly’s accusers said Monday that she is being victimized again through threats and intimidation since going public with her story.
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Bishop Fernando Ramos, Secretary General Episcopal Conference of Chile, receives media attention near the Vatican, in Rome Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A delegation of Chilean bishops has met with Pope Francis a year after he threw his papacy into turmoil by defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering for a notorious sexual predator. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 14, 2019 - 12:56 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation of Chilean bishops met Monday with Pope Francis a year after he threw his papacy into turmoil by defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering for a notorious sexual predator. The five-member permanent committee of the Chilean bishops' conference requested Monday's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. A lawyer says 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 part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 14, 2019 - 8:12 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired Vatican diplomat who accused Pope Francis of turning a blind eye to the alleged sexual misconduct of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is begging the American to publicly repent for his crimes for the good of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano wrote...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. A lawyer says 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 part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 12, 2019 - 1:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 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 part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic...
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January 10, 2019 - 4:34 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's top law enforcement official on Thursday announced a hone hotline for victims to report child sex abuse associated with a place of worship or school across the U.S. state, which is steeped in Catholicism like few others. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the...
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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, 68, arrives at the Lyon courthouse to attend his trial, in Lyon, central France, Monday Jan. 7, 2019. The Roman Catholic Church faces another public reckoning when a French cardinal, Philippe Barbarin, goes on trial Monday for his alleged failure to report a pedophile priest who confessed to preying on Boy Scouts and whose victims want to hold one of France's highest church figures accountable. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
January 10, 2019 - 3:19 am
LYON, France (AP) — France's most important church sex abuse trial to date is likely to end in acquittal for a cardinal and other senior Catholic officials accused of protecting a pedophile priest. The Rev. Bernard Preynat's alleged victims say church hierarchy covered up for him for years. But by...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Michael DiSabato exhales after finishing his remarks about an alleged sexual assault by Ohio State team doctor Dr. Richard Strauss and his advocacy for student athletes during an Ohio State University Board of Trustees meeting at the Longaberger Alumni House in Columbus, Ohio. A warrant was issued for DiSabato after he did not show up Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Franklin County Municipal Court. He is charged with telecommunications harassment of a university administrator who criticized him. DiSabato contends he is the one being harassed. (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
January 07, 2019 - 4:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man whose claims helped spur the investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has been jailed in Columbus, where he's accused of telecommunications harassment. A warrant was issued for 50-year-old Mike DiSabato, of suburban Dublin, after...
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