Crimes against children

November 29, 2018 - 6:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will soon be filing for bankruptcy protection, as the Catholic church in New Mexico has settled numerous claims of sexual abuse by clergy over the years and is close to depleting its reserves. About 20 dioceses and other...
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Former MSU President Lou Anna Simon appears in Judge Julie Reincke's Eaton County Court Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, for her arraignment on four charges of lying to police related to the Larry Nassar investigation, in Charlotte, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 3:12 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The former president of Michigan State University on Monday made her first court appearance since being charged with lying to investigators about what she knew during the investigation into sexual assault allegations against disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Lou...
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November 23, 2018 - 9:40 am
PARIS (AP) — A French priest has been handed preliminary charges of raping minors in the latest blow to the Catholic Church in France. The regional prosecutor's office said the Rev. Robert Bonan was arrested Tuesday in the town of Lautenbach near the German border. The charges were based on...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018 file photo, former Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon testifies before a Senate subcommittee in Washington. Simon has been charged with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse. Simon, who stepped down earlier this year over the scandal, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, with two felonies and two misdemeanors. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 20, 2018 - 5:09 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ex-Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar — the third current or former campus official other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the scandal...
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November 19, 2018 - 12:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A swimming instructor in southwestern Germany has been convicted of sexually abusing 37 girls he taught. Germany's dpa news agency reported the 34-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday in Baden-Baden regional court. His last name wasn't given in keeping with...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The Justice Department inadvertently named Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that raised immediate questions about whether the WikiLeaks founder had been charged under seal. Assange’s name appears twice in an August 2018 filing from a prosecutor in Virginia in a separate case involving a man accused of coercing a minor. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 16, 2018 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump...
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Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti pauses during a press conference at the Vatican, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Italian Catholic bishops are vowing a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed the Vatican and much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it has long been ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops' conference, announced the creation of a new Italian advisory group of lay and religious experts at the close of the bishops general assembly Thursday. The new national service is designed to help Italian dioceses educate personnel in child protection and help bishops investigate claims of abuse. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 15, 2018 - 9:13 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italy's Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian...
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This undated photo provided by Cambria County Prison shows Dr. Johnnie Barto. Barto, a pediatrician, faces sexual assault charges involving more than 30 girls and boys since the late 1980s, including a dozen after regulators cleared him in 2000 of wrongdoing. Barto was arrested in Jan. 2018. He has pleaded not guilty. (Cambria County Prison via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 9:38 am
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, Pennsylvania regulators were confronted with evidence that a well-regarded pediatrician had fondled the genitals of two small children during office visits. Instead of holding him accountable, regulators let the doctor keep his medical license. He went...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows Stephen Bodine, of Wichita, who was convicted Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, of first-degree murder in the May 2017 killing of a 3-year-old Evan Brewer whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
October 24, 2018 - 12:13 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the horrific abuse and slaying of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death. Stephen Bodine, 41, of Wichita, was convicted Wednesday in the...
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October 21, 2018 - 9:07 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered a formal apology to the country's victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long and painful journey, and say sorry. Morrison's speech in Parliament on Monday was heard by hundreds of abuse survivors and...
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