Sexual abuse

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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November 28, 2018 - 10:15 pm
A northeast Kansas man has been sentenced for sexually abusing a mentally disabled girl. Thirty-nine-year-old Steven Capps was arrested in July after another adult caught him in a room with the girl and called police. As part of a plea agreement, Capps will spend more than ten years in prison after...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2018, file photo, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference during the USCCB's annual fall meeting in Baltimore. Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against DiNardo are executing a search warrant at the offices of the local archdiocese, led by DiNardo, the cardinal leading the Catholic Church's response in the U.S. to sexual misconduct. Investigators from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office were at the offices Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 28, 2018 - 3:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest searched the offices Wednesday of the local archdiocese, which is led by the cardinal who is heading the Roman Catholic Church's response in the U.S. to sexual misconduct. The intensifying investigation has...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, a nun waits for the arrival of Pope Francis for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The Associated Press reported earlier this year that the Vatican has known for decades about the problem of priests and bishops preying on nuns but has done next to nothing to stop it. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
November 24, 2018 - 12:21 pm
ROME (AP) — The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The International Union of Superiors General, which...
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Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 23, 2018 - 9:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit whose stakes have grown after the Holy See blocked U.S. bishops from taking action to address the scandal. Abuse survivors and...
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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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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 Aug. 14, 2010, file photo, Ron Galimore, a member of the 1980 Olympic gymnastics team that did not compete due to the U.S. boycott of the Olympic Games in Russia, is honored at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Conn. Galimore, the longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer, resigned Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 16, 2018 - 10:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national...
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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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November 15, 2018 - 8:11 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has been sued for allegedly allowing three psychology professors to sexually harass and abuse scores of female graduate students for years, including two who said they were raped. The federal lawsuit against Dartmouth's trustees was filed in New Hampshire on...
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