Sexual abuse

Pope Francis waves to faithful from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 30, 2018 - 9:39 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests and even the Australian prime...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)
July 28, 2018 - 8:07 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the sex abuse allegations surrounding U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A Virginia man who says he was sexually abused for decades by Theodore McCarrick said Saturday that he's pleased by news that Pope Francis accepted the cardinal's...
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July 28, 2018 - 1:51 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival before admitting he had sexual contact with children and being branded a "wolf" has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Harry Thomas, who's 75 years old, was the pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
July 28, 2018 - 1:07 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to...
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July 25, 2018 - 11:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Five female musicians accuse organizers of an Austrian classical music festival of not acting on sexual abuse complaints they made for years against its artistic director, according to an open letter published Wednesday. The artists alleged that Austrian conductor Gustav Kuhn...
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July 24, 2018 - 12:47 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former diver is suing USA Diving over allegations a coach sexually abused her beginning when she was 16. Estee Pryor says she and a 27-year-old coach began having sex within a week of him approaching her and complimenting her. The now 21-year-old Pryor made her comments...
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July 23, 2018 - 2:15 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An elite New England prep school that's been rocked by years of sexual abuse claims has hired an interim rector. Amy Richards starts at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, on Aug. 1, and will stay through June 30, 2019. She succeeds Michael Hirschfeld, who retired June...
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Steve Boyer
February 01, 2018 - 5:53 pm
The Wichita Police Department's Exploited and Missing Children Unit investigated a sexual assault case reported to have occurred at the downtown YMCA on Jan. 29. Officers were called to a residence regarding a possible sexual assault that involved a four-year-old female victim after she had been at...
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Robert Killips/USA TODAY
January 16, 2018 - 5:11 am
A judge is holding an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing for a disgraced Michigan sports doctor who sexually assaulted young elite gymnasts. Larry Nassar is returning to court Tuesday in Lansing. Dozens of women and girls who were victims will be allowed to speak. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is...
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Dreamstime
December 20, 2017 - 11:05 pm
A Liberal High School teacher bonds out of jail after being booked on rape and sexual battery charges. Tyson McGuire, a track and cross country coach and teacher at Liberal High School was arrested earlier this month after two female student-athletes reported that he touched them inappropriately...
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