Sexual abuse

Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 25, 2019 - 10:03 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up. Cardinal...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A suburban Chicago woman posted the $100,000 bail for R. Kelly to be freed from jail while he awaits trial on sexual abuse charges. The Chicago Tribune reports that court records show a...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly's attorney entered not guilty pleas on the singer's behalf Monday after Kelly was charged with sexually abusing four victims dating back to 1998, including three underage teenagers. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, walked into a Chicago...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' summit on preventing sexual abuse was never going to meet the expectations placed on it by victims groups, the media and ordinary Catholics outraged over a scandal that has harmed so many and compromised the church's moral authority so much. Indeed, no sweeping new...
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February 24, 2019 - 5:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — One of the best-selling music artists of all time won't get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as confidants scramble to arrange to pay a $100,000 bond to free R. Kelly as he awaits for aggravated sexual abuse, his lawyer said Sunday. The R&B star, 52, had hoped to walk out of...
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February 24, 2019 - 4:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 4:15 p.m. R. Kelly's attorney says the R&B singer won't get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as arrangements are made to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him while he awaits trial for...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:12 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A longtime chronicler of sex abuse allegations against R. Kelly says he won't let up on covering the saga just because the R&B star has finally been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Kelly was charged Friday with sexually abusing four people, including three...
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February 24, 2019 - 7:56 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis may have wrapped up his clergy sex abuse prevention summit at the Vatican, but a scandal over an Argentine bishop close to him is only gaining steam. The Associated Press has reported that the Vatican knew as early as 2015 about Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta's...
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February 24, 2019 - 6:22 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' summit at the Vatican on preventing clergy sex abuse (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Pope Francis may have ended his clergy sex abuse prevention summit at the Vatican, but a scandal over an Argentine bishop close to him is only gaining steam. The...
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February 24, 2019 - 4:27 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis closed out his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing Sunday to confront abusers with "the wrath of God," end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize the victims of this "brazen, aggressive and destructive evil." Francis delivered his...
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