Sexual abuse

November 23, 2018 - 6:32 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator, a close U.S. ally and lay women working at the Vatican to an organizing committee preparing for a high-stakes summit in February on abuse prevention. Notably absent from the lineup announced Friday was Boston...
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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 - 3:25 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to state police during a probe of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse — the fourth person other than the imprisoned ex-campus sports doctor to face criminal charges related to the scandal. Simon,...
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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 - 3:22 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to state police during a probe of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse — the fourth person other than the imprisoned ex-campus sports doctor to face criminal charges related to the scandal. Simon,...
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November 20, 2018 - 3:02 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna 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 with two felonies and two misdemeanors...
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November 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in upstate New York who was placed on leave amid accusations of child sex abuse says he knows he's innocent. WGRZ-TV in Buffalo reports the complaint against the Rev. Samuel Venne centers on his time at Our Lady of Pompei in Depew in 1980. Venne says he...
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November 19, 2018 - 1:24 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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November 19, 2018 - 1:11 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A swimming instructor in southwestern Germany has been convicted of 130 counts of sexually abusing 37 young girls he taught. The dpa news agency reported that the 34-year-old man, whose last name wasn't given for privacy reasons, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday in Baden-...
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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 - 11:25 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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November 16, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two survivors of alleged child sexual abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese are suing for the release of church records from all of Pennsylvania's dioceses. The lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Thursday names the state's Roman Catholic dioceses and seeks the release of records...
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November 16, 2018 - 1:40 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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