Sexual abuse

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, a speed skating figure is displayed in front of the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million. Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem: investigating or resolving more than 800 open cases, many brought by victims themselves. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
November 08, 2018 - 5:45 pm
DENVER (AP) — A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million. Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem: investigating or resolving more than 800 open cases, many...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said Thursday that they have taken steps to set up victim compensation funds, nearly three months after a chilling grand jury report documented decades of child sexual abuse by priests in the state. The Philadelphia, Harrisburg,...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses are starting to announce details about victim compensation funds they're setting up, nearly three months after a sweeping grand jury report documented decades of child sexual abuse by priests in the state. The archdiocese of Philadelphia...
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November 08, 2018 - 2:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, has released the names of 33 priests and religious brothers found through a sexual abuse investigation to be "credibly accused" or removed from ministry in the diocese. The names were released Thursday by Bishop W...
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November 08, 2018 - 2:29 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, has released the names of 33 priests and religious brothers found through a sexual abuse investigation to be "credibly accused" or removed from ministry in the diocese. The names were released Monday by Bishop W...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, Paul Gambaccini arrives for the BMI Awards at a central London venue. Britain's prosecution service has agreed to pay undisclosed damages to U.S.-born BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini over the way it handled unfounded sex abuse allegations against him. The 69-year-old broadcaster said Saturday Nov. 3, 2018, that he is still pursuing separate legal action against police. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)
November 03, 2018 - 12:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prosecution service has agreed to pay undisclosed damages to U.S.-born BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini over the way it handled unfounded sex abuse allegations against him. The Crown Prosecution Service says it and Gambaccini "have reached an agreement without admission of...
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November 03, 2018 - 7:17 am
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have agreed to pay undisclosed damages to U.S.-born BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini over the way it handled unfounded sex abuse allegations against him. The Crown Prosecution Service says it and Gambaccini "have reached an agreement without admission of liability...
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In this August 2010 photo provided by Reuben Ortiz, shows retired Catholic priest Jerome Coyle in Albuquerque, N.M. An Associated Press investigation shows that the diocese based in Sioux City, Iowa, quietly transferred Coyle to New Mexico for treatment after he acknowledged in 1986 that he had sexually abused roughly 50 Iowa boys over a 20-year period. (Reuben Ortiz via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 10:03 am
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A bishop is vowing to relocate a priest who is living in an Iowa retirement home close to a Catholic school, despite his history of sexually abusing boys. The announcement follows an Associated Press story exposing the church's three-decade cover-up of abuse by the Rev...
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Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch's executive director, attends during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. “Sexual violence in North Korea is an open, unaddressed and widely tolerated secret,” Roth said in a statement. “North Korean woman would probably say ‘MeToo’ if they thought there was any way to obtain justice, but their voices are silenced in Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 31, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean refugees say sexual violence against women in their former homeland is part of daily life. But a new report suggests there's little chance that abused women in the North will get to say "MeToo" anytime soon. North Korea's extremely patriarchal society means...
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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 - 5:00 pm
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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