Sexual abuse

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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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)
October 31, 2018 - 12:39 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Iowa has hidden for decades a priest's admission that he sexually abused dozens of boys, a silence that may have put other children in danger. The Associated Press has learned that the Rev. Jerome Coyle, now 85, was stripped of his parish...
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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 - 5:36 am
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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Attendees listen to a speaker at a vigil for slain Pullman High School graduate and University of Utah communications major and track athlete, Lauren McCluskey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Pullman, Wash. Police said Melvin Rowland, 37, fatally shot 21-year-old McCluskey of Pullman, on Monday night on the university campus and then killed himself in a church as officers closed in. (Kai Eiselein/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 1:23 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender who killed a University of Utah student he briefly dated once said at a parole hearing that he was a womanizer who manipulated women to get what he wanted. Melvin Rowland said he was attracted to teenage girls and vulnerable women, and sought to manipulate those...
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This undated photo provided by the Utah Department of Corrections shows Melvin Rowland. Authorities say that Rowland, suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, was found dead in an off-campus church early Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Utah Department of Corrections via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 6:33 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student-athlete who was fatally shot on campus by her former boyfriend had broken off the relationship after learning he was a sex offender, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators had been working to build a case against 37-year-old Melvin Rowland after a...
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October 23, 2018 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington D.C.'s attorney general is launching an investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the local archdiocese. Attorney General Karl Racine announced the move Tuesday during a regular breakfast meeting among Washington officials. The Washington Archdiocese has...
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October 22, 2018 - 7:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of groping a female passenger while on a flight Sunday from Houston to Albuquerque and later telling authorities that the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts. Bruce Michael Alexander, 49, of Tampa made...
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October 21, 2018 - 10:07 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered a formal apology to the country's victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long and painful journey, and say sorry. Morrison's speech in Parliament on Monday was heard by hundreds of abuse survivors and...
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Bishops attend a canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Pope Francis declared Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero saints, reciting in Latin the rite of canonization at the start of Mass in St. Peter's Square. After hearing brief biographies of Paul, Romero and five other people canonized Sunday, Francis declared them saints and "decreed that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church." (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 6:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy. The monthlong synod of bishops...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California has announced on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for many years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 19, 2018 - 8:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew...
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