Sexual abuse

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson arrives for sentencing at Newcastle Local Court in Newcastle, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Wilson, the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse, was sentenced to 12 months in detention. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 9:58 pm
CANERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a former federal law enforcement officer traveled from Minnesota to New York City with plans to sexually abuse two girls. Ex-Federal Protective Service inspector Jesse Rodriguez was arrested Sunday when he showed up to meet an undercover officer posing as a mother of...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:05 pm
CANERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced in an Australian court on Tuesday to 12 months in detention. Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone ordered Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to serve at least 6...
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July 02, 2018 - 6:33 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lengthy report into allegations of sexual abuse and related cover-ups within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic churches remained on hold Monday, as the state's highest court gave those who wanted to keep the grand jury report under wraps three days to weigh in. The state...
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This file photo shows a 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, has been accused of sexual misconduct by former college student athletes. Ohio State says the firm conducting an independent investigation also is reviewing whether Strauss examined high school students. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
June 29, 2018 - 4:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The firm investigating former athletes' allegations of sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor at Ohio State University also is reviewing whether he examined high school students, the school confirmed Friday. Because of the ongoing inquiry, Ohio State cannot share details...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Investigators in Texas on Friday, June 29, 2018, are expected to address allegations of criminal behavior by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed gymnastics training center in Texas that was run by the Karolyis. The facility has since closed and Nassar has been imprisoned for life. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 29, 2018 - 3:40 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into allegations of criminal behavior by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar at a famed gymnastics training center in Texas (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Prosecutors say disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar and a former trainer have...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Investigators in Texas on Friday, June 29, 2018, are expected to address allegations of criminal behavior by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed gymnastics training center in Texas that was run by the Karolyis. The facility has since closed and Nassar has been imprisoned for life. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 29, 2018 - 3:04 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Investigators in Texas are expected to address allegations of criminal behavior by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed gymnastics training center run by Bela and Martha Karolyi. Five former U.S. gymnasts implored authorities last month to determine...
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June 29, 2018 - 8:02 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Melbourne's archbishop, who said he'd prefer jail to telling civil authorities about any sex abuse of children that might be revealed to him in the confessional. The Vatican said Friday that the pontiff has appointed Monsignor Peter...
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June 25, 2018 - 11:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican American civil rights group says two female past detainees want a federal investigation of the privately run immigrant detention center where they'd been held. In a Monday statement, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the women alleged that...
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Women wearing red gloves while protesting at Plaza del Ayuntamiento square after three of five men granted bail after being acquitted of gang rape leave Pamplona's penitentiary, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, June 22, 2018. Spanish prosecutors are filing an appeal against a court decision granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead of sexual abuse, a lesser felony. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
June 23, 2018 - 8:43 am
MADRID (AP) — Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences. Agustin Martinez, the lawyer for four of the men, tells Spanish news...
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