Sexual abuse

December 21, 2018 - 11:06 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An independent special counsel has accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Special counsel Bill Forsyth released a report Friday accusing...
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Pope Francis flanked by Monsignor Georg Gaenswein blesses the faithful on the occasion of the weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
December 21, 2018 - 5:51 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will "never again" cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to abuse, evidence that a...
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Pope Francis flanked by Monsignor Georg Gaenswein blesses the faithful on the occasion of the weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
December 21, 2018 - 5:00 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is vowing that the Catholic Church will "never again" cover up clergy sex abuse and is demanding that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. Francis on Friday dedicated his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to abuse,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, Archbishop Blase Cupich acknowledges after the retiring Cardinal Francis George presents the crozier the during his Installation Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois has not released the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children. Cupich in a statement said that although he regretted "our failures to address the scourge of clerical sexual abuse," the archdiocese has been a leader in dealing with the issue, including a policy since 2002 of reporting "all allegations of child sexual abuse to civil authorities." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, Pool, File)
December 21, 2018 - 12:08 am
The Catholic archbishop of Chicago, who was hand-picked by the pope to help organize an upcoming Vatican summit on clergy sex abuse, will have a leading role in the church's effort to seek reforms, including the response to new allegations from the Illinois attorney general. Cardinal Blase Cupich...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, Archbishop Blase Cupich acknowledges after the retiring Cardinal Francis George presents the crozier the during his Installation Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois has not released the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children. Cupich in a statement said that although he regretted "our failures to address the scourge of clerical sexual abuse," the archdiocese has been a leader in dealing with the issue, including a policy since 2002 of reporting "all allegations of child sexual abuse to civil authorities." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, Pool, File)
December 20, 2018 - 6:03 pm
The Catholic archbishop of Chicago, who was hand-picked by the pope to help organize an upcoming Vatican summit on clergy sex abuse, will have a leading role in the church's effort to seek reforms, including the response to new allegations from the Illinois attorney general. Cardinal Blase Cupich...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, witnesses prepare to testify before the House Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the Olympic community's ability to protect athletes from sexual abuse, on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are: U.S. Olympic Committee Acting CEO Susanne Lyons, USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry, USA Swimming President and CEO Tim Hinchey, USA Taekwondo CEO Steve McNally, USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis, and U.S. Center for SafeSport President and CEO Shellie Pfohl. A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system's handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 20, 2018 - 4:41 pm
A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system's handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. A House subcommittee released the report Thursday, outlining conclusions about the handling of sex-abuse cases involving Larry Nassar...
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Johnnie Barto heads to Cambria County courtroom No. 3 for his hearing on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 in Ebensburg, Pa. The former Pennsylvania pediatrician pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing two family members and admitted to sexually assaulting more than two dozen patients. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 4:10 pm
Nearly two decades after Pennsylvania state regulators let him off the hook, a former pediatrician admitted in court Thursday that he sexually assaulted 31 children, most of them patients. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two family members and admitted to sexually...
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Johnnie Barto heads to Cambria County courtroom No. 3 for his hearing on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 in Ebensburg, Pa. The former Pennsylvania pediatrician pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing two family members and admitted to sexually assaulting more than two dozen patients. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)
December 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician has admitted he sexually assaulted 31 children, most of them patients. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown pleaded guilty on Thursday to sexually abusing two family members and admitted to sexually assaulting more than two dozen patients. The...
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December 20, 2018 - 2:42 pm
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician has admitted he sexually assaulted 31 children, most of them patients. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing two family members and admitted to sexually assaulting more than two dozen patients. The abuse...
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FILE - In a Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan outlines a federal lawsuit her office filed against Champaign, Ill.-based Suburban Express Inc., and owner Dennis Toeppen accusing it of discriminating and harassing customers and their families, during a news conference in Chicago. Madigan on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois received allegations of child sexual abuse by 500 more clergy than previously publicly identified. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 2:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois has not released the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children. The preliminary report found that the church's...
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