Sexual abuse

FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, looks toward the crowd with Pope Francis following a Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Wuerl wrote to priests to defend himself on the eve of the scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, release of a grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 14, 2018 - 11:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, says he expects a grand jury report being released Tuesday on the sexual abuse of children by clergy in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses to be critical of his actions as the former longtime bishop of Pittsburgh...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:49 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 9:30 a.m. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. He says the report will be critical of some of his actions as...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 6, 2018, file photo, Catholic Diocese of Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico conducts a news conference in Erie, Pa. Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses. Persico wrote in a two-page letter that was to be read during services at all 97 parishes on Sunday, Aug. 12, that it was “shocking to read the graphic details of exactly what occurred.” (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:59 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. A state Supreme Court order issued last month set a...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 6, 2018, file photo, Catholic Diocese of Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico conducts a news conference in Erie, Pa. Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses. Persico wrote in a two-page letter that was to be read during services at all 97 parishes on Sunday, Aug. 12, that it was “shocking to read the graphic details of exactly what occurred.” (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 1:37 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. A state Supreme Court order issued last month set a...
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Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle, Australia, after a post-sentence decision, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 1:12 am
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone on Tuesday ordered former Adelaide Archbishop...
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Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle, Australia, after a post-sentence decision, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 11:21 pm
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone on Tuesday ordered former Adelaide Archbishop...
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Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle, Australia, after a post-sentence decision, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 10:49 pm
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone on Tuesday ordered former Adelaide Archbishop Philip...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, plaintiff McKenna Denson speaks with reporters during a news conference, in Salt Lake City. A judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit claiming Denson was raped after the Mormon church allowed a man to oversee young missionaries in the 1980s despite a history of sexual misconduct. Her attorney, Craig Vernon, says the Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, decision will allow them to investigate for other possible victims. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 13, 2018 - 6:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman's lawsuit claiming she was raped by a Mormon church leader who was allowed to oversee young missionaries despite a history of sexual misconduct will go forward, a judge decided Monday. The decision will allow McKenna Denson's lawyers to investigate whether there are...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, plaintiff McKenna Denson, right, receives a hug from supporter Jenea Gillespie, left, after speaking with reporters during a news conference in Salt Lake City. A judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit claiming Denson was raped after the Mormon church allowed a man to oversee young missionaries in the 1980s despite a history of sexual misconduct. Her attorney says the Monday, August 13, 2018, decision will allow them to investigate for other possible victims. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 13, 2018 - 4:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit claiming a woman was raped after the Mormon church allowed a man to oversee young missionaries in the 1980s despite a history of sexual misconduct. McKenna Denson's attorney, Craig Vernon, says the Monday decision will allow them to...
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August 09, 2018 - 8:05 am
LONDON (AP) — A British inquiry has concluded that sexual abuse at two leading Roman Catholic schools in Britain was considerably higher than is reflected by conviction figures, with monks hiding allegations to protect the church's reputation. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse issued...
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