Sexual abuse

FILE - This is a June 23, 1995 file photo, former English soccer coach and recruiter Barry Bennell as he appears in a Duval County courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla. Former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell was on Thursday Feb. 15, 2018 found guilty of seven more charges of sexual abuse on young players. Barry Bennell, who has previously received three jail sentences for offenses against children, was found guilty by an 11-person jury at Liverpool Crown Court in northern England. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Barry Bennell shook his head and muttered to himself as the final guilty verdicts were read out, seemingly unrepentant until the end. In a harrowing court case lasting nearly five weeks, the former soccer coach had forced a group of men to detail the sexual abuse they...
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Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of Saint Anselmo prior to walking in procession to the Basilica of Santa Sabina before the Ash Wednesday mass opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for Christians before Holy Week and Easter, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Pope Francis is marking Ash Wednesday with prayer and a solemn procession between two churches on one of ancient Rome's seven hills. (Filippo Monteforte/POOL PHOTO via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 6:52 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. Several times a month, Francis meets in...
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Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of Saint Anselmo prior to walking in procession to the Basilica of Santa Sabina before the Ash Wednesday mass opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for Christians before Holy Week and Easter, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Pope Francis is marking Ash Wednesday with prayer and a solemn procession between two churches on one of ancient Rome's seven hills. (Filippo Monteforte/POOL PHOTO via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 5:48 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is confirming that Pope Francis frequently meets with victims of sex abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said Thursday that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, actor Scott Baio arrives at the TeenNick HALO Awards in Los Angeles. Former “Charles in Charge” actor Alexander Polinsky says Baio assaulted and “mentally tortured” him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles during a news conference called by his attorney. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former "Charles in Charge" actor says Scott Baio assaulted and "mentally tortured" him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Alexander Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday in Los Angeles during a news conference. Polinsky says Baio exposed himself, talked...
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The entrance of the hall of justice is pictured Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018 in Pontoise, outside Paris. A 29-year-old man is set to appear in a French court Tuesday for having sex with an 11-year-old girl last year, in a trial that has rekindled debate on the age of sexual consent in France. In a decision that shocked many, the prosecutor's office in the Paris suburb of Pontoise decided to send the man to trial on charges of "sexual abuse of a minor under 15 years old," and not rape. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 13, 2018 - 3:24 pm
PONTOISE, France (AP) — A 29-year-old French man went on trial Tuesday in a Paris suburb for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, a case that has rekindled strong debate on the age of sexual consent in France. Unlike many countries, France does not have a legal age under which a minor cannot agree...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:38 am
PONTOISE, France (AP) — A 29-year-old man went on trial Tuesday in a Paris suburb for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, in a case that has rekindled debate on the age of sexual consent in France. Unlike many countries, France does not have a legal age under which a minor cannot consent to a...
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Former Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors cries during an interview, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 in New York. Kukors says her former coach, Sean Hutchison, “stole so much” from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor. Hutchison has denied the allegations, saying that they were in a consensual relationship after 2012 Olympics, when she was 23. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors said in an emotional interview Monday that her former coach "stole so much" from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor. Kukors, 28, told The Associated Press that she can't get the time back but she can speak...
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FILE: _ This is a May 21, 2015 file photo of an Oxfam store in London. Oxfam’s deputy chief executive on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 resigned amid the scandal involving sex abuse in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence says she’s ashamed of what happened on her watch. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt is demanding that Oxfam show moral accountability and provide full disclosure about the case. She has threatened to pull public funding unless the charity reveals everything it knows about allegations. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP, file)
February 11, 2018 - 9:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work, Britain's top development official warned Sunday as she threatened to pull public funding from Oxfam unless it came clean about a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti. Development...
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FILE: _ This is a May 21, 2015 file photo of an Oxfam store in London. Oxfam’s deputy chief executive on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 resigned amid the scandal involving sex abuse in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence says she’s ashamed of what happened on her watch. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt is demanding that Oxfam show moral accountability and provide full disclosure about the case. She has threatened to pull public funding unless the charity reveals everything it knows about allegations. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP, file)
February 10, 2018 - 10:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is reviewing its relationship with Oxfam amid a deepening sexual misconduct scandal involving some of the charity's employees working in Haiti after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The U.K.'s Department for International Development sharply criticized the...
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FILE: _ This is a May 21, 2015 file photo of an Oxfam store in London. Oxfam’s deputy chief executive on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 resigned amid the scandal involving sex abuse in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence says she’s ashamed of what happened on her watch. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt is demanding that Oxfam show moral accountability and provide full disclosure about the case. She has threatened to pull public funding unless the charity reveals everything it knows about allegations. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP, file)
February 10, 2018 - 9:17 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is reviewing its relationship with the anti-poverty charity Oxfam after a newspaper reported that some members of its staff used prostitutes while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. The U.K.'s Department for International...
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