Sexual abuse

Marie Collins, a member of the pope's sex-abuse commission, hands a letter to Cardinal Sean O'Malley detailing the abuse of Juan Carlos Cruz and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, at the Domus Santa Marta on April 12, 2015. Commission members and Cruz say O'Malley later confirmed he gave the letter to a Pope Francis, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward. (Catherine Bonnet via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 4:09 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis received a victim's letter in 2015 that graphically detailed sexual abuse at the hands of a priest and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, contradicting the pope's recent insistence that no victims had come forward, the letter's author and members of Francis'...
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Marie Collins, a member of the pope's sex-abuse commission, hands a letter to Cardinal Sean O'Malley detailing the abuse of Juan Carlos Cruz and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, at the Domus Santa Marta on April 12, 2015. Commission members and Cruz say O'Malley later confirmed he gave the letter to a Pope Francis, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward. (Catherine Bonnet via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 4:06 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Pope Francis received a victim's letter in 2015 that graphically detailed his sexual abuse and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities — contradicting the pope's insistence that no victims had come forward. AP obtained the letter from...
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A boy stands on a tarp at the Foyer Notre Dame de la Nativite orphanage on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The State Department is being urged by a group of U.S. senators to pressure the Haitian government into closing the orphanage where several children being adopted by U.S. families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
February 02, 2018 - 10:27 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Ten members of the U.S. Senate have asked the State Department to pressure the Haitian government into closing an orphanage where several children being adopted by American families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse. The letter said "multiple" children at the Foyer Notre Dame...
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A boy stands on a tarp at the Foyer Notre Dame de la Nativite orphanage on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The State Department is being urged by a group of U.S. senators to pressure the Haitian government into closing the orphanage where several children being adopted by U.S. families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
February 02, 2018 - 10:02 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Ten members of the U.S. Senate have asked the State Department to pressure the Haitian government into closing an orphanage where several children being adopted by American families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse. The letter said "multiple" children at the Foyer Notre Dame...
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Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor is being sentenced for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 02, 2018 - 11:54 am
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the final sentencing hearing for disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A doctor who specializes in gynecology says Larry Nassar molested her at age 11 at a camp for elite gymnasts. Brittney Schumann says she couldn't be an...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2012, file photo, gymnastics coach John Geddert is seen at the American Cup gymnastics meet at Madison Square Garden in New York. Gymnasts who were molested by sports doctor Larry Nassar are reserving harsh criticism for former U.S. Olympic coach John Geddert, who for years had Nassar treat their injuries at his elite Twistars club near Lansing. His victims have complained that the coach created an ultra-competitive atmosphere, was indifferent to injuries and rarely offered gymnasts any choice to see a different doctor. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 02, 2018 - 1:16 am
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The young athletes who confronted Larry Nassar about molesting them at an elite Michigan gymnastics club saved some of their harshest words for a person who was not in the courtroom: an Olympic coach who for years sent teenage girls to see the now-disgraced doctor. John...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2012, file photo, gymnastics coach John Geddert is seen at the American Cup gymnastics meet at Madison Square Garden in New York. Gymnasts who were molested by sports doctor Larry Nassar are reserving harsh criticism for former U.S. Olympic coach John Geddert, who for years had Nassar treat their injuries at his elite Twistars club near Lansing. His victims have complained that the coach created an ultra-competitive atmosphere, was indifferent to injuries and rarely offered gymnasts any choice to see a different doctor. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 01, 2018 - 5:00 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The young athletes who confronted Larry Nassar about molesting them at an elite Michigan gymnastics club saved some of their harshest words for a person who was not in the courtroom: an Olympic coach who for years sent teenage girls to see the now-disgraced doctor. John...
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February 01, 2018 - 9:00 am
PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A rabbi who was accused of sexual abuse and fired from a private Jewish school in a Baltimore suburb is suing the parents of his accusers and an activist in New York. The Baltimore Sun reports that Rabbi Steven Krawatsky, who also goes by the first name Shmuel, filed the...
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Bishops line up to greet Pope Francis during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 01, 2018 - 5:35 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Just how well informed is Pope Francis about the goings-on in his 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church? That question is making the rounds after the pope seemed completely unaware of the details of a Chilean sex abuse scandal, a failure that soured his recent trip there and forced...
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Eve Petrie, right, gives her statement next to her parents Mary Schulz and Eric Petrie during Larry Nassar's sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor is being sentenced for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 9:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Another wave of victims confronted Larry Nassar on Wednesday, this time about sexual abuse at an elite Michigan gymnastics club where young athletes felt they had to use the disgraced doctor's services and could not question the adults who ran the facility. The judge...
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