Sexual abuse

Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI hall on the occasion of the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 10, 2018 - 9:03 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Wednesday took over a Peru-based Catholic movement whose founder was accused of sexual and psychological abuse, just days before Pope Francis starts a trip to Chile and Peru where the sexual abuse scandal is expected to play out on the sidelines. A Vatican...
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January 09, 2018 - 8:07 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's interior minister has urged the prime minister to fire the police chief after a traffic officer was detained on suspicion of sexually abusing two children. Carmen Dan said Tuesday she had asked Premier Mihai Tudose to dismiss Bogdan Despescu, after a traffic...
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January 08, 2018 - 5:40 pm
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief charged with soliciting sex online from an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl has "shattered" the lives of his family members, his wife said. Leechburg Police Chief Michael W. Diebold's wife, Danielle Reinke Diebold, released a statement...
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January 08, 2018 - 10:44 am
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — The wife of a Pennsylvania police chief charged with soliciting sex online from an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl says her family has been "shattered." Leechburg Police Chief Michael W. Diebold's wife, Danielle Reinke Diebold, released a statement Sunday saying...
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December 29, 2017 - 2:21 am
PENN YAN, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of an upstate New York has been accused of groping two unconscious women. WHAM-TV reports Bob Champlin faces multiple charges including criminal sexual act in the first-degree, attempted rape in the first-degree and sexual abuse. Champlin has pleaded not guilty. Penn...
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Tom Puckett
October 19, 2017 - 1:21 pm
Pendleton, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriff's deputies charge a Pendleton man with sexually abusing several victims. Deputies say 45 year old Christopher M. Wright, 45 was arrested and charged last Friday with Sexual Abuse 1st degree, two counts of Criminal Sex Act 2nd degree, and six counts of...
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Tom Puckett
April 19, 2017 - 1:35 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 50 years to life for sexually assaulting a ten year old girl back in 2015. 39-year-old David Rath was convicted in February of Predatory Sexual Assault Against A Child, two counts of Attempted Rape in the First Degree and one count of...
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In this March 3, 2017, photo, former competitive speedskater Bridie Farrell poses in New York with a pair of her skates and photos of herself as a young skater. Farrell, who says that as a 15-year-old she was sexually abused repeatedly by a 33-year-old teammate, is hoping, like other survivors of child molestation, that this may be the year New York passes a law lifting one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits against their abusers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 05, 2017 - 2:41 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Victims of child sex abuse in New York say the political power of the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits. The bill...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:07 pm
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A snowshoe racer from India who competed last weekend at the World Snowshoe Championships in New York is accused of sexually abusing a local girl. Police say 24-year-old Tanveer Hussain, of Kashmir, is charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:33 am
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A 24-year-old snowshoe racer from India has been charged in New York's Adirondack Mountains with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Tanveer Hussain, of Kashmir, who competed last weekend at the World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake, is accused of...
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