Sexual abuse

March 03, 2018 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Julianne Moore is joining the chorus of advocates calling on New York state lawmakers to allow victims of child sexual abuse to seek justice from the courts decades later. Moore said in an op-ed in the Daily News on Friday that she was "shocked" to learn that New York is one...
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March 03, 2018 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Julianne Moore is joining the chorus of advocates calling on New York state lawmakers to allow victims of child sexual abuse to seek justice from the courts decades later. Moore said in an op-ed in the Daily News on Friday that she was "shocked" to learn that New York is one...
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March 02, 2018 - 8:00 am
Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations "knew or should have known" about abusive patterns by a disgraced former national team doctor now in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. Raisman filed the lawsuit in...
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March 02, 2018 - 7:58 am
Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations failed to properly police a disgraced former national team doctor now in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. The lawsuit alleges negligence by the USOC and USA...
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February 28, 2018 - 7:36 am
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state Commission of Correction says a former Long Island priest and convicted sex offender has been found dead in a jail cell. The Times Union reports that 51-year-old Michael L. Hands was found dead in the Saratoga County jail on Tuesday. Authorities say his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. Right in the midst of the Pyeongchang Games, with hardly enough time for Larry Nassar to settle into the prison cell where he'll be spending the rest of his life, we got another report detailing horrific abuse and shameful cover-ups within one of the most high-profile summer sports. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
February 27, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to settle U.S. clergy abuse...
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February 27, 2018 - 2:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Survivors of childhood molestation have made their annual trip to Albany to urge Republican state lawmakers to allow victims to sue for decades-old abuse — and they say their 11-year effort could be nearing a successful conclusion. The Child Victims Act would extend criminal and...
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February 27, 2018 - 1:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Catholic Church's lobbying arm in Michigan says it has concerns with a bill that would retroactively lengthen the time limit for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file lawsuits. The legislation is included in a package supported by victims of disgraced former sports...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:48 pm
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York day care worker is charged with sexually abusing two children at his place of employment. The Post-Star says David L. Saladin is accused of having sexual contact with two children under the age of 11 late last year and earlier this year in Queensbury. Lt...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, photo, Lara Mae Chollette, a coach of youth soccer and basketball, poses for a photo with her son Jaylen, 7, left, and daughter Linda, 10, at a community gym in Seattle. Horrific cases and allegations of predatory crimes against youth in gymnastics, swimming and football, among other sports, have jolted many parents who say they believe sports can be an important part of their child's development. Some now feel compelled to take a more cautious approach in monitoring adult interactions, as advancement beyond pee-wee leagues become increasingly coach-driven. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 27, 2018 - 6:18 am
SEATTLE (AP) — With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports. Shannon Stabbert said her 6-year-old daughter wants to be a gymnast, but the Seattle...
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