Sexual Abuse

FILE - In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo, nuns are silhouetted in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Some nuns are now finding their voices, buoyed by the #MeToo movement and the growing recognition that adults can be victims of sexual abuse when there is an imbalance of power in a relationship. The sisters are going public in part because of years of inaction by church leaders, even after major studies on the problem in Africa were reported to the Vatican in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
July 30, 2018 - 2:27 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The largest association of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States urged its members Monday to report any sexual abuse of religious sisters by clergy and demanded that church authorities "take action to end a culture of silence, hold abusers accountable and provide support to...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 30, 2018 - 7:39 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests and even the Australian prime...
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July 28, 2018 - 11:51 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival before admitting he had sexual contact with children and being branded a "wolf" has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Harry Thomas, who's 75 years old, was the pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
July 28, 2018 - 11:07 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss. About a dozen former male athletes and students at Ohio State University now are saying publicly that they were groped and fondled decades ago by Strauss, who is now dead. Many of the men now in their 40s and 50s are just starting to acknowledge and confront what they experienced. Some say they’re still not sure whether what they went through was sexual abuse or something else, but that they now it was more than just weird and uncomfortable. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 8:53 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ten more former students have sued Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing school officials of facilitating abuse by ignoring complaints and requiring some athletes to get physicals from him to maintain their sports...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has issued a statement to a British inquiry investigating child abuse, saying he'd been deceived by a disgraced Church of England bishop jailed for sex abuse. The remarks by the Prince of Wales Friday came amid an investigation into the handling of allegations against...
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July 25, 2018 - 9:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Five female musicians accuse organizers of an Austrian classical music festival of not acting on sexual abuse complaints they made for years against its artistic director, according to an open letter published Wednesday. The artists alleged that Austrian conductor Gustav Kuhn...
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Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, left, talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, following a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on "Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 24, 2018 - 3:59 pm
Senators questioned the sincerity of reforms at the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University in the wake of sex-abuse scandals — using legal papers, emails and accounts of conversations to portray organizations that still don't fully grasp the pain they inflicted. At a...
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July 24, 2018 - 10:47 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former diver is suing USA Diving over allegations a coach sexually abused her beginning when she was 16. Estee Pryor says she and a 27-year-old coach began having sex within a week of him approaching her and complimenting her. The now 21-year-old Pryor made her comments...
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Snowboarder Chloe Kim accepts the award for best female athlete, at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
July 18, 2018 - 8:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together...
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