Sexual Abuse

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November 05, 2019 - 6:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota bishop says he was trying to protect the confidentiality of a man who said he was sexually abused by a popular priest when he certified to other church officials that the priest was fit to work with children. Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Diocese of Crookston is the...
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Women shout outside the Justice Ministry in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Thousands in Spain are demonstrating to demand changes in criminal laws and the country's judiciary after a new ruling on a sex assault case revived the debate over the fair treatment of victims. Monday's protests come after five men accused of gang raping an unconscious 14-year-old three years ago were sentenced between 10 to 12 years behind bars for sexual abuse instead of assault or rape.(AP Photo/Paul White)
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November 04, 2019 - 2:09 pm
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards have taken to the streets demanding changes in the country's criminal law, following a ruling on a sex assault case that was widely criticized as denying victims fair treatment. Monday's protests across Spain come after five men accused of gang-raping an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2012 file photo, San Salvador's Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas celebrates Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador, El Salvador. On Nov. 3, 2019, Escobar Alas apologized for the alleged sexual abuse of an unidentified minor 25 years ago by priest Leopoldo Sosa Tolentino, who is currently suspended from his duties. (AP Photo/Luis Romero, File)
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November 03, 2019 - 3:40 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's top Roman Catholic cleric apologized Sunday for the alleged sexual abuse by a priest of an unidentified minor 25 years ago. "We have apologized to the victim and now I am repeating it publicly, and we also ask for forgiveness from the community for the...
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David Bonom
Nassau County Police
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November 02, 2019 - 2:18 pm
The arrest of a supermarket employee suspected of molesting a boy at a store on Long Island has police seeking any more potential victims.
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Jonathan Spohrer
Nassau County Police
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November 02, 2019 - 12:24 pm
Police on Long Island say an assistant scoutmaster has been arrested for sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy at several Boy Scouts of America retreats and meetings.
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November 01, 2019 - 10:27 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spaniards are voicing outrage after five men were acquitted of rape on the grounds that their 14-year-old victim had been unconscious at the time. The Barcelona-based court ruled Thursday that the men were guilty of the lesser crime of sexual abuse and sentenced them to 10-...
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October 31, 2019 - 6:31 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations botched its investigation into accusations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, letting down victims, according to a draft report. The report, written in 2017 but not yet made public, was leaked to The New Humanitarian and seen by The Associated...
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October 31, 2019 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America is increasing its annual youth membership fee by more than 80% as it faces a potentially ruinous wave of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The organization says the move is needed to meet rising operating costs, notably for the liability insurance. As of January,...
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October 30, 2019 - 11:09 am
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A former top gymnastics coach has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a teenage athlete he was coaching. Prince William County Police said 47-year-old Sergio Galvez of Clifton, Virginia, was arrested Monday without incident. Police said the sexual abuse happened...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Monsignor Frank Rossi stands outside Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Woodville, Texas. A Texas grand jury has declined to indict the onetime deputy to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo on charges he sexually assaulted a married woman in a case that raised questions about consent in the #MeToo era. The Harris County District Attorney's Office had presented the case against Rossi on Monday, Oct. 21, more than a year after Laura Pontikes filed a criminal complaint with Houston police. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E File)
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October 21, 2019 - 7:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas grand jury has declined to indict the onetime deputy to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo on charges he sexually assaulted a married woman in a case that raised questions about consent in the #MeToo era. The Harris County District Attorney's Office had presented the case against...
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