Sexual Abuse

A gay and lesbian rights activist dances during the annual Gay Pride parade, protected by riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Several thousand supporters of gay pride have held a march in Ukrainian capital that lasted about 20 minutes despite opponents attempts to block them. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
June 19, 2018 - 8:07 am
VATCAN CITY (AP) — Young people have told the Vatican in a survey that they want the church to concretely discuss gay and gender issues. The Vatican had solicited input from the young regardless of their religious views to help prepare for a gathering of bishops in Rome in October. The monthlong...
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Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich sits in the dugout before practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 15, 2018. Oregon State plays North Carolina on Saturday in the NCAA College World Series baseball tournament.. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 15, 2018 - 12:35 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday against North Carolina. He says he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans. The 22-year-old Heimlich pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a...
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This May 24, 2018 photo shows music maker Jermaine Dupri during an interview in New York. Dupri will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 14. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
June 14, 2018 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On the eve of being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jermaine Dupri was thinking about legacy. He was asked about his thoughts on R. Kelly, whose music has been removed from commercial playlists after the singer was accused of sexual abuse. Dupri worries that punishing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2010, file photo, former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., heads into its annual meeting next week facing what one senior leader calls a “horrifying #MeToo moment." A series of sexual misconduct cases within the SBC has prompted its socially conservative, all-male leadership to seek forgiveness for the ill-treatment of women. Illustrating the SBC's predicament, the featured sermon at next week's meeting is scheduled to be delivered by Patterson, the central figure in the most prominent of the troubling #MeToo cases. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 6:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination's all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. With virtually no opposition, delegates at the meeting adopted resolutions condemning...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2011 file photo, photographer Jean Claude Arnault attends the Kings Nobel dinner at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday June 12, 2018 charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence "is robust and...
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People watch Pope Francis as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 11, 2018 - 2:11 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — An international family rally the Catholic Church is hosting in Ireland will feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, weathering divorce and ministering to lesbian and gay faithful. Pope Francis will...
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 11, 2018 - 10:23 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignations Monday of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two other priests, launching a purge of the Catholic Church in a country where it had been damaged by an avalanche of abuse and cover-up accusations. A Vatican...
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June 10, 2018 - 6:39 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 24 people suspected of distributing pornographic images of children on the internet. The arrested suspects include citizens from Britain, Ghana, Pakistan and Ecuador. Police found thousands of images of the sexual abuse of minors in the British...
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June 07, 2018 - 12:10 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Some of the most prominent figures in the fight against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church are joining forces in a new international effort to end abuse and the impunity of bishops and religious superiors who enable it. The multinational initiative, End Clergy Abuse, was announced...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles speaks to dignitaries as he attends "Platinum – Israel at 70", the Jewish community's celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel at the Royal Albert Hall in London. On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, it was made public that Prince Charles was asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry into how abuse allegations against a pedophile bishop were handled. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool, file)
June 06, 2018 - 1:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry into how abuse allegations against a pedophile bishop were handled. The request for a statement from Charles and his private secretary was made public Wednesday during an Independent Inquiry into Child...
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