Sexual Abuse

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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Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The hearing is on "Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics: Ensuring a Safe and Secure Environment for Our Athletes." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 05, 2018 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that he instructed her and others to...
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Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The hearing is on "Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics: Ensuring a Safe and Secure Environment for Our Athletes." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 05, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a congressional hearing into the sexual abuse scandal involving USA Gymnastics and former team doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The former president of USA Gymnastics has refused to answer questions from a Senate subcommittee about his handling of...
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FILE – This file photo combination shows former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz, left, former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, right, and former Penn State President Graham Spanier, center, in Harrisburg, Pa. A Pennsylvania appeals court says many of the documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators for their handling of child sex abuse complaints about football coach Jerry Sandusky should be made public. A three-judge Superior Court panel on Monday, June 4, 2018, sided with The Associated Press and ordered the release from the more than 200 records sealed in the case against Schultz, Curley and Spanier. (AP Photos/File)
June 04, 2018 - 5:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday ordered the release of documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators over their handling of child sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The three-judge Superior Court...
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June 03, 2018 - 11:40 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appointed a bishop to administer an Australian archdiocese whose archbishop was convicted of covering up for a pedophile priest. The Vatican said Sunday that Bishop Gregory O'Kelly, an Adelaide native, will serve as apostolic administrator for the Adelaide...
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Pope Francis meets with members of an Italian association fighting muscular dystrophy at the Vatican, Saturday, June 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 02, 2018 - 5:39 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis dug deeper into the roots of Chile's sex abuse scandal by meeting Saturday with a group of priests who were trained in a cult-like Catholic community and suffered psychological and sexual abuse there. Francis celebrated Mass with priests trained by the Rev. Fernando...
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Clergy abuse survivor Marie Mielke talks about her feelings during a press conference detailing the settlement reached between clergy sexual abuse victims and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, at his office on Thursday, May 31, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (John Autey/Pioneer Press via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 7:23 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced a $210 million settlement Thursday with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse as part of its plan for bankruptcy reorganization, making this the second-largest payout in the scandal that rocked the nation's Roman Catholic...
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May 31, 2018 - 3:53 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis' bankruptcy settlement with clergy abuse victims (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it will work to expedite payments to victims of clergy sexual abuse, after a $210 million...
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May 31, 2018 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. Rhonda Faehn, the former women's program director, is scheduled to appear. So is...
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