Sexual abuse

Former priest James Faluszczak, who says he was molested by a priest as a teenager, reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 15, 2018 - 6:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the youngster's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who...
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August 15, 2018 - 4:05 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy. The ex...
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Victims of clergy sexual abuse, or their family members react as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 14, 2018 - 7:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a...
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A man leaves the headquarters of the Catholic Church’s Episcopal Conference after authorities raided the building in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Police raided the place as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
August 14, 2018 - 1:46 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference on Tuesday as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said. The raids by...
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Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle, Australia, after a post-sentence decision, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 1:12 am
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone on Tuesday ordered former Adelaide Archbishop...
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August 09, 2018 - 10:25 am
LONDON (AP) — A British inquiry concluded Thursday that sexual abuse at two leading Roman Catholic schools in Britain was considerably higher than is reflected by conviction figures, with monks hiding allegations to protect the church's reputation. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse...
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Dan Goor, bottom left, executive producer of the NBC Universal television series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," answers a question as cast members, from left, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher look on during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The series was picked up by NBC Universal after being cancelled this year by FOX. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 08, 2018 - 2:15 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Terry Crews says it's a "summer of freedom" for him and others who have gone public with accounts of alleged molestation. Crews said Wednesday that "we can now tell our truth" and not fear a backlash. The former NFL player and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star predicted it's...
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Photographers take pictures of the a man and a woman in the court in Freiburg, southern Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 before they were sentenced to long-term prison sentence for for offering the 9-year-old son of the woman for raping by pedophiles. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 8:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German mother and her partner were convicted and jailed Tuesday for repeatedly raping the woman's young son and selling him to pedophiles on the internet, abusing him for more than two years in a case that has horrified the country. The Freiburg state court in southwestern Germany...
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August 03, 2018 - 5:18 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A soon-to-be-released grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses says that church leaders in every part of the state "brushed aside" victim complaints to prevent scandals. That finding and others from the grand jury were disclosed in a...
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August 03, 2018 - 1:27 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country. Court documents...
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