child sex abuse

Child sex abuse victims
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Tony Romeo
October 02, 2019 - 2:06 pm
State senators are hearing from victims, church advocates, lawyers and others about whether Pennsylvania should alter rules for child sexual abuse claims that happened too long ago to file a lawsuit. Read more here.
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Jerry Sandusky
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Jerry Sandusky's resentencing on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction is on hold, and it's not clear when it will happen. Read more here.
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Thomas Kummer
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 10, 2019 - 5:34 pm
Thomas Kummer, a former Abington Senior High School Latin teacher, has been sentenced to nearly a year, at least, in Montgomery County jail for having an inappropriate relationship with a student, which started on an overseas trip that he chaperoned. Read more here.
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Robert Brennan lawsuit
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AP News
September 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have charged a former Roman Catholic priest with lying to the FBI about whether he knew an accuser and his family. Read more here.
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Greg Hunt holds a school photo of himself.
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 8:04 am
The Boy Scouts of America is facing a threat from a growing wave of lawsuits over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse.
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Yeshiva University sex abuse victims
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AP News
August 23, 2019 - 7:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City operated by Yeshiva University sued Thursday over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the...
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David Madden
July 12, 2019 - 5:09 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A former New Jersey state worker employed in the Department of Child Protection and Permanency is now facing federal charges of obtaining, distributing and possessing photos of sex abuse against children. Kayan Frazier, 27, of Somers Point faces three criminal counts...
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Pope Francis attends the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, in Rome.
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Mark Abrams
July 01, 2019 - 9:09 am
UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Vatican said Monday that what's said in a confession box stays there and can't be shared, even if it involves child sex abuse. Pope Francis signed off on the statement released by the Vatican. It comes in the wake of pressure from civil...
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Child Sex Abuse
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June 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy is considering a bill that would make New Jersey the 36th state in the nation to adopt a law requiring all schools at every grade level to instruct children about the dangers of sexual abuse. It’s called Erin’s law for Erin Merryn, a child sex abuse...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has sent the Senate two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations for civil and criminal cases against abusers...
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