child sex abuse

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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State Rep. Mark Rozzi
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Tony Romeo
April 10, 2019 - 5:20 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Once again, the ball is in the state Senate’s court, after legislation intended to give victims of child sexual abuse a new opportunity to seek justice has again cleared the House. This time, lawmakers are taking a different approach. For years, child sex abuse...
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August 14, 2018; Harrisburg, PA, USA; State representative Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) speaks to media about the findings of the grand jury's report means to him after the press conference
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Tony Romeo
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawmakers pushing for legislation to give victims of child sex abuse new opportunities to seek justice are making a major change in their strategy. Victims of child sex abuse have long sought legislation that would, essentially, expand the statute of limitations...
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psychiatrist with client
March 06, 2019 - 8:54 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware psychiatrist has lost his medical license after being accused of having sex with his patients, keeping unlicensed guns in his office and repeatedly prescribing drugs in a careless manner in the years since he sexually abused two girls. The News Journal of Wilmington...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Steve Tawa
February 04, 2019 - 11:34 am
UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has placed a longtime priest on administrative leave following an allegation of sexual abuse that surfaced last month. Rev. Steven Marinucci is accused of sexually abusing a child in the late 1970s. The Archdiocese...
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Top-ranking Pa. senator, Republican Joe Scarnati
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Tony Romeo
October 18, 2018 - 6:51 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The fate of legislation sought by victims of child sex abuse remains up in the air. Lawmakers ended their final scheduled voting day of the current session in an acrimonious stalemate, but left open the possibility of returning to vote if an agreement can be...
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