child sexual abuse

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David Madden
February 13, 2019 - 12:19 pm
UPDATED: 2 p.m. ___ CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Catholic churches have released the names of almost 200 priests and deacons deemed to be "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors with cases dating back decades. The Diocese of Camden has reported 57 cases . Of those, 38 of the...
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Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Park City, Utah.
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January 26, 2019 - 10:24 am
By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It's not uncommon for audiences at the Sundance Film Festival to give standing ovations, but the ceremonial act took on a solemn air as two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys walked onstage following the festival's only...
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Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam.
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November 07, 2018 - 9:07 am
By Caleb Jones and Grace Garces Bordallo, Associated Press HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's Catholic church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements. Archbishop Michael Byrnes...
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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
September 24, 2018 - 7:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania state House has voted for a proposal long sought by victims of child sexual abuse that would give them a new opportunity to seek justice. State House Democrat Mark Rozzi of Berks County, a victim of child sex abuse, is the leading victim advocate...
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Dreamstime
September 23, 2018 - 11:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers return from a nearly three month-long summer break Monday, and the heat will be on as they once again as they grapple with a wide array of bills to support and protect victims. Front and center will be legislation sought by victims of child...
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In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, looks toward the crowd with Pope Francis following a Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
AP Photo/David Goldman, File
August 14, 2018 - 9:53 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday. The grand jury said it...
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About two dozen insurance companies participated in a charity softball tournament to benefit the Philadelphia Children's Alliance.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 02, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of insurance company employees participated in a charity softball tournament in Fairmount Park. Tom Caputto, vice president of Chubb insurance group, said about two dozen insurance companies participated in the tournament to benefit the Philadelphia Children'...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Mark Abrams
July 02, 2018 - 12:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is filing an appeal Monday asking the state Supreme Court to lift its order postponing the release of a grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. The attorney general's office supervised...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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June 29, 2018 - 11:34 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor will ask the state Supreme Court to move quickly to allow the public release of a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Friday he'll ask the court to...
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