molestation

Michael Evans
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Jim Melwert
December 04, 2019 - 3:37 pm
A former Pennsylvania State Police officer who served time for sexually assaulting women while on duty is headed back to prison on a parole violation, after he pleaded guilty to molesting a 15-year-old in Berks County. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
October 02, 2019 - 7:43 pm
A former Philadelphia police lieutenant has been arrested for allegedly molesting a child under his care. The cop retired while under investigation by internal affairs.
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Larry Nassar
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AP News
September 05, 2019 - 5:30 pm
The government ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other female athletes. Read more...
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Francis Trauger
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 03, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Former priest Francis Trauger has been charged in Bucks County for allegedly molesting two altar boys — one in the mid-'90s, another in the early 2000s — at Saint Michael the Archangel Church. The boys, who were each about 12 at the time, said it happened while the priest was helping them get their...
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St. Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 12:45 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Four men have filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton and its current and former bishop over claims a priest sexually abused them when they were children. The plaintiffs are believed to be the first to take advantage of a recent Pennsylvania appeals court...
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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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Jerry Sandusky
Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS/Sipa USA
July 24, 2019 - 4:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky won't get a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday turned downSandusky's request that it...
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Director Francois Ozon holds aloft the Silver Bear grand jury prize for the film 'By the Grace of God' onstage at the award ceremony of the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
Markus Schreiber/AP Photo
February 18, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie, which opens...
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Pope Francis lights a candle as he visits the Knock's shrine during his apostolic trip to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.
Ciro Fusco/Pool photo via AP
August 26, 2018 - 8:52 am
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday denounced how Irish children were "robbed of their innocence and taken from their mothers" by Catholic-run institutions that put them up for adoption to erase the shame of having been born to unwed mothers. Francis spoke out about Ireland's haunted...
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Protesters call for redress for victims of Catholic Church clerical sex abuses, during a protest they held during Pope Francis' visit to Ireland, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.
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August 25, 2018 - 8:59 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" of sexual abuse and his outrage at those "repugnant crimes" dismissed as an insult by Ireland's wounded victims. The abuse scandal —...
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