sex abuse

Boy Scouts of America
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AP News
November 05, 2019 - 6:51 pm
The Boy Scouts of America's chief executive took a medical leave of absence as the youth organization faces financial difficulties related to sex-abuse litigation. Read more here.
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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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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Tim Jimenez
September 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm
A priest has been deemed "unsuitable for ministry" after being accused of sexually abusing a minor in the early '70s — before he became a priest and when he was a minor himself. Read more here.
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Larry Nassar
Paul Sancya/AP, file
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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Robert Brennan lawsuit
Matt Rourke/AP, file
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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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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Greg Hunt holds a school photo of himself.
Chris O'Meara/AP
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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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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Jeremiah Triplett
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
August 27, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A former Archbishop John Carroll High School music teacher admitted in court Tuesday that he an inappropriate relationship with a student. Jeremiah Triplett , 31, pleaded guilty to one count of institutional sexual assault. According to charging documents, Triplett...
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