sex abuse

Church pews
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AP News
February 25, 2020 - 3:05 pm
A Roman Catholic priest in Allentown has been sentenced for groping a 17-year-old parishioner and sending her lewd photos and a video. Read more here.
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Archbishop Nelson Perez
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Mark Abrams
February 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
Archbishop Nelson Perez is settling into his duties after he was officially installed as the new shepherd of the region’s more than 1 million Roman Catholics earlier this week. Listen to a one-on-one interview with Perez here.
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Boy Scout uniform
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Mark Abrams
February 20, 2020 - 4:08 pm
Although the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this week following hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits, a Delaware Valley-area Scout leader says it’s business as usual for local troops. Read more here.
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Diocese of Harrisburg
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AP News
February 19, 2020 - 1:44 pm
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics. Read more here.
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A statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas.
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AP News
February 18, 2020 - 8:36 am
Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. Read more here.
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Boy Scouts
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AP News
December 17, 2019 - 4:02 pm
For decades, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest sponsor of troops. But on Jan. 1, the Utah-based faith will deliver the latest blow to the struggling organization when it pulls out more than 400,000 young people and...
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New York Giants
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:52 pm
A former New York Giants team chaplain who faced sexual abuse allegations nearly 20 years ago has been sued by one of the accusers. Read more here.
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Catholic church in Massachusetts
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 3:18 pm
More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due to stresses,...
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Matthew's Church in Ridgefield, N.J.
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David Madden
December 03, 2019 - 12:53 pm
New Jersey has opened a two-year window for filing civil lawsuits on behalf of alleged victims of sex abuse whose cases date back decades. More than 40 cases had been filed by early Tuesday against the Boy Scouts and the five New Jersey Catholic dioceses under the new law. Read more here.
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Virginia Roberts Giuffre
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AP News
December 02, 2019 - 12:34 pm
The woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 is asking the British public to support her quest for justice. Read more here.
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