sex abuse

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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Attorney Adam Slater, left, checks his phone during a working lunch with lawyers in his firm.
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AP News
December 02, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Associated Press reports key takeaways from the new laws in 15 states could clear the way for a deluge of lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church. Read more here.
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Judge's gavel
Sunday begins a two-year opportunity for victims of sexual abuse as minors in New Jersey to file civil suits against their alleged attackers and the entities that may have protected them. The Catholic Church is likely to be the main target.
David Madden
December 01, 2019 - 4:30 am
Sunday begins a two-year opportunity for victims of sexual abuse as minors in New Jersey to file civil suits against their alleged attackers and the entities that may have protected them. Read more here.
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St Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese on August 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Diocese was rocked by revelations of abuse by priests the day before on August 14, 2018.
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Mark Abrams
November 26, 2019 - 11:21 am
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation this morning that abolishes the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse in the state. Read more here.
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Tova Noel, a federal jail guard responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself, leaves federal court.
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AP News
November 25, 2019 - 2:35 pm
A judge set an April trial date Monday for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the morning he died. Read more here.
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Gavel
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AP News
November 22, 2019 - 11:05 am
A former campus minister at Villanova University who admitted possessing child pornography has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison. Read more here.
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