Sexual abuse

Michigan gets more than 100 complaints against former doctor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about a late phy...
20:26 28 February 2022

Whistleblower in Michigan doctor sexual abuse case to speak

1 of 3FILE- In an undated photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, Andy Hrovat is...
23:01 26 February 2022

Report finds Catholic charity founder sexually abused women

PARIS (AP) — A respected Catholic figure who helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple coun...
15:06 22 February 2022

Abuse victims look to Vatican after UN meetings in Geneva

GENEVA (AP) — Three deaf victims of sexual abuse by priests in Argentina wrapped up a string of meetings with United Nat...
21:50 19 February 2022

Disgraced religious order tried to get abuse victim to lie

MILAN — The cardinal’s response was not what Yolanda Martínez had expected — or could abide.
13:17 17 February 2022

After abuse scandals, seminarians pledge to ‘get it right’

WYNNEWOOD, Pa. — The seminarians walk along a hallway lined with photos of classes of priests who came before them. Some are pious alumni who have bec...
2:33 17 February 2022

Ex-Michigan State coach convicted in case tied to Nassar

LANSING, Mich. — A jury on Friday convicted a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach of lying to police when she denied that two teen athle...
21:27 14 February 2022

Lawsuit: Mexican megachurch leaders abused woman for years

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California woman says the father and son leaders of a Mexican megachurch sexually abused her for 18 years starting when she w...
1:27 14 February 2022

Pope to visit Malta on May 31 in first foreign trip of 2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will visit the Mediterranean island nation of Malta on May 31, the Vatican said Monday, confirming the Pope's first foreig...
12:12 10 February 2022

Relief at skating chief Gailhaguet’s ‘necessary’ resignation

PARIS — After the long-serving head of France's skating federation resigned Saturday, amid suspicions that he covered up for a coach accused of rape a...
17:46 8 February 2022

States use Catholic clergy abuse lists to screen applicants

In the wake of revelations that scores of Roman Catholic priests and religious workers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living unsupervised ...
15:25 6 February 2022

After Oprah’s exit, Russell Simmons doc acquired by HBO Max

NEW YORK — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor after Oprah Winfrey’s exit fro...
0:21 4 February 2022

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

MEXICO CITY — The administrator of an elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where ...
5:00 20 January 2022

French trial exposes how church covered for predator priest

LYON, France — One of the first people to notice Bernard Preynat's unhealthy obsession for young boys was the supervisor at the seminary where, still ...
15:28 19 January 2022

French priest recounts how he abused boy scouts over decades

LYON, France — A former priest detailed Tuesday how he systematically abused boys over two decades as a French scout chaplain, and said his superiors ...
17:45 14 January 2022

Panel: Alleged pedophile wanted by Australia fit for trial

JERUSALEM — An Israeli psychiatric panel has determined that a woman facing dozens of sex-abuse charges in Australia is fit to stand trial for extradi...
16:05 9 January 2022

Court reverses $35M verdict against Jehovah’s Witnesses

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a $35 million judgment against the Jehovah's Witnesses for not reporting a girl's sexu...
3:06 9 January 2022

Unique sex-abuse suit filed against Boy Scouts in US capital

A team of lawyers filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking to establish the nation’s capital as a venue for men across the...
1:13 7 January 2022

Church offers little outreach to minority victims of priests

The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the pro...
1:20 5 January 2022

Lifetime returns to R. Kelly with a new powerful series

NEW YORK — Few TV documentary series can boast having a more powerful real world impact than “Surviving R. Kelly.”
16:51 30 December 2022

Drawn-out sex crimes case rattles Israel-Australia ties

JERUSALEM — Nicole Meyer endured years of sexual abuse allegedly at the hands of her former school principal. She’s had to watch as her alleged abuser...
6:06 28 December 2022

Hundreds of accused clergy left off church’s sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the b...
5:02 28 December 2022

Pennsylvania dioceses offer $84M to 564 clergy abuse victims

Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in the ...
14:42 26 December 2022

Vatican office struggles to keep up with clergy abuse cases

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world ...
21:13 20 December 2021

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy abuse cases

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints saw a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this ...
7:23 20 December 2021

Mormons pulling 400,000 youths out of struggling Boy Scouts

KAYSVILLE, Utah — For decades, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest spon...
18:40 17 December 2021

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan

TOKYO — During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Japan, Harumi Suzuki stood where his motorcade passed by holding a sign that read: “I am a survivor.”
7:55 14 December 2021

Rochester diocese request led to beatification delay

NEW YORK — The Catholic diocese of Rochester, N.Y., confirms it made the request for further investigations that prompted the Vatican to take the rare...
21:00 6 December 2021

Lawsuit: McCarrick victim told pope of sex abuse in 1988

NEWARK, N.J. — A man claims in a lawsuit filed under a recently enacted New Jersey law that he told Pope John Paul II in 1988 about being sexually abu...
19:44 5 December 2021

Surge of new abuse claims threatens church like never before

NEW YORK — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes o...
15:14 3 December 2021