Latest Sexual misconduct News

Argentine bishop blasts prosecutors for seeking arrest order

Nov. 21, 2019 11:27 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The spokesman for an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis who has been accused of sex abuse criticized Argentine prosecutors for requesting an arrest order, saying the release of information in the case hurt his image and his presumption of innocence. Spokesman Javier Belda...

Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale officials said Brendan Faherty’s last day was Wednesday, nearly a year after he was hired to replace...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

California lawmaker wants to ban sending unwanted nude pics

Nov. 21, 2019 5:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When she was first elected to the California state Assembly, Ling Ling Chang publicly posted her cellphone number to get feedback from her constituents. It worked, but it came with a dark side effect: unwanted nude photos from strangers. Exposing yourself on the street is a crime,...

Ohio State vows ‘monetary resolution’ for doctor’s victims

Nov. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is committed to a “monetary resolution” for men sexually abused decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss, school leaders said Thursday, though no settlement has been reached in lawsuits alleging school officials ignored complaints and failed to...

Wyoming probation agent to pay $1M to harassed woman

Nov. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former probation agent to pay $1 million to a Wyoming woman after he failed to respond to a lawsuit against him. Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday that the Wyoming Department of Corrections was never named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Authorities say...

South Lake Tahoe High teacher accused of sexual misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A 39-year-old high school teacher at South Lake Tahoe has been arrested on charges accusing him of sexual misconduct involving multiple students. South Lake Tahoe Police said Thursday Nathan Crnich is accused of making sexual advances and inappropriately touching students in...

Guard general won’t oust whistleblower until probe ends

Nov. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard’s leader won’t finalize the discharge of a whistleblower whose sexual assault allegations triggered two federal probes until an investigation into whether his commanders are retaliating against him ends. Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar said in a...

The Latest: Guard clarifies whistleblower reprisal probe

Nov. 20, 2019 12:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to discharge a Wisconsin National Guard sexual assault whistleblower (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The Wisconsin National Guard’s leader is shedding more light on who’s investigating whether commanders are retaliating against a soldier who reported...

Fort Wayne man gets suspended sentence for molesting 2 teens

Nov. 19, 2019 4:17 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man who once faced 13 charges related to child molesting has avoided time in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull sentenced 49-year-old Steven Wells to a three-year suspended prison sentence...