Latest Child abuse News

Judge rejects plea deal for ex-officer who abused minors

May. 23, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a plea deal for a former Kentucky police officer who admitted to sexually abusing minors in the Louisville police department's now defunct youth program. News outlets report U.S. District Court Judge David Hale said Thursday that the proposed 15-year...

Rhode Island man charged with raping 15-year-old girl

May. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man faces charges after authorities say he traveled to Massachusetts to engage in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The Middlesex district attorney says 41-year-old Rocco Pelopida, of East Greenwich, was held on $25,000 bail after not guilty pleas to...

Ex-NFL player faces trial in death of girlfriend's child

May. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter soon after they moved into his Las Vegas apartment this year. A judge told former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre...

Exeter alumni demand more from school over sex abuse claims

May. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prominent New Hampshire prep school has failed to deliver promised reforms after a slew of complaints accusing staff members of sexual misconduct that dated back decades, an alumni group alleged. The Phillips Exeter Alumni for Truth and Healing told The Associated Press this week...

Man sentenced to prison in human trafficking case with teen

May. 22, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to up to 14 years in prison for luring a 16-year-old girl to another town on the premise of attending a party and forcing her to perform sexual acts. The Enterprise reports that a Plymouth Superior Court jury convicted 27-year-old Keith Grace,...

Islamabad police official suspended following girl's killing

May. 22, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan have suspended a police chief in the capital, Islamabad, over the disappearance, rape and killing of a 10-year-old girl whose case triggered widespread condemnation and outrage, including on social media. Officer Mohammad Imran says the chief, Mohammad Abbas, was...

Kansas Christian school founder acquitted of child sex abuse

May. 22, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The co-founder of a suburban Kansas City school has been found not guilty of child sexual abuse charges. Fox4KC reports 49-year-old Dennis Creason was acquitted Tuesday on several counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Creason and his wife, of Bonner Springs, co-founded...

Texas Senate restores key part of child sexual abuse bill

May. 21, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions. Senate lawmakers approved the legislation unanimously on Tuesday after former Olympic and U.S....

Amended sex abuse suit filed against W.Va. Catholic diocese

May. 21, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese failed to publicly disclose decade-old allegations of sexual abuse of a student involving a Catholic school teacher, the state's attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced an amended lawsuit against the Diocese...

Wilton Gregory installed as new archbishop of Washington

May. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory was installed Tuesday as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors. The 71-year-old Gregory, previously the archbishop of Atlanta, becomes the first African American to lead the...