Latest Sexual abuse News

Report: Diocese of Lansing mishandled 1990 sexual abuse case

Oct. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing says an independent investigator determined that the diocese failed to investigate allegations that a priest had sexually assaulted a man at a boxing training camp decades ago. The diocese on Thursday released the findings of an independent...

Nanny gets 20 years for sex abusing child, having his baby

Oct. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former live-in nanny has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a Florida child. She later gave birth to the boy's son. News outlets report 28-year-old Marissa Mowry was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexual battery and agreeing to be...

12 women say they were abused as children at school for deaf

Oct. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve women say in a lawsuit that they were sexually abused as children while attending a prestigious school for the hearing impaired. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday against the New York School for the Deaf, alleges that a now-deceased dormitory housemaster, Joseph Casucci,...

Former math teacher gets 45 months in prison for child porn

Oct. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts high school math teacher has been sentenced on federal child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston says 27-year-old Warren Anderson, of Lowell and Harvard, was sentenced Wednesday to 45 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Anderson...

Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Rev. Bryan Fulwider was released Wednesday night after posting a $700,000 bond....

Mississippi minister accused of abusing girl 45 years ago

Oct. 16, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi youth minister is accused of sexually abusing a 10 year old girl nearly 45 years ago. The Clarion Ledger reports 71-year-old Dural Reece Ragsdale surrendered Monday. He was indicted last month on a felony charge of fondling a child under 14. District Attorney John...

Florida man arrested in sex assault of girl met on Snapchat

Oct. 16, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl he met on Snapchat. News outlets report 22-year-old Austin Wyatt Altman was arrested Saturday on charges including sexual battery on a child and violating probation. Pasco County deputies say Altman picked her up from...

Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

Oct. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov....

Sex-assault case dropped against Michigan State trainer

Oct. 12, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a felony sexual-assault case against a Michigan State University athletic trainer who separately was among several people at the school implicated in the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. David Jager was charged with assault with intent to commit sexual...

Editorials from around New England

Oct. 11, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT We need to stop calling the pattern of sex abuse in the Catholic Church a travesty. It was a criminal conspiracy and the state hasn't done enough to hold the guilty accountable. Hartford Courant Oct. 6 The latest revelations about sexual abuse aren't new but they...