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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...

Ex-police officer gets prison for paying teen girls for sex

May. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to paying two teenage girls for sex while he was employed as a police officer in Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Robert Hur's office says a federal judge on Tuesday also sentenced 29-year-old Chukwuemeka...

Poland leader slams church pathology, backs sex abuse probe

May. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party leader said Friday it does not tolerate "pathology" in the Catholic church and will back a commission to investigate sex abuse of minors in church but also in other circles. It was the first reaction by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a practicing Catholic, to a...

Pastor gets life in prison on child sex trafficking charges

May. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A minister in Ohio who pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking has been sentenced to life in prison. Federal authorities say Cordell Jenkins was among three Toledo-area pastors who paid teenage girls for sex over the past few years and shared photos and videos of the girls. A federal...

2 men charged in years of sex abuses at German campsite

May. 17, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have charged two men for allegedly being involved in sexually abusing children at a campsite for years. Detmold prosecutors said Friday that a 56-year-old suspect identified only as AV was charged with nearly 300 offenses, including 226 counts of sexually...

Alabama professor charged with child porn in 2 states

May. 16, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An English instructor at Auburn University in Alabama has been arrested in Virginia on child porn charges. News outlets report 52-year-old William Matthew Carter, of Auburn, was held Monday at a Virginia jail awaiting extradition to Alabama, where he faces additional possession of child...

Police execute search warrant at Catholic Diocese of Dallas

May. 15, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Investigators who were "thwarted" during earlier investigations of child sexual abuse by priests on Wednesday searched the offices of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas to obtain evidence of sexual misconduct, according to a police commander and police records. Investigators searched the diocesan...

Polish lawmaker panned for excusing priest who abused girls

May. 15, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers demanded Wednesday that a member of the ruling party be excluded from parliament's work on new laws to curb sex abuse of minors, alleging he had tried to justify the actions of a priest convicted of pedophilia. The conservative government said this week...

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse by US priests

May. 14, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Vatican's...

Man whose child-sex sentence caused uproar faces porn charge

May. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man whose initial 60-day sentence for a conviction of having sex with a child prompted a nationwide outcry was charged Tuesday in federal court in Burlington with possession of child pornography. Court documents say Mark Hulett of Ferrisburgh was charged after law...