Latest Sexual abuse News

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...

Polish bishops admit they haven't done enough to stop abuse

May. 22, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's bishops acknowledged on Wednesday that they have not done enough to prevent clerical abuse of minors and said there are "no words" to describe their shame about sex scandals involving priests. The acknowledgement came as Poland, where Catholic traditions and faith remain...

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....

Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

May. 21, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims. They also...

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...

The Latest: Doctor's family says reports of abuse painful

May. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a former Ohio State team doctor (all times local): 9:35 a.m. The family of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor who's accused of sexually abusing more than 150 male students says it's heartbreaking to see the pain so many have suffered. A new statement...

Governor orders probe of medical board in Ohio State abuse

May. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine declared the late Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss a monster Monday as he ordered a review of the state medical board's handling of his case decades ago and called for lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape charges. The Republican...

Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused

May. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program,...