Latest Sexual abuse News

Chances were missed to stop U. of Michigan sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 19:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Complaints that a University of Michigan sports doctor was committing sexual assault went back decades, long before a $490 million settlement this week with victims, but no one stepped forward to ensure that Robert Anderson would be kicked off campus. The many...

LA school district to pay $14.7M in teacher sex abuse case

Jan. 19, 2022 18:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to pay $14.7 million to seven former students at an elementary school who claim their teacher sexually abused them several years ago. Rene Tenas, who taught fourth grade at Hart Street Elementary, was accused of...

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

Jan. 19, 2022 17:27 PM EST

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion-dollar settlement involving schools faced with sexual misconduct scandals. The $490 million...

U. of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 16:26 PM EST

The University of Michigan announced a $490 million settlement Wednesday with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a sports doctor during his nearly four-decade career at the school. The university said 1,050 people will share in the financial settlement,...

Fourth Calif. federal prison worker charged with sex abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 15:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth worker at a federal women’s prison in California has been charged with sexually abusing an inmate. His arrest comes months after the prison's warden was arrested on similar charges. James Theodore Highhouse, a corrections worker and chaplain at FCI...

Lawyer: University of Michigan reaches $490M settlement with 1,050 survivors of Dr. Robert Anderson sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 08:17 AM EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lawyer: University of Michigan reaches $490M settlement with 1,050 survivors of Dr. Robert Anderson sexual abuse.

Judge rejects new trial for Louisiana sheriff on sex charges

Jan. 18, 2022 18:51 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to overturn a former Louisiana sheriff's conviction on sex abuse charges, but limited the amount of restitution prosecutors could seek from him. Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain faces life in prison following his conviction...

Settlement fund proposed for youth center sex abuse victims

Jan. 18, 2022 17:02 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire would create a $100 million fund to settle claims of child sex abuse at its state-run youth detention center under a bipartisan bill that lawyers for the victims call offensive. Ten former workers at the Youth Development Center in Manchester and...

Former priest named in dozens of child abuse lawsuits dies

Jan. 18, 2022 16:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who was named in dozens of child sexual abuse lawsuits was found dead in Kansas City on Sunday, police said. Emergency responders found Thomas Reardon, 80, a former priest in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, dead Sunday...

Oklahoma County jail inmate found unresponsive in cell, dies

Jan. 17, 2022 15:17 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County jail inmate died Monday after being found unresponsive in his cell, according to county jail officials. Winfred Lowe, 57, of Midwest City died Monday after being found by jail staff who were distributing medications to inmates. ...