Latest Sexual abuse News

Catholic officials in Brooklyn agree to an independent oversight of clergy sex abuse allegations

Apr. 17, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent monitor will oversee the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn's handling of sexual abuse allegations under a settlement between the diocese and New York Attorney General Letitia James. The agreement announced Tuesday will address “years of mismanaging...

Closure of troubled California prison won't happen before each inmate's status is reviewed

Apr. 16, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The planned closure of a federal women's prison in California notorious for staff-on-inmate sexual abuse won't occur before each inmate’s status has been reviewed, with an eye toward determining who will be transferred elsewhere or released, authorities say. ...

Bureau of Prisons to close California women's prison where inmates have been subjected to sex abuse

Apr. 15, 2024 20:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons said Monday it will close a women's prison in California known as the “rape club” despite attempts to reform the troubled facility after an Associated Press investigation exposed rampant staff-on-inmate sexual abuse. ...

Bureau of Prisons tells AP it plans to close California women's prison where inmates were subjected to rampant sex abuse

Apr. 15, 2024 10:38 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bureau of Prisons tells AP it plans to close California women's prison where inmates were subjected to rampant sex abuse.

Lawyers defending youth center against abuse allegations highlight former resident's misbehavior

Apr. 11, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Attorneys defending the state of New Hampshire on Thursday began highlighting the past misdeeds of man who says he suffered horrific physical and sexual abuse as a teenager at the state’s youth detention center. Eleven former state workers have been...

Portuguese Catholic Church announces it will compensate victims of sex abuse

Apr. 11, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Portuguese Catholic Church said Thursday it has unanimously agreed to pay some form of compensation to victims of sex abuse by clergy. The country's Bishops Conference said after a four-day general assembly meeting at the Fatima shrine that it will set up a fund...

Ex-worker at New Hampshire youth detention center describes escalating retaliation for complaints

Apr. 10, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who worked at New Hampshire’s youth detention center three decades ago testified Wednesday that supervisors and staff were dismissive at best and menacing at worst when she reported suspected abuse. Karen Lemoine was the first witness in the first...

More than 200 women and several men accuse doctor in lawsuit of sexual abuse, unnecessary exams

Apr. 09, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than a decade ago, Kristin Fritz was struggling with pain in her spine and saw a rheumatologist recommended by her doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The visit with Dr. Derrick Todd started normally for the 37-year-old New Hampshire woman. But as...

Dominican judge denies request to lift court order against Rays' Wander Franco in sex abuse probe

Apr. 05, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A judge denied a request by Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco to suspend required monthly meetings with Dominican authorities investigating allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, according to a document The Associated Press...

Nebraska lawmaker who targeted a colleague during a graphic description of rape is reprimanded

Apr. 03, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

A Nebraska lawmaker who invoked the name of a colleague while reading a graphic account of rape on the floor of the Legislature violated the body’s workforce sexual harassment policy, an outside investigator found, leading the body's governing board to issue Republican state Sen. Steve Halloran a...