Latest Sexual abuse News

Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults retired pope

Jan. 20, 2022 20:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. The law firm that drew up the report said Benedict strongly denies any wrongdoing. ...

Fund urged for sex abuse victims at youth detention center

Jan. 20, 2022 14:15 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella told lawmakers Thursday that spending $100 million to settle sexual abuse claims at the state's youth detention center is the right thing to do. The House Finance Committee held a public hearing on a bipartisan bill...

USC fraternity parties must now have security guard presence

Jan. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in fraternity houses that lead to bedrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported. Strict rules issued...

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

Jan. 20, 2022 13:04 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...

Report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI for his handling of sexual abuse cases when he was an archbishop in Germany

Jan. 20, 2022 06:45 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI for his handling of sexual abuse cases when he was an archbishop in Germany.

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 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.