Latest Sexual misconduct News

New sex abuse allegations levied against prominent cardinal

Jul. 20, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man said Friday he was sexually abused for about two decades by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a prominent Roman Catholic leader who was removed from public ministry last month over separate child abuse allegations. The man, who agreed to be identified only by his first name,...

Baylor calls claims by former AD in court docs 'baseless'

Jul. 20, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor says its former athletic director made "factually baseless assertions" in a court deposition when he claimed regents tried to steer blame for the school's sexual assault scandal to the football team. The Waco Tribune reported Friday former Baylor AD Ian McCaw in June gave a...

APNewsBreak: Fired university VP sues Pennsylvania for $50M

Jul. 20, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

A former state university administrator has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Pennsylvania's higher education agency, claiming it fired him for sexual misconduct with students based on unfounded "rumors and innuendo." Isaac Sanders, who is black, claims he suffered a "public lynching" when East Stroudsburg...

Ohio State: 100 ex-students report sex misconduct by doctor

Jul. 20, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said on Friday. Over 200 former students and university employees have been confidentially...

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Fired university VP sues for $50M

Jul. 20, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania state university administrator fired over alleged sexual misconduct with students (all times local): 4 p.m. A former state university administrator has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Pennsylvania's higher education agency, claiming it fired him for...

19th complaint filed against deputy involving sex misconduct

Jul. 20, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of civil complaints against a San Diego County sheriff's deputy is now 19, after another woman came forward with sexual-misconduct allegations. The Union-Tribune reports the 51-year-old woman filed court papers Thursday that allege Deputy Richard Fischer barged into her home and...

City settles sex misconduct suit involving ex-police chief

Jul. 20, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The city of Provo, Utah, has reached a $750,000 settlement with five women who said in a lawsuit that it failed to take action to protect them from sexual harassment and assault by a former police chief. The lawsuit, which also targeted former Police Chief John King, was filed in...

Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS

Jul. 20, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS after calls for the organization's head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations. The Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS said Friday that its oversight body — representing...

Pope removes Honduran bishop accused of sexual misdeeds

Jul. 20, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, the latest in a series of high-ranking clergy implicated in sexual improprieties with adults under their authority. Francis had ordered an investigation into the...

Minnesota congressman faces questions over dismissed staffer

Jul. 19, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Retiring Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is facing questions surrounding his handling of a former top staffer accused of harassing and groping young female staffers. MinnPost reported Thursday that the Democrat's former legislative director, Jim Swiderski, was allowed to leave the job...