Latest Sexual misconduct News

Argentine bishop blasts prosecutors for seeking arrest order

Nov. 21, 2019 11:27 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The spokesman for an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis who has been accused of sex abuse criticized Argentine prosecutors for requesting an arrest order, saying the release of information in the case hurt his image and his presumption of innocence. Spokesman Javier Belda...

Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale officials said Brendan Faherty’s last day was Wednesday, nearly a year after he was hired to replace...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

California lawmaker wants to ban sending unwanted nude pics

Nov. 21, 2019 5:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When she was first elected to the California state Assembly, Ling Ling Chang publicly posted her cellphone number to get feedback from her constituents. It worked, but it came with a dark side effect: unwanted nude photos from strangers. Exposing yourself on the street is a crime,...

Ohio State vows ‘monetary resolution’ for doctor’s victims

Nov. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is committed to a “monetary resolution” for men sexually abused decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss, school leaders said Thursday, though no settlement has been reached in lawsuits alleging school officials ignored complaints and failed to...

8 employees sue Kentucky jailer for sexual harassment

Nov. 19, 2019 2:27 PM EST

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) — Staff members at a Kentucky jail have filed a lawsuit against their boss, accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. News outlets report Lincoln County Jailer Robert Wilson is being sued and accused by seven women and one man of creating a hostile environment filled...

Judge rebuffs Trump’s bid to delay woman’s defamation suit

Nov. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump lost his latest bid Monday to delay a former “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation suit as he faces a Jan. 31 deadline to undergo pretrial questioning in the case, which involves claims of unwanted kissing and groping. A New York appellate judge...

Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license

Nov. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name. Attorneys for the former Wynn Resorts...

Ethics reviews Florida Rep. Hastings over staff relationship

Nov. 14, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is investigating veteran Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings’ relationship with his longtime girlfriend, who works on his staff. The Ethics Committee said in a statement Thursday that it’s “aware of public allegations” that...

Catholic bishops’ new anti-abuse hotline to be ready soon

Nov. 13, 2019 5:36 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by Pope Francis. That forecast came Wednesday from Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S....