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Wichita diocese names 15 priests accused of child sex abuse

Sep. 20, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Wichita has published a list naming 15 priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It also on Friday released a letter from Bishop Carl Kemme saying the diocese will soon provide information on the substantiated allegations to the Kansas Bureau of...

Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader child rape case

Sep. 19, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge sanctioned two prosecutors Thursday for failing to turn over evidence in the case of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan fined deputy attorneys general Amanda Plisner and Diana Callaghan...

The Latest: Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader case

Sep. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking (all times local): 12:56 p.m. A Los Angeles judge has sanctioned two prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence in a case against a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child...

Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused at age 14

Sep. 18, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman whose claims of sexual abuse against Jeffrey Epstein were outlined in a federal indictment sued his estate Wednesday, saying the wealthy financier took advantage of her family's poor financial position to abuse her from age 14 to 17. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court sought...

Man gets 2 years for sex crimes against teen boy

Sep. 18, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a wealthy Portland activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene motel room. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports during the trial last week of defendant Kiah Lawson, the victim testified that both activist Terry...

Public school theater teacher accused of sex assault

Sep. 17, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Public School theater teacher is charged with sexually assaulting a student, beginning when she was 15 years old. Joel Ewing allegedly assaulted the now 21-year-old woman at Senn High School, where he taught, and at a hotel while they were on an overnight school trip. The...

Lawyer: Chicago archdiocese paid $80M to clients of law firm

Sep. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million to 160 victims of sexual abuse by clergy represented by a single law firm since 2001, the lawyer who heads the Minnesota-based firm told reporters Tuesday. According to a statement issued later by the archdiocese, it has paid...

Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks more money

Sep. 17, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over who should provide the lion's share of money to an organization struggling to manage its caseload. This week, the...

Man gets 37 years in prison for sexually abusing children

Sep. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Albany man who sexually abused three children has been sentenced to more than 35 years in prison. The Gazette Times reports 46-year-old Juan Leal-Galvez pleaded guilty to 14 charges Monday in Benton County Circuit Court. The charges included rape, sexual abuse, oral sex and...

Vatican seeks trial for seminarian accused of sex abuse

Sep. 17, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican's criminal prosecutor is seeking to indict a one-time seminarian accused of sexually abusing younger seminarians who lived inside the Vatican and served as altar boys at papal Masses in St. Peter's Basilica. The Vatican said Tuesday an indictment was also being sought for the former...