Latest Sexual abuse News

Dutch appeals court convicts child abuser of manslaughter

Jan. 28, 2022 10:05 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Friday convicted a man of manslaughter and sentenced him to 16 years imprisonment in the death and sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1998, in a case that has long gripped the Netherlands. Jos Brech was first convicted in...

Netflix documentary 'Procession’s’ life beyond the film

Jan. 28, 2022 10:01 AM EST

Filmmaker Robert Greene knows well the burden of responsibility in making a documentary. It’s not just to the film itself, the audience or the storytelling. It’s the responsibility to the subjects in front of the camera. And in “Procession” the subjects were six men who decades ago were...

College to pay $560K to ex-athletic director in abuse case

Jan. 26, 2022 20:41 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $560,000 to a former deputy athletic director who was fired in retaliation for alerting school officials about student athletes' complaints of sexual abuse by the then-director of sports medicine, his attorneys said Wednesday. ...

Prince Andrew renews attempt to get Giuffre suit dismissed

Jan. 26, 2022 17:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew’s lawyers asked a U.S. court again Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, citing multiple legal defenses. Among them: The lawyers said that if any sexual activity did occur between the prince and Virginia Giuffre, it was...

Wichita priest won't be charged with child sexual abuse

Jan. 26, 2022 15:44 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who was accused of sexual exploitation of a child will not be charged because the statute of limitations has ended, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Wednesday. The Catholic Diocese of Wichita placed Rev. Michael Schemm...

Man who raped child in Oregon and Washington gets 27 years

Jan. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who repeatedly raped and abused a child in Oregon and Washington state and placed a hidden camera to capture video of another child using a bathroom has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Karin J. Immergut sentenced...

Vatican defends Benedict after report faults abuse record

Jan. 26, 2022 07:22 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Wednesday strongly defended Pope Benedict XVI’s record in fighting clergy sexual abuse and cautioned against looking for “easy scapegoats and summary judgments," after an independent report faulted his handling of four cases of abuse when he was archbishop of...

Ex-school cop charged with child sexual abuse

Jan. 25, 2022 15:23 PM EST

NEWPORT, Wash. (AP) — A former police officer who most recently worked as the school resource officer northeast of Spokane in Newport is charged with sexually abusing a child. The Newport Police Department said Raul Lopez is charged with lewd conduct with a child younger than 16...

Former victim advocate pleads guilty to child porn charge

Jan. 24, 2022 17:20 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who worked as a victim advocate in the Connecticut state court system pleaded guilty Monday to a federal child pornography charge. Robert Eccleston, 58, of Canton, pleaded via video conference to one count of distributing child pornography. He faces a...

Afghan refugee convicted of assaulting girl, 3, at Quantico

Jan. 24, 2022 15:55 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted an Afghan refugee housed at Quantico Marine Corps Base after he fled the country with a sexual assault. The jury in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Friday found Mohammed Tariq, 24, guilty of abusive sexual contact. ...