Latest Sexual abuse News

Ex-Boston officer stayed on force despite abuse allegation

Apr. 11, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police officer and union chief, charged with molesting multiple children, first faced child abuse allegations in the mid-1990s, according to a published report. Patrick Rose Sr., 66, a retired officer and the one-time president of the...

Prosecutors defend newer charges against Ghislaine Maxwell

Apr. 10, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors hope to preserve a July trial date for Ghislaine Maxwell by defending a late-hour expansion of charges against her, saying they developed when a woman spoke after Maxwell’s arrest about her abuse at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein in the early 2000s. ...

Church official warns of financial flood due to abuse claims

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A top official with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe says a financial flood from clergy sex abuse claims is coming and a settlement would serve as the dam to prevent devastation to parishes across northern New Mexico. A letter from the Rev. Glennon...

Judge sets bail for some in sex abuse case at youth center

Apr. 09, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Five men charged in a sex abuse case at a New Hampshire youth detention center made court appearances Friday. A judge set bail at $50,000 for Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Litchfield, New Hampshire. He has been charged with five counts of rape involving...

Ex-children's museum leader pleads not guilty to child porn

Apr. 09, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former leader of a Connecticut children's museum has been charged with distributing images of child sexual abuse online, including while he worked for the museum. Robert Eckert, 56, of Simsbury, former executive director of the Lutz Children's...

Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse

Apr. 08, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

It was the same every night. A list of names was posted on the Rev. Richard Daschbach’s bedroom door. The child at the top of the roster knew it was her turn to share the lower bunk with the elderly priest and another elementary school-aged girl. Daschbach was idolized...

7th man arrested in sex abuse case at youth detention center

Apr. 08, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former youth detention center worker accused of responding to a bruised and crying teenager’s rape allegations by saying, “Look little fella, that just doesn’t happen," was arrested Thursday in the latest development in a broad investigation into the New...

7th man arrested in youth detention center sex abuse case; was supervisor accused of dismissing boy's rape claim

Apr. 08, 2021 14:14 PM EDT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — 7th man arrested in youth detention center sex abuse case; was supervisor accused of dismissing boy's rape claim.

Ex-officer working with D.A.R.E. program charged with abuse

Apr. 07, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia police officer has been charged with sexual abuse of four teenage boys while he was working with a youth drug prevention program decades ago, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Bucks County district attorney's office...

Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility

Apr. 07, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border. It is the first time state officials...