Latest Sexual abuse News

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a growing...

Former French swimming champion on trial for child sex abuse

Jan. 21, 2019 11:13 AM EST

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A former French swimming champion is on trial in southwest France for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of young boys and adolescents during the decade he ran an ice hockey club in northern France. Vincent Leroyer told a jury as his three-day trial got underway in Bordeaux on Monday...

Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

Jan. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims...

Wisconsin diocese considers investigation of child sex abuse

Jan. 19, 2019 4:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Madison, Wisconsin, Diocese is considering an investigation into the number of substantiated allegations against clergy of sexual abuse of minors. Diocese spokesman Brent King told the State Journal Friday that staff members were taking steps toward launching an investigation and...

AG: New Jersey priest arrested after sex abuse hotline call

Jan. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the arrest of a New Jersey priest on sexual assault charges dating back almost three decades came just two days after a call to the state's clergy abuse hotline. NJ.com reports that the state attorney general's office said the Rev. Thomas Ganley, parochial vicar at St....

Jury convicts ex-Utah State football player of rape charges

Jan. 18, 2019 11:41 PM EST

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A jury Friday found a former Utah State University football player guilty of sexually assaulting six women while he was in college. The jury convicted 25-year-old Torrey Green of five counts of rape, one charge of object rape, a count of forcible sexual abuse and one charge of...

New attorneys general to continue investigating clergy abuse

Jan. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Newly inaugurated state attorneys general said they plan to continue investigations of clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church as thousands of victims reach out to state hotlines and online systems to report past abuse. At least 14 attorneys general around the country have confirmed...

Weightlifter at Lindenwood charged with sexual abuse

Jan. 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A weightlifter for Lindenwood University in suburban St. Louis has been charged with sexually abusing a drunken man in a dormitory room. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 18-year-old Blace Eckols was released Thursday after posting bond. He's charged with three counts of...

Today in History

Jan. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2019. There are 347 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1957, a trio of B-52's completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours aloft....

Arrest warrant issued for former Dallas priest

Jan. 16, 2019 12:25 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Texas priest accused of molesting teenagers more than a decade ago after a new alleged victim came forward. Edmundo Paredes is believed to have fled Texas after sexual assault allegations involving three teenagers were made public in August. The...