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Sex abuse lawsuit vs. former hockey coach adds 3 plaintiffs

Jul. 23, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former hockey players — including former Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Frank Pietrangelo — have joined an existing federal lawsuit against multiple organizations and a college and youth coach who allegedly sexually abused them during the 1980s, according to a civil...

California church leader held for alleged child sex abuse

Jul. 23, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — The co-founder and “'apostle” of a Southern California church was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child for years, beginning when she was 9 years old, authorities said Friday. Puredi Hillary, 67, of Rancho Cucamonga, was...

Police investigate child sexual abuse case, apparent suicide

Jul. 23, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in Marshalltown and Ames are investigating a sexual exploitation allegation and an apparent suicide that appear to be related. A former Marshalltown school employee was found dead inside an Ames home on Thursday, police said....

New Hampshire bishop accused of abusing teenage boy

Jul. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

A lawsuit filed earlier this month accuses the head of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire of committing sexual abuse decades ago while he served as a priest in New York. In a lawsuit filed July 14 in state Supreme Court in Suffolk County, Bishop Peter Libasci of...

Man once given to 7 life terms for sexual abuse resentenced

Jul. 22, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri man who was once sentenced to seven life terms for child sexual abuse has been resentenced after pleading guilty to two charges. Marcus Yoder was sentenced Wednesday to two concurrent 12-year sentences after pleading...

Investigators question warden at California women's prison

Jul. 22, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

Federal investigators questioned the warden of a federal women’s prison in California and searched his office on Thursday, weeks after a former correctional officer at the facility was arrested on charges of sexually abusing inmates. It wasn’t immediately clear if...

Richmond diocese adds 4 to clergy sex abuse allegation list

Jul. 21, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has added four more names to a list of clergy members with “credible and substantiated" allegations of sexual abuse against a minor. The dioceses announced the additions last week, noting that allegations date back...

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

Jul. 21, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse, throwing out a lawsuit by a woman whose lower court legal victory had given hope to others with similarly outdated claims who'd sued in the wake of a landmark report that documented...

Lawsuit against Liberty alleges mishandling of sex assaults

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Twelve women filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of a pattern of mishandling cases of sexual assault and harassment, and fostering an unsafe campus environment. The federal lawsuit filed in New...

Former guard at Alabama women's prison pleads guilty

Jul. 20, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former federal corrections officer who worked at a women's prison in Alabama pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of sexually abusing an inmate and witness tampering, authorities said. Eric Todd Ellis, 32, was charged for actions that occurred...