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Rays' Franco used his mother to pay the mother of a minor he is accused of abusing, documents say

Jul. 12, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco used his mother to give money to the mother of a minor who he was accused of abusing in an effort to hide the funds, according to documents that prosecutors presented to a judge this week and viewed by The Associated...

Judge rejects effort by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson to get records from Catholic church

Jul. 12, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge said Friday that Attorney General Bob Ferguson is not entitled to enforce a subpoena seeking decades of records from the Seattle Archdiocese, despite his assertion that the records are needed to learn whether the Catholic church used charitable trust funds...

Knights of Columbus will cover up mosaics by ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women

Jul. 11, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Knights of Columbus, an influential Catholic charitable organization, announced Thursday that it will cover up its mosaics made by a famous ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women in a sign of solidarity with victims of abuse. The world's largest Roman Catholic...

Bestselling author Brendan DuBois charged with possessing child sexual abuse materials

Jul. 11, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Bestselling author Brendan DuBois was arraigned Thursday on multiple counts of possessing child sexual abuse materials after police discovered dozens of "sexually explicit conduct.” DuBois was arrested Wednesday after police in Exeter, New Hampshire, opened...

Wander Franco scheduled for Aug. 14 trial after being charged with sexual abuse of 14-year-old girl

Jul. 10, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 14 after being charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic, authorities said Wednesday. Prosecutors filed multiple charges against Franco...

Spain’s church to compensate victims whose abusers have died. Victims say the plan lacks guarantees

Jul. 09, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Catholic bishops approved Tuesday a plan to compensate the victims of sexual abuse inside the Church whose alleged aggressors have died or whose possible crimes have been proscribed, an initiative the government and victims’ associations called lacking in real...

Alice Munro's daughter alleges sexual abuse by the late author's husband

Jul. 08, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The daughter of the late Nobel laureate Alice Munro has accused the author's second husband, Gerard Fremlin, of sexual abuse, writing that her mother remained with him because she “loved him too much” to leave. Munro, who died in May at age 92, was one of the...

Rays' Wander Franco still faces legal repercussions from prosecutors in the Dominican Republic

Jul. 06, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Wander Franco still faces legal repercussions from prosecutors in the Dominican Republic for allegations that he had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl. The deadline for the prosecutors to press charges against the shortstop for the...

Mosaics by an artist accused of abusing women will stay on the Lourdes shrine, for now

Jul. 03, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A French bishop has put off any decision on whether to remove mosaics by an ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women, saying that they’ll stay for now on the Lourdes shrine but that eventually they should be removed. The mosaics will no longer be lit up each night...

Minnesota prosecutor provides most detailed account yet of shooting deaths of 3 first responders

Jul. 02, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police investigating a potential sexual abuse case in a Minneapolis suburb found themselves in a gunbattle against a well-armed resident in a darkened home while trying to protect seven children inside, a prosecutor said Tuesday in a report on the shootings that left two...