Latest Sexual abuse News

Catholics share thoughts on the abuse scandal vs. faith

May. 25, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A faith that is shaken, but not lost. Deep disappointment, but hope for the future. An overwhelming feeling that there is a lesson to be learned and a stronger church if it is taken to heart. In the wake of the October grand jury report chronicling hundreds of cases of sexual abuse by...

Defrocked Mass. priest ordered to serve 16 years in Maine

May. 24, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts priest who was defrocked for child sexual abuse and was portrayed in the movie "Spotlight" is going to prison for a second time — this time in Maine. A judge on Friday ordered Ronald Paquin to serve 16 years in state prison for sexually abusing an altar boy...

Federal judge releases USC records in gynecologist lawsuit

May. 24, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California records reveal medical experts hired to evaluate a campus gynecologist after years of complaints reported there was evidence he preyed on Asian students and had signs of "psychopathy," the Los Angeles Times reported. The confidential report was among USC...

Lawyers in Ohio State doc sex abuse case to see full report

May. 24, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men who allege they were sexually abused decades ago by an Ohio State team doctor should get to see the unredacted findings of a law firm that investigated the claims for the university, a federal judge ruled Friday. The public version released last week blacked out...

5 former Michigan Catholic priests charged with sex crimes

May. 24, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan prosecutors announced Friday that five former Catholic priests are facing sexual abuse charges as part of the state attorney general's ongoing investigation into clergy abuse going back decades. Attorney General Dana Nessel said the priests served in dioceses in Detroit, Lansing and...

Man faces life in prison for child sexual abuse convictions

May. 24, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a San Felipe Pueblo man faces life in prison after being convicted by a jury of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The U.S. Attorney's Office for New Mexico says a life sentence is mandatory for 48-year-old Tyrone Coriz because he had a...

Accused pediatrician's medical license suspension extended

May. 24, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana pediatrician charged with sexually abusing three boys has had his medical license suspended for another 90 days. The Indiana Medical Licensing Board originally suspended 41-year-old Dr. Jonathon Cavins' medical license in March for 90 days , until mid-June. But...

The Latest: 5 priests charged with sex crimes in Michigan

May. 24, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of clergy abuse within the Catholic Church (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says prosecutors have brought sexual abuse charges against five Catholic priests as part of her office's...

Catholic nuns urged to speak out about, confront sex abuse

May. 24, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The umbrella group of Catholic nuns is urging religious sisters around the world to speak out about sexual abuse by priests and other abuses of power that they experience, while also announcing new initiatives to protect children in their care. The International Union of Superiors...

Backers of more info on Ohio State doctor abuse win a round

May. 23, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University and the state board that regulates physicians are trying a new strategy in hopes of being able to make more information public from the board's old investigation involving a team doctor who sexually abused students for two decades. Details about the mid-1990s...