Latest Sexual abuse News

Ex-athlete vows to maintain U. of Michigan sex abuse protest

Jan. 22, 2022 10:16 AM EST

Jon Vaughn's small blue-and-white camper has been parked outside the home of the University of Michigan's president since early October, and he says it won't be moving anytime soon. The former star running back for the university’s Wolverines football team says a $490 million...

Church victims push to expand lawsuit window in Nebraska

Jan. 21, 2022 19:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests urged Nebraska lawmakers on Friday to pass a law that would let people who were abused decades ago file lawsuits against the church or other organizations that were negligent. The proposal comes on the...

Former Iowa teacher charged in sex case involving student

Jan. 21, 2022 15:45 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) — A former southeastern Iowa high school teacher has been charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee after police say he sexually abused an underage girl who was a student at the school. Justin David Rapier, 41. was arrested and charged Thursday,...

Pope vows justice for abuse victims after Ratzinger faulted

Jan. 21, 2022 09:53 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Friday to provide justice to victims of clergy sexual abuse and German authorities called for further investigation after an independent audit faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI for having botched four cases of abuse when he was archbishop of Munich, Germany. ...

Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults retired pope

Jan. 20, 2022 20:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. The law firm that drew up the report said Benedict strongly denies any wrongdoing. ...

Fund urged for sex abuse victims at youth detention center

Jan. 20, 2022 14:15 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella told lawmakers Thursday that spending $100 million to settle sexual abuse claims at the state's youth detention center is the right thing to do. The House Finance Committee held a public hearing on a bipartisan bill...

USC fraternity parties must now have security guard presence

Jan. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in fraternity houses that lead to bedrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported. Strict rules issued...

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

Jan. 20, 2022 13:04 PM EST

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion-dollar settlement involving schools faced with sexual misconduct scandals. The $490 million...

Report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI for his handling of sexual abuse cases when he was an archbishop in Germany

Jan. 20, 2022 06:45 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI for his handling of sexual abuse cases when he was an archbishop in Germany.

Chances were missed to stop U. of Michigan sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 19:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Complaints that a University of Michigan sports doctor was committing sexual assault went back decades, long before a $490 million settlement this week with victims, but no one stepped forward to ensure that Robert Anderson would be kicked off campus. The many...