Latest Sexual abuse News

Silverton man gets 25 years for child rape

Oct. 19, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Silverton man convicted of raping a child was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday. The Statesman Journal reports a jury found Mauricio Barba Duran guilty of first-degree rape and sodomy in Polk County Circuit Court following a four-day trial,...

Coach for AAU basketball team founded by WNBA player charged

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coach in an AAU girl's basketball program founded by a former WNBA player was charged Tuesday with child enticement for the alleged sexual abuse of three players. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, who was already in custody on state charges of...

Former teacher sentenced on sex abuse, trafficking charges

Oct. 19, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire high school teacher who pleaded guilty to human trafficking and manufacturing child sex abuse images was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Joshua Harwood, 38, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to the charges last month. ...

Lawmaker cited for open beer fellow legislator says was his

Oct. 19, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state lawmaker was cited for driving with an open can of beer in his vehicle that another lawmaker said was actually his. Republican Sen. Josh Revak plans to challenge the $220 ticket, which was issued in August, the Anchorage Daily News...

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games for COVID violations

Oct. 18, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league on Monday announced the suspension without pay and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New...

New Crookston bishop says sexual abuse victims are priority

Oct. 18, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — The new bishop of the Crookston diocese said Monday he has learned important lessons about how the Roman Catholic church should respond to abuse by priests. Bishop Andrew Cozzens replaced Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who resigned earlier this year at...

Former jailer sentenced for sexual abuse of county prisoner

Oct. 18, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Saline County jail was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in federal prison for sexually abusing an inmate. Monty Roesler, 62, of Beatrice, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a ward. He will also serve five years of supervised release. ...

Victims express frustration with archdiocese bankruptcy case

Oct. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been nearly three years since the Archdiocese of Santa Fe filed for bankruptcy, and letters sent to a federal judge reflect impatience with the pace of the proceedings. At least 16 letters have gone to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Thuma...

Missouri man given 16 life sentences for child sex abuse

Oct. 16, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 16 concurrent life sentences plus 107 years for committing sex crimes against children for more than a decade. Stephen Turner, 56, of Nevada, was sentenced Friday on 33 felony counts, including...

Southern Baptist leader resigns amid rifts over sex abuse

Oct. 15, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention administrator is resigning amid internal rifts over how to handle an investigation into the SBC's response to sexual abuse, a decision that underscores the broader ongoing turmoil in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. ...