Latest Sexual abuse News

Wisconsin abbey names 22 priests accused of sexual abuse

Jul. 21, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — St. Norbert Abbey in Wisconsin has released the names of 22 priests who faced "credible" allegations of sexually abusing minors. The abbey says an independent review deemed more than 40 allegations credible. About half came from the 1960s, and 12 Norbertine priests faced multiple...

Louisiana man convicted of kidnap, torture, sexual abuse

Jul. 20, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of kidnapping, torturing and sexually abusing another man. The Advocate reports that jurors convicted 31-year-old Almoine Lemar Powell of Baton Rouge on Friday of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated second-degree...

Man gets 6 years prison for sex abuse, strangulation

Jul. 20, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A former Seattle man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for sexual abuse, strangulation and other crimes against a woman in Oregon. The Washington County District Attorney's Office says Juan Perales Jr. was sentenced this week after he was convicted in June of sexual...

Former Cochise County jail chaplain loses bid to move trial

Jul. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A former Cochise County jail chaplain has lost his bid to have his upcoming trial on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting female inmates conducted outside the county. Herald/Review Media reported that Superior Court Judge Laura Cardinal denied the motion but said she would...

Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Jul. 19, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The inquiry will focus on whether deputies assigned to monitor Epstein in a...

Ames man indicted of federal child pornography charges

Jul. 19, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State University graduate student accused of sex crimes during his time at the school has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Jona Shitaleni Paulus, of Ames, was charged Thursday by a grand jury with one count of receiving...

Judge orders R. Kelly moved to New York for court hearing

Jul. 19, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered R&B singer R. Kelly to be transferred from Chicago to New York City for an Aug. 2 hearing on federal sex charges. Judge Harry Leinenweber issued the transfer order on Thursday. Kelly was already facing state sexual abuse charges in Illinois when he was arrested July...

Mueller probe witness now faces child sex trafficking charge

Jul. 19, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges Lebanese-American businessman...

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls. Epstein, 66, also might use his "great wealth...

The Latest: Politicians praise Jeffrey Epstein's bail ruling

Jul. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2 p.m. A U.S. senator and a Florida congresswoman are praising a federal judge's decision to keep financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...