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Texas megachurch pastor Robert Morris resigns after woman says he sexually abused her for years starting when she was 12

Jun. 18, 2024 18:47 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Texas megachurch pastor Robert Morris resigns after woman says he sexually abused her for years starting when she was 12.

Louisville police major lodged the mishandled complaint leading to chief's suspension, attorney says

Jun. 13, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's police chief was suspended this week because she mishandled a police major's sexual harassment complaint, the major's attorney said Thursday. Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg made the surprise announcement Wednesday evening that Chief Jacquelyn...

Louisville's police chief suspended over her handling of sexual harassment claim involving officers

Jun. 12, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's police chief has been placed on leave over her handling of a sexual harassment allegation involving her officers, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said Wednesday. In the surprise move, Greenberg announced Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel's...

Louisiana Supreme Court reopens window for lawsuits by adult victims of childhood sex abuse

Jun. 12, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officially reversing a controversial March ruling, Louisiana’s highest court Wednesday gave childhood victims of sexual abuse a renewed opportunity to file damage lawsuits. The state Supreme Court's 5-2 ruling Wednesday upholds a so-called look-back law that...

Pro bowler who was arrested during a tournament gets prison time for child sex abuse material

Jun. 07, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

A professional bowler who was arrested while he was competing in a tournament has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to child sexual abuse material. Brandon Novak, 35, of Chillicothe, Ohio, was taken into custody Feb. 1 by U.S....

Dozens more former youth inmates sue over alleged sexual abuse at Illinois detention centers

Jun. 03, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

Dozens more former youth inmates filed lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages for sexual abuse they allegedly endured at Illinois detention centers dating back to the late 1990s. Thirteen women and 95 men filed two separate lawsuits Friday in the Illinois Court of Claims...

Former Mississippi teacher gets nearly 200 years for sexual abuse of former students

May. 30, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi educator was sentenced Thursday to nearly 200 years in prison for multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a child, federal prosecutors said. Chief U.S. District Judge Debra M. Brown sentenced Toshemie Wilson, 48, of Okolona, who...

Lawsuits claim 66 people were abused as children in Pennsylvania's juvenile facilities

May. 22, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dozens of children suffered physical and sexual abuse including violent rapes inside juvenile detention centers and similar facilities in Pennsylvania, according to four related lawsuits filed Wednesday. The lawsuits describe how 66 people, now adults, say...

Judge rejects former Delaware trooper's discrimination lawsuit against state police

May. 17, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday in favor of the Delaware State Police in a lawsuit filed by a former trooper who said she was subjected to years of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation as she rose through the ranks. Police sergeant Nicole Oldham, 49,...

Oregon man convicted of sexually abusing 2 teen girls he met online gets 12 1/2 years in prison

May. 16, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who met two 15-year-old girls on Snapchat, sexually abused them while traveling through three states and finally abandoned them at a park has been sentenced to more than a decade behind bars, prosecutors said Thursday. Albert Wayne Johnson was...