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Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

May. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. ...

Man accused in plot to kill young sex abuse victim sentenced

May. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise man who was convicted of soliciting the murder or kidnapping of a little girl who he was later convicted of sexually abusing has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for one of the crimes. Byron Ely, 62, was sentenced Tuesday for the...

Police: Teens in youth program were abused, given drugs

May. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Teens in eastern Kentucky were sexually abused and supplied with drugs and alcohol after joining what was advertised as a “youth support group,” authorities said. The Mount Sterling Police Department said it began investigating the youth...

Iowa eliminates statute of limitations for child sex crimes

May. 13, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has joined more than a dozen other states in eliminating the statute of limitations for several child sex abuse crimes. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the measure into law on Wednesday. It eliminates the statute of limitations for sex crimes...

Man who produced child porn of 2 infants gets 40-year term

May. 13, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who produced photos of himself sexually abusing two infants has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Sebastien Attar, 36, of Brick, will also be put on lifetime supervised release once he's freed under the sentence imposed...

Anniversary of JP2 attack marked as Poles grapple with abuse

May. 13, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican marked the 40th anniversary of the attempt on the life of St. John Paul II with a Mass on Thursday, amid muted commemorations in Poland where the Catholic hierarchy is grappling with a legacy of failures to confront clergy sexual abuse. Cardinal...

Report on campus doctor raises flags about iconic coach

May. 12, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A report about the stunning lack of action at the University of Michigan while a rogue doctor was sexually assaulting hundreds of young men has cast an unflattering light at one of the school's giants, the late football coach Bo Schembechler, whose bronze statue...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

May. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep...

Polish bishop resigns after probe into cover-up allegations

May. 12, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Polish bishop following a Vatican investigation into alleged negligence in addressing cases of sexual abuse of minors by priests under the bishop's authority. The forced departure of Bishop Jan Tyrawa...

Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor's abuse

May. 11, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Staff at the University of Michigan missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct for decades with long-term consequences for hundreds of patients, including generations of student athletes, a law firm hired by the school reported...