Child abuse

Pope Francis delivers a speech as he meets with Bishops at the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/Pool via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 7:11 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Pope Francis has met with a small group of Chilean victims of sex abuse by priests. That is according to Vatican spokesman Greg Burke. Burke told reporters that the meeting happened Tuesday at lunch. It was...
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January 16, 2018 - 2:13 am
GYMNASTICS Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter saying she is one of the "many survivors...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, United States gymnast Simone Biles displays her gold medal for floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a statement via Twitter on Monday, Jan. 15, 2017, Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
January 15, 2018 - 9:26 pm
Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold medalist acknowledged Monday she is among the athletes who were sexually abused...
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Pope Francis waves to followers on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
January 15, 2018 - 6:53 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis flew in to Chile's capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. It's the pope's first visit to the Andean nation of 17 million...
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Activists of Pakistan civil society protest to condemn the rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, an 8-year-old girl, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Anees Ansari, Zainab's father accused the police of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in the eastern Punjab province. Two people were killed and three others were wounded in clashes between angry Kasur residents and police after protesters enraged over her death attacked a police station in the city. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
January 13, 2018 - 7:17 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl in Pakistan whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police, an official said Saturday. Rana Sanaullah, the home minister for Punjab province, said DNA testing has linked the killing to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015, file photo, Fernando Karadima is escorted from a court, after testifying in a case that three of his victims brought against the country's Catholic Church in Santiago, Chile. The Vatican ordered Karadima to life of penance and prayer in 2011 for abusing three young boys. A local judge determined the abuse allegations were truthful but absolved Karadima because the time limit had expired for prosecution. The three victims who filed the suit accuse the Chilean Catholic church of a cover up. The church has rejected the accusation. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
January 11, 2018 - 5:44 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Vatican was so concerned about the fallout from Chile's most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his decades-long crimes to resign and take a year's sabbatical — a revelation that comes just days before Pope...
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January 11, 2018 - 2:58 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general's office has asked a judge to sentence a disgraced Michigan sports doctor to 40 to 125 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls. The office filed its sentencing memorandum Wednesday for 54-year-old Larry Nassar...
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January 10, 2018 - 9:31 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's premier has deflected a demand from his interior minister to immediately fire the police chief over the case of a traffic officer arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing two children. Prime Minister Mihai Tudose on Wednesday gave General Inspector of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for an appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Penn State has settled a lawsuit that alleged Sandusky molested the plaintiff in 2007 when he was about 14 years old, according to a settlement notice posted Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, on the Philadelphia courts website and confirmed by a lawyer for the plaintiff, called John Doe in case documents. The lawsuit had been scheduled for trial in late February. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 09, 2018 - 8:19 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has settled a lawsuit by a man who claimed former university assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a car in 2007, when the man was about 14 years old. The settlement notice was posted Monday on the Philadelphia courts website and confirmed by a...
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