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Child advocate arrested in child sex abuse case

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a Santa Cruz man who served as a court-appointed volunteer advocate for children has been was arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse. KPIX-TV reports that the Santa […]

10/20/2013

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Religious order files reveal decades of LA abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of pages of secret church files released Wednesday shed light on the troublesome careers of a dozen religious order priests, brothers and nuns accused of sexually abusing children while working […]

07/31/2013

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Molester found slain in Corcoran prison cell

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — Investigators at California State Prison-Corcoran are investigating as a homicide the death of an inmate who was a convicted child molester. On Thursday corrections officials found the 63-year-old unresponsive in his […]

05/24/2013

Archbishop Jose Gomez

Archbishop letter on sex abuse read at LA churches

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Roman Catholic parishioners in Los Angeles heard a letter from Archbishop Jose Gomez in which he described in newly-released files on clergy sex abuse as “terribly sad and evil.”

02/03/2013

Files on accused LA priests could soon be public

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Secret files kept for decades by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on priests accused of sexually abusing children could soon become public as a five-year legal battle over the release reaches its endgame.

12/10/2012

Boy Scouts host anti-abuse forum

(AP) – The Boy Scouts of America is hosting an unprecedented closed-door symposium with other national youth organizations, hoping to share strategies to combat sex abuse in the future. The meeting on Thursday comes as […]

10/31/2012

Halloween sex offender law provision blocked

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked a key provision of a Southern California city’s new Halloween sex offender law. The Los Angeles judge says Simi Valley cannot require its convicted child […]

10/30/2012

Pa. moves to revoke Sandusky's pension

(AP) – Pennsylvania’s public employee pension system has moved to revoke Jerry Sandusky’s pension after his conviction and sentence in the child sexual abuse scandal. The State Employees’ Retirement System notified Sandusky by letter Wednesday […]

10/10/2012

Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall. […]

10/09/2012

Victim 1 in Jerry Sandusky trial has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) – A key witness – Victim 1 – against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has a book deal and will soon reveal his identity. Ballantine Bantam Dell announced Thursday […]

09/27/2012

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