Sexual abuse

Los Angeles Unified School District

LAUSD 4th-grade teacher gets 12 years for sex abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former fourth-grade teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the sexual abuse of three students and a female relative. A […]

06/20/2014

Tucson Police Department investigators and evidence technicians investigate the scene at a home where two people were arrested Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, after three girls told authorities that they have been imprisoned for possibly the past two years, in Tucson, Ariz. Tucson police said the girls are siblings — ages 12, 13 and 17 — and their mother and stepfather have been arrested in a case that's being investigated as alleged child abuse and imprisonment. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mike Christy)

2 held in alleged imprisonment of girls in home

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple arrested in the alleged imprisonment of three girls in a Tucson home have made initial court appearances. Tucson police said the girls are sisters — ages 12, 13 […]

11/27/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Sexual ‘tasting games’ teacher pleads no contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called “tasting games” pleaded no contest Friday to all the charges against him. Mark Berndt, 62, entered […]

11/15/2013

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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

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on a daily basis, prosecutors said Wednesday. The women’s kidnapper, […]

07/31/2013

Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Son of Jerry Sandusky seeks to have name changed

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is seeking to have his name changed more than a year after his adoptive father was convicted of child sexual […]

07/18/2013

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Penn State’s board authorizes Sandusky settlements

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s Board of Trustees announced several tentative settlements have been reached with men who claim former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them, and voted Friday to authorize members […]

07/12/2013

Therapy dog

Witness with ‘comfort’ dog in NY court is upheld

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A young sexual assault victim, testifying with a therapeutic “comfort” dog beside her, did not evoke so much more sympathy from jurors as to unfairly prejudice them against her alleged attacker, […]

07/11/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

LA schools settle 58 teacher lewd acts claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district will pay millions of dollars to settle dozens of legal actions stemming from an abuse case in which a former teacher is charged with lewd acts on children in his classroom over five years.

03/12/2013

Cardinal Roger Mahony in a 2006 photograph.

Cardinal Mahony deposed in LA molestation suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardinal Roger Mahony was deposed in a lawsuit over a fugitive ex-priest suspected of molesting as many as 26 children in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

02/24/2013

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