Sexual abuse

Cardinal Roger Mahony in a 2006 photograph.

LA archbishop relieves retired cardinal of duties

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony, the former head of the nation’s largest Roman Catholic diocese, was stripped of his duties Thursday by his successor.

02/01/2013

Los Angeles Unified School District

Prior sex abuse claims made against LA teacher

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While it took nearly a year to bring charges against fourth grade teacher Robert Pimentel, the reaction by LAUSD shows reforms put in place have reshaped policies over dealing with sexual abuse by teachers.

01/24/2013

Cardinal Roger Mahony in a 2006 photograph.

Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top officials maneuvered to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.

01/21/2013

Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky, former Penn State University football defensive coordinator, found guilty in sexual abuse case

Sweeping changes suggested for Pa. child-abuse law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A commission set up by the Pennsylvania Legislature after Jerry Sandusky‘s molestation arrest last year says “sweeping” changes to state law are needed. The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection announced […]

11/27/2012

Teen detained for sex abuse at parents' daycare

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – Investigators are questioning the teenage son of a Burbank daycare operator after a mother told police her 4-year-old son was molested. The 14-year-old boy was taken to Sylmar Juvenile Hall where […]

11/07/2012

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

Ex-Peace Corps worker gets 15 years for sex abuse

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A former Peace Corps volunteer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa. Jesse Osmun, of Milford, Conn., apologized to the […]

10/10/2012

AG says victims will speak at Sandusky sentencing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors say as many as half a dozen of Jerry Sandusky’s molestation victims will be heard at his sentencing hearing. On Tuesday, a judge will sentence the former Penn State assistant […]

10/08/2012

Bishop for Calif's Diocese of Orange to retire

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) – The bishop of the Diocese of Orange is retiring after 14 years as head of the nation’s 10th largest Roman Catholic diocese. Bishop Tod D. Brown will introduce his successor at […]

09/20/2012

Daycare worker admits abusing 23 kids

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Prosecutors say a 23-year-old daycare worker in Idaho has confessed to sexually abusing 23 children. Joshua Ritchie is charged with lewd conduct with a child and is being held on $2.5 […]

09/06/2012

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