Sexual abuse

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

Priest sentenced in Costa Mesa

(CNS) – A former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to molesting an altar boy in the 1990s at St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa, was sentenced today to a year in jail. […]

08/24/2012

Transcript: Great deal of Sandusky evidence unused

(AP) – Four days after former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, a state prosecutor told a judge there was a “great deal” of incriminating evidence that didn’t come […]

08/15/2012

Penn State to host national child sex abuse panel

(AP) – Penn State University is holding a national child sex abuse conference as it seeks to rebound from the scandals involving former assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. The Child Sex […]

08/15/2012

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