child abuse

FILE - In this Monday, April 18, 2005 file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick attends a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. On Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 the Vatican announced Pope Francis defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, files)
February 16, 2019 - 4:12 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior. The announcement...
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Timothy Eubanks. Credit WWJ/Zarah Huber
February 16, 2019 - 2:13 pm
One child was struck in the face and another was struck in the shoulder.
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he has turned over the video to prosecutors in Chicago. Avenatti says the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on all charges of child pornography. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
February 14, 2019 - 9:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges...
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FILE - This Jan. 12, 2018, file photo shows Bishop Barry Knestout during his installation as the 13th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Va. Virginia's Catholic Diocese of Richmond on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, published a list of 42 priests with a "credible and substantiated" allegation of sexual abuse against a child. (Mark Gormus/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 6:32 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's two Roman Catholic dioceses on Wednesday published lists of 58 priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, joining other dioceses around the country in answering calls to make public the names of abusive clergy. The diocese of Richmond said each of the 42...
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February 13, 2019 - 3:28 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's five Roman Catholic dioceses listed more than 180 priests Wednesday who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors over a span of several decades, joining more than two dozen other states that have named suspected abusers in the wake of a landmark grand...
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This undated photo provided by the From Wise County Sheriff’s Office shows Paige Isabow Harkings. Deputies on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, discovered two malnourished children crammed into a locked dog cage and two more smeared with feces and urine in a barn in North Texas, in what a sheriff described as the worst case of child abuse he has ever seen. Joseph Fabila and Harkings, the mother of the four children, have been jailed without bond after the children were found at their rural home. (From Wise County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 2:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Four malnourished siblings, all aged 5 or younger, have been placed in foster care after authorities found them hungry and thirsty in a North Texas barn, two locked in a dog cage and the others smeared with excrement, authorities said Wednesday. Law enforcement found the children...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin waits for the start of his trial at the Lyon courthouse, central France. Representatives of France’s Catholic bishops group have been questioned by Senate lawmakers who are writing a report to combat pedophilia across all of the country’s institutions, it was announced Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The report is being compiled as France’s most important church sex abuse trial yet appears set to end in acquittal in March for Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who is accused of protecting a pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
February 12, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — The spokesman for France's Catholic bishops' conference told lawmakers Tuesday the French church is working with authorities to uncover and eradicate child sex abuse after allegations made in recent years revealed the scope of the country's problem with pedophile priests. Senators...
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This aerial image provided by KDFW-FOX4 News shows part of the property where deputies found two young, malnourished children locked together in a dog cage near Rhome, Texas about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth. A Texas sheriff says, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, deputies responding to a domestic disturbance at a home discovered two young, malnourished children locked together in a dog cage while two others also were found malnourished. (AP Photo/KDFW-FOX4 News)
February 12, 2019 - 5:38 pm
DECATUR, Texas (AP) — Deputies on Tuesday discovered two malnourished children crammed into a locked dog cage and two more smeared with feces and urine in a barn in North Texas, in what a sheriff described as the worst case of child abuse he has ever seen. The barn was "crudely fashioned" into...
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February 11, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Michigan State Police are investigating a case of child abuse at a Monroe Township daycare center.
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February 07, 2019 - 9:44 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Kosovo on Thursday called on authorities to jail a police officer accused of sexually abusing a minor. Demonstrators gathered in front of police headquarters in Pristina. The 16-year-old girl went to police to open an indictment against her teacher...
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