Child abuse

August 30, 2018 - 6:35 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Three minors from El Salvador separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. border were sexually abused in shelters in Arizona, Salvadoran officials said Thursday. Liduvina Magarin, deputy foreign relations minister for Salvadorans overseas, said authorities...
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August 30, 2018 - 2:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - No! It's not Suge Knight. His name is Richard Mapp. On Thursday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that 35-year-old Richard James Mapp, of Las Vegas, was sentenced to up to five years in prison for inducing a minor child to engage in prostitution. Mapp played...
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Lucas Morton, right, listens to his attorney Aleks Kostich, left, argue for his release from jail during a hearing on a motion to dismiss in the Taos County Courthouse, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Judge Emilio Chavez ordered charges against Morton and two other defendants dropped as the result of a deadline missed by prosecutors. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 6:44 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The father of a 3-year-old boy found dead in a filthy New Mexico compound and his partner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of child abuse resulting in death after lesser charges were dismissed against them and other members of their extended family as the result of a...
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August 29, 2018 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Britons who were sent overseas as children under state-approved programs from 1945 to 1970 are suing the British government over the abuse and neglect they suffered. In March a child abuse inquiry ordered the government compensate 2,000 survivors of programs that sent poor children...
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Pope Francis gestures as he answers to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 11:51 am
ROME (AP) — An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen his bombshell allegation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis says he persuaded the archbishop to go public after the U.S. church was thrown into turmoil by revelations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 7:27 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him anyway...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 26, 2018 - 2:41 pm
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials regularly didn't respond with compassion to the many abuses children and women suffered over the years and vowing to work for justice. Francis was...
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August 26, 2018 - 2:56 am
Since the start of last year, The Associated Press has tallied at least 76 state lawmakers who have faced public allegations or repercussions over sexual misconduct claims. Most of those cases became public since the #MeToo movement gained momentum in October, though some of the incidents allegedly...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018, file photo defendant Siraj Ibn Wahhaj sits in court in Taos, N.M., during a detention hearing. Prosecutors on Friday, Aug. 24 charged Wahhaj, the father of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found at a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico, and his partner Jany Leveille, the boy's stepmother, with child abuse charges that can carry a penalty of life in prison. Wahhaj and Leveille are accused of failing to provide medication to Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, who had a severe medical condition that was well known to the family, according to charges of child abuse resulting in death and conspiracy to commit child abuse filed by the district attorney's office in Taos.(Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)
August 24, 2018 - 11:42 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday charged the father and stepmother of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found at a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico with child abuse charges that can carry a penalty of life in prison. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and his partner Jany Leveille are accused of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, former Michigan State University gymnastics head coach Kathie Klages reacts during the womens gymnastic's meet in East Lansing, Mich. Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Klages was charged Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 with lying to police amid an investigation into the school's handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Sundeep Dhanjal/The State News via AP File)
August 23, 2018 - 5:21 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former head coach of Michigan State's gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied that witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. A charging document does not specify how many witnesses...
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