Crimes against children

Pope Francis waves to faithful from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 30, 2018 - 7:39 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests and even the Australian prime...
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July 28, 2018 - 11:30 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a child sex abuse case. Seventy-five-year-old Harry Thomas is the former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford and co-founder of the Creation...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
July 28, 2018 - 11:07 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)
July 28, 2018 - 10:42 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the sex abuse allegations surrounding U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A Virginia man who says he was sexually abused for decades by Theodore McCarrick said Saturday that he's pleased by news that Pope Francis accepted the cardinal's...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's office shows Michael Lacey, one of the former owners of Backpage.com, a major international website advertising escort services. A new indictment filed Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Arizona against operators of Backpage.com alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade to get them to post ads with the company. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A new indictment in Arizona against operators of Backpage.com alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade to get them to post ads with the company. The indictment filed Wednesday repeats allegations...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar sits during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Lawyers for the imprisoned former sports doctor on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, filed motions in Ingham County asking that he be re-sentenced by a different judge in the first of the major molestation cases he faced. Nassar, who's serving a 60-year federal sentence for possessing child pornography, was also sentenced to up to 175 years in state prison for molesting young athletes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 25, 2018 - 8:00 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Larry Nassar's attorneys say the disgraced former sports doctor was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona where he is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography possession. In motions filed Tuesday seeking to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2009 file photo, a flier seeking information on the whereabouts of Susan Powell, who was reported missing in Utah, is shown at a press conference in Puyallup, Wash. Authorities in Washington state say the father-in-law of the long-missing Utah woman Susan Powell has died, leaving all three family members suspected in her disappearance now dead themselves. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said Steven Powell died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, a year after he completed his sentence for possession of child pornography. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 24, 2018 - 11:41 am
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Steven Powell, the father-in-law of a long-missing Utah woman whose husband was eyed in a police investigation and later killed himself and his two young children, has died in Washington state. Powell, 67, died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, a year after he...
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July 20, 2018 - 2:19 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say confessed to fatally throwing an 8-month-old boy against a wall has pleaded not guilty to charges. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 33-year-old Domynyk Gilliam was arrested Thursday by Colerain Township police. He appeared Friday in court on murder,...
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July 20, 2018 - 12:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has called the upstate New York man who was convicted of killing a 1-year-old boy a "monster" as he handed down a sentence of 25 years in prison. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough has told 23-year-old David Bridges he was a "wolf let loose amidst the...
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Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull comments at the government offices in Sydney, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Turnbull called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
July 18, 2018 - 11:20 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said two weeks ago that Adelaide Archbishop...
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