Child exploitation

September 18, 2018 - 3:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general and several lawmakers are trying to apply public pressure ahead of a debate in the Legislature over giving victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to file civil lawsuits. Tuesday's events at opposite ends of Pennsylvania are...
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September 18, 2018 - 12:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for what authorities say was the largest collection of child pornography state law enforcement officials have seen. Lawrence Jamieson was sentenced Monday in federal court after pleading guilty in September 2017 to sex...
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September 08, 2018 - 11:17 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's sweeping grand jury report on child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses is drawing attention from prosecutors elsewhere. Meanwhile, a court battle looms that could curtail such investigative reports in the future. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro...
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September 05, 2018 - 8:02 am
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman has admitted she allowed men to have sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl. Rebecca Shadle pleaded guilty Tuesday to child endangerment, trafficking of a minor for sexual purposes, aggravated indecent assault and conspiracy. A judge will...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis prays for the victims of the Kerala floods during the Angelus noon prayer in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
August 20, 2018 - 7:15 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Monday that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to...
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August 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say a hotline set up to get information on child sexual abuse by clergy within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses has received more than 400 calls over the past six days. A spokesman for the attorney general's office said Monday agents are returning all calls...
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FILE – In this May 15, 2018, file photo, acting New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood speaks to lawmakers evaluating a dozen candidates to succeed former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after he resigned amid domestic abuse allegations, during interviews in the Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y. Underwood's appointment to serve as state attorney general through year's end was approved May 22, 2018, and her office said Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, it is exploring teaming up with local district attorneys to conduct an investigation of child sex abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread abuse in six dioceses statewide. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
August 17, 2018 - 6:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys general around the U.S. have been largely silent this week about any plans to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's top prosecutor is an exception, saying she is...
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FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, looks toward the crowd with Pope Francis following a Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Wuerl wrote to priests to defend himself on the eve of the scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, release of a grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 14, 2018 - 2:59 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More than 1,000 children — and possible many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday. The grand jury said it...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:49 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 9:30 a.m. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. He says the report will be critical of some of his actions as...
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August 06, 2018 - 5:01 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A prestigious New York City private school can't be held accountable for the alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old student by a former headmaster more than 30 years ago because the court where the suit was filed doesn't have jurisdiction over it, the school claims in court...
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