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Clergy sex abuse settlements top $2.5 billion nationwide

Clergy Sex Scandal

There have been nearly 17,000 victims of clergy sexual abuse since 1950 and legal settlements for their suffering continue to climb. Add another $10 million to the $2.5 billion that the Catholic Church in the USA has spent in confronting the clergy sex abuse crisis.


Patient molests woman in Brooklyn ER, authorities say

A 27-year-old woman at a Brooklyn hospital was molested by a fellow patient previously convicted of sex abuse, authorities said.


Former Pacoima teacher pleads no contest to molesting 13 students

Paul Chapel III, a former third-grade teacher at Pacoima's Telfair Elementary, faces 25 years to life in prison, the L.A. County district attorney's office says. A former Telfair Elementary teacher pleaded no contest Monday to molesting 13 students at the Pacoima school and faces 25 years to life in prison, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.


Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

Mark Berndt

Authorities say the elementary school teacher told the children that it was a game. Once inside his third-grade classroom, they say, he blindfolded them, gagged them and set cockroaches crawling on their faces....


Calif. principal accused of molesting 7 girls

The principal of a small private school in the suburbs of the state capital was arrested Wednesday on charges that he fondled at least seven girls over the past 15 years, months after he was accused of touching female students under their clothes....


AP Exclusive: Abusive priests live unmonitored

AP Exclusive: Abusive priests live unmonitored

Carl Sutphin was a problem priest who left ministry in the Roman Catholic church just before being charged nearly a decade ago with 14 counts of molestation for sexually abusing six children....


'Dancing' Star Cheryl Burke's Reveals She Was Molested As a Child

'Dancing' Star Cheryl Burke's Reveals She Was Molested As a Child

The "DWTS" dancer reveals the difficult story of her childhood in a new book.


Swedish prosecutors defend WikiLeaks about-face

Swedish prosecutors defended their handling of a rape allegation against the founder of WikiLeaks, saying Sunday that they had made no mistakes in issuing an arrest warrant and withdrawing it less than a day later.


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