The prison term marks the culmination of Mr. Kelly’s stunning downfall. In court, the women he victimized gave wrenching accounts. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be whole,” one said.
The decision followed a landmark 2020 decision that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.
The decision followed a landmark 2020 ruling that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within Indian reservation lands, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.
The plaintiffs say Lawrence Nassar abused them after the bureau failed to act. The suits come after the Justice Department declined to prosecute the agents accused of bungling the inquiry.
The church leaders who made themselves blind, and then cruel.
The Baptists’ sexual abuse crisis shows — again — that churches aren’t exempt from the rot around them.
British prosecutors said that they had authorized criminal charges against Mr. Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault. He cannot be formally charged unless he enters England or Wales.
Adrienne Jensen does not know Pam Shriver, the 22-time Grand Slam doubles champion, but both believe tennis needs to change its approach toward predatory coaches.
The settlement announced by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe is among the largest of its kind involving the Catholic Church in the United States.
The child died from asphyxiation at a Pentecostal church in San Jose, Calif., as her mother, uncle and grandfather tried to expel what they believed was an “evil spirit,” the authorities said.
But the court said Gov. Greg Abbott did not have the authority to order such investigations, acknowledging they could cause “irreparable harm.”
Alex Harrison sued his school district for negligence after his high school tennis coach molested him. The case landed him back at the courthouse where he’d first told his story years earlier.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called for a review last year, after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who attended similar schools in Canada.
There is grief that strangles you and grief that holds you.
We can’t let this country become a hollow theocracy.
Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about culture wars and transgender health care.
Christopher Rufo helped make critical race theory a conservative rallying cry. Now he sees L.G.B.T.Q. issues as an even more potent line of attack.
The execution of Melissa Lucio would be the first of a Hispanic woman in Texas. New evidence casts doubt on her conviction.
Don’t think culture war; think pogroms.
Jacob Greer, 28, had been on the run since 2016, fleeing trial on child sexual abuse imagery charges.
The culture war is also a generational war.
Pope Francis also promised to visit Canada as part of a process of healing and reconciliation over the church’s involvement in an abusive system of residential schools.
A compound in Dublin where unmarried mothers and other unwanted women were incarcerated to work in abject conditions had been earmarked as a site for a budget hotel.
The company reports millions of photos and videos of suspected child sexual abuse each year. But when ages are unclear, young people are treated as adults and the images are not reported to the authorities.
New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence.
How Republicans used a specious attack to portray her as soft on child sex abuse.
Francis met for the first time with groups of survivors of Canada’s abusive Indigenous schools who are seeking his apology over the church’s role in running the schools.
Republican senators criticized Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for imposing sentences lower than prosecutor recommendations in child sexual abuse cases. Other nominees had done the same thing.
Criticism of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing decisions emerged as a theme among Republicans — and renewed debate about the party’s stance toward QAnon.
Joseph Barney’s mother and her boyfriend were arrested after the medical examiner’s office said the boy died from battered child syndrome.
In her first day of responding to senators’ questions, the judge gave few hints about her judicial philosophy but spoke forcefully about public safety and terrorism.
The document stipulates that baptized lay Catholics, including women, can lead departments and increases institutional efforts to protect minors.
In a court hearing, a supervisor testified that the state agency responsible for child welfare was told to investigate parents of transgender children without exception.
A custody battle in the Dallas suburbs amplified a growing conservative cause and helped fuel a move to treat transgender medicine as abuse.
An international collaboration resulted in the rescue of dozens of children and exposed a secret global network used to share material on sexual abuse.
One family was affected by the decision, but Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to investigate certain medically accepted treatments as child abuse is still in place.
The investigations by the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services started last week with an employee of the agency, according to the suit, after Gov. Greg Abbott called for such inquiries.
The girl’s mother wrote that she was being held against her will at a house in Las Vegas and that she feared for her son, the authorities said.
Jean-Luc Brunel had been charged with the rape of minors and was suspected of scouting young girls for Jeffrey Epstein.
Would raising the minimum competition age save young athletes from abuse and humiliation?
The sealing of the case against Hadley Palmer, 53, who must register as a sex offender for secretly filming minors, has revived questions about judicial favoritism for the wealthy. Lawyers say they were trying to protect her victims.
Hadley Palmer, 53, pleaded guilty to making images of children in intimate situations at her home in Belle Haven, a wealthy Connecticut enclave. The court record was sealed over an A.P. reporter’s objection.
Kelly Renee Turner, 43, pleaded guilty to child abuse and other charges connected to the 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter.
The South Korean curling team helped revive a painful discussion about the mistreatment of athletes in their country, leading the way for others to come forward.
The complaints, going back seven decades, attest to the pervasiveness of sexual and other abuse within the Catholic Church and are part of a worldwide reckoning.
Brian Houston, who was the leader of Hillsong, is accused of concealing past abuse by his father, who later died and was never charged.
An acclaimed religious children’s author was accused of abusing women and children. Then he killed himself, sending shock waves through the conservative community.
Dozens of people who studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts during a period of more than 40 years say they were sexually, emotionally or physically abused there as minors.
The Family Foundation School, closed in 2014, has long faced accusations of using improper methods. Decades later, lawsuits submitted under the Child Victims’ Act have exposed rampant claims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
A juror who voted to convict Ghislaine Maxwell on sex-trafficking charges told news outlets he disclosed during deliberations that he had been sexually abused.