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Abuse and neglect of children
September 14, 2019
Teen Egyptian girl's case puts legal system under spotlight
The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over ...
September 12, 2019
Catholic diocese in upstate New York files for bankruptcy
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester in upstate New York filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday amid a wave of lawsuits ...
September 10, 2019
A US priest, a Philippine village, and decades of secrecy
The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle ...
August 28, 2019
Germany in touch with Romania on child-abuse investigation
Officials in Berlin said Wednesday they are in touch with Romanian authorities over an investigation into a German-run ...
August 28, 2019
Romania: Program for troubled youth at center of abuse probe
A Romanian law enforcement agency says it is investigating eight people on suspicion of trafficking and abusing German ...
August 21, 2019
The Latest: Vatican to wait before investigating Pell
The Latest on an appeals court upholding the sex abuse convictions of Cardinal George Pell (all times local): 8 p.m.
August 21, 2019
Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell
An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found ...
July 27, 2019
Romania police chief fired over slaying of teen girl
The chief of Romania's national police was fired Friday night over the handling of the kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl, who ...
July 26, 2019
Fake claims of child abuse by UK elite get 18-year sentence
A man who falsely claimed he was abused by members of a pedophile ring at the heart of the British government was sentenced ...
July 10, 2019
Brexit: Ex-PM vows legal action if UK Parliament suspended
A former British prime minister threatened Wednesday to take Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson to court ...
June 29, 2019
UN report: 7,500 kids killed or wounded in Yemen since 2013
Over 7,500 children have been killed or wounded in Yemen in the last 5 1/2 years as a result of airstrikes, shelling, ...
June 25, 2019
Georgian lawmakers walk out to protest police crackdown
Opposition lawmakers walked out of Georgia's parliament Tuesday after the ruling party ignored demands for the interior ...
June 13, 2019
Mothers say Air Force fails amid child sex assaults reports
To the mothers, the 13-year-old boy appeared largely unsupervised as he roamed among the clusters of townhomes on the U.S.
June 12, 2019
Southern Baptists combat sex abuse as critics rally
Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted Tuesday ...
June 11, 2019
US Catholic bishops convene to confront sex-abuse crisis
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops convened a high-stakes meeting Tuesday under pressure to confront the child sexual abuse ...
June 06, 2019
Top US cardinal accused of mishandling aide's sex abuse case
When Cardinal Daniel DiNardo first met Laura Pontikes in his wood-paneled conference room in December 2016, the leader of the ...
May 31, 2019
US Catholic Church reports big rise in sex-abuse allegations
Quantifying its vast sex-abuse crisis, the U.S. Roman Catholic Church said Friday that allegations of child sex abuse by ...
May 30, 2019
Polish advocate for church victims resigns in scandal
The founder and head of a Polish organization dedicated to helping victims of clerical sex abuse has resigned following a ...
May 21, 2019
Serbia introduces life sentence amid EU criticism
Serbian lawmakers have voted to introduce life imprisonment without parole for the gravest criminal acts, despite criticism ...
May 15, 2019
Polish lawmaker panned for excusing priest who abused girls
Poland's opposition lawmakers demanded Wednesday that a member of the ruling party be excluded from parliament's work on new ...
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