Sexual abuse

FILE - This July 22, 2013, file photo shows one of the twenty-three original, Boy Scout-themed Norman Rockwell paintings during an exhibition at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Wilmington, Del., is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Associated Press
February 19, 2020 - 4:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Like millions of other Americans in the 1950s and '60s, Duane Ruth-Heffelbower spent his formative years learning to tie knots, build campfires and pitch tents with the Boy Scouts, whose wholesome, God-fearing reputation was burnished by Normal Rockwell's magazine-cover...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Associated Press
February 18, 2020 - 8:21 am
Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in...
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(Alton Police)
Tom Franklin
November 14, 2019 - 11:46 am
ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) - An Alton man with a history of sexual abuse is now facing mandatory life in prison. Brandon James, 38, faces two new counts of criminal sexual assault. He was out on parole when this alleged incident with a 19-year-old woman occurred. Police say the woman was sleeping when...
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Caitlin Lally
September 13, 2019 - 2:23 pm
The Archdiocese of St. Louis and the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests issued statements following the release of the investigation details.
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Associated Press
September 13, 2019 - 11:20 am
Investigators found 163 priests or clergy members accused of sexual abuse or misconduct against minors.
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church pews
August 16, 2019 - 3:38 pm
(KMOX) — The first U.S. Catholic priest to be labeled sexually violent, when convicted in Illinois, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for abusing two boys in Missouri in the 1990s. Fred Lenczycki pleaded guilty in May to two counts of sodomy for abuse that occurred at a St. Louis County parish...
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church pews
May 30, 2019 - 3:07 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The man who became the first U.S. priest to be labeled sexually violent for crimes in Illinois has admitting abusing two boys in Missouri. Fred Lenczycki pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of sodomy for crimes that occurred in the early 1990s, when he was serving at a parish in...
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lockers
May 23, 2019 - 10:00 am
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois middle school teacher has been charged with the sexual abuse of a high school student more than 20 years ago. Fifty-one-year old William C. Ingersoll is accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor from 1998 to 2000. An Alton Police Department...
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Pope Francis does the sign of the cross during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 09, 2019 - 10:30 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to...
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Joseph Hughes
St. Clair County Sheriffs Dept. photo
March 22, 2019 - 7:20 pm
Normandy Mo. man met victim online, police say.
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