Sexual abuse

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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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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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March 22, 2019 - 7:20 pm
Normandy Mo. man met victim online, police say.
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In this June 13, 2008 file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly leaves the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago after a jury found him not guilty on all counts in his child pornography trial.
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February 22, 2019 - 1:34 pm
Media reports said there were 10 counts, at least some involving and underage victim or victims.
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January 23, 2019 - 9:50 am
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — New court filings say a former Cub Scouts leader sexually abused at least seven children. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the filings also say 49-year-old Matthew Baker, of O'Fallon, abused one of the children — a boy younger 12 — in July at a scout camp in St. Louis...
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FILE - In a Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan outlines a federal lawsuit her office filed against Champaign, Ill.-based Suburban Express Inc., and owner Dennis Toeppen accusing it of discriminating and harassing customers and their families, during a news conference in Chicago. Madigan on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois received allegations of child sexual abuse by 500 more clergy than previously publicly identified. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 6:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois has not released the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children. The preliminary report found that the church's...
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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Mo., speaks at a news conference Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. McKnight released a complete list of the names of 33 priests or religious brothers in the Jefferson City diocese have been "credibly accused" and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minor. This follows an internal investigation that began in February 2018. (AP Photo/Summer Ballentine)
November 08, 2018 - 2:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thirty-three priests or religious brothers in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, have been "credibly accused" and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minors, the bishop of the central Missouri diocese said Thursday. Bishop W. Shawn...
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October 22, 2018 - 4:21 pm
Baker is listed on a Cub Scout site for the O'Fallon area as leader for second-graders.
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Pope Francis asperges holy water as he celebrates a Pentecost mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018.
(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
October 02, 2018 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey by the Pew Research center says Catholics in the U.S. are steadily losing confidence in Pope Francis' handling of the sex abuse scandal crisis. The survey released Tuesday found that 31 percent of U.S. Catholics felt the pope was doing an excellent or good job in...
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