sexual assault

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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Kevin Killeen
March 11, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Sara Wood-Martin goes public to warn against proposed Missouri law
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In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 booking photo released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is R. Kelly. A Cook County Sheriff's Office official says singer Kelly won't be released from jail until he pays $161,000 in back child support he owes. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday during a hearing over the child support and that his next hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 13. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 1:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe him: He'd never had sex with anyone under 17 and never held anyone against her will. The day ended with a trip to jail after the embattled R&B...
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Mugshot photo
February 22, 2019 - 9:45 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Catholic priest who has admitted abusing as many as 30 youths in Illinois, California and Missouri over 25 years faces new charges. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 74-year-old Fred Lenczycki, of the Chicago suburb of Berkeley, Illinois, was charged Thursday in St. Louis...
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Thomas Bruce of Antonia, MO
(KMOX / St. Louis County Police)
February 21, 2019 - 7:54 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 53-year-old man accused of killing a woman and wounding two others at a Catholic store in Missouri has pleaded not guilty. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Thomas Bruce, of rural Jefferson County, entered the plea Wednesday after waiving arraignment. Prosecutors say that on...
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Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax looks over a briefing book prior to the start of the senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. A California woman has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 11, 2019 - 8:10 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker on Monday backed off his plans to swiftly introduce an impeachment bill seeking the ouster of the state's Lieutenant Governor as Democrats struggled to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels...
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Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post Dispatch - used with permission
Brett Blume
January 23, 2019 - 11:29 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — The man accused in November's deadly attack at the Catholic Supply store makes another court appearance. KMOX's Brett Blume was in the courtroom, where Thomas Bruce showed no emotion during Wednesday morning's hearing. He also chatted amiably with his attorney before his next...
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Maverick Holmsley
Photo supplied/St. Louis County Police Department
December 13, 2018 - 10:03 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former football player from a private Christian school in suburban St. Louis has been sentenced to time served for pulling sleeping teammates from their beds four years ago and sexually assaulting them. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Maverick Holmsley initially was...
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Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 4:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system. "What's similar is...
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Thomas Bruce in court on Dec. 5, 2018
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Tom Franklin
December 05, 2018 - 7:55 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — It took longer for accused Catholic Supply store killer Thomas Bruce to enter the courtroom than his actual appearance in front of a judge Wednesday. The Antonia man, in khaki pants and a white button-down shirt, was ordered to appear again for a preliminary hearing on January...
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