child sex abuse
A local clergy abuse survivor says the Pope needs to name names, now that he’s told reporters the Vatican is investigating three Bishops for their role in child abuse crimes or coverups.
He repeated, aboard his papal plane returning from Jerusalem, there will be zero tolerance for clergy who violate children.
Chicago law office is going to release documents exposing 16 priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet who are accused of sexually abusing children.
Harvey Burk Simington told investigators in a taped interview played for jurors that the victim, then 4, initiated the incident.
Thomas R. Hartsoe, 76, of Fairmont City, was charged Thursday in Madison County Circuit Court with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a child.
Greene County prosecutors added the new charges against 46-year-old Craig Michael Wood of Springfield on Monday.
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests says Archbishop Carlson essentially outed a child sex abuse victim and his family by releasing information about them to their parish.
The trial of Daniel Hughes is scheduled to begin today after he entered a 9-year-old girl’s room at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton and allegedly sexually assaulted her in 2011.
Joseph Jiang, 31, accused of sexually abusing a grade school student, has been released on bail.
A Lincoln County family that sued St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson for allegedly failing to report child sexual abuse allegations against a priest he lived with has filed a new lawsuit.