Sex Abuse

Pope Praises US Bishops' Response To Abuse, Angering VictimsPope Francis praised American bishops on Wednesday for their "generous commitment" to helping victims of clergy sex abuse, drawing an angry rebuke from advocates who said the bishops acted only under the threat of hundreds of lawsuits.
Fmr. Youth Pastor Given Life Sentence On Sex Abuse ChargeA former youth pastor, who was acquitted last year on more than two dozen sex abuse charges, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a federal sex abuse charge.
Jury Finds Fmr. Youth Pastor Not Guilty In Sex Abuse Trial Ft. Lauderdale jury found a former youth pastor accused of molesting children not guilty on all counts. When the jury resumed their deliberations Thursday morning in the trial of Jeffrey London they had a question for the judge concerning the definition of "reasonable doubt." The judge told the jury to go back and read up on the definition.
Bond Granted For Former Preschool Teacher Accused Of MolestationBond was set at $300-thousand Tuesday in the case of a former Coconut Creek preschool teacher accused of multiple counts of child molestation.
Former Boy Scout Files Sex Abuse LawsuitA former Boy Scout, now an adult, claims he was a victim of sexual abuse and spoke out anonymously of the alleged multiple times he was abused by more than one scout leader.
Child Sex Abuse Survivor Walks 1,500 Miles To Build AwarenessYou can't walk 1,500 miles without being noticed or someone asking "Why?" For Lauren Book, it's very clear why: Book was a victim of sex abuse as a child.
Sex Abuse Victims Ask Pope To Act Before LeavingIn Rome Wednesday, Pope Benedict took a final lap around St. Peter's Square and delivered a goodbye address to hundreds of thousands of cheering, adoring faithful. In Miami, bells were tolling at the Archdiocese as advocates for alleged victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests called on the out-going Pope to fully reveal the scope of the Church's sex scandals.
Lawsuit: Woman Alleges Sex Abuse by Masseuse At SoBe SpaA South Florida woman and her attorney have filed a lawsuit against Miami Beach spa after she claimed she was sexually abused by a masseuse.
Embattled St. Agatha’s Priest Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Lawsuit Embattled Miami priest Father Rolando Garcia has resigned in the wake of a new sexual abuse accusation.
Prostitution Sting In Boynton Beach Leads To 14 ArrestsA total of 14 people were arrested in Boynton Beach on various prostitution charges between Monday and Wednesday. Police baited suspects using the Internet.
St. Agatha's Priest On Administrative Leave Amid Sex Abuse LawsuitThe Archdiocese of Miami has placed Father Rolando Garcia on administrative leave for the second time this year after a new lawsuit alleging sexual improprieties is filed against him and the church.
Lawsuit Against Archdiocese Of Miami For Child Sexual AbuseA child sexual abuse case has been filed in Miami-Dade County against the Archdiocese of Miami. The lawsuit was filed Thursday morning by John Doe No. 94.
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