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Survey Finds Sex Abuse Is Catholic Church’s Biggest Problem

Survey Finds Sex Abuse Is Catholic Church’s Biggest ProblemGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- As the cardinal electors contemplate the merits of their peer group, from which one will likely be named pope, U.S. Catholics said sex abuse is the biggest problem facing the church, according to a new survey.The ...

Houston Jail Worker Charged in Sex for Candy Case

Houston Jail Worker Charged in Sex for Candy Case(HOUSTON) -- A Houston jailer has been charged with sexual assault of a child after he admitted to trading candy and treats for sexual favors with an incarcerated 15-year-old. In a taped interview, Robert Emerson Robinson, 28, admitted to having sex wi...

Prominent Priest Defends Sex Abusers, Later Apologizes

Prominent Priest Defends Sex Abusers, Later ApologizesImage Source/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A well-known Catholic priest who hosts a weekly religious television show said in an interview this week that child sex abusers are often seduced by teenage boys and should not go to jail on a first offense.  B...

How a Sex Abuse Victim Finally Got Predator Priest into Court

How a Sex Abuse Victim Finally Got Predator Priest into CourtHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- William Lynch dreamed of this day for more than 35 years, when the priest who he said sexually abused him and his younger brother would be brought to court and his ugly crimes exposed. The boys kept their painful secret f...

Former Catholic Altar Boy’s Death at 39 Was Result Of Abuse, Lawsuit Alleges

Former Catholic Altar Boy’s Death at 39 Was Result Of Abuse, Lawsuit AllegesABC News(PHOENIX, Ariz.) -- An Arizona man filed suit against the Diocese of Phoenix and two church figures, alleging the abuse his son suffered as an altar boy led him to engage in destructive behaviors that ultimately led to his death. David Michael ...

Alleged Victim Says He Was Twice Threatened by Jerry Sandusky

Alleged Victim Says He Was Twice Threatened by Jerry SanduskyRob Carr/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) -- Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky twice threatened an 11-year-old boy over oral sex, once telling the frightened kid he would "never see my family again" if he spoke about the alleged assault, a w...

Jerry Sandusky Jury Braces to Hear From Two More Victims

Jerry Sandusky Jury Braces to Hear From Two More VictimsMark Wilson/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) -- Two men in their twenties, who claim that former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky molested them as young boys, are expected to give even more graphic testimony on Wednesday in the sex abuse...

Victim 1 Cries on Stand in Penn State Sex Abuse Trial

Victim 1 Cries on Stand in Penn State Sex Abuse TrialRob Carr/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) -- The 18-year-old man who launched the sex abuse investigation into Jerry Sandusky wept on the stand Tuesday and brought some jurors to tears as he recalled the first time the former Penn State coach allegedly pe...

Jerry Sandusky Expected to Face Victim 1 in Sex Abuse Trial

Jerry Sandusky Expected to Face Victim 1 in Sex Abuse TrialPatrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) -- A recent high school graduate who, as a freshman, made accusations of sexual abuse against Jerry Sandusky is expected to testify on Tuesday about how the former Penn State football coach molested him in hi...

Jerry Sandusky Jury Seated: Most Have Strong Penn State Ties

Jerry Sandusky Jury Seated: Most Have Strong Penn State TiesPatrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) -- One member of the jury selected for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse trial is a professor at the university who has read the entire grand jury report that indicted Sandusky...

Ex-Bengals Cheerleader Pleads Not Guilty in Student Sex Case

Ex-Bengals Cheerleader Pleads Not Guilty in Student Sex CaseHemera/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) -- A former Bengals cheerleader accused of sex abuse, and her mother, a middle school principal who allegedly covered up the crime, entered pleas of not guilty during their arraignment Monday in Kenton County, Ky.Sarah Jon...

Missouri Incest Charges Dropped Against Six Relatives

Missouri Incest Charges Dropped Against Six RelativesHemera/Thinkstock(LEXINGTON, Mo.) -- A case of alleged incest, sex abuse and murder involving six members of the Mohler family of Missouri fell apart before trial when all charges against the men were dropped Thursday.The six adult male family members ...

Sex Abuse Victims Protest Billy Baldwin Film

Sex Abuse Victims Protest Billy Baldwin FilmFrederick M. Brown/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Advocates for sex abuse victims have called on actor Billy Baldwin and his production company to cancel plans to film a movie on the grounds of a Florida evangelical church that was scarred by a ch...

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