Child abuse

People watch Pope Francis as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 23, 2018 - 8:13 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella admitted to viewing the images during...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo Eric Johnson pauses during a news conference in front of his childhood portrait and a portrait of former priest Father Bruce Wellems at an office in Chicago. Johnson was sexually abused by the priest as a child and was surprised when he saw photographs posted online of Wellems at Chicago Public Schools functions last year. He wrote in a March 22, 2018, letter to district CEO Janice Jackson, describing how he was sexually abused by Wellems and urging CPS to ban Wellems from all schools. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim File)
June 22, 2018 - 3:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation's third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when...
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Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Riverside, Calif. The couple have pleaded not guilty to child abuse, torture and other charges. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Press-Enterprise via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 5:38 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The abuse started in Texas with the children being slapped, hit and thrown around the house, a prosecutor said Thursday. It escalated to beatings with a belt, then the buckle-end of the strap and then a wooden paddle or oar. When that failed, the children of David and...
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Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Riverside, Calif. The couple have pleaded not guilty to child abuse, torture and other charges. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Press-Enterprise via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 7:54 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — In a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and the stench was suffocating. The 911 call...
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June 10, 2018 - 5:39 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 24 people suspected of distributing pornographic images of children on the internet. The arrested suspects include citizens from Britain, Ghana, Pakistan and Ecuador. Police found thousands of images of the sexual abuse of minors in the British...
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Roses cover the photo of the 14-year-old killed schoolgirl in Wiesbaden, Germany, Friday, June 8, 2018. A young Iraqi man suspected in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in western Germany has been arrested in his homeland. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
June 08, 2018 - 11:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says a young Iraqi man suspected in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in western Germany has been arrested in his homeland. The Interior Ministry said 20-year-old Ali Bashar was arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq early Friday at...
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June 08, 2018 - 8:17 am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan parents are facing charges after one of their 4-year-old twin daughters shot and wounded herself with a loaded handgun she found in a toy closet. The Genesee County prosecutor's office says 32-year-old Eric Brown and 31-year-old Alicia Brown were at home in Flint...
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In this video frame grab Isauro Aguirre, left sits and listens to his sentence on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Palmdale, Calif. Pearl Fernandez has been sentenced to life in prison and her boyfriend Aguirre, was sentenced to death in the killing of Fernandez's son an 8-year-old boy who prosecutors say was punished because the couple believed he was gay. (KTLA via AP, Pool)
June 07, 2018 - 1:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge sentenced a Southern California mother to life in prison Thursday and gave her boyfriend the death penalty in the "beyond animalistic" killing of the woman's 8-year-old son, who prosecutors say was punished because the couple believed he was gay. Los Angeles County...
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This undated image provided by the Virginia State Police shows Emma Grace Kennedy, who police say was abducted Sunday, June 3, 2018, by a registered sex offender at a gas station in Virginia. (Virginia State Police via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 4:33 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia and North Carolina are searching for a convicted sex offender who kidnapped his 7-month-old daughter from her mother at knifepoint, police said Monday. Police in Danville, Virginia, said Emma Grace Kennedy was taken by her father, 51-year-old Carl Ray...
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June 03, 2018 - 10:40 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appointed a bishop to administer an Australian archdiocese whose archbishop was convicted of covering up for a pedophile priest. The Vatican said Sunday that Bishop Gregory O'Kelly, an Adelaide native, will serve as apostolic administrator for the Adelaide...
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