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Judge: Accused Sex-Abuse Priests Must Be Named

Roman Catholic Church ordered to release its files

(Newser) - A judge today ordered the release of thousands of pages of personnel files that would identify Roman Catholic priests accused of child molestation and their leaders in the church. The ruling by Superior Court Judge Emilie Elias contradicts a previous order in 2010 by another judge that allowed the Archdiocese...

New Head of BBC: Opera Boss
 New Head of BBC: Opera Boss 

New Head of BBC: Opera Boss

Former BBC exec Tony Hall to take over amid abuse scandal

(Newser) - The disgraced BBC has appointed a new director-general: Tony Hall, a former news executive at the network who went on to lead London's Royal Opera House, the New York Times reports. It will be up to Lord Hall to bolster the BBC's reputation after multiple scandals, one involving...

Gary Glitter Arrested in BBC Sex Abuse Scandal

Sex offender reportedly in custody as scandal spreads

(Newser) - The sex abuse scandal that has been roiling the BBC, involving longtime children's host Jimmy Savile, has spilled over to a more notorious sex offender: Rocker Gary Glitter has been arrested this morning by London police, reports the AP , citing British media. He reportedly remains in custody. Police have...

Recruiters Hunted Homeless With Paintball Guns: Probe

Arizona National Guard faces wide-ranging investigation

(Newser) - Members of Arizona's National Guard hunted the homeless with paintball guns, forged documents, sexually abused women, embezzled funds—and were allowed to go more or less scot-free due to a lax and corrupt climate, the Arizona Republic reports. The newspaper's investigation, based on interviews with Guard officers, found...

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years

Sentence 'will never make me whole,' Victim No. 5 tells court

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky remained defiant today, insisting that "I did not do these disgusting acts" as he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State to its foundation, reports CNN . Sandusky, who apparently arrived in court this morning wearing a smile,...

Sandusky Will Assert His Innocence: Lawyer

Ex-football coach has hearing tomorrow

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said today "it's as certain as certain can be" that the former Penn State assistant football coach will address the judge and assert his innocence before he is sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Nobody else is expected to speak on Sandusky'...

Ariz. Judge to Victim: Expect Sex Abuse in a Bar

Now she's sorry for 'disrespectful' comments in sex abuse case

(Newser) - An Arizona judge appointed by controversial Governor Jan Brewer has triggered a stink after telling a groping victim that she should have expected sex abuse because she was in a bar. The comments caused such an uproar that the female judge has now apologized. When an off-duty highway patrol officer...

Witness: I Saw Sandusky, Booster Molesting Boys

Witness comes forward as part of child porn investigation

(Newser) - The horrifying allegations against Jerry Sandusky seem to have no end: Now a witness says he saw the former Penn State coach and a prominent booster from the school sexually abusing two boys on a private plane. The witness has spoken to the US Postal Inspectors and the FBI as...

'Perversion Files' Didn't Block Boy Scout Abusers

Child molesters re-entered organization more than 125 times

(Newser) - The Boy Scouts of America has long relied on a secret blacklist to keep perverts at bay, but that system hasn't worked too well, the LA Times reports. The paper's review of more than 1,200 files from the 1970s and '80s showed that men suspected of...

USA Swimming Calls for Probe Into Sex Abuse

Coach is accused of molesting teen swimmer for years

(Newser) - Managers of the USA Swimming national organization have called for an emergency disciplinary hearing to probe sex abuse charges against a coach, reports ABC News . Rick Curl, who coached swimmer Tom Dolan to medals in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, attended last month’s US Olympic trials in Omaha on...

NCAA to Hit Penn State With 'Unprecedented' Penalties

Announcement coming tomorrow, 'death penalty' on the table

(Newser) - Even as Penn State took down Joe Paterno's statue this morning, the NCAA is getting ready to levy "unprecedented" penalties against the university, an NCAA source tells CBS News . "I've never seen anything like it," the source says. The NCAA itself confirmed that "corrective...

Witness: Sandusky Had a 'Wonderful Reputation'

Jury could have the case by Thursday, judge says

(Newser) - Friends and ex-colleagues of Jerry Sandusky testified today on behalf of the former Penn State assistant football coach's "wonderful reputation" as his defense sought to counter prosecution witnesses' claims that he sexually abused boys. Judge John Cleland told jurors that the defense could rest its case by Wednesday,...

Weeping Sandusky Accuser: 'I Couldn't Move'

'Victim 1' testifies about hiding from coach

(Newser) - The alleged victim who launched the case against Jerry Sandusky sobbed as he took the stand today, describing his encounters with the former coach. Sandusky began by taking "Victim 1," now 18, to activities with other kids, then alone; finally he began having sleepovers at the coach's...

'Victim Four': He Treated Me Like a 'Girlfriend'

Sandusky accuser estimates '50' inappropriate encounters

(Newser) - In day one of Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse trial , an alleged victim testified that Sandusky had treated him "like a girlfriend" and showered him with gifts, MSNBC reports. "Victim Four," a 28-year-old man, estimated he'd had about 50 inappropriate encounters with Sandusky—from mutual showers...

16 NY Teachers Keep Jobs Despite Sex Allegations

Court prevents New York from firing teacher who bent student over a desk

(Newser) - More than a dozen teachers accused of a range of eyebrow-raising sexual misconduct are still teaching in New York schools, thanks to arbitrator rulings that prevented education officials from firing them, according to information released today in response to a New York Daily News Freedom of Information Act request. One...

NFL Cheerleader Pleads Not Guilty in Sex Case

Sarah Jones accused of sleeping with high school senior

(Newser) - The captain of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad and her mother both pleaded not guilty today to charges in a sex abuse case, the Kentucky Enquirer reports. Sarah Jones, 26, is accused of having an affair with a 16-year-old football player at a high school where she once taught—her...

Angry Ex Hits 'Moonstruck' Scribe With Sex Lawsuit

John Patrick Shanley denies allegations by Amanda Jencsik

(Newser) - A former flame of John Patrick Shanley has hit the writer with a $5 million lawsuit for allegedly abusing her during a violent sexual relationship, the New York Post reports. But 61-year-old Shanley, the Oscar-winning author of "Moonstruck" and "Doubt," denies that he committed any non-consensual sex...

Old Psych Report Says Sandusky Was 'Likely Pedophile'

Penn State police filed away psychologist's warning

(Newser) - Another fumble in Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky case: Turns out a psychologist warned school police that Sandusky's behavior fit a "likely pedophile's pattern," but the warning was filed away and forgotten, MSNBC reports. “There was very little doubt in my mind...

8 More Accuse Red Sox Staffer of Sex Abuse

Each seeks $5M over attacks by former clubhouse boss

(Newser) - Eight more men have claimed abuse by a Boston Red Sox clubhouse boss in what the Boston Globe is calling "the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history." The men—among them two former Baltimore Orioles batboys—join two ex-clubhouse attendants who recently filed a lawsuit...

Sandusky Is Staring at Kids From Porch: Prosecutors

They want a judge to order him kept inside his home

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky has reportedly been spending some quality time on his back porch—watching kids play at a neighboring school, according to complaints. Prosecutors yesterday filed a request that Sandusky's bail conditions be altered to prevent him from going outside his home for anything other than medical treatment. "...

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