Diocese: Claims against retired Wisconsin priest uncredible

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sexual misconduct allegations made against a retired Wisconsin Catholic priest who was acquitted last year on charges he sexually assaulted an altar boy are not credible, the Dioc...

University of Michigan replaces law firm in abuse inquiry

ANN ARBOR, Mich, (AP) — The University of Michigan said it is replacing the law firm pegged to lead the investigation into allegations a deceased team doctor molested hundreds of people after learning...

Kansas investigating massage therapist for female athletes

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man recently charged with a child sex crime provided massage services to some University of Kansas women's athletic teams since 2015, the school's chancellor and athletics dire...

Spanish court: Google search must show man's acquittal first

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has partially accepted Google's appeal against a ruling that ordered it to erase news articles about a man accused of sexual abuse, but the new judgement said the company...

University of Michigan won't change investigation into abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich, (AP) — The University of Michigan said Friday that it will not change the way it is handling the investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of M...

Pope lets French cardinal embroiled in abuse cover-up resign

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a French cardinal who was convicted and then acquitted of covering up for a pedophile priest in a case that fu...

4 Mexican bishops investigated since May for hiding abuse

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church began investigating four Mexican bishops last May for allegedly covering up cases of pederasty, the Vatican's representative in Mexico said. ...

AP Explains: Vatican to send abuse investigators to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Vatican's announcement that it is sending an investigative commission to Mexico later in March to look into cases of clergy sex abuse could become a turning point in the country...

German bishops approve guidelines for abuse case payments

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Roman Catholic bishops on Thursday approved new guidelines that likely will provide for payments ranging up to about 50,000 euros ($55,700) each for victims of sexual abuse by ...

Panel chosen to represent victims in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A lawyer for the Boy Scouts of America apologized to victims of sexual abuse by scout leaders Wednesday before the selection of an official committee to represent tort claimant...

Former wrestler files lawsuit against University of Michigan alleging sexual abuse by school doctor

DETROIT (AP) — Former wrestler files lawsuit against University of Michigan alleging sexual abuse by school doctor.

Man who filmed infant sex abuse sentenced to life in prison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of filming an infant being sexually abused will likely spend life in prison. Kanawha Circuit Judge Tera Salango sentenced Richa...

4 Mexican bishops referred to superiors in sex abuse cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Vatican's representative in Mexico said Tuesday that four Catholic bishops had been referred to their superiors for alleged connections to cases of sexual abuse as part of the c...

Ex-Michigan football players join list with sex abuse claims

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An attorney announced Tuesday that his firm represents more than a 40 people, including two former football players and an ex-hockey player, in the University of Michigan sexua...

German bishops elect new conference leader amid reform talks

BERLIN (AP) — The German Bishops' Conference elected Bishop Georg Baetzing of Limburg as its new leader on Tuesday. Fellow Roman Catholic bishops picked the 58-year-old Baetzing to f...