Former warden of federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” goes to trial over inmate abuse allegations

Former warden of federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” goes to trial over inmate abuse allegations

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates on his government-issued phone last year, is among five workers charged … Read more

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

OAKLAND, Calif. — The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates on his government-issued phone last year, is among … Read more

Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims

Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims

ALBANY, NY — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and a few prominent figures including former President Donald Trump . For one year the state will … Read more

Accused Albany bishop asks to be removed from priesthood

Accused Albany bishop asks to be removed from priesthood

VATICAN CITY — The retired bishop of Albany, New York, who has admitted to covering up for predator priests and has himself been accused of sexual abuse, has asked Pope Francis to remove him from the priesthood. Emeritus Bishop Howard Hubbard, 84, announced the decision in a statement Friday, the day the United Nations designated … Read more

Maryland AG investigation identifies over 150 priests accused of abuse in Baltimore Archdiocese

Maryland AG investigation identifies over 150 priests accused of abuse in Baltimore Archdiocese

Maryland AG wants ‘justice for victims’ with release of report into 600+ children sexually abused by Maryland AG wants ‘justice for victims’ with release of report into 600+ children sexually abused by 02:56 An investigation by Maryland’s attorney general identified 158 Roman Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who have been accused of sexually … Read more

French TV star scrutinized in book about sex abuse, #MeToo

French TV star scrutinized in book about sex abuse, #MeToo

Helene Devynck speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 in Paris. Author Helene Devynck is among dozens of women who have spoken out recently to accuse France’s most famous TV presenter, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, of rape, sexual abuse or harassment occurring from 1981 to 2018. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard) Aurelien Morissard … Read more

Ex-UCLA Gynecologist Found Guilty In LA Sex Abuse Case

Ex-UCLA Gynecologist Found Guilty In LA Sex Abuse Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former gynecologist at the University of California, Los Angeles was found guilty Thursday on five counts of sexually abusing female patients, in a criminal case that came after the university system made nearly $700 million in lawsuit payouts. The Los Angeles jury found Dr. James Heaps, a longtime UCLA campus … Read more

Kevin Spacey finishes testifying in sexual misconduct civil trial

Kevin Spacey finishes testifying in sexual misconduct civil trial

Kevin Spacey remained composed Tuesday during cross examination at a civil trial in New York City, repeatedly rejecting suggestions that he wasn’t telling the truth when he denied an actor’s claims that he made a sexual advance on him when he was 14 in the 1980s. His testimony for several hours on cross examination by … Read more

Prominent Chicago priest accused of sexual abuse of minor

Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims

CHICAGO — A Catholic priest who gained national fame as an activist has been asked to step away from his ministry while allegations that he sexually abused a minor decades ago are being investigated. The development came a little more than a year after another probe cleared the priest, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, of allegations … Read more