Child abuse

FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008, file photo, shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Federal prosecutors are seeking the equivalent of a life sentence for the former elite Iowa youth basketball coach who sexually abused and exploited 400 boys over a decade. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, April 18, 2019, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence the former Iowa youth basketball coach to 180 years in prison. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)/The Des Moines Register via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 1:27 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen to the maximum possible...
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Former NFL player, Cierre Wood appears in court on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Las Vegas. Wood, arrested on suspicion of child abuse, now faces murder charges after his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter died. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 8:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge expressed shock Tuesday at the severity of injuries found on a 5-year-old girl whose death led to murder and felony child abuse charges against her 25-year-old mother and the mother's former professional football player boyfriend. "Once you've seen them, you can't...
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Craig Carton, right, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, arrives at federal court to be sentenced for defrauding investors in a ticket reselling business, Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 05, 2019 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sports radio personality Craig Carton was sentenced to 3½ years in prison Friday by a longtime fan and listener — the judge — for a ticket reselling scam that ended his broadcast partnership with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. Carton, convicted in November of conspiracy, wire...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Denton County Jail shows John Wetteland. A grand jury in Texas has indicted the former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's arrest in January on allegations he had a child repeatedly perform a sex act on him. (Denton County Jail via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 3:38 pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's January arrest . He's accused of...
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March 21, 2019 - 12:44 pm
DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old accused of instigating the rape of fellow members of his Maryland high school football team will be tried as a juvenile. NBC Washington reported Thursday that the teen is one of five boys charged with rape last fall. He is also the last of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2011 file photo a sign for The Second Mile charity is seen outside the organization's headquarters in State College, Pa. Penn State stands to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from the defunct charity for children founded by Jerry Sandusky to settle claims that were never fleshed out in a civil lawsuit. (AP Photo/Genaro C. Armas)
March 20, 2019 - 4:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State will collect hundreds of thousands of dollars left over from the defunct charity for youth founded by convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, settling claims from a threatened civil lawsuit. The university and the state attorney general's office both confirmed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens as Melissa Alexander Vigogne gives her victim statement in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the late 1990s. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
March 15, 2019 - 4:29 pm
DENVER (AP) — Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating...
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March 12, 2019 - 3:41 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has set up a scheme to compensate victims of child sexual abuse experienced at the club. City on Tuesday launched its redress scheme for survivors following investigations into the conduct of two of its former youth coaches, saying the victims "were...
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This 2019 photo provided by USA Gymnastics shows Li Li Leung. USA Gymnastics is turning to NBA executive Li Li Leung to help turn the embattled program around. The organization named Leung as its new president and chief executive officer on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, as it fights to retain its status as the national governing body for the sport after the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Leung served as vice president of global partnerships for the NBA. She arrives as USA Gymnastics attempts to fend off decertification from the United States Olympic Committee. (Wendy Barrows Photography/USA Gymnastics via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 1:35 pm
Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself "embedded" in the sport while serving as a vice president with the NBA, Leung kept waiting...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, former gymnast Rachael Denhollander speaks about former sports doctor Larry Nassar in Lansing, Mich. Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse is expected to question USA Gymnastics' chief financial officer during a creditors' meeting two months after the embattled sport organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 07, 2019 - 7:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three women suing USA Gymnastics over alleged sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar expressed frustration with its chief financial officer's lack of answers Thursday during a creditors meeting in the group's bankruptcy case, with one calling it "one big I-don't-know."...
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