Child abuse

June 21, 2018 - 4:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization also has created a Programs Council with two representatives from each of the five competitive disciplines. Athlete...
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June 20, 2018 - 7:03 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's new general counsel, appointed in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, would make nearly $1.3 million over three years even if he were let go before his contract ended. Two people familiar with the situation disclosed the provision...
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June 18, 2018 - 10:17 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A NCAA women's basketball referee has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting a 14-year-old at a Georgia hotel. The Marietta Daily Journal reports 58-year-old Wesley Tyronne Dean pleaded guilty Friday to molesting the boy at a Cobb County Hotel. County District...
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Rachael Denhollander, left, and Larissa Boyce, victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar, are joined by Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, center, at a news conference on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Calley on Tuesday signed two bills inspired by the Nassar scandal, including one giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
June 12, 2018 - 9:26 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Tuesday signed two bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal, including one giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit in Michigan is generally a minor victim's 19th birthday, which critics...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich throws during an NCAA college baseball game against UC Davis in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old relative, was not selected in the Major League Baseball draft for the second straight year, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP, File)
June 06, 2018 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old relative, was not selected in the Major League Baseball draft for the second straight year. Heimlich is a two-time Pac-12 pitcher of the year and is regarded as one of college baseball's...
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Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The hearing is on "Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics: Ensuring a Safe and Secure Environment for Our Athletes." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 05, 2018 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her...
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FILE – This file photo combination shows former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz, left, former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, right, and former Penn State President Graham Spanier, center, in Harrisburg, Pa. A Pennsylvania appeals court says many of the documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators for their handling of child sex abuse complaints about football coach Jerry Sandusky should be made public. A three-judge Superior Court panel on Monday, June 4, 2018, sided with The Associated Press and ordered the release from the more than 200 records sealed in the case against Schultz, Curley and Spanier. (AP Photos/File)
June 04, 2018 - 11:29 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday ordered the release of documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators over their handling of child sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The three-judge Superior Court...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Larry Nassar, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University appears in court in Lansing, Mich., where he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault. Victims of childhood sexual assaults would have more time to sue, athletic trainers would be required to report suspected abuse and doctors would adhere to stricter rules for sensitive treatment under Larry Nassar-inspired legislation that cleared the Michigan House on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 29, 2018 - 2:44 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal, including one approved Tuesday that would give childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit in Michigan is generally a minor victim's...
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In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018, photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart is interviewed at the WNBA basketball team's media day in Seattle. Several months earlier, Stewart revealed that she was sexually abused as a child. The Seattle Storm star is partnering with RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) to give back and raise awareness. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 29, 2018 - 9:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's been seven months since Breanna Stewart publicly revealed she was sexually abused as a child. Feedback on her essay in The Players' Tribune has been overwhelmingly supportive, and it's pushed her to do even more to help abuse victims. "It needs to be talked about," Stewart...
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May 24, 2018 - 5:29 pm
The Michigan House passed 27 bills on Thursday in response to the sexual abuse cases involving Larry Nassar, the imprisoned former sports doctor who once worked for Michigan State University and USA Olympics. Here is a look at what some of the bills would do: — Extend the time limit for filing...
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