Sexual Abuse

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Eagle Scout: Lawsuit Meant To Prevent Further Sexual Abuse From Boy Scout Leaders

The lawsuit names a local chapter and the national Boy Scouts of America, saying they didn’t keep a close eye on a scout leader who ended up raping a teen.


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Crew Removes Graffiti On Bill Cosby’s Hollywood Star

Graffiti commenting on sex abuse allegations against Bill Cosby were removed Friday from the comedian’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


(L-R) Lukasz ‘Dr Luke’ Gottwald (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) | Singer Kesha (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.


Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

Educator Accused Of Sexual Abuse On YouTube Charged With 16 Counts

The Riverside County District Attorney’s office said Andrea Cardosa, 40, was charged with 5 counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child


Authorities are questioning 23-year-old Sara Kreuger in the death of her 3-year-old daughter. (Napa Police Dept. photo)

Police In California Detain Mother Of Dead 3-Year-Old

Authorities are investigating the child’s death as a homicide. The girl was found dead in her bed during a child welfare check by police.


State Capitol

Bill Opening Window For Sex-Abuse Suits Passes

State legislators have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a hotly debated bill that would open a one-year window of opportunity for victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue religious organizations and other private or nonprofit groups that employed their abusers.


Church Sexual Abuse

Assembly Passes Bill To Allow Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The state Assembly has approved legislation that would open a one-year window for some victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue private or nonprofit organizations.


(Credit: Garden Grove Police Department)

Calif. Woman Gets Life For Severing Husband’s Penis

A California woman who cut off her husband’s penis and threw it in a garbage disposal has been sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole.


File photo of a hospital. (credit: Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images)

Calif. Man: Wife ‘Murdered Me’ When She Severed Penis

The estranged husband of a woman charged with severing his penis said it was as though his life ended the evening of the attack.


In addition to charges he sexually assaulted a patient, former nurse Daniel Ratner is now facing child porn charges. (credit: CBS)

Nurse At Local Hospital Accused Of Sexually Abusing Patient

A male nurse at a well-respected local hospital is accused of sexually abusing at least one of his patients.


Principal Lyn Vijayendran of O.B. Whaley Elementary School in San Jose is accused of not reporting evidence of alleged molestation by teacher Craig Chandler. (CBS)

Former San Jose Principal Found Guilty Of Not Reporting Abuse

A jury on Monday convicted a former San Jose principal of failing to report suspected sexual abuse of a child by a teacher.


Perversion Files

Boy Scouts’ ‘Perversion Files’ List Local Sexual Offenders

A nationwide Boy Scouts of America scandal has been exposed, revealing a decades-old cover-up that protected scoutmasters who allegedly molested children.