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Ex Jail Inmate Says Nebraska Sheriff Mishandled her Abuse

An Iowa woman says officials in one southeast Nebraska county didn’t respond properly to the abuse she endured in jail, so she is suing Cass County. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of 27-year-old …

Families Sue California Day Care Provider in Abuse Case

The families of two girls who say they were molested by an aide at a San Jose elementary school program are suing the child care provider. The civil lawsuit filed in November claims Child Development Inc. failed to do an …

Former Missouri Priest Faces Seventh Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

A former Kansas City priest is named in a seventh lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse. The lawsuit filed Monday against the Rev. Hugh Monahan also alleges that the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese covered up the abuse. The lawsuit alleges …

Man Sues ex-Philly Priest in Latest Abuse Lawsuit

A Phoenix man has sued the Philadelphia archdiocese over the actions of a priest named as an alleged serial abuser in a 2005 grand jury report. The lawsuit filed Monday involves former priest Robert L. Brennan. The explosive 2005 grand …

Student Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at Louisiana School

The parents of a mentally impaired boy who was allegedly manhandled by his special-education school principal have filed a lawsuit against Terrebonne school system. John and Jane Smith, identified in the suit as the parents of 12-year-old student, are seeking …

Illinois Priest Named in Abuse Lawsuit

A suburban Chicago priest who also serves as an Indy race car chaplain has been accused in a federal lawsuit of child sex abuse. The alleged victim, who is now in his 40s and living in Maryland, contends the Rev. …

Report Sees Lapses in Bishops’ Child Safety Policy

Auditors hired by the U.S. bishops to check child safety in America’s Roman Catholic dioceses each year warned in a new report this week of a drift away from parts of the church’s nine-year-old abuse prevention plan. The agency the …