In his final days in office, former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued hundreds of pardons and commutations to people he said he would not hesitate to welcome as neighbors, co-workers or members of his church.
A former North Carolina school resource officer seen on video body slamming an 11-year-old boy will face misdemeanor assault and child abuse charges, District Attorney Mike Waters said Tuesday.
Pope Francis has abolished Vatican secrecy rules for cases of sexual abuse, effectively allowing the Catholic church to share documents and information with civil au
A California man accused of posting online videos that appear to threaten gun violence pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child endangerment charges.
German Catholics are meeting to debate what remain taboo subjects for many in the church -- lifting celibacy policies and whether to allow women to play bigger roles in ecclesiastical life.
Two top executives at Westpac, one of Australia's biggest banks, are out after the company was hit with extensive claims that it had systematically allowed money laundering on its watch.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was resentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison, the same penalty that was previously overturned, according to Kendra Miknis, court administrator for Centre County in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
A woman in Charlotte is facing abuse charges in connection with the death of her 3-year-old son inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
A prosecutor in Northern California was placed on leave after he allegedly used his daughter to lure a suspected child molester, the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office says.
Australia's High Court has agreed to consider an appeal against Cardinal George Pell's conviction on five counts of child sex abuse.
The number of US adolescents admitted to emergency rooms for injuries related to sexual abuse more than doubled between 2010 and 2016, according to a new study. For kids ages 12 to 17, the number increased from 2,280 in 2010 to 5,058 in 2016.
Coming forward to report a sexual assault can be painful and emotionally exhausting. For children and people with developmental disabilities, retelling their stories can be especially confusing.
Penn State University is investigating a new allegation of abuse by convicted child molester and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a university spokesperson told CNN Thursday.
Two women, including one who worked briefly at a center for girls impacted by sex trafficking and exploitation, have been accused of human trafficking, a criminal complaint filed this week in Wisconsin says.
For almost three years, "Welcome To Video" was a covert den for people who traded in clips of children being sexually assaulted.
A man described as one of Britain's worst pedophiles has been found dead in jail.
The controversy keeps building for Warner Bros.' "Joker" movie.
A US serviceman who oversaw Army communications at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was sentenced to three years of probation for lying during a child pornography investigation, according to court documents.
Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was ordered held without bond Wednesday following his arrest on charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and other counts, according to CNN affiliate KDKA.
Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael Folmer is facing charges of possession of child pornography, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday in a news release.
Indonesia's Parliament has raised the minimum age at which women can marry to 19, in a ruling which is expected to curb child marriage in the country.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday said he is referring 12 cases of alleged sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy to local authorities for possible prosecution.
A meteorologist at a CNN-affiliate station in Ohio has been released on bond after being arrested on one felony charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.
Two former New York detectives will serve no prison time after pleading guilty to bribe taking and official misconduct for having sex in a police van with a young woman they arrested and released, prosecutors said Thursday.