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Pope Francis delivers a speech during a meeting with youth of the diocese on July 5, 2014 in Castelpetroso, southern Italy, as part of his one day visit in the Molise region. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For Clergy Sex Abuse, Vows To Hold Bishops Accountable For Shielding Pedophile Priests

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.

07/07/2014

Joseph Andrew Martin, a teacher at Woodside Elementary School in Concord, is accused of sexually abusing 11 current and former students. (CBS)

Trial Begins Against Concord Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Molesting 14 Students

Joseph Martin, 46, is on trial in Contra Costa County Superior Court for 150 counts of sexual abuse of former students at Woodside Elementary School.

06/23/2014

(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

California State Senate Approves Bill Easing Firings For Teacher Abuse

The state Senate on Monday passed a bill making it easier to fire teachers accused of sex abuse, child abuse or serious drug crimes.

06/09/2014

Raul Ochoa (Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office)

Richmond Man Guilty Of Keeping Female Relative As Sex Slave For More Than A Decade

A man who sexually abused a young female relative and kept her largely confined to their Richmond home for more than a decade pleaded guilty Wednesday to rape charges and will soon face sentencing.

01/30/2014

(CBS)

Former SJ Teacher Sues Families Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A South Bay jury that found three schoolgirls and their parents liable for defaming a Catholic school teacher they branded as a “perv,” is about to decide how much one of the students should pay in punitive damages.

10/14/2013

Police handcuffs, generic crime

San Mateo Co. Deputy Charged With Molesting Relative

A San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with molesting an underage female relative, a deputy district attorney said Tuesday.

10/01/2013

Dylan Greiner

Former Santa Cruz Surf Instructor Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges; 100’s Of Victims Suspected

Prosecutors in Santa Cruz County have filed 28 criminal charges against a former surfing instructor in a child sex abuse and pornography case that police believe involved “hundreds” of victims.

08/23/2013

Nicolas Lhermine

Morgan Hill YMCA Child Care Worker Implicated In 2 More Sex Abuse Cases

Morgan Hill police have found evidence that a former YMCA child care worker may have sexually abused two more victims, bringing the total number of potential victims in the case to four, a police captain said Tuesday.

07/23/2013

Antioch police

Antioch Couple Jailed On Accusations Of Abusing Family Members

An Antioch couple is behind bars after being arrested earlier this week on suspicion of sexual abuse that many involve multiple family members, according to police.

07/12/2013

(CBS)

Redwood City Tae Kwon Do Instructor Arrested On Child Molestation Charge

Police were asking for the public’s help in learning more about a Tae Kwon Do instructor at a Redwood City academy who was arrested on suspicion of child molestation late last year, Redwood City police said Wednesday.

02/20/2013

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