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.
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.
The state Senate on Monday passed a bill making it easier to fire teachers accused of sex abuse, child abuse or serious drug crimes.
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.
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.
A San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with molesting an underage female relative, a deputy district attorney said Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.