Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By David L. Lewis : WNYC Metro Editor
Friday, May 24, 2013
This week a group of Catholic nuns and priests joined forces to form Catholic Whistleblowers; their goal is to hold the church accountable for the ongoing child sex abuse scandal. Most of the founding members have themselves blown the whistle about abuse in the church. Brooke visits one of them, Sister Sally Butler, to talk about the role of truth-telling, transparency and honor among the faithful.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A third-grade teacher at a Harlem public school was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl who goes to the school, a law enforcement official said.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation returned to a Brooklyn elementary school Wednesday to continue an investigation of a teacher’s aide who was arrested on charges of sexually molesting children inside the school, and to search for more victims, law enforcement officials said.
Meanwhile, New York City education officials met with parents at the school, Public School 243 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and sent home a letter alerting parents to the aide’s arrest and providing a hotline number they could call to speak to investigators.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
UPDATED | A teacher's aide at P.S. 243 in Crown Heights was arrested by the F.B.I. Monday night on charges that he sexually abused and videotaped students at the school, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the case. The chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, visited the school to meet with staff and teachers, and issued a statement expressing his horror and disgust upon learning of the allegations.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
With child sex-abuse scandals rocking college sports programs, New York lawmakers plan to revisit lifting time limits on victim lawsuits, an issue pitting the Catholic Church and other institutions against advocates for children.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Across the United States, statutes of limitations with regard to sex crimes vary from state to state. The cases of former sports coaches Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Fine highlight how variations in the law can create very different outcomes. On Wednesday, prosecutors said that despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct with minors, charges against Fine could not be brought because the statute of limitations has expired. Meanwhile, Sandusky has posted bail after spending a night in jail.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Two American advocacy groups representing victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, asking it to investigate Pope Benedict and three other top Vatican officials for covering up the rape and sexual assault of children by priests. It is unclear whether the ICC has jurisdiction over this case. The ICC investigates war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide committed after July 1, 2002, when it was established. The Vatican, like the United States, have not ratified the Rome Statute that created the court, meaning the ICC has no jurisdiction there.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Vatican is expected to announce the retirement of the Roman Catholic leader of Philadelphia this morning. Cardinal Justin Rigali is 76, and his retirement has been expected following accusations that his archdiocese covered up a long-running sex abuse scandal. David O'Reilly, regional reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports on how Philadelphia Catholics are reacting to Rigali's resignation.