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SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI said he was "deeply sorry' for the sexual abuse of children by Australia's Catholic clergy, delivering a strongly-worded apology Saturday that described their acts as evil and a grave betrayal of trust.
NEW YORK - Teri Hatcher, one of the stars of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," says in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair that her uncle sexually molested her 35 years ago. The 41-year-old actress says she learned in 2002 that a 14-year-old victim of her uncle had committed suicide. Concerned that he would escape charges of molestation, Hatcher approached the prosecutors.
This image provided by Vanity Fair magazine shows \"Desperate Housewives\" Teri Hatcher on the magazine\'s April 2006 cover.
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson committed "exploitation and sexual abuse," and his only defense has been to attack the credibility of his accuser's mother, a prosecutor said Thursday as closing arguments began.
Michael Jackson waves to his fans after leaving the Santa Barbara County courthouse, Wednesday in Santa Maria, Calif.
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A Mesa doctor accused of touching two patients in a sexual manner is being held in a Maricopa County jail after an investigation revealed that he allegedly told the women that they "need to have more sex" and touched them where he should not have.
Phoenix police arrested Robert Jesse Payan at 8 p.m. Sunday in connection with a series of sexual abuse/molestation cases.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office filed three counts of sexual abuse Wednesday against a 25-year-old former teacher’s aide accused of inappropriately touching a Westwood High School student.
A California actor who had several minor film and television roles was arrested in Scottsdale on suspicion of sexual abuse after his nephew’s 15-year-old babysitter accused him of making suggestive comments and inappropriately touching her.
A Mesa Boy Scout leader is in jail amid allegations he sexually abused at least two boys. Chance Lee Ray, 25, was arrested last week on three counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor.
Valley abortion doctor Brian Finkel was sentenced today to 34 3/4 years for the sexual abuse of 13 women.
A Middle Eastern military pilot who admitted Friday to touching the breast of a 14-year-old Chandler girl agreed to a plea deal in which he could avoid jail. Saeed Ali Al-Mazrooei, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse, which carries a punishment range of probation to 7 1/2 years in prison.
A San Tan Valley man has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for molesting and sexually abusing a young girl, according to authorities.
A teacher at Chandler's Basha High School was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing two female students.
WASHINGTON — An advocacy group has filed 13 civil rights complaints on behalf of homosexual and transgender immigrants who it says were abused and neglected while in custody at detention centers run by the Department of Homeland Security in nine states.
The complaints filed Wednesday by Chicago-based Heartland Alliance National Immigration Justice Center urge Homeland's inspector general and its Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to investigate alleged mistreatment of HIV-positive detainees, denial of hormone treatments to transgender immigrants and policies of keeping homosexual or transgender immigrants in their cells for all but two hours a day.
The 13 immigrants cited by the complaints were held at Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
A Mesa doctor accused of touching female patients in a sexual manner and now arrested twice for it, is able to keep practicing, but with restrictions on his medical license, according to the executive director of the Arizona Medical Board.
Jose Juan Martinez, 39, was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexually molesting a 12-year-old Gilbert girl for the past four years.
A grand jury indicted a former Westwood High School teacher's aide on three counts of sexual abuse Monday.
Scottsdale police arrested a Saguaro High School substitute teacher and athletic coach Thursday after a 17-year-old girl said the man had unwanted sexual contact with her when she went to his house to receive a massage.