Sexual Abuse

(L-R) Lukasz ‘Dr Luke’ Gottwald (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) | Singer Kesha (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse Claims

Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.

10/15/2014

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Substitute Teacher To Stand Trial For Child Porn

A Pittsburgh-area middle school teacher has been ordered to stand trial on charges he shared child pornography on Twitter, despite telling police he kept his “fetish” separate from his job.

10/07/2014

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Substitute Teacher Charged, Tells Police Child Porn “Became A Fetish”

A substitute middle school teacher is facing child pornography charges after police say they found more than 50 photos of children on his cell phone.

09/23/2014

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Psychologist Accused Of ‘Touching Therapy’ Abuse

A central Pennsylvania psychologist has been jailed on charges that “touching therapy” he used on two female patients really amounted to sexual abuse, for which he fraudulently billed insurance companies more than $71,000.

08/21/2014

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Investigation Continues After Beaver Co. Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Over the weekend, parishioners of Our Lad of Peace in Conway learned their pastor, Rev. John Fitzgerald, was being placed on administrative leave.

08/04/2014

(Source: Shaler Township Police)

Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Boy At Glenshaw Home

A 21-year-old man is charged with molesting a young boy in Shaler Township.

05/21/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA) Photojournalist Jeff Roupe)

Man In Custody After Police Converge On Ross Twp. Home

One man was taken into custody this afternoon when a swarm of police converged on a home near a local pizza shop in Ross Township.

05/09/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Steve Willing)

Abuse Allegations Prompts Diocese To Send Letter To North Catholic Alumni

The doors to Bishop Donald Wuerl High School are slated to close at the end of this school year, but there is a cloud hanging over the former North Catholic High School.

05/06/2014

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Clergyman Charged In Australia Faces “Credible” Allegations From Time At North Catholic HS

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says a clergyman awaiting trial on charges he molested four students 30 years ago at a school in Australia is the subject of a “credible” allegation of abuse from when he taught at the city’s North Catholic High School.

04/03/2014

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Former Penn St. President Wins Lawsuit Delay

A Pennsylvania judge is granting former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s request to put on hold his defamation civil lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh and Freeh’s law firm.

02/26/2014

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Knoxville Man Facing Trial In Another Sex Abuse Case

A man already facing trial in the alleged sexual abuse of three boys has been ordered to stand trial in yet another case, based on testimony of the alleged victim’s older brother at a preliminary hearing in City Court.

01/17/2014

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Ex-School Cop Sentenced In Sex Abuse Case

A former Pittsburgh Public Schools police officer is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon.

10/22/2013

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Sandusky’s Bid For New Trial Going To Court

Jerry Sandusky’s challenge to his child molestation conviction goes before a state appeals court on Tuesday, as the former Penn State assistant football coach seeks to overturn a sentence that could keep him behind bars for life.

09/14/2013

(Photo Credit: Butler County Jail)

Police Arrest Saxonburg Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing 8-Year-Old

Police have arrested a man accused in the repeated molestation of an 8-year-old girl.

09/06/2013

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More Settlements Expected In Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

Negotiations between Penn State and young men who claim they were abused by Jerry Sandusky are starting to bear fruit, with lawyers involved saying there will be more settlement announcements in the coming days.

08/20/2013

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