sexual abuse

Father Kevin Lutz founded the Jubilee Museum in 1998 and is now home to largest diversified collection of Catholic art in the United States, according to the Vatican.
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The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has found another credible allegation of sexual abuse against a priest.

Steven Snyder-Hill, who claims he was abused by former Ohio State team doctor Richard Strauss, is now a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the school.
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A newly-unsealed complaint reveals many Ohio State University administrators took steps to conceal former team doctor Richard Strauss’ abuse of male students and athletes.

Angie Wang / Associated Press

Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution Thursday that would allow a prompt payment of any settlement with accusers of team doctor Richard Strauss.

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The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, a sign of the century-old organization's financial instability as it faces some 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as Scouts.

The organization says it will use the Chapter 11 process to create a trust to provide compensation to victims. Scouting programs will continue throughout.

Prosecutors in the U.S. Virgin Islands have unveiled a new lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein alleging that over two decades he ran a conspiracy in which he transported young women and girls to his private Caribbean islands by helicopter and boat and then subjected them to sexual abuse.

The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah's Witnesses for failing to report child sexual abuse.

A lower court had found that the church illegally failed to report a child sexual abuser to authorities, which allowed him to continue sexually abusing another child.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
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Columbus City Schools on Monday will consider the employment of a custodian accused of sexually abusing a child.

Pope Francis is giving legal authorities access to documents and testimony about sexual abuse cases that were previously kept under the Catholic Church's highest level of confidentiality. By abolishing the concept known as the "pontifical secret" when it comes to clergy misconduct, Francis will also let victims see more information about their cases — and speak out about their experience.


A new federal report says in 2018, Ohio was the worst state in the nation when it came to incarcerated youths reporting being forced or coerced into sexual activity.

St. Charles Preparatory School

A Franklin County judge says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus must hand over documents on at least 15 clergy members to see if they knew about any alleged sexual abuse.

Retired priest David Schilder has been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.
Catholic Diocese of Columbus

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus announced it added a retired priest to its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

A group of former Ohio State students detail their stories of alleged sexual abuse by Richard Strauss, a longtime sports doctor, before the Ohio State Board of Trustees on November 16.
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Several of the 300-plus men alleging decades-old sexual misconduct by a team doctor are expected to address Ohio State University trustees Thursday and urge the university to do more to take responsibility for what happened.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

A new lawsuit against The Ohio State University contains fresh allegations against Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in connection to sexual abuse by a longtime team doctor.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

Lawyers are resuming mediation toward a potential settlement in lawsuits against Ohio State by men who collectively allege two decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor.

Angie Wang / Associated Press

Ohio State University officials are reporting more than 1,500 separate instances where former team doctor Richard Strauss sexually assaulted students.