R. Kelly Sex Abuse Trial Begins In Brooklyn After Dodging Hennepin County ChargesR&B star R. Kelly is a predator who lured girls, boys and young women with his fame and dominated them physically, sexually and psychologically, a prosecutor said Wednesday, while a defense lawyer warned jurors they’ll have to sift through lies from accusers with agendas to find the truth.
Children's Theatre Company Settles Remaining Sex Abuse LawsuitsNine remaining lawsuits filed by former students who say they were abused by employees of the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis decades ago have reached settlements.
Crookston Diocese Reaches $5M Settlement With 15 VictimsAs part of the settlement, the diocese agreed to make public the names and files of clergy who have been accused of abuse.
Bankruptcy Court Approves Archdiocese Reorganization Plan A federal bankruptcy court in Minneapolis approved Tuesday the plan for the reorganization of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis.
DFL Chairman Says Keith Ellison Probe Is Wrapping UpMinnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election.
Feds: Priest Blamed Sex Abuse On Cancer He Didn't HaveA former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn't have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
Pope Summons Bishops Around The World For Abuse Prevention SummitPope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children.
MSU, Alleged Nassar Sex Abuse Victims Reach $500M SettlementMichigan State was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints about Larry Nassar, some as far back as the 1990s.
Police Ask For More Info On Former School Employee Accused Of Sex AssaultAn investigation into sexual assault allegations against a south metro middle school employee has prompted police to reach out to the public, as investigators believe there could be more victims.
Attorney: Archdiocese 'Cover Up' Leads All The Way To The VaticanAn attorney in Minnesota is calling on Pope Francis to take action after documents released Wednesday show that, in his words, a "classic cover up" took place in the Twin Cities archdiocese, involving the former archbishop and top Vatican officials.
Archdiocese Docs Could Be Released In Possible SettlementWCCO-TV has learned that a long-scheduled hearing in the civil case against the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul could result in a historic settlement in the criminal case.
Hundreds Of Minnesotans Sue Over Sex AbuseIt's been nearly three years since Minnesota opened a path for lawsuits by victims of long-ago childhood sexual abuse. In that time, more than 800 people have brought abuse claims against churches, the Boy Scouts, schools and a children's theater company.
Iowa Pastors Gets 25 Years For Abusing 5-Year-Old GirlRoger Kissel was sentenced Wednesday in Sidney. In March a Fremont County jury convicted the 68-year-old of sex abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child.
St. John’s Abbey Hit With Two New Clergy Sex Abuse CasesFighting through tears, Todd Belrose recounted 35 years of pain on Tuesday resulting from alleged clergy sex abuse by Father Thomas Andert.
Nienstedt Leaves Michigan Diocese Amid Parish TurmoilA priest is leaving a Battle Creek parish as some members of the southwestern Michigan diocese became angered to learn that he led a Minnesota archdiocese during a clergy sex abuse scandal.