Judge Approves Diocese Of New Ulm's $34M Settlement With Abuse Victims"The Church is a safer place for children and young people today thanks to the courage of abuse survivors who advocated strongly for changes to protect the vulnerable and hold abusers and Church leaders accountable," Bishop John LeVoir said.
University Of Minnesota Investigating Ex-Hockey Assistant Thomas Adrahtas Over Sexual Abuse AllegationsThe University of Minnesota is investigating allegations that a former men's hockey assistant sexually abused players more than 30 years ago.
Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy Amid Allegations Of Sexual AbuseThe local Boy Scout council told WCCO that any financial restructuring is limited to the national organization. They said all camps and activates will continue as planned.
Catholic Church Orders More Inquiry Into Crookston Bishop Michael HoeppnerThe investigation centers on allegations that Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner engaged in "acts or omissions intended to interfere with or avoid civil or canonical investigations of clerical sexual misconduct."
Illinois Prosecutors Make Plan For Their 1st R. Kelly TrialIllinois prosecutors said Wednesday that the first of four Chicago sexual abuse cases against R. Kelly that they’ll take to trial involves a hairdresser who says the R&B singer forced himself on her during a 2003 appointment.
New Ulm Diocese Reaches $34M Settlement With Abuse VictimsThe Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota has reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case with 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others.
Minneapolis Man Imprisoned For Groping Women At Iowa CollegeA Minneapolis man has been imprisoned for roaming a dorm at a northeast Iowa college and touching sleeping students. He was sentenced Monday to more than 14 years.
'A Real Systemic Failure': Red Wing Juvenile Inmate Sues Over Alleged Sexual Abuse By OfficerAllegations of sexual misconduct at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Red Wing has led to the firing of an employee, and sparked a civil lawsuit on behalf of the young victim.
$10M Settlement Reached In Duluth Diocese Church Abuse CasesThe attorney for 125 claimants in the diocese's bankruptcy case, Jeff Anderson, says the agreement requires the diocese to pay them $40 million.
'I Hope Their Voices Are Heard': R. Kelly Allegations Prompt Conversations Around AbuseAccusations like those against R. Kelly are giving a new voice to underage victims.
Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Toddler From FargoA Nevada man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing a toddler from the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area.
Private School Says Teacher Abused 7 Boys 5 Decades AgoWard Bates taught at Minneapolis' Blake School after leaving Landon School in Maryland.
Former Priest To Face Trial For Alleged Abuse Decades AgoA former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial.
'House Of Horrors': Former Student Seeks To Close Central MN Catholic SchoolA former student of Holy Innocents' Catholic School in Waite Park has filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually abused by five staff members and a priest when she attended the school from 1978 to 1984.
Catholics Consider Withholding Donations Amid ScandalsCalls to financially boycott the Catholic Church are not new. Five years ago, after sex-abuse scandals rocked the archdiocese in St. Paul, Minnesota, parishioners talked about withholding their donations in protest.