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  • According to Yant, the proliferation of ever-stranger allegations by aggressively questioned children -- and the tendency of adults to believe them -- is common in these situations, which he termed "sex-abuse hysteria."

    Stephanie Woodard: Presumed Guilty: Group Seeks to Exonerate Four Yankton Sioux Men

  • Catholic diocese to file for bankruptcy-court protection amid sex-abuse claims in recent years.

    Milwaukee Archdiocese Files for Bankruptcy

  • Lynn, who served as secretary of clergy from 1992 to 2004 under former Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, is the only U.S. church official ever charged in the sex-abuse scandal for his administrative actions.

    Philly abuse defendents to be tried together

  • Instead of being congratulated on Penn State's stellar academics, Beja is hearing all about the sex-abuse scandal that brought down the university's president and football coach in November.

    Selling Students on Penn State

  • "The reputation of Penn State has taken such a hit lately," said Beja, president of the senior class at Hinsdale Central High School, adding that the sex-abuse scandal is a strike against Penn State as she weighs her other options.

    Selling Students on Penn State

  • The church's hierarchy also sustained blows to its credibility following revelations of sex-abuse scandals and allegations of cover-ups.

    'Humbled' Dolan Is Named Cardinal

  • But just in case steering a $46-billion drug maker isn't enough, the chief executive also is leading Pennsylvania State University's inquiry into the school's response to sex-abuse allegations, a scandal that has rocked his alma mater.

    Twelve Global Executives to Watch in 2012

  • The board of trustees of Pennsylvania State University met briefly Friday morning to ratify the decisions last month to fire longtime football coach Joe Paterno and replace president Graham Spanier after both men were accused of failing to address child sex-abuse allegations.

    Penn State Board Ratifies Personnel Moves

  • Former city District Attorney Lynn Abraham, who issued the 2005 grand jury report, was among those who later lobbied lawmakers to amend the statute of limitations for child sex-abuse victims.

    Suit: U.S. Catholic leaders failed to protect kids

  • Tom Corbett, who was attorney general when the sex-abuse probe began, last week called for an investigation into the charity, which ran some programs on the Penn State campus.

    Sandusky: It Was 'Horseplay'


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