Since the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is a nonprofit, covering up sexual abuse allegations would be a violation of the organization’s standing.
Survivors, as well as those with knowledge of sexual abuse by clergy, in the DC area can report incidents by either calling or sending an email.
The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., confirmed in a statement Friday that ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is living at St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, a rural town of about 1,200 that lies more than 250 miles west of Kansas City. The Friary is within a block of Victoria Elementary School.
After an investigation revealed decades of child sex abuse and cover-ups by the Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is now seeking any information of similar abuse in Maryland schools or “place[s] of worship.”
A Rockville man “groomed, persuaded, and enticed the minor to engage in sex acts,” federal prosecutors said.
It was a turbulent week for the Catholic Church after a Pennsylvania grand jury report alleged a decadeslong, systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by more than 300 priests. The Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, told WTOP how he believes the church can move forward from this scandal.
A Justice Department official described the Mennonite missionary from Virginia who lived in Haiti for more than a decade as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Christopher Speights, a former substitute teacher and basketball coach in Prince George’s County who sexually abused dozens of children he interacted with, is awaiting his sentencing in Worcester County. But prosecutors have their work cut out for them in trying to identify the many victims of his abuse.
A Maryland volleyball coach has been charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl in Howard and Anne Arundel counties.
A former youth softball coach in Virginia has been convicted on 30 of 34 sex crime counts involving children.
Cash that will help police in Maryland shrink a backlog of digital evidence — which is often used to catch child predators — has finally started flowing. Meanwhile, there is momentum building in Annapolis to pass legislation that could better protect children from sexual abuse.
A Maryland man has been convicted of sexually abusing a teenager he met while giving her piano lessons at a D.C. music store in 2011.
A former substitute teacher in Charles County was arrested Thursday after a Charles County grand jury indicted him on charges on sex abuse and solicitation of a minor.
Carlos Bell admitted to coercing 10 children to take part in illicit acts for the purpose of creating child pornography over a two-year period, federal prosecutors said.
While the Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent was set to talk about the school budget Monday, some had questions about another matter: child sex abuse in county schools.
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