The Louisville Metro Police Department concealed at least , records documenting the sexual abuse of Explorer Scouts by two officers and lied to keep the files from the public, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. The newspaper requested records on sexual abuse of minors by two officers in the Explorer Scout program for youths interested in law enforcement careers. In fact, the department still had at least , records, which the city allowed to be deleted. The records could shed light on when officials learned of allegations of sexual abuse of youths by officers and what the officials did or failed to do about it. In , the police department confirmed an officer was under investigation for his conduct in the program for young people. The suit, which six other plaintiffs joined, accused the city and the police department of conspiring to cover up the abuse.
Saint hid sex abuse, says author
UK inquiry: Monks hid sex abuse to protect church reputation
Subscriber Account active since. LONDON AP — A British inquiry has concluded that sexual abuse at two leading Roman Catholic schools in Britain was considerably higher than is reflected by conviction figures, with monks hiding allegations to protect the church's reputation. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse issued a scathing report Thursday, saying that monks at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset hid allegations of "appalling sexual abuse" against pupils as young as seven. The inquiry says the schools, which are linked to the English Benedictine Congregation monasteries, were run at times by "secretive, evasive and suspicious" officials who avoided reporting misconduct. Ten people linked to the schools have been cautioned over or convicted of sexual activity or pornography offenses, but inquiry chief Alexis Jay says "the true scale of the abuse, however, is likely to be considerably higher. Insider logo The word "Insider".
Louisville Police Hid Files on Officer Sex Abuse
A new book claims that the patron saint of Catholic schools covered up the first sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. The schools flourished and quickly became established throughout Catholic Europe. Yet in , the order was abolished by the Pope amid rumours of a scandal. The book portrays the patron saint as covering up the behaviour of his colleagues by moving and promoting the perpetrators.
A four-month investigation found the late Ravi Zacharias leveraged his reputation as a world-famous Christian apologist to abuse massage therapists in the United States and abroad over more than a decade while the ministry led by his family members and loyal allies failed to hold him accountable. He used his need for massage and frequent overseas travel to hide his abusive behavior, luring victims by building trust through spiritual conversations and offering funds straight from his ministry. Zacharias solicited and received photos until a few months before his death in May at age Zacharias warned the woman—a fellow believer—if she ever spoke out against him, she would be responsible for millions of souls lost when his reputation was damaged.