Defrocked Priest Is About to Be Freed Amid Renewed Fury

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE July 26, 2017 BOSTON — When he was 21 and coming out as gay, John Harris was referred to a charismatic street priest, Paul Shanley, for guidance. “He raped me, under the pretense of helping me,” Mr. Harris, now...

New Hampshire Will Investigate St. Paul’s School Over Sex Abuse

After reports of sexual misconduct, the exclusive St. Paul’s School will be examined by the state attorney general for evidence of child endangerment and obstruction.

DeVos Says She Will Revisit Obama-Era Sexual Assault Policies

After a “really emotionally draining day“ of meeting with victims and those accused of sexual assault, the education secretary made her first public comments on the issue.

Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear

By ERICA L. GREEN and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG July 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — The letters have come in to her office by the hundreds, heartfelt missives from college students, mostly men, who had been accused of rape or sexual assault. Some...

What Divided the Cosby Jurors? Words, for One Thing

By GRAHAM BOWLEY and SOPHIE WODZAK June 30, 2017 One hurdle prosecutors had to clear to secure a conviction of Bill Cosby was obvious from the start of his sexual assault trial. The credibility of the complainant, Andrea Constand, who had continued...