Police helped the Catholic Diocese of Toledo cover up sex abuse allegations for several decades, refusing to investigate or arrest priests suspected of molesting children, a newspaper reported Sunday. The (Toledo) Blade found at least five instances since the 1950s of police covering up allegations of abuse. No priest was arrested for sexual abuse until 1984, when an officer found a priest in a mall restroom, receiving oral sex from a teenager, The Blade reported.
N.Y.: Atkins files for protection
Atkins Nutritionals Inc., the company that promoted low-carb eating into a national diet craze, filed for bankruptcy court protection Sunday, a company spokesman said. Atkins has been hurt by waning popularity of its namesake diet, which focuses on eliminating carbohydrates such as bread and pasta to shed weight. A hearing on the prearranged, Chapter 11 filing was scheduled today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, spokesman Richard Rothstein said.
Teen missing from stadium found
A 13-year-old boy who disappeared from a men’s room in Yankee Stadium was found early Sunday, police said. Majelique Lewis of Stamford, Conn., vanished during the seventh-inning stretch of the Yankees-Angels game Friday night. Police spokesman Bernard Gifford said he had no information on how the boy left the stadium in the Bronx and traveled to the neighboring borough of Queens, where he was found in front of a building in good health. Between 10 and 15 children are reported missing at every Yankees game and are almost immediately located, police said.
From Herald news services