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AP: Exchange student sponsor out over abuse claims

JACKSON, Miss. — An organization has lost its government designation to bring foreign exchange students to the United States after facing allegations of mismanagement and lax oversight that included students being placed in homes where they were sexually abused.

State Department spokeswoman Susan Pittman said Friday Pacific Intercultural Exchange, or PIE, was removed Wednesday from the department’s list of official sponsors.

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