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Australian Archbishop Sentenced To 1 Year For Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse
Archbishop Philip Wilson will probably serve his time in home detention and avoid prison.
Woman Claims Mormon Church’s Cover-Up Culture Protected Her Sexual Predator Dad
Mormon leaders were told her father abused his children, Kristy Johnson said, but they didn’t call the police.
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Larry Nassar And Trainer Debbie Van Horn Charged With Child Sexual Abuse
The charges stem from an investigation into alleged sexual abuse at the Karolyi Ranch.
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Sex Abuse Fighter Joel Davis Arrested For Child Porn, Enticing Minor For Sex
The 22-year-old Columbia University student faces a possible life sentence behind bars.
10-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Said He 'Liked Boys' Before Being Beaten To Death
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Anthony Avalos may have been killed because of homophobia, investigators say.
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Migrant Children Report Physical, Verbal Abuse In At Least 3 Federal Detention Centers
“Once you’re strapped down, they have total control over you,” a Honduran child said about being restrained in a chair for hours at a Virginia facility.
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Former Vatican Diplomat Indicted On Charges Of Possessing Child Porn
Msgr. Carlo Capella was once a diplomat at the Vatican's embassy in Washington.
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Outrage After Man Gets 90 Days For Sexual Assault Of 5-Year-Old Girl
Lyle Burgess, 79, may serve his 90-day sentence under house arrest and isn’t required to register as a sex offender.
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Immigrant Children Accuse Border Patrol Of Abuse And Neglect, Report Shows
One 16-year-old filed a complaint alleging that a Border Patrol agent "threw him down and smashed his head into the ground with his boot."
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Moses Farrow Defends Woody Allen And Accuses Mia Farrow Of Abuse
Dylan Farrow called her brother's essay "beyond hurtful" and "easily disproven."
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Maryland Police Charge 3 Church Leaders With Past Abuse Of At-Risk Teen Girls
The victims, who are now adults, were enrolled in a church-run program designed to give troubled teens a safe place to live.
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Parents Slam 'Show Dogs' Scenes As Grooming Children For Sexual Abuse
Multiple scenes in which a dog’s genitals are groped have sparked criticism.
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Australian Archbishop Convicted Of Covering Up Child Sex Abuse
Archbishop Philip Wilson knew about the abuse of four boys dating back to the 1970s and did nothing.
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India Approves Death Penalty For Child Rapists Amid Outrage Over Recent Cases
In the emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet passed an executive order to amend the criminal law.
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Abuse Survivors Demand Concrete Action After Pope Admits His 'Serious Errors'
“Victims of sexual abuse need help and support, not just a show of concern," advocates say.
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My Niece Believed She Was Abused By A Satanic Cult. The Truth Is Even Scarier.
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I know too well the consequences when truth and critical thinking are outshouted by ideology, politics, paranoia or a misguided moral crusade.
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Junot Díaz: ‘I Was Raped When I Was 8 Years Old’
"I never told anyone what happened, but today I’m telling you. And anyone else who cares to listen,” the author says.
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Jaime King's 4-Year-Old Son Hit With Broken Glass In Bizarre Car Attack
Police said they charged a man who smashed the car window with felony child endangerment.
Parents Threw Hot Oil On Teen For Refusing Forced Marriage, Cops Say
Parents of the Texas teen have been charged with child abuse, and it's "highly likely" a man who offered the family $20,000 to marry her will be arrested.
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Chrissy Metz Says She Was Physically Abused By Her Stepfather As A Teen
"He would hit me if he thought I looked at him wrong," the actress told People.
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Adults Owe Child Sex Abuse Victims More Than Awareness
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Policies like mandatory reporting are a starting point, not a solution.
My Stepfather Started Raping Me When I Was 7. It Changed The Course Of My Life Forever.
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I can still smell his Old Spice. I can still feel the agony in my body.
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Education Department Launches Investigation Into How MSU Handled Larry Nassar Abuse
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she expects the school's "full and complete disclosure" throughout the process.
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Sexual Abuse Survivors Deserve Help, Not Punishment
A staggering number of incarcerated women are victims of childhood sexual abuse.
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Australian Artists Powerfully Call Attention To Child Abuse In Offshore Detention Camp
“There were all these stories that people needed to read but weren’t engaging with."
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Olympic Swimmer Says Former USA Swimming Coach Sexually Abused Her For Years
Ariana Kukors says her longtime coach Sean Hutchison began "grooming" her when she was 13.
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