Sexual Abuse

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July 10, 2019 - 1:07 pm
A new accuser of Jeffrey Epstein said Wednesday that the wealthy financier raped her at his New York home when she was 15.
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a Roman catholic priest listens to a man's confession
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July 01, 2019 - 8:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared "unacceptable" any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests to violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in confession. The Holy See's Apostolic Penitentiary, a tribunal dealing...
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J. D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaks during an Executive Committee plenary meeting at the Southern Baptist Convention on Monday, June 10, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 4:20 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases. The Rev. J.D. Greear, president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination,...
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June 11, 2019 - 10:31 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops have convened a high-stakes national meeting under pressure to defuse the ever-widening clergy sex-abuse crisis that has weakened the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. In remarks opening the four-day...
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 29, 2019 - 5:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican communications office on Wednesday corrected the Italian transcript of Pope Francis' comments about disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Earlier, it had omitted Francis' claim that he didn't remember if he had been told in 2013 of McCarrick's penchant for...
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May 28, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Sharing their stories doesn't come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward.
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March 28, 2019 - 11:54 am
One of the four women whom R. Kelly is charged with sexually abusing — and the only one who wasn't underage when the alleged abuse occurred — publicly leveled her accusations against the R&B singer in a televised interview that aired Thursday.
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March 14, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The latest allegations of sex abuse in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese come from a former student at St Bernard elementary school in Mt. Lebanon.
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March 14, 2019 - 12:07 pm
An acquaintance of R. Kelly's recalled how the singer once lugged a duffel bag everywhere — to recording studios, film sets and gyms. Stuffed inside, she said, was a collection of his homemade VHS sex tapes.
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March 10, 2019 - 6:52 pm
A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R. Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said Sunday.
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