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  • Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses

    Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses

    Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for thousands of child sex abuses carried out by priests and promised more action following accusations of cover-ups and excessive leniency by the Vatican.

  • Chicago archdiocese hid decades of child sex abuse

    Chicago archdiocese hid decades of child sex abuse

    After a 13-year-old boy reported in 1979 that a priest raped and threatened him at gunpoint to keep quiet, the Archdiocese of Chicago assured the boy's parents that, although the cleric avoided prosecution, he would receive treatment and have no furt...

  • Sex abuse files on 30 Chicago priests going public

    Internal documents showing how officials from the Archdiocese of Chicago handled allegations of child sexual abuse by priests are about to become public.

  • Dutchman accused of abusing 400 children on webcam

    Dutchman accused of abusing 400 children on webcam

    Dutch prosecutors suspect an Amsterdam man abused hundreds of children, some as young as 12, by getting them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcams.

  • British rock singer Ian Watkins jailed for 35 years for child sex abuse

    British rock singer Ian Watkins jailed for 35 years for child sex abuse

    British rock singer Ian Watkins, the former Lostprophets frontman, was jailed for 35 years on Wednesday for the attempted rape of a baby and several other "incomprehensible" child sex offences.

  • Pope Assembles Experts To Tackle Child Sex Abuse

    Pope Assembles Experts To Tackle Child Sex Abuse

    Pope Francis on Thursday ordered the formation of a team of experts to address the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle a crisis that has plagued it for two decades.

  • BBC radio presenter arrested in sex abuse inquiry

    BBC radio presenter arrested in sex abuse inquiry

    Radio presenter Paul Gambaccini was arrested on Tuesday as part of a wider inquiry into alleged child sexual exploitation, his spokesman told the British Broadcasing Corporation (BBC) on Friday.

  • Pennsylvania State University to pay $60 million to sex abuse victims

    Pennsylvania State University to pay $60 million to sex abuse victims

    Pennsylvania State University announced on Monday a payout of $60 million for 26 victims abused by convicted child sex offender, American football coach Jerry Sandusky.

  • British artist Graham Ovenden jailed for child sex abuse

    British artist Graham Ovenden, known for his paintings of young girls, was jailed for child sex offences today after judges said an initial suspended sentence was unduly lenient.

  • BBC veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall jailed for sex assaults

    BBC veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall jailed for sex assaults

    Veteran British television and radio presenter Stuart Hall was jailed for 15 months on Monday after admitting to 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.

  • Australian dancer alleges Michael Jackson sexually abused him as child

    Australian dancer alleges Michael Jackson sexually abused him as child

    An Australian choreographer alleged Thursday that Michael Jackson sexually abused him for seven years as a child, a claim the late singer's estate described as "outrageous and sad."

  • British comedian Jimmy Tarbuck arrested over child abuse claim

    Veteran British comic Jimmy Tarbuck has become the latest celebrity to be arrested in connection with a historical child sex abuse investigation, media reported on Tuesday.

  • Pope wants Church to 'act decisively' against sex abuse

    Pope wants Church to 'act decisively' against sex abuse

    Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to "act decisively" to root out sexual abuse of children by priests and ensure the perpetrators are punished, the Vatican said on Friday.

  • New chief starts job of restoring BBC's reputation

    New chief starts job of restoring BBC's reputation

    New BBC director-general Tony Hall took up his post on Tuesday, starting the task of restoring the reputation of the world's biggest broadcaster that has been rocked by a child sex abuse scandal.

  • Be proud to be a woman, says Sofia Hayat

    Be proud to be a woman, says Sofia Hayat

    Sofia Hayat, a victim of child sex abuse, appeals to women who have been victim of rape or other violence to rise above such things and live their dreams.

  • Sex abuse: scandal the Catholic Church cannot shake

    Sex abuse: scandal the Catholic Church cannot shake

    Colm O'Gorman was 14 years old when Father Sean Fortune arrived unannounced at his parents' house in a small town in southern Ireland. The priest was given tea and a seat by the fire, and asked the teenager to help set up a youth group.

  • BBC announces staff shake-up after Jimmy Savile scandal

    BBC announces staff shake-up after Jimmy Savile scandal

    The BBC announced a staff shake-up on Thursday in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, including the replacement of the head of news who was criticised for her handling of the crisis over child sex abuse.

  • Indian child sex victims humiliated by police, says human rights group

    Indian child sex victims humiliated by police, says human rights group

    Child victims of sex assaults in India often find themselves humiliated by the police and mistreated by doctors when they pluck up the courage to report abuse, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

  • US cardinal blasted over sex abuse explanation

    A US Catholic cardinal stripped of his duties said Friday he had not known how to handle child sex abuse claims as he did not learn about it in school, drawing withering criticism from victims.

  • Jimmy Savile report details child sex abuse cases above 200

    Jimmy Savile report details child sex abuse cases above 200

    British police say the late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes over more than half a century, with most victims being children and teens who were assaulted across the length and breadth of Britain, from TV studios to hospital...

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