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R. Kelly Charged With Sexual Abuse

February 22, 2019 |

Years of accusations appear to have caught up to R. Kelly. Prosecutors in Illinois’ Cook County charged the R&B star Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . The move comes after a grand jury had been convened to examine new allegations and after high-profile…
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French women ‘silenced about church abuse’ speak out

February 21, 2019 |

Lucie was just 16 when she became involved with a Catholic religious community after attending a holiday camp in Switzerland. At the time, she told CNN, she was “very, very, very alone” and looking for friends and affection.
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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

February 16, 2019 |

The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.
FOX News

Report Reveals Sex Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches

February 11, 2019 |

Two Texas newspapers are out with an investigation into the Southern Baptist church that reveals a long pattern of sexual abuse by church leaders, workers, and volunteers. The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News found that 380 people—everyone from ministers to youth pastors to Sunday school teachers to church…
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The Pope, for the first time, calls the sexual abuse of nuns ‘a problem’

February 6, 2019 |

For the first time, Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops as a “problem” in the Catholic Church, saying that “we’ve been working on this for some time.”
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Arizona Nurse Accused of Abuse Pleads Not Guilty

February 6, 2019 |

A nurse facing criminal charges in the rape of an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix pleaded not guilty Tuesday. The only comments by Nathan Dorceus Sutherland came when he identified himself to the court and stated his birthdate, the AP reports. Afterward,…
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Judge: Teen Girls Were the ‘Aggressor’ in Sex Abuse Case

February 5, 2019 |

Prosecutors are researching an appeal after a Kansas judge called two teenage girls the “aggressor” in a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old man and eased his prison sentence, the AP reports. The Kansas City Star reports Leavenworth County District Judge Michael Gibbens sentenced Raymond Soden in December to five years,…
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Rami Malek breaks silence about continued allegations of sexual abuse against Bryan Singer

February 3, 2019 |

Actor Rami Malek has spoken out about the allegations of sexual abuse against Bryan Singer, who directed Malek’s newest film “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
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Cardinal on Sex Abuse Allegations: They Slipped My Mind

January 16, 2019 |

Cardinal Donald Wuerl says there’s a reason why he hasn’t been completely forthcoming about abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the man who held the post before him: He forgot he knew about them, or at least some of them, per the Washington Post . That’s the story the DC archbishop—whose…
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Abuse Probe Underway After Woman Gives Birth in Ariz. Nursing Home

January 5, 2019 |

A woman in a vegetative state has given birth at an Arizona nursing facility, prompting a sex abuse investigation, KPHO reports. The woman, who has been at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix since she nearly drowned more than a decade ago, gave birth to a baby boy on Dec….
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