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Huddersfield grooming: Twenty guilty of campaign of rape and abuse

Image caption The men, all from Yorkshire, went by nicknames including “Dracula”, “Bully”, “Beastie” and “Nurse” Twenty men have been found guilty of being part of a grooming gang that raped and abused girls as young as 11 in Huddersfield. The men were convicted of more than 120 offences against 15 girls. Victims were plied with drink and drugs and ...

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Chile court hears appeal of case seeking damages from Church over abuse claims

(Reuters) – Three men, who have accused Chilean priest Fernando Karadima of sexual abuse, asked a court in Santiago on Thursday to find the Roman Catholic Church in Chile responsible for “moral damages,” claiming the Church had covered up abuse, and to pay them a total of 450 million pesos ($650,000). James Hamilton, Jose Andres Murillo and Juan Carlos Cruz ...

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Archdiocese of Washington Drops List of 28 Clergymen ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sex Abuse

The Archdiocese of Washington has released the names of 28 clergy members accused of sexually abusing children since 1948. The archdiocese posted the list with the name of every accused priest on its website Monday evening.   It sees the letter as “a necessary step toward full transparency and accountability and the process of healing.” The Catholic archdiocese also said ...

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House of Commons abuse cases ‘tolerated and concealed’

Image copyright Getty Images “Disturbing” cases of bullying and sexual harassment have “long been tolerated and concealed” in the House of Commons, according to a report. Author Dame Laura Cox QC said there was a culture of “deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence”. She said the procedures for protecting staff were inadequate and said “broad cultural change” was needed. Speaker John ...

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Sex abuse leaflets ‘won’t protect a soul’

Image caption The C5 notices contain information about what constitutes a child sex offence Police are giving those at risk of committing child sexual exploitation crimes, leaflets urging them to stop their behaviour, the BBC has learned. The “C5 notices” – used by Hampshire Police when there is not enough evidence to charge – urge the person to seek help. ...

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Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over sexual abuse allegations

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops who have been caught up in the country’s widening sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis speaks during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile The Vatican named the two men as Francisco José Cox ...

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Simone Biles: Speaking about Larry Nassar abuse empowered me

Biles hopes sharing abuse story will encourage others to speak out Simone Biles says it was a “relief” and “empowering” to speak out about being the victim of sexual abuse by jailed US Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. In January 2018 Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years after nearly 160 women accused him of sexual abuse. Biles, 21, ...

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Pope orders ‘thorough study’ of Vatican documents in McCarrick abuse case

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has ordered a “thorough study” of all documents in Holy See offices concerning disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican said on Saturday in its first response to accusations that have shaken the Catholic Church. FILE PHOTO: Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick from U.S. arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the ...

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