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Missouri Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Molesting 11-Year-Old Girl Gets Probation
Joseph Meili's plea agreement removed kidnapping and statutory rape charges.
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Southern Baptists Take Steps To Confront Racism, Sex Abuse Crisis
Delegates at the SBC's national meeting in Alabama made it clear that churches can be expelled from the denomination for racism or mishandling abuse allegations.
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Sexual Abuse Survivors To Protest Outside Southern Baptist National Meeting
Survivors and advocates are gathering in Alabama as the Southern Baptist Convention begins its annual meeting.
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Catholic Church Spent Millions Fighting Laws That Help Sexual Abuse Victims: Report
A new study says that the church poured at least $10.6 million into lobbying efforts in eight Northeastern states.
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Woman Says Catholic Priest Seduced Her During Counseling And Church Failed To Act
By Nicole Winfield, AP
Laura Pontikes says she feels betrayed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo after coming forward with claims that a Catholic priest manipulated her into a sexual relationship during a vulnerable point in her life.
R. Kelly Faces New Set Of Sexual Abuse Charges In Chicago: Reports
Cook County officials have already filed 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse against the singer.
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Leaked Emails Prove Top Catholic Officials Knew Ex-Cardinal Slept With Seminarians
Despite restrictions imposed by the Vatican, Theodore McCarrick was allowed to rise in the ranks and play prominent diplomatic roles under Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
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Ellen DeGeneres Says Stepdad Groped Her When She Was A Teen
The talk show host discussed the heartbreaking details of her sexual abuse with David Letterman.
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Five Former Michigan Catholic Priests Charged With Sex Crimes
The charges are part of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's investigation into the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in her state.
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Walt Disney World Employee Tried To Arrange Sex With 8-Year-Old Girl: DOJ
Authorities said the suspect showed up at a hotel in Orlando, Florida, carrying condoms and a child-sized pink dress.
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Former USA Diving Coach Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery Of Teen Diver
Former diver Estee Pryor says William Bohonyi repeatedly pressured her into sex when she was 16 years old at Ohio State University.
Ohio State 'Rolled Out The Welcome Mat' For Accused Sexual Predator Dr. Richard Strauss
Survivors say a new report should require the school to take action against the former sports doctor, and that coaches like Jim Jordan had to have been aware.
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How An Elite Private School Is Dodging Blame For Sexual Assault Of A Student
When a teen accused a teacher of statutory rape, Brentwood School used mandatory arbitration to silence his civil lawsuit.
Ohio State Doctor Abused At Least 177 Students, Report Finds
Dr. Richard Strauss was a faculty member at OSU for 20 years, and he spent much of that time as the athletics team physician.
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In Alabama, Performing Abortions Would Carry Harsher Penalties Than Many Sex Crimes
Alabama's Human Life Protection Act would make it a felony to perform abortions, even in cases involving incest -- a crime with a lesser penalty.
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Monster Energy Ousts Executive Nearly 3 Years After Assault Charges
Brent Hamilton was let go after allegedly sending sexually explicit texts to a co-worker. He's still awaiting trial for allegedly strangling a woman.
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Pope Francis Orders All Catholic Priests, Nuns To Report Sexual Abuse And Cover-Ups
The law from the Vatican provides whistleblower protections for anyone making a report.
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Common Says He Was Molested By A Family Friend As A Child
The rapper and actor recalled how his role in "The Tale," alongside Laura Dern, helped him come to terms with his painful memory of abuse.
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Madonna Says Michael Jackson Is 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
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The Queen of Pop told British Vogue she hasn't seen "Leaving Neverland," which lays out sexual abuse claims against Jackson.
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The Best Thing About HBO’s Larry Nassar Doc Is That It's Not About Larry Nassar
Erin Lee Carr's "At The Heart Of Gold" centers survivors instead of the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor.
Nearly 8,000 Alleged Child Abusers Identified In Boy Scouts' Files, Review Finds
The BSA also reported 12,254 alleged victims within its organization dating back to 1944.
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Los Angeles Archdiocese Agrees To Record $8 Million Settlement Over Teen's Abuse
Advocates ask how teacher Juan Ivan Barajas preyed on the girl years after U.S. Catholic bishops acted to stop sex abuse.
Preschool At D.C. Synagogue Accused Of Enabling 'Systemic' Child Sexual Abuse
Families of eight children say Washington Hebrew Congregation and its head of schools repeatedly ignored red flags about a predator teacher.
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Oprah Winfrey Hasn't 'Wavered' On Her 'After Neverland' Special Despite Backlash
The media mogul said she hasn't received that much "hateration" since Ellen DeGeneres' historic coming-out episode.
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Pope Benedict Emerges From Retirement To Claim Abuse Crisis Started With Sexual Revolution
By Nicole Winfield, AP
The retired pope published an essay pointing to the sexual revolution and flawed church laws as reasons for the Catholic church's abuse scandal.
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Women Sexually Abused By Catholic Nuns Speak Up: She Told Me It Was ‘God’s Love’
Two survivors share stories of grooming, emotional manipulation and sexual abuse by nuns in the Catholic Church.
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