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Sex abuse at Chilean church school was an unending 'perverse game': victim

Vi - Sexual abuse at the hands of priests marked the childhood of Jaime Concha since the day when, at age 10, he entered a school run by the Marist Brothers religious order in Santiago.He is now 55 years old and a doctor.

Pakistan acquits 12 men accused of child sex abuse

Lahore - A Pakistani court acquitted 12 men of child sex abuse and blackmail charges on Saturday, the latest verdict in a massive paedophilia scandal that rocked the country in August 2015.

'Evil' UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years

Liverpool - Former British football trainer Barry Bennell was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday for abusing 12 boys he coached between 1979 and 1991, with the judge branding him "sheer evil".

Vatican investigator meets Chile abuse victim in New York

New York - A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican's top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile.

Pope revives sexual abuse panel

Vatican City - The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests.

Pope often meets 'devastated' sex abuse victims

Vatican City - Pope Francis holds regular private meetings with the victims of sex abuse by paedophile priests, the Vatican said Thursday, as the Catholic Church grapples with a scandal the pontiff has described as a "great humiliation"."It's horrible.

Football: Justice at last for Bennell's victims

London - Shaking with emotion, the victims of Barry Bennell told of their decades of trauma inflicted by the paedophile football coach who destroyed their lives.

White House says Trump 'shocked' by allegations against aides

Washington - The White House insisted Sunday that Donald Trump was "shocked and disturbed" by allegations of domestic abuse that led two staffers to resign, after the president faced flak for saying lives were being ruined by possibly false claims.

Britain's Kate facing BAFTA black dress 'dilemma'

London - The Duchess of Cambridge could face a tricky decision at Britain's BAFTA film awards, a newspaper reported Friday, if female attendees decide to wear black in protest at sexual harassment.

Pope was informed about accused Chilean bishop: ex-Vatican panel member

Vatican City - A former member of the Vatican's child protection panel said Tuesday that she sent Pope Francis a letter warning him about a Chilean bishop accused of covering up for a paedophile priest, contradicting the pontiff's previous remarks.

Disgraced USA Gymnastics doc sentenced to another 40-125 years

Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually abused girls and young women for decades under the guise of medical treatment, was sentenced Monday to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison.

Nassar hearing halted as father lunges at disgraced doctor

Chicago - The father of three sexual abuse victims lunged at Larry Nassar in court Friday, bringing the former USA Gymnastics doctor's final sentencing hearing to an abrupt halt while order was restored.

'We were deceived:' town apologizes to gymnastics doc victim

Chicago - Authorities in a Michigan town offered a public apology Thursday to a victim of Larry Nassar for the police's failure to believe that she was sexually abused by the former USA Gymnastics doctor more than a decade ago.

New Zealand to probe abuse of children in state care

Wellington - New Zealand ordered a high-level inquiry into historical abuse of children in state care Thursday, saying past failures must be acknowledged to prevent it happening again.

Gymnastics doc abused at least 265 women and girls, court told

Charlotte - The number of women and girls now known to have been abused by Larry Nassar has risen to 265, a Michigan judge told a final sentencing hearing Wednesday where the former USA Gymnastics doctor faced his accusers once again.

Pope to send investigator to Chile over accused bishop

Vatican City - Pope Francis will send the Vatican's top expert on sex abuse to Chile to hear from witnesses in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering for a paedophile priest, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

Larry Nassar, a sexual predator disguised as a healer

Chicago - To a generation of young gymnasts, he was known simply as "Larry" -- a miracle worker of sorts whose medical skills helped propel the American national team to a string of Olympic victories.That was the myth.

Up to 175 years in jail for disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor

Lansing - Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday after a week of raw emotional testimony by scores of women he sexually abused for years under the guise of medical treatment.

Gymnastics champ Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse scandal

Chicago - Six-time Olympic medal winner Aly Raisman, among dozens of American gymnasts who have testified they were abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, has ripped the US Olympic Committee saying it had "failed" the young athletes and must be held accounta...

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Chicago - Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

Italy's Berlusconi backs Deneuve's views on harassment

Rome - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi backed French actress Catherine Deneuve on Thursday for saying that men should be "free to hit on" women.

Vatican takes over scandal-hit Catholic group in Peru

Vatican City - The Vatican has taken control of a Catholic movement in Peru whose founder is accused of sexual abuse, just days before the pontiff visits the country.

Norway Labour party deputy leader resigns amid sex claims

Oslo - Former Norwegian minister Trond Giske, a deputy leader of the Labour party, announced his resignation on Sunday after accusations that he sexually harassed young women.

Hong Kong woman ordered to pay abused maid $100,000

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for starving and beating her Indonesian domestic helper was ordered by a court on Thursday to pay more than $100,000 in damages for the "inhumane" abuse.

UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to C. Africa

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers.

UN votes on more peacekeepers, prevent sex abuse in C. Africa

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Wednesday a draft resolution that will add 900 troops to the UN mission in the Central African Republic and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers.

USA gymnastics star Aly Raisman reveals abuse by former team doctor

Washington - Olympic gold medal-winning US gymnast Aly Raisman has revealed that she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat revenge porn

Sydney - Facebook is trying to combat "revenge porn" by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent.

May urges 'culture of respect' after sex scandals

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday called for a "culture of respect" in Britain's parliament as she prepares to hold cross-party talks on how to crack down on sexual abuse after a slew of scandals.

UK parliament sleaze row 'clearing out' bad behaviour

London - British interior minister Amber Rudd declared Sunday that a scandal over sexual harassment rocking the country's political circles was a "watershed moment" that was "clearing out" inappropriate behaviour.
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