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Florida father pummels accused pederast

Daytona Beach - All men are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law, but that didn't stop one Florida father from delivering swift, violent justice on a man he allegedly found touching his son.

Paul Gambaccini latest Operation Yewtree arrest

London - The latest suspect arrested by Operation Yewtree officers in the UK is veteran DJ, radio and TV presenter Paul Gambaccini, 64. Friday news broke that he was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of historical sexual offences.

Pope Francis broadens laws on child abuse, Vatican leaks

Rometta - Pope Francis made a move Thursday to end years of alleged sex scandals damaging the Catholic Church, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing child abuse, prostitution and pornography as punishable crimes.

Assailants in Nirbhaya's gang-rape and murder brought to court

New Delhi - As five of the six accused are awaiting trial for the rape and murder of "Nirbhaya," two of the perpetrators have stepped forward offering to be witnesses to testify against the other three. Also, the accused have problems finding legal representation.

Catholic church sex abusers' names to be released, judge rules

Los Angeles - The names of high-ranking catholic church leaders will be released in internal church records that contain sex abuse complaints against priests.

Sandusky housed with death row inmates to serve out sentence

With concerns for his well-being, disgraced former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison which houses most of the state's death row inmates.

London court rules Catholic Church can be liable for sex abuse

London - In a case of alleged sex abuse by a Catholic priest that has been described as a "test case," a High Court in London has ruled the Catholic Church can be held liable for the offenses of its priests.

Former Penn State coach charged with felony sex abuse of minors

State College - A former legend, Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been indicted on felony charges of sex crimes against minors. A grand jury has indicted him for abuse that allegedly spanned 15 years.

Support group: Vatican abuse publication a ‘last-minute ploy’

Wednesday’s publication by the Vatican of files concerning a case of a priest accused of sexually abusing children has been denounced by a victim support group as a “last-minute ploy.”

Halifax Archbishop explains why Church must pay sex abuse victims

Yarmouth - In a letter to parishioners of the Yarmouth diocese, the Halifax Roman Catholic Archbishop is appealing for understanding as to why the Church must pay settlements to victims of sexual abuse.

Report: Sex abuse in Muslim families goes unreported

Rabea, Zohra, Ibtisam and Saïda, are Dutch-Moroccan women who were sexually abused by members of their families. They decided to speak out after years of silence due to threats and fear of bringing ‘dishonour’ on the family.

Protestors rally ahead of UK papal visit

The Protest the Pope campaign in the UK will brief the press tomorrow to further outline its protest plans and its charges against Pope Benedict XVI, days before he is due to visit the country amid controversy.

Church rejects even celibate would-be priests – if they’re gay

Even some celibate candidates for priesthood are being shunned by the Catholic Church as it vets those who want to take their oaths. But mainly gay ones.

Sex scandal could hit Catholic Church coffers

The Catholic sex-abuse scandal could have a devastating effect on the church’s finances in Italy, Vatican officials fear.

Teacher sex cases in U. S. public schools unreported, unpunished

An estimated 4 to 5 million U.S. public school students may be at risk or become victims of sexual assault by school employees and teachers. Even so, media outlets and public officials remain tight-lipped, cover-up allegations, and fight disclosure.

Vatican Secretary of State denies covering up sex abuses

Santiago - Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, currently visiting Chile, denied that the church and Pope Benedict XVI ignored sexual abuses by priests while the current Pope headed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The Church, Sex Abuse Legislation, Robocalls, and a Lawsuit

A surprising confluence of intense issues has concentrated itself in Brooklyn, New York. All this might not have come to light, had not the Bishop tried to thank the Assemblyman

Natascha Kampusch To Josef Fritzl: You're A Lying Egotist, What You've Done is Sick

Natascha Kampusch, like Elisabeth Fritzl, was held captive in a cellar for a good number of years. Now, Kampusch has some words to say to Josef Fritzl.

Elisabeth Fritzl Writes A Letter of Thanks To Well-Wishers

After being rescued from captivity from her father, Elisabeth Fritzl and her surviving children have written a letter thanking those for their support.

American Catholic Sex Abuse Extends To Prisons

In the midst of the sexual abuse scandals within the American Catholic clergy, the magnitude of it all has extended towards the US prison system.

Victim To Pope: 'The Cancer In The Ministry Stole His Youth and Innocence'

After Pope Benedict XVI talked with victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic clergy during his first trip to the United States, one of them has stepped forth and given his story about his experience.

Psychiatrist Said Girls In The FDLS-Sect Too Young and Immature For Marriage

According to a child psychiatrist who had interviewed the children rescued from the polygamist sect compound in Central Texas, they had the notions of fear of eternal damnation drilled into their heads.

Victims of Sex Abuse By Clergy Meet With Pope Benedict XVI

In addressing American Catholic bishops in regards to the sex scandals in the clergy, Pope Benedict XVI had met with those who have been victimized by sexual abuse at the hands of the clergy.

UK children rescued from sex abuse ring

Eight British children between six and fourteen years old have been rescued and arrests were made in the UK, Australia and the US. detectives believe that they broken up one of the sophisticated paedophile rings ever.

Oregon State Bar Dismisses Charge Against Governor Kulongoski

The State Bar of Oregon today dismissed an appeal of a complaint filed against Governor Kulongoski by Radio Host Lars Larson that Governor Kulongoski knew about former Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt’s sexual abuse of a teenaged girl.

German Authorities Seek Thousands In Child Porn Case

Investigating what is considered the biggest sex abuse network on the internet in the history of Germany; prosecutors are seeking out 12,000 people who are suspected of being part of that network.

News + Op-Ed: Church Abuse Victims Go Beyond Those Sexually Abused

The L.A. Times reported how several nuns at the Sister of Bethany house in Santa Barbara were informed by the Los Angeles Archdiocese that their convent will be sold to help pay for the Archdiocese’s recent $660-million priest sex abuse settlement.

Teen Now Facing Over 100 Sex Abuse Charges

A third victim has come forward accusing a teenager in North Carolina wiht sex abuse. New charges have been filed.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego has filed bankruptcy

Largest Catholic dioscese ever files for bankruptcy due to sexual abuse lawsuits, answering the question, 'Where was your God ?' He was in court, applying for Chapter 11.

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