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Outrage: Judge calls rapist he's sentencing 'a good man'

Provo - A Utah judge has angered a victim and others after he referred to the former Mormon bishop he was sentencing for rape and sexual abuse as “an extraordinarily good man.” This was not the first time Judge Thomas Low angered people during the trial.

U.S. soldiers ordered to ignore sex abuse in Afghanistan: Report

Scrutiny mounts against a reported United States government policy of ignoring blatant acts of child sexual abuse among Afghan commanders of local police forces propped up by the American government to stave off Taliban advances in Afghanistan.

Wide-reaching sexual abuse ring involves pols, celebs, police say

Authorities in the United Kingdom suspect over 1,400 suspects of sexually abusing children in connection with a far-reaching abuse scheme.

Review: One year after 'Bring Back Our Girls,' an artist tries to heal us Special

Canadian artist James Picard has had enough of the "chin-up" mentality that has allowed millions of people to experience horrible, traumatic events and never discuss them again.

Detroit woman says she killed children to stop abuse

Detroit - Mitchelle Blair, the Detroit mother who was arrested March 24 in connection with the deaths of two of her children found in a freezer in the home the family was being evicted from, has admitted to killing the two children, according to Detroit police.

Report: U.S. soldiers allegedly abused underage Colombian girls

Melgar - A new report released by the Colombian government points the finger at U.S. soldiers and contractors working in the country between 2003 and 2007 claiming sexual abuse of at least 54 young girls.

Alleged rape victim speaks no English, court assumes she does

A witness testifying before the Inner Crown London Court as part of a serious criminal trial didn't speak much English, and an entire hour passed before anyone realized it.

Op-Ed: Bill Cosby and the Barbara Bowman rape allegation

A woman, Barbara Bowman, has alleged that Bill Cosby, 77, abused her sexually as an aspiring 17-year-old actress. Bowman, now 47, claimed that Cosby took advantage of her youth and vulnerability when he took her under his wing as a mentor.

Florida father who beat son's sexual abuser now wants donations

Daytona Beach - Some who applauded the Daytona Beach father who battered a man he'd allegedly caught sexually abusing his son last week are now starting to retract their praise after seeing that he later tried to capitalize off the situation via crowd sourcing.

Arizona high school student accused of sexually abusing 18 girls

Florence - An 18-year-old high school senior is being referred to as a serial sex offender and rapist after being arrested twice in one week for sexually assaulting 18 girls. Police believe there are more victims.

Viral short film 'Oppressed Majority' reverses roles (Video)

Imagine a world where it was the men who were sexually harassed and abused in the streets by women and the men who were in charge of child care. A French director put together a short video showing just this scenario and it is going viral.

Golden Globes 2014: Mia and Ronan Farrow rip Woody Allen tribute

If the Golden Globes Awards had an award category for best tweet during its Sunday night's telecast, no doubt the honor would go to mother and son, Mia and Ronan Farrow, for their blistering comments on Woody Allen.

Pa. Court reverses priests conviction over sex abuse charges

Philadelphia - A Catholic priest’s conviction for child endangerment was overturned today by a Pennsylvania appeals court because the child endangerment law did not apply to those supervising people who are in charge of children.

Google cracks down on Internet child pornography, sexual abuse

Google will block global search results connected to child sex abuse and pornography. The Internet giant is introducing algorithmic changes to its engine and starting to monitor pornographic images and videos to help clean-up the web.

Chicago RN charged with sexually abusing paralyzed war veteran

Chicago - A male registered nurse at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has been charged with sexually abusing a quadriplegic Afghanistan war veteran who is unable to speak.

Two men guilty of more than 50 child sex offences via Internet

Sheffield - Two Yorkshire men who pleaded guilty to over 50 child sex offences against ten boys will not face additional charges related to added allegations. The married men, one of whom is HIV positive, admitted the abuse of boys as young as 13 since the year 2005.

Anoushka Shankar discusses Delhi gang rape

Delhi - Back in February, musician Anoushka Shankar revealed she had been abused by a man her "parents trusted" during her childhood.

Behind bars:Philly priest accused of raping 11-year-old altar boy

Philadelphia - Bail is set at $1 million for a Philadelphia priest accused of raping an 11-year-old altar boy over a period of four years.

Domestic violence soaring in India, woman beheads abusive husband

Underscoring the extremity of the violence against women in India, a woman beheaded her husband in the Sivaganga district after facing intolerable abuse from him.

Nigel Evans, senior UK Tory politician, charged with rape

London - A deputy speaker of the House of Commons, Tory MP Nigel Evans, 55, has resigned following allegations of rape. He will continue as an MP for the Ribble Valley but as an Independent politician.

British man arrested in Spain for abuse of granddaughter

Mijas - An 80-year-old British man has been arrested in Calahonda, a suburb of Mijas in southern Spain. He had fled the UK after being sentenced for sexually abusing his granddaughter.

Spanish police arrest Irish priest accused of child sexual abuse

Arona - National Police in Tenerife have located an 85-year-old Irish priest accused of sexually abusing three altar boys for years. He was detained under a European arrest warrant.

'God told me to': Why ex-pope Benedict resigned

When former Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world in February announcing his resignation from the papacy, the 86-year-old said he left his office due to the effects of aging. Now a new report says he got his pink slip from a different source — God.

Sandusky 'victim 5' reaches settlement with Penn State

State College - Penn State has reached its first settlement with a key victim of Jerry Sandusky, the first of what is expected to be dozens of settlements for his victims.

WHO: Violence and sexual assault on women a global 'epidemic'

An analysis led by the World Health Organization has concluded that violence and sexual assaults against women has reached a worldwide "epidemic."

UN report highlights Congo's continuing rape crisis

Goma - A new report by United Nations human rights inspectors says Congolese troops carried out systematic rapes of women and girls numbering nearly 200 toward the end of last year.

Review: Egoyan's Salome — Gruesome, thrilling, and a great orchestra Special

Toronto - Richard Strauss' 1905 opera 'Salome' has all the elements of great opera: intense drama, a soaring score, challenging vocal lines. The current Toronto production, directed by Atom Egoyan, adds a modern twist.

Pope Francis calls for 'decisive action' on sex abuse by priests

In his first comments about clerical sexual abuse, Pope Francis has called for action to combat and end clerical sexual abuse on minors.

The effects of child abuse Special

Maureen Lowell, a licensed marriage and family therapist, defines child abuse as any treatment either a single incident or a pattern of any treatment over time that harms or potentially harms the physical, emotional or developmental needs of the child.

Women protest mini-skirt ban in Windhoek, Namibia (video)

Windhoek - Namibian women were out in the streets of Windhoek in their hundreds, protesting over police intentions to arrest women wearing mini-skirts for "indecency."
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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, president of Argentina, with Pope Francis
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Monsignor William Lynn  shown here in clerical attire  was found guilty Friday  June 22  2012  of on...
Monsignor William Lynn, shown here in clerical attire, was found guilty Friday, June 22, 2012, of one count of child endangerment, making him the highest-ranking cleric accused of imperiling children by helping cover up sexual abuse
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Robert Brennan  a Catholic priest  has been arrested on charges that include raping an altar boy.
Robert Brennan, a Catholic priest, has been arrested on charges that include raping an altar boy.
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Fr. Richard McCormick at his court hearing
Fr. Richard McCormick at his court hearing
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Yawgood Scout Camps August, 23, 1971 incident report
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Sexual abuse of women in Somalia is a growing problem
Sexual abuse of women in Somalia is a growing problem
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On April 14  a group of students and former students organized a protest in Berlin against the educa...
On April 14, a group of students and former students organized a protest in Berlin against the educational system in Catholic schools.

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