Priest accused of sex abuse was told to pay 20,000 euros
An Italian priest accused of sexually assaulting a teenager was told by a bishop to compensate his alleged victim with 20,000 euros, a Vatican court heard Thursday.
Michael Jackson Abuse Accusers To Sue Firms Linked To Late Star
Wade Robson and James Safechuck are reportedly planning on suing MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures. The two men appeared in the controversial documentary "Leaving Neverland" last year and accused Michael Jackson of sexual abusing them as children. Both Safechuck and Robson detailed a string of abuse claims in the 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland. Reports have…
Nigerian justice struggles with rising number of sex abuse cases
A dozen officers are squeezed into the dimly lit Lagos State Police Gender Unit between worn desks and witnesses writing statements, as the force struggles to cope with an increasing number of reports of sex abuse in Nigeria. Recent figures are scarce but according to the United Nations, one in four women in the country…
French bishops approve payouts for sex abuse victims
French bishops on Saturday approved a programme of payouts to victims of sex abuse by priests -- but survivors have already objected that the Church has not gone far enough in admitting responsibility.
Man Who Forced Wife Into Prostitution Gets 25 Years For Sex Abuse
A Singaporean man described as a "monster" by prosecutors was sentenced to 25-and-a-half years in jail Tuesday for forcing his wife into prostitution and sexually abusing their six-year-old daughter and a niece. The sentence was more than the 22 years sought by state prosecutors because of the gravity of the offences, including punching his wife…
French Priest Jailed For Sexual Abuse
A French priest was Friday sentenced to five years, two without parole, for sexually assaulting four young female parishioners, one of whom was just nine when the offences started, and embezzling 100,000 euros ($115,000) to pay one of his victims. The trial was held behind closed doors at Colmar Criminal Court, in northeast France, which…
Pope vows justice for victims of 'vile' sex abuse
Pope Francis vowed justice for victims of clerical sex abuse Monday, describing paedophilia as one of the "vilest" crimes ahead of a historic global meet on the crisis roiling the church.
Sex abuse claims could affect Olympic team
Austria's skiing federation (OSV) president warned on Sunday that allegations of sexual abuse by former skiers against a retired coach could hurt the current Olympic team in Pyeongchang. If the allegations are proven, "an apology will clearly be necessary" Peter Schrocksnadel told Austrian public television ORF from South Korea, where the Winter Olympics are being…
Chelsea could face multi-million pound claim
English Premier League giants Chelsea could face a multi-million pound, lawsuit for damages over sex abuse perpetrated by a former scout decades ago the Mail on Sunday reported.