Pedophile Scandal Can’t Crack the Closed Circles of Literary France

The scandal surrounding the writer Gabriel Matzneff was not limited to his pedophilia. It also opened a window on the entrenched and clubby nature of many of France’s elite institutions.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #conflicts-of-interest, #editions-gallimard, #france, #giudicelli-christian, #matzneff-gabriel, #prix-renaudot, #sex-crimes, #writing-and-writers

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Buffalo Diocese Accused of Yearslong Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse

The state attorney general said in a lawsuit that two former church leaders helped shelter more than two dozen priests accused of harming children.

#attorneys-general, #buffalo-ny, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #james-letitia, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

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The Frustration and the Fury of Pakistan’s Women

The country fails its women from the very top of government leadership to those who live in our homes.

#baloch-qandeel, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #domestic-violence, #hikes-and-hiking, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 81,000

The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.

#boy-scouts, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #girl-scouts, #oregon, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #staten-island-nyc

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Justice Dept. Finds ‘Poor Judgment’ but No Misconduct in 2006 Jeffrey Epstein Inquiry

The results of an internal investigation into Miami prosecutors’ handling of child trafficking allegations against the disgraced financier prompted criticism that the department evaded responsibility.

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The Vatican’s Explosive McCarrick Report: 5 Takeaways

A new report about a disgraced former cardinal had the potential to implicate three separate papacies in scandal.

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Vatican Report Places Blame for McCarrick’s Ascent on John Paul II

In elevating Theodore E. McCarrick to the position of cardinal, the former pope disregarded warnings and believed the prelate’s denials about sexual misconduct, an inquiry found.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #francis, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Vatican Report Concludes McCarrick’s Ascent Was Aided by Misleading Accounts

In elevating the disgraced prelate, Pope John Paul II believed his denials about sexual misconduct and relied on “inaccurate and incomplete” testimony from bishops, an investigation says.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #francis, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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What Do We Do About Q?

The conspiracy theories seem ridiculous, but the consequences are real.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #conspiracy-theories, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #qanon, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Apollo Board Will Review Leon Black’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Mr. Black, the chief executive and chairman of Apollo Global Management, asked independent board members to examine his relationship with the convicted sex offender.

#apollo-global-management, #black-leon-d, #boards-of-directors, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #private-equity, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Retired French Surgeon Faces 312 Pedophilia and Abuse Charges

Prosecutors said the rapes and sexual assaults took place at several hospitals over three decades, and were documented in a diary. Most of the accusers were 15 or younger.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #france, #sex-crimes

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Rod Rosenstein Was Just Doing His Job

Does that really excuse him for his role in the Trump administration’s family separation policy?

#bash-john-f-iii, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #guardian-british-newspaper, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #justice-department, #rosenstein-rod-j, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Vatican Puts Priests on Trial Over Alleged Abuse Within Its Walls

One priest is accused of abusing an altar boy at a seminary near the pope’s residence, and the other of covering it up.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #enrico-radice, #gabriele-martinelli, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #st-pius-x-youth-seminary, #vatican-city

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An Afghan Boy’s Rape and Death Prompt a Rare Response: Arrests

Villagers confronted officials, and seven police officers are now in jail, in a rare official action to investigate child sexual abuse accusations in Afghanistan.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-independent-human-rights-commission, #afghanistan-war-2001, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #defense-and-military-forces, #ghani-ashraf, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kandahar-afghanistan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #special-inspector-general-for-afghanistan-reconstruction, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Parents Face Murder Charge in Death of Girl With Severe Lice

Some experts were skeptical that lice alone could have killed the girl, Kaitlyn Yozviak. The case underscored fears about how the pandemic has cut children off from people who could report neglect.

#brenda-trammell, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #georgia, #john-joseph-yozviak, #kaitlyn-yozviak, #lice, #mary-katherine-horton, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #shutdowns-institutional

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No One Is Stopping the Child Sex Abusers

Three factors contribute to this crisis of child abuse: impunity, poverty and a deeply rooted culture of male domination.

#amazon-river-basin, #brazil, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #sex-crimes

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The Rise of Child Labor in the Coronavirus Pandemic

With schools closed and families desperate for income, millions of children are being forced into work that is often dangerous, arduous and illegal.

#bihar-india, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-labor, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-nations

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Israeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says

Australia has been seeking Malka Leifer’s extradition for six years so she can face 74 charges of sexual assault stemming from her time as the principal of an ultra-Orthodox school in Melbourne.

#australia, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #extradition, #fugitives, #international-relations, #israel, #leifer-malka, #mental-health-and-disorders, #sex-crimes

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Jerry Harris of ‘Cheer’ Accused of Sex Abuse in Teenagers’ Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in Texas on Monday accuses a star of the Netflix docuseries of soliciting sex and nude photos from two underage boys.

#cheer-tv-program, #cheer-athletics, #cheerleaders, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #fort-worth-tex, #harris-jerry-1999, #netflix-inc, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television, #us-all-star-federation, #varsity-spirit-corp

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‘Cuties’ Sparks a Firestorm, Again, After Its Netflix Release

Several members of Congress have weighed in on the award-winning film, including to call for its removal from Netflix or a Justice Department investigation.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #doucoure-maimouna, #movies, #netflix-inc, #sundance-film-festival-park-city-utah, #sundance-institute

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Mothers for QAnon

In the testosterone-filled world of Trump-adjacent online conspiracy, the newest theory stands out. Why are so many women falling for Q?

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #london-england, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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Gucci Heir Alleges Child Sexual Abuse

Alexandra Zarini, the great-granddaughter of Guccio Gucci, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against three family members.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #gucci, #gucci-patricia, #ruffalo-joseph, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-fashion, #zarini-alexandra

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Father Michel J. Mulloy Resigns Weeks Before Becoming Bishop of Duluth

Father Michel J. Mulloy was chosen by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., but then an allegation from the 1980s surfaced, church officials said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #duluth-minn, #francis, #michel-j-mulloy, #minnesota, #priests, #rapid-city-sd, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sioux-falls-sd, #south-dakota

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Ron Jeremy Is Charged With Sexually Assaulting 13 More Women

The new charges brought by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office against the pornographic film star bring the total number of alleged victims to 17.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #goldfarb-stuart-u, #jeremy-ron, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #sex-crimes

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Convicted of Sex Crimes, but With No Victims

An online sting operation to catch child predators snared hundreds of men. What were they really guilty of?

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #crime-and-criminals, #human-trafficking, #operation-underground-railroad, #sex-crimes, #washington-state

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Christophe Girard, Former Deputy Mayor of Paris, Accused of Sexual Abuse

Allegations come atop a political downfall for Christophe Girard, who resigned after criticism of his ties to a pedophile writer.

#metoo-movement, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #gee-francesca, #girard-christophe-1956, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #matzneff-gabriel, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #springora-vanessa, #writing-and-writers

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Polish Cleric Retires in Face of Cover-Up Accusations. It’s Not Enough, Critics Say.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Slawoj Leszek Glodz of Poland, a move seen as a subtle rebuke. But far more is needed to address the abuse of children by priests, advocates say.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #gdansk-poland, #poland, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

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R. Kelly’s Associates Charged With Threatening His Accusers

Prosecutors say one defendant set fire to a car parked outside the house of a woman who had publicly accused the singer of abuse.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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QAnon Followers Are Hijacking the #SaveTheChildren Movement

Fans of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory are clogging anti-trafficking hotlines, infiltrating Facebook groups and raising false fears about child exploitation.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #human-trafficking, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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Why Do People Think Scott Borgerson is Married to Ghislaine Maxwell?

A maritime expert surfaces in the proceedings against the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein.

#borgerson-scott, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #newsom-gavin, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Gymnasts Worldwide Push Back on Their Sport’s Culture of Abuse

On Instagram and other social networks, gymnasts have tagged posts with #GymnastAlliance to share their own experiences in the wake of a new documentary that highlights verbal and physical abuse by coaches.

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Driving Across the Globe to Fight Child Trafficking

Renée Brinkerhoff has been on a quest, on almost every continent, to use racing “as a platform to do something about” a global scourge. Next stop, Antarctica.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #brinkerhoff-renee, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #human-trafficking, #philanthropy

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Report: N.B.A.’s Academies in China Abused Athletes

The report said athletes were struck by coaches, housed in crowded conditions and not given schooling as promised.

#basketball, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #china, #chinese-basketball-assn, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations

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Paris Deputy Mayor Quits After Protests Over Links to Pedophile Writer

Christophe Girard’s resignation followed growing calls from activists and fellow city councilors that he step down over his links to Gabriel Matzneff.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #matzneff-gabriel, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes

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Epstein Mansions in New York and Palm Beach for Sale for $110 Million

Federal prosecutors said the homes were where Mr. Epstein operated a vast sex-trafficking scheme and assaulted underage girls.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-york-city, #palm-beach-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wills-and-estates

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Catholic Church’s Abuse Problem

As former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick became a powerful figure in the church, several boys from one family say he targeted them.

#cardinals-roman-catholic-prelates, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #christians-and-christianity, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #united-states-conference-of-catholic-bishops

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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Denied Bail by Judge Who Calls Her a Flight Risk

The longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with helping him recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse girls as young as 14.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #maxwell-ghislaine, #nathan-alison-j, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Ghislaine Maxwell Asks For Release as Lawyers Say She’s “Not Jeffrey Epstein”

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-hampshire, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #strauss-audrey-attorney

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‘Ghislaine Maxwell Is Not Jeffrey Epstein’: Maxwell Asks for Release

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-hampshire, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #strauss-audrey-attorney

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Missouri Police Seek Man in ‘Unprovoked Attack’ on 12-Year-Old Performer

The boy’s mother said she wondered what had provoked the attacker “to lash out at a child.”

#assaults, #cape-girardeau-mo, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #dancing, #hagler-ethan, #moore-cedric-charles-jr

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Deutsche Bank Settles Over Ignored Red Flags on Jeffrey Epstein

The German lender repeatedly overlooked suspicious transactions, including payments to people a New York regulator described as his co-conspirators.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #department-of-financial-services-nys, #deutsche-bank-ag, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #money-laundering, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sex-crimes

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Book Review: ‘Notes on a Silencing,’ by Lacy Crawford

Lacy Crawford told her story when she was a student at St. Paul’s School. Few people listened. Now she’s telling it again.

#books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #crawford-lacy-author, #notes-on-a-silencing-a-memoir-book, #sex-crimes, #st-pauls-school-concord-nh

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The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell’s yearslong involvement with Mr. Epstein, who faces charges of sex trafficking and abuse, has raised questions about what she may have known.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-york-city, #palm-beach-fla, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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Focus on Opening Schools, Not Bars

Resuming classroom instruction is crucial. Infection control inside and outside classrooms can let it happen.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #masks, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #shutdowns-institutional, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Chrystul Kizer, Teen Charged With Killing Sexual Abuser, Is Released on Bond

Ms. Kizer was charged with premeditated murder in the 2018 death of Randall Volar. Her case attracted widespread attention, and a Chicago bail fund paid $400,000 for her release on Monday.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #human-trafficking, #kenosha-wis, #kizer-chrystul, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #volar-randall-d-2018

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Why More Children’s Books Are Tackling Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Stories involving consent and violence are important for some preteens to read, writers say, but a sensitive approach and a light touch are key.

#metoo-movement, #bean-lexie, #books-and-literature, #bradley-kimberly-brubaker, #chase-paula-author, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #chirp-book, #dee-barbara-author, #maybe-he-just-likes-you-book, #messner-kate, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #so-done-book, #solter-sonja, #speak-1999-book, #the-ship-we-built-book, #when-you-know-what-i-know-book, #writing-and-writers

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Former Athletes File Sex Abuse Lawsuits Against U.S.A. Swimming

Six women claim the governing body for the sport tolerated the abuse of teens.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #mitch-ivey, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #swimming, #usa-swimming, #wielgus-chuck

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Child Abuse Cases Drop 51 Percent. The Authorities Are Very Worried.

The coronavirus has shattered the system that protects children, leaving some confined in troubled homes or lingering in foster care.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #clark-darcel-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foster-care, #new-york-city

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Iran Criminalizes Child Abuse After Outrage Over Teenage Girl’s Murder

The new law marks the nation’s first legal protection for children and adolescents, though it does not address child marriages nor juveniles sentenced to death.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #guardian-council-iran, #iran

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