The state attorney general said in a lawsuit that two former church leaders helped shelter more than two dozen priests accused of harming children.
Ashley Diamond became a voice for incarcerated transgender people when her lawsuit forced changes in Georgia policy. She says the state is again failing to protect her.
A man’s death in the Netherlands last month after an attack by a group of teenagers has prompted the authorities to clamp down on vigilantism.
The country fails its women from the very top of government leadership to those who live in our homes.
The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.
The former pope was fast-tracked for canonization immediately after his death. But a tarnished legacy in dealing with the church’s sex abuse scandals has left critics to wonder whether it was too fast.
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.
Mr. Horovitz found success Off Broadway, working with actors who later became household names, but he was also accused by multiple women of a pattern of sexual misconduct and assault.
A Catholic priest says the report documents the failure of the hierarchy, and a need for civil authorities to take the lead in finding the truth. Also: Happy to fly the flag again.
What can we learn about needed reforms from the Vatican’s damning report on the defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick?
Keith Raniere has been convicted on sex trafficking, fraud and other crimes, yet some ardent followers maintain his innocence.
A new report about a disgraced former cardinal had the potential to implicate three separate papacies in scandal.
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.
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.
A Vatican report reveals that the defrocked cardinal’s manipulation of power went all the way to the top.
The United Arab Emirates is abolishing lenient sentences for so-called honor killings, loosening alcohol restrictions and lessening the sway of Islamic law over foreigners.
Detectives used genetic genealogy to connect Terrence Williams to the killing of Jody Loomis outside Seattle. He was charged last year.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on taking free weekly Covid-19 tests provided by your company when you don’t necessarily need them — and more.
A generation of young women in Egypt who have found their voice on social media are challenging the old rules that blamed women when they were attacked by men.
Brian Jeffrey Raymond, who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, was charged with videotaping a woman who was partially naked and unconscious. Prosecutors said there are at least 21 other victims.
Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, had abusive sexual relationships with three sisters who joined his organization, the family said. Their father still supports him.
Fifteen victims gave wrenching testimony about Mr. Raniere’s manipulation and sexual abuse. He was sentenced to 120 years in prison.
In the courtroom, more than a dozen victims gave wrenching testimony about how he manipulated and sexually abused them.
The Justice Department tried to intervene to represent President Trump against the lawsuit by the writer E. Jean Carroll, who claims he lied when he denied raping her.
Mr. Raniere, once idolized by his followers as a genius, was convicted after prosecutors presented evidence that he had a harem of sexual “slaves” kept in line with blackmail.
Several victims are expected to testify when Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, is sentenced this week for sex trafficking, extortion and other crimes.
Archbishop Gregory led the U.S. Roman Catholic Church’s response to its sexual abuse crisis and more recently has pushed for better race relations in the church. Here is what we know about him.
The #MeToo movement has hit a nerve among Iran’s women. Now accusations against a politically connected celebrity artist are testing the movement in a sexually conservative society dominated by men.
Ms. Maxwell, who fought to keep the deposition secret, repeatedly denied that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse young women.
Mr. Black, the chief executive and chairman of Apollo Global Management, asked independent board members to examine his relationship with the convicted sex offender.
Many progressives mistrust her for her past as a prosecutor. As an ex-convict — and also the son of a crime victim — I can tell you it’s not that simple.
The writer E. Jean Carroll sued the president for defamation after he denied sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. Now the government wants to defend him.
“The Right Girl,” about a film executive who confronts sexual exploitation, was aimed for a live production. Instead, it was recorded by actors at home.
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.
At a detention hearing on Wednesday, four potential custodians said they would be willing to house Mr. Harris, 21, if he were released on bail.
Some criticized the fact that the artist behind the work, which was unveiled on Tuesday, was a man. One backer says men need to be in the conversation.
One priest is accused of abusing an altar boy at a seminary near the pope’s residence, and the other of covering it up.
Violent crime has risen in the pandemic, as criminals may be emboldened if they’re targeting the only person on a car or platform.
Leon Black, whose $9 billion fortune could buy the best counsel in the world, paid at least $50 million to Mr. Epstein for advice and services after most others had deserted him.
Reports of homicides, rapes and burglaries are posing another challenge to regaining the confidence of passengers during the pandemic.
Villagers confronted officials, and seven police officers are now in jail, in a rare official action to investigate child sexual abuse accusations in Afghanistan.
Prosecutors said they would seek Mr. Weinstein’s extradition from prison in New York to face the charges, which now include four counts of forcible rape.
Three factors contribute to this crisis of child abuse: impunity, poverty and a deeply rooted culture of male domination.
The move by the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island came after numerous lawsuits were filed under the Child Victims Act.
Taku Sekine, 39, famous for his restaurants, Dersou and Cheval d’or, had faced recent accusations of sexual violence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for justice in the rape case, in Uttar Pradesh. But after years of rampant sexual violence, prosecutions remain rare.
The U.N. health agency, already grappling with the challenge of leading the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, vowed it would investigate the allegations that women were exploited in return for jobs.
Ms. Bronfman will be the first defendant in the Nxivm case to be sentenced. Prosecutors have asked for five years in prison.
After a decade of little movement in a series of killings on Long Island, a new sense of urgency.
Nineteen months after charging the New England Patriots team owner with solicitation of prostitution, Florida prosecutors dropped a case in which video evidence against him was thrown out.