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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A Trans Woman, Back in Prison, Says Rape and Abuse Continues

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.

#corrections-department-ga, #diamond-ashley-1978, #georgia, #prisons-and-prisoners, #probation-and-parole, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Dutch Police Urge Public to Stop ‘Pedo-Hunting’ After Vigilante Violence

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.

#cyberharassment, #netherlands, #sex-crimes, #vigilantes

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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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Vatican Report Cast Pope John Paul II in Harsh New Light

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.

#beatifications-and-canonizations, #francis, #john-paul-ii, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #popes, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #vatican

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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.

#acosta-r-alexander, #barr-william-p, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #miami-fla, #office-of-professional-responsibility, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Israel Horovitz, Playwright Tarnished by Abuse Allegations, Dies at 81

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.

#deaths-obituaries, #gloucester-stage-co, #horovitz-israel, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #theater, #writing-and-writers

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The Vatican Report on Clerical Abuse

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.

#flags-emblems-and-insignia, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

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The Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Is Far From Over

What can we learn about needed reforms from the Vatican’s damning report on the defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick?

#benedict-xvi, #cardinals-roman-catholic-prelates, #corruption-institutional, #francis, #john-paul-ii, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #popes, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-conference-of-catholic-bishops

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Nxivm’s Leader Is Guilty of Ugly Crimes. These Die-Hards Stand by Him.

Keith Raniere has been convicted on sex trafficking, fraud and other crimes, yet some ardent followers maintain his innocence.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #extortion-and-blackmail, #human-trafficking, #mack-allison, #nxivm, #raniere-keith, #sex-crimes

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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.

#beatifications-and-canonizations, #benedict-xvi, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #john-paul-ii, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #oconnor-john-joseph-1920-2000, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #vigano-carlo-maria

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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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Theodore McCarrick’s Human Sacrifices

A Vatican report reveals that the defrocked cardinal’s manipulation of power went all the way to the top.

#benedict-xvi, #cardinals-roman-catholic-prelates, #francis, #john-paul-ii, #mccarrick-theodore-e, #popes, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #survivors-network-of-those-abused-by-priests, #united-states-conference-of-catholic-bishops

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U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

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.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #adultery, #alcoholic-beverages, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #foreign-investments, #israel, #muslims-and-islam, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #shariah-islamic-law, #united-arab-emirates, #wills-and-estates, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Suspect in 1972 Murder Dies in Apparent Suicide Hours Before Conviction

Detectives used genetic genealogy to connect Terrence Williams to the killing of Jody Loomis outside Seattle. He was charged last year.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #snohomish-county-wash

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Should I Accept Free Covid Testing I Don’t Really Need?

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #sex-crimes, #tests-medical

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Egyptian Teen Seeks Justice for Rape, and a Battle Erupts Over Women’s Rights

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.

#cairo-egypt, #computers-and-the-internet, #egypt, #egyptian-initiative-for-personal-rights, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls

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Prosecutors Call Former Embassy Employee an ‘Experienced Sexual Predator’

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.

#mexico-city-mexico, #san-diego-calif, #sex-crimes, #state-department, #voyeurism-criminal

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How the Nxivm Sex Cult Leader Tore One Family Apart

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.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #human-trafficking, #mexico, #new-york-state, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #religious-cults, #sex, #sex-crimes

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Keith Raniere’s Sentencing: What to Know About the Nxivm Leader

Fifteen victims gave wrenching testimony about Mr. Raniere’s manipulation and sexual abuse. He was sentenced to 120 years in prison.

#halloween, #haunted-houses, #hollis-queens-ny, #mack-allison, #new-york-city, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #sex-crimes

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Nxivm Cult: Leader Keith Raniere Sentenced to 120 Years

In the courtroom, more than a dozen victims gave wrenching testimony about how he manipulated and sexually abused them.

#new-york-city, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Justice Dept. Blocked in Bid to Shield Trump From Rape Defamation Suit

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.

#barr-william-p, #bergdorf-goodman, #carroll-e-jean, #new-york-state, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Keith Raniere, Leader of Nxivm Sex Cult, Faces Life Sentence

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.

#new-york-city, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Sex Cult Leader, Facing Life Sentence, Regrets Nothing

Several victims are expected to testify when Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, is sentenced this week for sex trafficking, extortion and other crimes.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #human-trafficking, #mack-allison, #mexico, #new-york-city, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #religious-cults, #sex-crimes

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Who Is Wilton Gregory, the First African-American Catholic Cardinal?

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.

#black-people, #francis, #gregory-wilton-d, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

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In Iran, Aydin Aghdashloo Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 13 Women

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.

#metoo-movement, #aghdashloo-aydin, #art, #iran, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, Charged in Epstein Case, Is Revealed

Ms. Maxwell, who fought to keep the deposition secret, repeatedly denied that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse young women.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #palm-beach-fla, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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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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Kamala Harris, Mass Incarceration and Me

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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #ex-convicts, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes

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Justice Dept. Says Trump’s Denial of Rape Accusation Was an Official Act

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.

#barr-william-p, #carroll-e-jean, #immunity-from-prosecution, #libel-and-slander, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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New Musical by Weinstein Accuser Set for Screening

“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.

#metoo-movement, #barrington-stage-co, #geiss-louisette, #kagan-howard, #pittsfield-mass, #sex-crimes, #stroman-susan, #the-right-girl-play, #theater, #warren-diane, #weinstein-harvey

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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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Jerry Harris’s Child-Pornography Case Back in Court

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.

#cheer-tv-program, #child-pornography, #harris-jerry-1999, #metropolitan-correctional-center-chicago-ill, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television

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How a Medusa Sculpture From a Decade Ago Became #MeToo Art

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.

#metoo-movement, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #garbati-luciano, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #sculpture, #sex-crimes

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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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Subways Are Less Busy and Less Safe

Violent crime has risen in the pandemic, as criminals may be emboldened if they’re targeting the only person on a car or platform.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems

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The Billionaire Who Stood by Jeffrey Epstein

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.

#apollo-global-management, #black-leon-d, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #high-net-worth-individuals, #human-trafficking, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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In Emptier Subways, Violent Crime Is Rising

Reports of homicides, rapes and burglaries are posing another challenge to regaining the confidence of passengers during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems, #vandalism

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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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Harvey Weinstein Faces Six Additional Sexual Assault Charges in Los Angeles

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.

#metoo-movement, #beverly-hills-calif, #extradition, #lacey-jackie-1957, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-state, #sex-crimes, #weinstein-harvey, #women-and-girls

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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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Facing 200 Abuse Claims, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre Seeks Bankruptcy

The move by the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island came after numerous lawsuits were filed under the Child Victims Act.

#bankruptcies, #barres-john-o, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-ny, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Paris Chef Commits Suicide After Assault Allegations, Family Says

Taku Sekine, 39, famous for his restaurants, Dersou and Cheval d’or, had faced recent accusations of sexual violence.

#chefs, #dersou-paris-france-restaurant, #france, #sex-crimes, #taku-sekine

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Woman Dies in Delhi After Gang Rape, Fueling Outrage Again in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for justice in the rape case, in Uttar Pradesh. But after years of rampant sexual violence, prosecutions remain rare.

#caste-systems, #india, #modi-narendra, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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W.H.O. Workers Are Accused of Sex Abuse During Ebola Response in Congo

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.

#congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #ebola-virus, #humanitarian-aid, #sex-crimes, #united-nations, #women-and-girls, #world-health-organization

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Clare Bronfman, Facing Sentencing, Refuses to Disavow ‘Sex Cult’ Leader

Ms. Bronfman will be the first defendant in the Nxivm case to be sentenced. Prosecutors have asked for five years in prison.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #bronfman-edgar-m-jr, #human-trafficking, #mack-allison, #mexico, #nxivm, #raniere-keith, #religious-cults, #seagram-company-limited-the, #sex-crimes

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The Gilgo Beach Murders Were a Cold Case. Then a New Police Chief Arrived.

After a decade of little movement in a series of killings on Long Island, a new sense of urgency.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #gilgo-beach-ny, #ill-be-gone-in-the-dark-one-womans-obsessive-search-for-the-golden-state-killer-book, #long-island-ny, #lost-girls-movie, #lost-girls-an-unsolved-american-mystery-book, #mcnamara-michelle-1970-2016, #police-department-suffolk-county-ny, #serial-murders, #sex-crimes

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Robert Kraft, After Long Fight, Has Solicitation Case Dismissed

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.

#florida, #kraft-robert-k, #new-england-patriots, #sex-crimes

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