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A UK Prison Service spokesman confirms Richard Huckle died on Sunday at Full Sutton Prison in northern England.
Aside from 5 teenage victims, police have also rescued a 10-month-old, an 11-month-old, and two 2-year-old children who were possibly exploited by the traffickers
(UPDATED) Associate Justice Estela Perlas Bernabe, for her part, says banning premarital sex would violate the Constitution
New research seems to indicate that the less sex older people have, the more likely they are to experience mental and physical health problems
(UPDATED) It is the final avenue of appeal for George Pell – who is serving a 6-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s – to get out of jail and clear his name
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
The dismissal is based on the lack of legal standing by petitioner Jesus Falcis. Falcis and his co-counsels are held liable for indirect contempt.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli says while he accepted the testimony of the victim that convicted Pell, he believes his colleague was the victim of mistaken identity. He did not offer any evidence to support the claim.
Australian Cardinal George Pell, the former Vatican number 3, is appealing against his conviction on 5 counts of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s,
His suicide on August 10 in a federal jail in Manhattan provided the latest jolt – but no final closure – to his disturbing story
The coroner's ruling comes days after Epstein was accused of trafficking minors for sex
Judge Ramon Daomilas Jr orders the woman to pay fines and damages amounting to P1.5 million for trafficking at least 5 minors aged 6 to 17, among them her own daughter
The Dutch capital's first female mayor has vowed to clean up the notorious red light district, but sex workers say they won't move
The ramifications of these will outlast the next 3 years. Our institutions are compromised and, along with it, our values as a people.
Rappler columnist, sex therapist, and author Dr Margarita Holmes talks about sex, orgasm, and more on HOOQ starting July 26
A police report says his two-year-old son was among the pornographic images found in the evidence gathered by police
Luigi Ventura, 74, faces 4 complaints of sexual abuse – including that he molested a junior official at the Paris town hall
It is not clear what will happen to the money intended to compensate so-called 'comfort women' – a euphemism for those forced to provide sex for Japanese troops during World War II.
At the heart of the resistance is the moral conviction that to be queer is not only strange, it is evil
Two other Court of Appeals justices vying for a position at the Supreme Court express openness to the concept of same-sex marriage
‘Why should the recognition and rights be given to them over and above what is given to other people?’ says law professor Jeremy Benigno Gatdula
The US jury convicts Keith Raniere, who coerced a string of women into having sex with him as the charismatic leader of a life-coaching group he founded in New York state
LGBT and human rights activists erupt in celebration in Quito and the port city of Guayaquil, waving rainbow flags that symbolize the gay rights movement
The US justice department says the 'Broken Heart' operation of April and May targeted people who make and distribute child pornography, as well as those who receive and download it
In a courtroom packed with activists, the judge emphasizes the current laws oppressed a minority of the population
An unnamed applicant is challenging two sections of the code that threaten offenders with a jail sentence of up to 7 years
The judgment is the latest instance where the judiciary has found against the government and in favor of gay rights groups seeking greater equality
(UPDATED) The judges can decide to reject the appeal, order a retrial, or acquit Pell, the Catholic Church's most senior convicted child molester. There is no indication of when their ruling would be handed down.
Cardinal George Pell arrives in court under heavy guard for the start of his appeal against his conviction for sex abuse
The weddings place Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia
Is predominantly Catholic Philippines ready for same-sex marriage?
The group wants Vatican to release 'all identities of thousands of offenders known exlusively and held in strict secrecy'
Every diocese in the world will now be obliged to have a system for the reporting of abuse, under a new law published by the Vatican – but the requirement will not apply to secrets revealed to priests in the confessional
An American 'self-help' guru who allegedly ran a cult-like society of women sex slaves is undergoing in Brooklyn, and some of his former female supporters are the first to take the stand
An unprecedented legal challenge filed by the Filipino Reverend Marrz Balaoro turns the more commonly heard religious argument opposing gay marriage in Hong Kong on its head
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says a moratorium on capital punishment that already applies to Brunei's regular criminal code would also extend to its new sharia code, which includes death by stoning for various crimes
School is back in session, and we can't wait for more 'sex ed!'
The documentary 'Sex Slaves in the Catholic Church' has been pulled from the channel Arte, following a complaint by a priest
Sterling Van Wagenen faces between 6 years and life in prison
The South Korean military classes openly gay men in its ranks as having 'special needs' and campaigners say it actively pursues soldiers who have consensual same-sex intercourse with each other
The pope emeritus, who retired in 2013, blames the crises rocking the Roman Catholic Church globally with the fight for an 'all-out sexual freedom, one which no longer admitted any norms'
In France, daring TV shows range from moms making wholesome 'skin flicks' for their kids to couples sharing their 'sex lives' with sex therapists on camera
Allison Mack can face up to 40 years in prison for pleading guilty to recruiting women to join a cult-like society of 'sex slaves'
The Argentine pontiff issues stringent child abuse legislation for Vatican City employees as part of the Church's bid to address a wave of sex abuse allegations against priests
Anyone convicted of abuse must be 'removed from office' under the new legislation
'Is There Still Sex in The City?' – author Candice Bushnell answers this question in her new novel, which is also being made into a series of the same name
The tiny sultanate will implement the harsh new penal code – which also prescribes amputation of a hand and foot for theft – next Wednesday, April 3
The K-pop singer is arrested after apologizing for filming and distributing illicit sex videos without his partners' consent