Rappler's latest stories on sexual abuse
(UPDATED) Theodore McCarrick is the first cardinal ever to be defrocked for sex abuse
Pope Francis says the problem can be found 'anywhere' but is prevalent in 'some new congregations and in some regions'
The priest is charged for sexually assaulting 4 young female parishioners, one of whom was 9 years old when the offenses started
Bishops of Texas release the names of about 300 Catholic clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse dating back 70 years
Reports say that Sony Music dropped the disgraced singer after 'Surviving R. Kelly' aired, the documentary revealing the many sexual abuse accusations made against the US singer
'Leaving Neverland' recounts the story of two men who allege they were sexually abused by the singer when they were 7 and 10 years old
'I cannot refrain from speaking of one of the plagues of our time, which sadly has also involved some members of the clergy,' says Pope Francis
The R&B singer faces accusations of criminal misconduct, including having sex with several minors
The bill proposes to begin the statute of limitations for child abuse when the victim turns 30 years old, instead of 18
The US Olympic Committee is one of the institutions that allowed Larry Nassar to abuse hundreds of athletes
'We ask pardon of God, of all victims of sexual abuse, of their families, and of the entire Church community for all hurt inflicted on children and young people, as well as their families, by priests, believers, and lay people employed by the Church'
'We absolutely have to be open and transparent (on sex assault cases),' says a US bishop
Korean Association for Human Rights Studies says the 'preposterous' report was a part of political scheme fabricated by the hostile forces to 'tarnish the image' of North Korea
'Sexual violence in North Korea is an open, unaddressed, and widely tolerated secret,' says Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth
'The archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter,' says the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
All 31 named by the Archdiocese of Washington have been expelled from the church and 17 have died
(3rd UPDATE) A total of 167 bishops, priests, and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960
Here is a look at how 5 countries in Europe are affected by the #MeToo movement
Found guilty on April 26 of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, Cosby is impassive as Judge Steven O'Neill hands down the sentence on Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania
Brett Kavanaugh steps up his defense, saying 'I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect'
(UPDATED) Pope Francis' trip to all 3 Baltic states is at risk of being overshadowed by mounting claims of sexual abuse by clergy across the globe
All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general
(UPDATED) Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano calls on Francis to resign in a letter published Saturday in the National Catholic Register
'I will not say a word about that. I think that the communique speaks for itself,' the Pontiff says
The actor has seen allegations against him pile up on the heels of the #MeToo movement
Magistrate Robert Stone has decided Philip Wilson will not need to spend time behind bars, with his age and prior good record taken into account
The sentences of Berrin Taha and Christian Lais fall short of what prosectors had demanded. Taha receives 12 years and 6 months in prison, while Lais gets 12 years, followed by preventive detention.
Theodore McCarrick is one of the most prominent American cardinals active on the international stage. The charges make him one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face abuse claims.
Actress Robin Wright says she and the cast were surprised and saddened over the allegations against the actor
In sentencing, Newcastle Local Court magistrate Robert Stone says 'there is no remorse or contrition showed by the offender' Archbishop Philip Wilson
Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal envoy Jordi Bertomeu will take witness statements from victims of sexual abuse within the Church
It is written in the lawsuit that 'no one did anything to protect plaintiff as a minor from inappropriate grooming and ultimate molestation'
'Whitney,' is made in cooperation with the late singer's family and premiered at the Cannes film festival
After the son of a Philippine diplomat is raped, the family finds insufficient support from the Department of Foreign Affairs despite persistent pleas for help
The suspect reportedly asked for P15,000 for each child to take part in a sexual 'show'
World champion Meggie Ochoa finds her life's purpose in jiu-jitsu
In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, who denies all the claims, faces a crucial 4-week hearing starting in Melbourne on Monday, March 5, to determine if he stands trial
The court in the southern province of Adiyaman convicted the janitor after it was found he raped children and would sneak into some of the pupils' beds, Hurriyet daily says
'I express my respect to the courage of the victims who spoke out about the abuses they suffered, and I actively support the #MeToo movement,' Moon says in a meeting with aides
The UN children's agency says it is unaware that its deputy director faced complaints of inappropriate behavior toward female staff before hiring him two years ago
Chief executive Mark Goldring told a parliamentary committee in London that the cases varied in their seriousness, while 16 related to its international operation
Matthew Falder blackmails many of his 45 victims into sending 'severe abuse images" of themselves' according to Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA).
Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam's team in Haiti, was one of 3 staff members who resigned over allegations they hired young sex workers following the devastating 2010 earthquake there
The law prescribes a certain period of time within which an offender may be prosecuted for a crime
(UPDATED) A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam spreads as French group Doctors Without Borders reveals it had fired 19 staff last year for harassment or abuse
At least 265 female athletes – including several Olympic gold medalists in gymnastics – claim Larry Nassar abused them over a period of two decades
Randall Margraves hurls himself towards Larry Nassar after his two daughters had testified to their abuse at Nassar's hands. He is tackled by 3 sheriff's deputies.
Prosecutors say at least 65 victims are to confront Larry Nassar in court, in the last of 3 sentencing hearings for the disgraced doctor who molested young girls and women for two decades
Attorney General Bill Schuette says his department would "put a bright light at every corner" of Michigan State University, which is under scrutiny for a 2014 investigation that cleared Larry Nassar of serious wrongdoing