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East Timor: police arrest ex-priest for sexually abusing girls in his orphanage

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:53 PM

'A list with the names of the girls was on his door, so we knew when it was our turn...It happened every day, during his afternoon naps and the night,' says one victim

Photo by Tjitse Lingsma

Michael Jackson estate slams sex abuse documentary

Jan 11, 2019 - 10:13 AM

'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

Sex abuse claims against singer R. Kelly re-upped in new documentary

Jan 05, 2019 - 11:14 AM

The R&B singer faces accusations of criminal misconduct, including having sex with several minors

SURVIVORS. The documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' includes interviews with dozens of members of the R&B singers inner circle. Screenshot from YouTube.com/Lifetime

U.S. Olympic Committee slammed in review of Nassar abuse case

Dec 11, 2018 - 11:44 AM

The US Olympic Committee is one of the institutions that allowed Larry Nassar to abuse hundreds of athletes

PREDATOR. Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar addresses the court during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court on January 24, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. Photo by Jeff Kowalsky/AFP

New sex charge filed against Kevin Spacey

Aug 23, 2018 - 12:26 PM

The actor has seen allegations against him pile up on the heels of the #MeToo movement

KEVIN SPACEY. The actor faces a new sexual assault charge. Screenshot from Twitter.com/KevinSpacey

Germany jails couple for pimping young son online

Aug 07, 2018 - 5:22 PM

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.

SEXUAL ABUSE CASE. The defendant Berrin T (L) is led to the courtroom of the district court in Freiburg, southern Germany, on August 7, 2018. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

'House of Cards' cast 'surprised' by Kevin Spacey allegations

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Actress Robin Wright says she and the cast were surprised and saddened over the allegations against the actor

Nassar sentencing hearing halted as father lunges at disgraced doctor

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:05 PM

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.

Bill Cosby's criminal sex charge on ice, pending appeal

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:36 AM

The comedian is next due to appear in court on March 8