Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Tag Archives: Sex abuse

Nuns ‘sex slaves’ scandal fresh blow to Catholic church

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis´s public admission that priests have used nuns as “sexual slaves” – and may still be doing so – marks a new chapter in the abuse crisis rocking the Catholic church. “It is the first time that the pope, but also the church as an institution, has ...

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FIFA bans Afghan football chief pending sex abuse probe

GENEVA: FIFA suspended the president of the Afghanistan Football Federation Keramuddin Karim for 90 days pending an investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the  Afghan national women´s team. FIFA´s independent ethics committee said in a statement that the provisional ban “may be extended pending proceedings on the ...

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USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy after sex-abuse scandal

WASHINGTON: The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USA Gymnastics filed the petition in Indianapolis, where it is based. It ...

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FIFA probing sex abuse claims on Afghanistan women’s team

KABUL: Football’s world governing body FIFA is looking in to claims of sexual and physical abuse on the Afghanistan national women’s team, it confirmed in a statement Saturday. The allegations against officials including the Afghanistan Football Federation’s president Keramuddin Karim were reported in Britain’s Guardian newspaper. The AFF has “vigorously” ...

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Indonesian woman held captive in cave for 15 years

JAKARTA: Police in Sulawesi, Indonesia say they have freed a 28-year-old woman who was held captive in a cave for 15 years by a village shaman. The 83-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped the woman when she was 13, and brainwashed her into believing he was possessed by a ...

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US gymnastics coaching duo says doctor’s sex abuse surprised them

(Photo: Reuters/Rebecca Cook) NEW YORK: The coaching couple who helped turn the U.S. women’s gymnastics team into a global powerhouse said in a TV interview aired on Friday that they knew nothing about the alleged sexual assaults by team doctor Larry Nassar at their training camp. Nassar is serving a ...

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Pope seeks forgiveness for sex abuse scandals

SANTIAGO: Pope Francis opened his visit to Chile by asking forgiveness for child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in the South American country. “I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I feel over the irreparable harm caused to children on the part of ...

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British scientist pleads guilty to 137 online sex abuse charges

BIRMINGHAM: A British scientist pleaded guilty to 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, the National Crime Agency said in a statement. Matthew Falder, 28, who dubbed himself “666devil” and “evilmind” online, blackmailed many of his 50 victims into sending “severe abuse images” ...

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