Canadian screenwriter and director Paul Haggis has been charged with sexual assault, Italian public prosecutors say.
A newly released study has found that at least 196 clerics in the German Catholic diocese of Muenster sexually abused hundreds of minors between 1945 and 2020, adding to pressure for church reform.
More than 15,500 children suffered sexual abuse in Germany last year, according to a special analysis of police crime statistics.
The final draft of the law includes prison terms of up to 12 years for crimes of physical sexual abuse, 15 years for sexual exploitation and nine years for forced marriage.
Several high-figure profiles of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews allegedly sexually abused dozens of women and children.
Maxwell, 60, is found guilty by a 12-person US jury in New York and could potentially spend the rest of her life behind bars.
Football authorities in Australia are encouraging players to report sexual abuse after Lisa De Vanna, the country’s second most prolific goalscorer, said she was abused and bullied at age 17 when she joined the national women’s squad.
According to Lisa Haba, a lawyer representing women suing Peter Nygard in a class action, "Nygard is worse than Epstein."
Gabon says it has opened an investigation following "many cases of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse" by its troops as part of UN mission in the Central African Republic.
Virginia Giuffre sued Andrew last month, alleging he sexually abused her at the London home of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell more than 20 years ago, when she was under 18.
An unnamed woman has sued folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan alleging he sexually abused her after giving her drugs and alcohol in 1965 when she was 12 years old.
Britain's Prince Andrew is sued for having allegedly on three occasions abused Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was trafficked for sex by late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
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