Many activists say Japan's criminal code is outdated, underscoring gender inequality in the country, despite relatively high rates of female education and workplace participation.
More than a dozen women — some speaking through tears — described how the disgraced financier stole their dreams and robbed them of their innocence, urging prosecutors to go after co-conspirators including Britain's Prince Andrew.
The subpoenas suggest authorities may be pursuing criminal charges against employees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where US financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life.
An indictment says Kelly and his managers picked out women and girls at concerts and arranged for them to travel to see Kelly and call him "Daddy".
The four aggravated criminal sexual assault counts carry maximum terms of 30 years in prison. Kelly was already facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women years ago, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred.
Dr Richard Strauss who worked for the Ohio State team for decades has been accused of molesting scores of boys.
The papal decree sets time limits for local investigations and the Vatican's response to them and allows for retroactive reporting. It also raises to 18 from 16 the age of adulthood in cases of sexual abuse.
Prosecutors say Dr. Johnnie Barto spent decades abusing children in the exam room at his pediatric practice in western Pennsylvania and at local hospitals, having opted to become a paediatrician so he'd have a ready supply of victims.
The latest discovery was announced by lawyer Gloria Allred at a press conference where she told journalists it was found by couple Gary and Sallie Dennis in a box of old VHS cassettes at their home.
Women in Northern Nigeria don't traditionally discuss sexual or physical abuse publicly, but one moment on Twitter might be opening the doors for more women to step forward and share.
"To those who abuse minors I would say this: convert and hand yourself over to human justice, and prepare for divine justice," Pope Francis said. His statement is the strongest yet on an issue testing the Church.
The two are Cardinal George Pell of Australia and Francisco Javier Errazuriz of Chile. Both have been the subject of allegations related to sexual abuse - accusations they deny.
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