Police Treated British Rape Victims Like ‘Stupid, Naughty’ Girls

A sex abuse investigation in Britain raises difficult questions of race and child protection.

Slutwalk, rape, sex abuse

LONDON, UK — There was the 12-year-old beaten and burned before her illegal abortion. The intoxicated 13-year-old girl arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, while the men with her were released. Two different fathers who stormed houses in search of their teenage daughters, only to be arrested and the girls left with their rapists. A

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Buenos Aires Victims Urge Pope Francis To Focus On Sex Abuse In His Home City

Pope Francis has promised not to tolerate more sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Argentine victims wish the former Buenos Aires archbishop had taken that stance years ago.

Pope Francis meets ambassadors to the Holy See, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a "throwaway culture" that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Pope Francis made headlines last month when he announced the Vatican will take a “zero tolerance” policy toward sexual abuse in the church. In a historic move, Francis also promised to celebrate mass in Italy in June with several victims of sexual abuse, a gesture lauded for its significance in helping to overcome

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UN: Vatican Sex Abuse Compared With Torture

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. committee compared the Vatican’s handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal with torture Monday, raising the possibility that its failure to investigate clergy and their superiors could have broader legal implications. But the Vatican’s top envoy in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, claimed that the Holy See was getting its […]

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. committee compared the Vatican's handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal with torture Monday, raising the possibility that its failure to investigate clergy and their superiors could have broader legal implications. But the Vatican's top envoy in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, claimed that the Holy See was

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Sex Abuse Survivor, Papal Adviser Demands Justice For Priestly Abuse

Collins was sexually assaulted by the Rev. Paul McGennis in 1960 when she was 13 and in the hospital. He also took lewd photos of her.

VATICAN CITY — Marie Collins is not your ordinary papal adviser. Sexually assaulted as a child by a hospital chaplain, Collins went onto become a leading Irish activist demanding justice for the victims of priestly abuse and a fierce critic of the Catholic Church's handling of the scandal. Now she has been named to Pope Francis' commission on

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Documents Reveal Chaotic Military Sex-Abuse Record

Even when military authorities agreed a crime had been committed, the suspect was unlikely to serve time.

TOKYO (AP) — After a night of heavy drinking at the Globe and Anchor, a watering hole for enlisted Marines in Okinawa, Japan, a female service member awoke in her barracks room as a man was raping her, she reported. She tried repeatedly to push him off. But wavering in and out of consciousness, she couldn't fight back. A rape investigation,

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Navy Officer Promoted Despite Sex Abuse Accusations

Despite social workers placing his name on the state child abuse registry, the Navy initially cleared the officer; now NCIS has reopened the case.

After allegations a Navy officer sexually molested two of his children, social workers in Virginia Beach, Va., placed his name on the State Child Abuse and Neglect Registry and forbade him from going within two miles of the home, school or workplace of any of his four children until they turned 18. But when the Navy conducted its own

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