Child Sexual Abuse
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Cardinal Law, central figure in U.S. Catholic abuse scandal, dies

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/20/17, 12:08 pm

Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston who was publicly disgraced for his failure to stop child molesters in the priesthood, died early Wednesday, according to the Vatican. He was 86. Law had been sick and was recently hospitalized. In 2002, The Boston Globe revealed that Law had orchestrated a cover-up plan to transfer dozens of abusive clergy from parish to parish without notifying parents or police.

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Hollywood’s reckoning

Entertainment | Acceptance of sexual abuse is the public’s sin, too
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/03/17, 11:01 am

The women who went public with their stories of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein rang a bell that continues to resound through show business. The reverberations have cascaded over a number of powerful men in Hollywood and the media. Here are some who faced accusations of sexual misconduct just in the past week:

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Seattle mayor to resign amid sex abuse scandal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/13/17, 11:25 am

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he plans to resign after a fifth person accused him of sexual abuse. Allegations surfaced over the past five months that Murray had molested boys in the past. On Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported Murray allegedly abused his cousin’s 13-year-old son in 1975 while living with the family. Other accusers include Murray’s former foster son and a man who claims Murray paid him for sex when the man was a teen. Murray, who is gay, has not faced criminal charges.

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