Child Sexual Abuse
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Dethroning the King of Pop

Media | Documentary accuses Michael Jackson of sexual abuse
by Mary Jackson
Posted 3/08/19, 03:01 pm

Sensational narratives of celebrity sexual abuse scandals are becoming a subgenre in print and television media in the #MeToo era. The Lifetime cable channel ran a docuseries in January detailing allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly, and The New York Times published an exposé on singer-songwriter Ryan Adams in February. Radio stations have since pulled both musicians’ music.

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Cardinal convicted of covering up abuse

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/07/19, 11:50 am

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin on Thursday said he will offer his resignation to Pope Francis after a French court convicted him of failing to report child sexual abuse. The court in Lyon handed down a six-month suspended sentence against Barbarin for not alerting authorities of accusations against the Rev. Bernard Preynat between July 2014 and June 2015. In a brief statement, Barbarin expressed his “compassion” for the victims and said he will offer his resignation to the pope in a few days. Barbarin’s lawyer said he plans to appeal the conviction.

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Migrant children say they were abused in U.S. shelters

Compassion | The Justice Department documents thousands of claims of sexual misconduct
by Charissa Koh
Posted 3/06/19, 04:08 pm

Last week, the U.S. government released records showing thousands of reports of sexual abuse of migrant children in U.S. shelters over the last four years. While illegal immigration remains one of the hottest topics in Washington, D.C., and a key priority for President Donald Trump, the data raise real concerns about the safety of children in U.S. custody.

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