Sexual Abuse
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Verdict upheld against Australian cardinal

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/21/19, 11:50 am

An Australian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a guilty ruling against Cardinal George Pell. A Victoria judge earlier this year sentenced him to six years in prison for molesting two 13-year-old choirboys nearly 20 years ago. The Victoria Court of Appeal rejected Pell’s appeal in a 2-1 ruling. The 78-year-old former finance minister to Pope Francis has continued to maintain his innocence.

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Prisons director demoted over Epstein death

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/19/19, 02:07 pm

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday reassigned the director of the agency in charge of the federal prison where billionaire and accused sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. Hugh Hurwitz will go from acting director of the Bureau of Prisons to a deputy in charge of reentry programs for prisoners.

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Epstein’s death ruled a suicide

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/16/19, 05:02 pm

Billionaire and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein killed himself by hanging in prison, the New York medical examiner confirmed Friday. Conspiracy theories have abounded about how and why the well-connected financier died since he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City Saturday morning. The FBI and Justice Department are investigating conditions at the jail that allowed Epstein to go unsupervised long enough to commit suicide.

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