Sexual Abuse
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Kavanaugh accuser, attorney referred for FBI investigation

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/26/18, 11:58 am

WASHINGTON—Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, asked for a federal investigation Thursday into whether attorney Michael Avenatti and his client, Julie Swetnick, made false accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during the confirmation process.

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Protecting prisoners from sexual assault

Compassion | Skyrocketing reports of prison rape point to the need for greater accountability
by Rob Holmes
Posted 10/24/18, 04:33 pm

Since new rules went into effect to make prisons safer for prisoners, reports of sexual assault behind bars have increased 180 percent, according to a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. The numbers point to increased reporting of prison rapes—a positive sign—but concerns remain about how corrections officials handle the growing number of abuse allegations.

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Australian prime minister apologizes to abuse victims

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/22/18, 01:14 pm

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in an emotional speech before Parliament Monday, formally apologized to victims of child sexual abuse in his country. Hundreds of victims attended the speech, which came after the close of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the nation’s highest level of inquiry. The four-year investigation heard evidence and accusations from more than 17,000 victims, implicating members of government, church and private institutions, and other public figures.

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