Sexual Abuse
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The price of accountability

Education | Michigan State faces a record fine, but victims of Larry Nassar say it’s not enough
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/11/19, 04:00 pm

Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar is serving a de facto life sentence in prison, but his victims are still fighting for justice. The female gymnasts who accused and brought down Nassar, a former sports doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, want to hold accountable the institutions that propped up their abuser.

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Medically unnecessary

Sexuality | Idaho’s governor asks the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if prisons should pay for sex-change surgery
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/30/19, 05:07 pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said last week he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a ruling requiring his state to provide sex-change surgery to a transgender inmate convicted of sexually abusing a child.

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Epstein accusers have their day in court

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/28/19, 12:31 pm

Nearly two dozen women who accuse Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking and abuse gathered in a federal courtroom to testify before an empty defense chair. Courts usually dismiss charges against deceased defendants without a hearing, but U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman gave the women a chance to speak Tuesday in a New York City courtroom despite Epstein’s death by apparent suicide on Aug. 10.

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