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Vatican seeks trial for seminarian accused of sex abuse

Vatican seeks trial for seminarian accused of sex abuseThe Vatican’s criminal prosecutor is seeking to indict a one-time seminarian accused of sexually abusing younger seminarians who lived inside the Vatican and served as altar boys at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican said Tuesday an indictment was also being sought for the former rector of the Vatican’s St. Pius X youth seminary, who is accused of aiding and abetting the crime. The scandal at the Holy See’s own youth seminary is particularly grave, given that the alleged misconduct occurred inside the Vatican’s own walls and was covered up for years until it was exposed by Italian journalists in 2017.



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Investigation into alleged surveillance abuse and targeting of the Trump campaign is in its final stages

Investigation into alleged surveillance abuse and targeting of the Trump campaign is in its final stagesInspector general Michael E. Horowitz outlined a multi-step review process with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General William Barr; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.



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Church sex abuse 'far-reaching' in Missouri: attorney general

Church sex abuse 'far-reaching' in Missouri: attorney generalThe attorney general in the US state of Missouri on Friday accused the Catholic Church of turning a blind eye to church sex abuse and referred a dozen former clergymen for criminal prosecution. “Sexual abuse of minors by members of Missouri’s four Roman Catholic dioceses has been a far-reaching and sustained scandal,” said the Midwestern state’s top prosecutor, Eric Schmitt, after a year-long investigation. “For decades, faced with credible reports of abuse, the church refused to acknowledge the victims and instead focused their efforts on protecting priests,” Schmitt told a news conference.



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Fugitive ex-priest sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse case

Fugitive ex-priest sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse caseA former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans’ cemetery and military base. In ordering the sentence, U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez said it was the worst case of child sex abuse she has handled over the course of 26 years. At one point, the judge demanded that 81-year-old defendant Arthur Perrault look a woman in the eyes as she testified about being abused by him.



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AG Barr has received draft report on FISA abuse allegations

AG Barr has received draft report on FISA abuse allegationsDOJ Inspector General Horowitz sent draft report to attorney general to review; Catherine Herridge reports.



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Arizona state trooper arrested on 61 counts of sex abuse, kidnapping and harassment

Arizona state trooper arrested on 61 counts of sex abuse, kidnapping and harassmentTremaine Jackson, a 13-year DPS veteran, is facing 61 criminal counts of sex abuse, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and more, officials said.



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California Man Killed His Wife to Keep Her Quiet About Previous Abuse, Criminal Complaint Says

California Man Killed His Wife to Keep Her Quiet About Previous Abuse, Criminal Complaint SaysThe man accused of killing his wife in El Dorado County made his first appearance in a courtroom Tuesday.



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U.S. slaps record fine on Michigan State University over Nassar abuse scandal

U.S. slaps record fine on Michigan State University over Nassar abuse scandalThe U.S. Department of Education has imposed a record $ 4.5 million fine on Michigan State University for what it called a failure to protect students from sexual abuse and ordered the university to make changes. The Education Department had launched two separate investigations into the university after the former sports doctor for the school and USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar, was accused of sexual abuse by more than 350 women. Nassar was sentenced uk.reuters.com/article/uk-gymnastics-usa-nassar-fallout/sexual-abuse-scandal-weighs-on-us-gymnastics-centres-idUKKBN1FL6L8 in two different trials to 300 years in prison for having abused young female gymnasts.



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Lancaster abuse case: Prosecutors will seek death penalty for mother, boyfriend charged in murder of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos

Lancaster abuse case: Prosecutors will seek death penalty for mother, boyfriend charged in murder of 10-year-old Anthony AvalosProsecutors will seek the death penalty for both a Lancaster woman and her boyfriend who are charged with the torture and murder of her 10-year-old son.



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Epstein accusers detail sexual abuse in emotional court hearing

Epstein accusers detail sexual abuse in emotional court hearingAlleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein wept in court Tuesday as they told an extraordinary US hearing held weeks after his death how they were sexually abused by the disgraced financier. Epstein, 66, hung himself in his New York prison cell earlier this month while awaiting trial on charges he trafficked young women for sex, depriving alleged victims of their day in court. It was the first time most of the women had spoken publicly about Epstein.



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