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Top US cardinal expelled from Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused teenager and solicited sex during confession

Top US cardinal expelled from Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused teenager and solicited sex during confessionA disgraced former US cardinal has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood over allegations he abused a teenage boy and solicited sex during confession. The Vatican announced the defrocking of Theodore McCarrick on Saturday days before the Pope is to lead an extraordinary gathering of bishops from around the world over the sex abuse crisis engulfing the church. McCarrick, a once-powerful prelate and former Archbishop of Washington, is the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.



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Abused Hong Kong maid Erwiana 'rises again'

Abused Hong Kong maid Erwiana 'rises again'She was once the face of abused maids in Hong Kong — imprisoned, starved and beaten so badly she lost control of her bodily functions. Erwiana completed a degree in economics this month — the culmination of a dream that brought her to Hong Kong in 2013 before her life was turned upside down. “Before I went to Hong Kong, I had been dreaming I could make enough money to study,” the 27-year-old told AFP from her home in Indonesia’s cultural capital Yogyakarta.



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I Revealed A Priest Abused Me 30 Years Ago. If I'm A Hero, Why Isn't Christine Blasey Ford?

I Revealed A Priest Abused Me 30 Years Ago. If I'm A Hero, Why Isn't Christine Blasey Ford?Three weeks ago, I publicly revealed that I was abused by my parish priest



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3 Weeks Ago I Revealed I Was Abused By A Priest. Here’s How It Changed My Life.

3 Weeks Ago I Revealed I Was Abused By A Priest. Here’s How It Changed My Life.About two years ago, my wife and I sat in our local pub during happy hour,



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I Am a Catholic Priest Who Was Sexually Abused by a Pastor. Here’s How the Church Must Change

I Am a Catholic Priest Who Was Sexually Abused by a Pastor. Here’s How the Church Must ChangeFollowing yet another report about decades of widespread sexual abuse



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Southern Baptist Leader Who Said Abused Women Should Just Pray Is Removed From Post

Southern Baptist Leader Who Said Abused Women Should Just Pray Is Removed From PostA prominent Southern Baptist Church leader who is known to have made



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Father in California abused siblings case charged with perjury

Father in California abused siblings case charged with perjuryA California man accused along with his wife of keeping 13 siblings imprisoned, chained and starving in their suburban home was charged on Friday with perjury over his claims that he was running a private school with the children as his pupils. A judge also set a preliminary hearing date in June for David and Louise Turpin, whose arrest made international headlines in January after their emaciated teenage daughter escaped from the squalid home and called police. The eight newly filed felony perjury counts against David Turpin, 57, accuse him of lying on an affidavit he filed with the California Department of Education, certifying that the children were getting a full-time education in a private school, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said on Twitter.



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New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case

New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings caseA California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were advised of the new charges during a brief hearing in Riverside County Superior Court at which they appeared dressed in black at a table with their attorneys but did not speak. A spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said the new charges included three counts of child abuse against both defendants.



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Judge awards father custody of abused daughter's body

Judge awards father custody of abused daughter's bodyMILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge has awarded a Texas man exclusive custody of his abused daughter's body, which has languished in the Milwaukee County morgue for two months amid a dispute with the girl's mother, who is implicated in her death.



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Olympic Swimmer Says Former USA Swimming Coach Sexually Abused Her For Years

Olympic Swimmer Says Former USA Swimming Coach Sexually Abused Her For YearsOlympic swimmer Ariana Kukors says former U.S. Olympic swimming coach Sean Hutchison began sexually abusing her when she was 16.



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