Tag: sexual abuse

Judge tosses defamation suit against Bill Cosby

Judge tosses defamation suit against Bill Cosby

| March 7, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A federal judge in Massachusetts recently struck down a defamation suit against Bill Cosby in a ruling that the legendary comedian’s attorneys said reaffirms the fundamental right for him or anyone else to defend against public accusations. “This is another in a line of recent developments, vindicating Mr. Cosby’s […]

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Documentary on Congolese hero doctor opens film fest

Documentary on Congolese hero doctor opens film fest

| November 10, 2015

(GIN)—Dr. Denis Mukwege is the star of a new documentary that uplifts women who have been raped and abused in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thousands of women were saved from lives of pain, humiliation and rejection by this dedicated gynecologist. While he sewed up their insides that had been torn to shreds by […]

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An ‘open secret’: Catholic sexual abuse in black community

An ‘open secret’: Catholic sexual abuse in black community

| March 6, 2014

Files released by the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese show decades of systematic secrecy and protection of pedophile priests.

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Guards may be responsible for half of prison sexual assaults

Guards may be responsible for half of prison sexual assaults

| February 17, 2014

A new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation’s prisons and jails are increasing—with correctional officers responsible for half of it—but prosecution is still extremely rare.

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