His Holiness Pope Francis has drawn some criticism in recent months for his failure to speak out more forcefully on the issue of child sexual abuse by clergy or take meaningful action. This week, however, he did publicly announce that the Chuch is “working on” the sexual abuse and exploitation of nuns by male clergy.
This week, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reported that more than 500 cases of child sexual abuse were swept under the rug by the six Roman Catholic dioceses across the state. Earlier, the Church reported 185 members of the clergy who had “credible allegations” leveled against them. However, according to AG Madigan's report, the real number is 690.
With all eyes on Pennsylvania and the shocking grand jury report that was released earlier this fall, it is easy to forget that cases of pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church is a worldwide scandal.
A grand jury in Pennsylvania has issued an extensive report on sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. The 887 page-long report is the culmination of an 18-month long investigation, identifying over 1,000 victims and more than 300 perpetrators in six dioceses in Pennsylvania. The report includes correspondence as well as the names and detailed histories of clergy who have been accused of molesting c
It's not just about the children anymore.
For well over a century, institutions such as the Boy Scouts of America and the Roman Catholic Church have been dealing with the issue of pedophilia and sexual abuse of minor children. Now, a new report published this week in the San Diego Union-Tribune highlights another class of victims: adult women.
Last week, immigrant rights advocates told The Nation that a 6-year-old girl who had been forcibly separated from her mother as a result of the Trump Administration's “zero-tolerance” policy was sexually abused not once, but twice. The detention facility, located near Phoenix, Arizona, is operated by a “non-profit” organization known as Southwest Key Programs, which runs 26 such f
This past April, Ohio State University began an extensive investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against student athletes by the late Dr. Richard Strauss, an attending physician employed at the university between 1978 and 1998. Strauss, who committed suicide in 2005, is beyond the reach of the law.
José Nuñez (age 47) was arrested for the “super aggravated sexual assault” of a 4-year-old girl whose mother is an undocumented immigrant. Nuñez threatened to report the woman to immigration authorities if she filed a complaint about the incident. The arrest took place only after the woman finally sought medical help for her daughter. According to Sheriff Javier Salazar, the sexual abuse may have been going on for years – and Nuñez’ young victim may not be the only one.