Philadelphia Train Riders Failed to Intervene as Woman was Allegedly Raped, Authorities Say

Bystanders failed to help a woman from being raped on a transit train in Philadelphia last week or to call police, authorities said. The alleged incident, described as a “horrendous criminal act,” occurred on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) …

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California Governor Signs Sexual Crime Laws on Non-consensual Condom Removal, and Spousal Rape Exception into Law

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s Assembly Bill No. 453 into law on Thursday making it illegal to remove a condom during sexual intercourse, without a partner’s verbal consent, a crime. The new law makes the practice called “stealthing, or …

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More than 330K Children Sexually Abused by French Catholic Church Clergy and Lay Ministers

The clergy and lay members within the French Catholic Church sexually abused more than 330,000 children over the past 70 years, a report has found. According to the 2,500-page report released on Oct. 5, French Catholic priests, deacons, and other …

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Ohio Anti-Human Trafficking Sting Nets 161 Arrests

An Ohio sting operation setup to combat human trafficking has resulted in 161 Arrests. A total of 51 human trafficking victims were provided assistance and services from health care and social services organizations. Among those arrested in the sting were: …

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Facilitator of World’s Largest Source of Child Sex Abuse Imagery Jailed for 27 Years

A United States court sentenced an Irish man, described by authorities as the largest facilitator of child sexual abuse images, to 27 years in prison on Sept. 15. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang handed down the prison sentence to 36-year-old …

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Elite Gymnasts Blame FBI, USA Gymnastics, and U.S. Olympic Committee for Allowing Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse

Elite United States gymnasts blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA Gymnastics (USAG), and U.S. Olympic Committee at a Senate panel for allowing doctor Larry Nassar to sexually abuse them and dozens of women. Gymnasts Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, …

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