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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15 South Korean Military Officials Charged for the Death of Sexual Abuse Victim

South Korean military prosecutors have charged 15 Air Force officials over the death of an officer who took her life after alleging sexual abuse by a colleague. Those charge include colonels accused of failing to properly report the death of …

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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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Singer Gloria Estefan Reveals She was Sexually Abused at Age Nine

Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan has revealed on Sept. 30 that someone her family trusted sexually abused her at the age of nine. Estefan spoke publicly about the abuse for the first time during an episode of the Facebook Watch show, …

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WHO Employees Linked to 80 Alleged Sexual Abuse Cases in DR Congo, Report Finds

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday has released its Independent Commission’s report into allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The investigation found more than 80 alleged cases of …

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Activision Blizzard to Pay $18 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment Case

Popular game maker Activision Blizzard on Monday has agreed to pay an $18 million settlement for a sexual harassment lawsuit filed this week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC accused Activision Blizzard of failing to address …

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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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