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Church convicts Catholic ex-priest of abusing boy for several years
The man was ordered to pay 10% of his income to a charity that supports victims of abuse.
Dutch prosecutors confirm Voice of Holland sexual misconduct probe
Four men are under investigation linked to five reports received from women in the country's first major #MeToo scandal earlier this year.
Probe into Portuguese church sex abuse receives nearly 300 claims
A panel that began its inquiry in January has received witness statements from 290 alleged victims, with cases involving children as young as two years old.
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Europe's week: Fresh sanctions human trafficking & Hungary latest woes
The EU will now target imports of Russian coal in a bid to weaken Moscow's war machine.
Judge upholds Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking conviction
Maxwell, a British socialite, was convicted in December of helping the millionaire Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse several teenage girls.
Northern Ireland government formally apologises to child abuse victims
The formal apology came more than five years after an inquiry into historical abuse at church institutions.
Former amateur football coach jailed for sexually abusing children
The 49-year-old man was given an 18-year prison sentence by a Paris court.
Spain approves investigation into sexual abuse within Catholic Church
The Spanish clergy has long been criticised for its failure to investigate allegations of sexual violence.
Over 100 European suspects identified in online child abuse probe
The long-running global investigation into online child abuse images was led by New Zealand.
German court convicts Catholic Church priest of abusing children
The 70-year-old was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay victims €50,000 in damages.
Abuse survivors demand inquiry into Italian Catholic Church
Advocates for victims of sex abuse by Italian clergy launched a campaign on Tuesday to demand an inquiry into the scope of the problem.
Prince Andrew reaches settlement in Virginia Giuffre sexual abuse case
A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing Prince Andrew of sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 years old, a court filing said.
More than 200 allegations of sex abuse in Portuguese Catholic Church
An independent committee was set up in January to examine historical sex abuse.
Ex-pope asks for pardon over sex abuse scandal but denies wrongdoing
A recent report found that Pope Benedict had failed to handle cases of sexual abuse at the Munich diocese.
Spain moves closer to investigation into Catholic Church sex abuse
Spain's Bishops Conference has now refused an official inquiry into allegations of priest abuse.
Thousands protest against 'rape culture' in Uruguay
Thousands of women took the streets of the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo on Friday, to protest against a rape case that has shocked the country.
Nicky Verstappen: Dutch court convicts man of 1998 child killing
The abduction and killing of the 11-year-old boy shocked the Netherlands and had remained unsolved for over 20 years.
Spain: Left-wing parties call for inquiry commission into church abuse
The call by Podemos, ERC (The Republican Left of Catalonia), and EH Bildu (Euskal Herria Bildu) follows a 3-year newspaper investigation and similar inquiries in other European countries.
Vatican defends Pope Benedict XVI over fighting clergy sexual abuse
The Vatican's comments followed the publication of an independent report that faulted Benedict's handling of four cases of abuse when he was archbishop of Munich in Germany.
Ex-Pope Benedict XVI admits attending meeting about abusive priest
The retired Pope had denied attending the meeting to the investigators but says his statement had mistakes in it due to editing "oversight".
Pope Francis pledges justice for sex abuse victims after Munich report
A lawyers' report found that Benedict XVI had mishandled four cases of sexual abuse in the clergy while archbishop of Munich.
Ex-pope knew about sexual abuse as archbishop of Munich, says report
A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of several cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s.
Online child sexual abuse rose to record levels in 2021, says watchdog
Child safety experts say younger children have been relying more and more on the internet during the pandemic and this is leaving them more vulnerable to online sexual exploitation.
Prince Andrew returns military affiliations amid sexual abuse case
Queen Elizabeth's third child is being accused by Virginia Guiffre of sexually abusing her when she was 17 and being trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Landmark rape trial of sailing coach begins after #MeToo revelations
Triantafyllos Apostolou is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old sailing federation athlete in 2010.
Prince Andrew's lawyers ask US court to throw out sex abuse claims
The prince’s lawyers say that a 2009 deal Virginia Giuffre struck with financier Jeffrey Epstein should prevent her from suing Andrew now, even though he wasn’t a party to it.