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WWJ News
January 16, 2020 - 11:02 am
He pretended to be a teen in online chats to target girls as young as 9 across multiple states.
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly appears in court in Chicago. Chicago police say two girlfriends of R. Kelly fought Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, inside the embattled singer’s Trump Tower condominium, resulting in one of the women being taken to a nearby hospital. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
Associated Press
January 09, 2020 - 8:46 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A fight between two of R. Kelly's girlfriends inside the embattled singer’s Trump Tower condominium has led to a domestic battery charge against one of the women and sent the other to the hospital, Chicago police said Thursday. Joycelyn Savage, 24, was taken into custody after...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for the Philippine community of Rome, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Associated Press
December 17, 2019 - 12:30 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases Tuesday, responding to mounting criticism that the rule of “pontifical secrecy" has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and prevent police from investigating crimes...
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Associated Press
November 26, 2019 - 10:41 am
READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania law ending time limits for authorities to file charges in future child sexual abuse cases is now in effect with the signature of the state’s governor. The legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Tom Wolf also gives future victims more time to sue. A landmark grand jury...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom has signed a law giving child sexual assault victims more time to file lawsuits. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 13, 2019 - 10:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday...
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October 02, 2019 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City has denied bail to R&B singer R. Kelly in his sex-abuse case. Kelly didn’t attend the hearing on Wednesday on a defense motion asking for his release on bond. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly agreed with prosecutors that he’s a flight risk and a...
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FILE - This Aug. 28, 2015 file photo shows music producer Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A court has awarded a $15 million judgment to a model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was sexually and emotionally abuse by Grammy-winning music producer Detail. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
September 26, 2019 - 4:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court has awarded $15 million to a model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was sexually and emotionally abuse by Grammy-winning music producer Detail. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday in favor of Kristina Buch and against Detail, whose real...
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Pope Francis greets nuns during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
WWJ News
September 26, 2019 - 3:06 pm
ROME (AP) — A Togolese nun has successfully defended a first-ever dissertation at a Vatican-sanctioned university on the sexual abuse of nuns by priests — the latest evidence of a problem confronting the Catholic Church in the #MeToo era. Sister Makamatine Lembo was awarded summa cum laude at her...
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Protesters build a human chain in front of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. About 800 people have protested for more gender equality in the Catholic Church in Germany. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BERLIN (AP) — About 800 people have protested gender inequality in the Catholic Church by forming a human chain around Germany's Cologne Cathedral. German news agency dpa reported that many of the protesters were women from an activist group called Maria 2.0. The group is pushing for the Catholic...
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Jeff Anderson, an attorney for victims of sexual abuse by clergy, is joined by abuse victim Joe Iacono as he speaks during a press conference in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019. Anderson says the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million in settlements to clients represented by his law firm alone since 2000. Anderson told reporters in Chicago Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 it's the first time he's publicly revealed a total sum of payments to 160 survivors by nearly 50 abusers over 20 years. The Minnesota-based lawyer says the payments averaged $500,000 per victim, with some payouts running into the millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
September 17, 2019 - 7:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million to 160 victims of sexual abuse by clergy represented by a single law firm since 2001, the lawyer who heads the Minnesota-based firm told reporters Tuesday. According to a statement issued later by the archdiocese, it has...
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