Tag: child sex abuse

Pope To Sex Abuse Victims: I Beg Your Forgiveness

Pope Francis has begged forgiveness from the victims of clergy sex abuse in his first meeting with several abuse survivors. The Vatican quoted Francis as expressing “sorrow” in his homily at a private Mass with six victims Monday for the “sins and grave crimes” of clerical sex abuse against them. Added the pope: “I beg…

Vatican’s Ex-Ambassador To Dominican Republic Convicted For Sex Abuse

convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defrocked, the first such sentence handed down against a top papal representative. The Vatican said Friday that Monsignor Jozef Wesolowski was found guilty by the Vaticanโ€™s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in recent days, and sentenced to the harshest penalty possible against…

โ€˜X-Menโ€™ Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy

โ€œX-Men: Days of Future Pastโ€ director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in 1999 in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii federal court. The plaintiff, Michael Egan, claims he was 17 when Singer forcibly sodomized him, among other allegations. Eganโ€™s lawyers, led by Jeff Herman, allege that Singer provided him…

Paedophiles ‘streamed live child abuse from Philippines’

Police officers from Britain have joined forces with Australian and US investigators to smash a paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines. The investigation, which has been going on for two years, focuses on what the UK’s National Crime Agency calls “a significant and emerging threat”, particularly in developing countries. Three other…