Ex-US Priest on Trial in East Timor on Sex Abuse Charges

A defrocked American priest went on trial Tuesday to face charges he sexually abused young girls at his shelter for orphans and children from impoverished families, in the first clergy sex case to emerge in East Timor — the most Catholic place in the world outside the Vatican.

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Law Firm Details Sexual Misconduct by Global Ministry Leader

Ravi Zacharias, who died in May after a high-profile career leading a global Christian ministry, engaged in sexual misconduct with massage therapists and carried on many amorous extramarital relationships via text message and email, according to a scathing, in-depth report from a law firm hired by the ministry.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Wants Better Treatment in Prison

Ghislaine Maxwell’s criminal defense attorneys claim she is being treated worse in confinement than other pretrial detainees and won’t receive a fair trial unless the government discloses the identities of three victims cited in the indictment accusing her of helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit and abuse underage girls.

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Blue States Take Feds to Court Over College Sexual Assault Rules

The Trump administration’s new Title IX rules mean students across the country could return to school in the fall with fewer protections from sexual assault, a group of Democrat-led states claim in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

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College Sexual Assault Rules Changed to Give More Rights to Accused

The Trump administration released new rules Wednesday for how universities should address allegations of sexual assault or misconduct, sparking backlash from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others who say the changes weaken protections for survivors.

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