Sexual abuse

The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools
A sign reads 'Girls Should Feel Safe at School' outside a school in Hampstead
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The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools

Watchdog says that most girls and half of boys have been sent explicit pictures
10 Jun 2021
Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser
Prince Andrew attends a service at Manchester Cathedral marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
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Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser

Aides allegedly wanted Twitter provocateur to set up fake account in bid to smear Virginia Roberts Giuffre
18 Jan 2021
Premier League star accused of rape and false imprisonment
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Premier League star accused of rape and false imprisonment

Sports star arrested over alleged attack at his home
13 Nov 2020
Jeffrey Epstein had ‘secret’ UK girlfriend
Jeffrey Epstein
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Jeffrey Epstein had ‘secret’ UK girlfriend

Shelley Anne Lewis is said to have travelled regularly on late billionaire’s infamous ‘Lolita Express’ private jet
4 Aug 2020
Why everyone’s talking about the Tory MP suspected of rape
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Why everyone’s talking about the Tory MP suspected of rape

Conservative Party under fire for failing to suspend unnamed former minister
3 Aug 2020
Maxwell had ‘continuous orgies with girls as young 15’
Ghislaine Maxwell
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Maxwell had ‘continuous orgies with girls as young 15’

Victim’s 2015 testimony against former Jeffrey Epstein associate unsealed for the first time
31 Jul 2020
What ‘secrets’ are in unsealed Maxwell documents?
Ghislaine Maxwell
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What ‘secrets’ are in unsealed Maxwell documents?

New York court rules ‘explosive’ evidence can be made public within a week
24 Jul 2020

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Prince Andrew’s aides ‘pleased’ with car crash BBC interview
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Prince Andrew’s aides ‘pleased’ with car crash BBC interview

Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis says she knew within minutes of starting televised chat that the Royal’s comments would prove ‘explosive’
21 Jul 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell married - but who is her secret spouse?
Ghislane Maxwell
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Ghislaine Maxwell married - but who is her secret spouse?

US prosecutor says the British socialite refuses to reveal her partner’s identity but toured new home with mystery man
16 Jul 2020
More than half of Americans want Prince Andrew extradited
Prince Andrew
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More than half of Americans want Prince Andrew extradited

Poll result increases pressure for Duke to talk to investigators as Ghislaine Maxwell appears in court
14 Jul 2020
Does Maxwell have a ‘secret stash’ of Epstein sex tapes?
Jeffrey Epstein
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Does Maxwell have a ‘secret stash’ of Epstein sex tapes?

Source claims the socialite has films kept by late paedophile ‘to hold over’ powerful men
7 Jul 2020
Can you spot a sex abuser from their hands?
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Can you spot a sex abuser from their hands?

Scientists hope to help catch attackers using computer algorithms
27 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: UK floods reveal ‘urban-rural tension’
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Instant Opinion: UK floods reveal ‘urban-rural tension’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 26 February
26 Feb 2020
Paedophile charges against author shame French establishment
Gabriel Matzneff
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Paedophile charges against author shame French establishment

Renaudot prize winner boasted of sexually abusing boys as young as eight
13 Feb 2020
Former Jehovah’s Witnesses sue over historic sex abuse
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Former Jehovah’s Witnesses sue over historic sex abuse

Group’s controversial ‘two witnesses’ policy has come under fire
5 Feb 2020
Bacha bazi: the scandal of Afghanistan’s abused boys
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Bacha bazi: the scandal of Afghanistan’s abused boys

Tradition of ‘boys for play’ facing scrutiny following exposure of paedophile ring operating in schools
29 Jan 2020
Six things we learned from Prince Andrew's BBC interview
Prince Andrew
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Six things we learned from Prince Andrew's BBC interview

Duke’s televised attempt to explain his relationship with the convicted sex offender has prompted fury and ridicule
18 Nov 2019
WeWork’s ex-CEO is now facing a discrimination scandal
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WeWork’s ex-CEO is now facing a discrimination scandal

Adam Neumann ends a disastrous 2019 accused of ‘blatant sexist behaviour’
1 Nov 2019
Two thirds of unis teach sexual consent to students
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Two thirds of unis teach sexual consent to students

Concern is rising over reports of sexual misconduct on UK campuses
9 Oct 2019
What US thinks of Michael Jackson, ten years after his death
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What US thinks of Michael Jackson, ten years after his death

Poll finds that just 21% of US public think the singer was innocent of sexual abuse allegations
25 Jun 2019
Why was R Kelly arrested?
R Kelly
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Why was R Kelly arrested?

Singer released on bail after being charged with ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse
26 Feb 2019
Boy who sexually assaulted classmate allowed back to school
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Boy who sexually assaulted classmate allowed back to school

Mother of victim says 15-year-old abuser ‘should not be allowed near my daughter or any woman’
20 Feb 2019
Can the Catholic Church find redemption?
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Can the Catholic Church find redemption?

100 senior bishops meet this week to address clerical sexual abuse, ‘the most serious crisis since the Reformation’
19 Feb 2019
BBC editor on trial for naming sex abuse victim
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BBC editor on trial for naming sex abuse victim

It is the first time a BBC editor has been charged with breaching law entitling complainants to lifelong anonymity
18 Jan 2019
UK launches global sex offender register
Penny Mordaunt
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UK launches global sex offender register

Government teams up with police and Interpol to track sex predators in the foreign aid sector
18 Oct 2018
Is India having its #MeToo moment?
Nana Patekar
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Is India having its #MeToo moment?

A year on from Harvey Weinstein scandal the world’s biggest democracy has been shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct
11 Oct 2018
Who was telling the truth at the Brett Kavanaugh hearing?
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford appears before the senate judiciary committee
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Who was telling the truth at the Brett Kavanaugh hearing?

Senate committee descends into barbed partisan attacks as accuser gives testimony
28 Sep 2018
Former content moderator sues Facebook
Former Facebook content moderator is suing the tech giant for causing PTSD
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Former content moderator sues Facebook

Selena Scola claims the company did little to prevent her developing PTSD
25 Sep 2018
Plot to oust Pope Francis exposes rifts within the Church
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Plot to oust Pope Francis exposes rifts within the Church

Archbishop breaks cover and calls for pontiff to resign as ideological battle lines are drawn
29 Aug 2018
Pope Francis set for hostile reception in Ireland
Pope Francis greets adoring crowds in Italy
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Pope Francis set for hostile reception in Ireland

Pontiff to touch down in radically changed Catholic country amid sexual abuse ‘perfect storm’
24 Aug 2018
Catholic abuse scandal threatens Pope Francis’ legacy
Pope Francis
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Catholic abuse scandal threatens Pope Francis’ legacy

Clerical cover-up presents ‘crucial test’ for papacy following earlier failures
21 Aug 2018
How ‘predator priests’ abused more than 1,000 US children
More than 300 Pennsylvania Catholic ‘predator priests’ reportedly abused 1,000 children
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How ‘predator priests’ abused more than 1,000 US children

Hundreds of priests have been identified in historical sex abuse probe
15 Aug 2018
R Kelly’s ‘I admit’: singer responds to sex allegations
R Kelly
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R Kelly’s ‘I admit’: singer responds to sex allegations

Pop star releases 19-minute track admitting to infidelity but not paedophilia
24 Jul 2018
Haiti bans Oxfam GB following sex scandal
Oxfam Great Britain has been banned from operating in Haiti
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Haiti bans Oxfam GB following sex scandal

The charity will no longer be allowed to operate in the country
14 Jun 2018
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