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Epstein sex abuse: Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of recruiting teenage girls 

Ghislaine Maxwell was accused of recruiting and grooming four teenagers between 1994 and 2004 for Jeffrey Epstein, her former boyfriend who killed himself in 2019 in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex abuse charges of his own.
Christine Maxwell (left) and her siblings Isabel Maxwell (center) and Kevin Maxwell leave the courthouse after the verdict. Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein.(AP)
Christine Maxwell (left) and her siblings Isabel Maxwell (center) and Kevin Maxwell leave the courthouse after the verdict. Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein.(AP)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 05:20 AM IST
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Pope Francis ‘ashamed’ over French abuse scandal

“I wish to express to the victims my sadness and pain for the trauma they have suffered. And also my shame, our shame, my shame for the inability of the Church for too long to put them at the centre of its concerns,” the pontiff said in his general audience.
Pope Francis listens to speeches during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP / File Photo)
Pope Francis listens to speeches during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP / File Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 01:48 PM IST
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Vanessa Redgrave will not appear in new Kevin Spacey film

Kevin Spacey's film - The Man Who Drew God - will be his first film since he faced several allegations of sexual misconduct in 2017. It will be directed by actor Venessa Redgrave's husband, actor-filmmaker Franco Nero.
The news of Kevin Spacey's casting had stirred up a controversy but Franco Nero defended the decision.(AFP File Photo)
The news of Kevin Spacey's casting had stirred up a controversy but Franco Nero defended the decision.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Teen attempts self-immolation after sexual abuse, dies a week later

The accused, a leader of the Democratic Youth Federation of India in Idukki, is in police custody
Police said the Dalit girl was sexually assaulted several times by the accused who pretended to be in love. (HT representative photo)
Police said the Dalit girl was sexually assaulted several times by the accused who pretended to be in love. (HT representative photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 09:25 PM IST
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British man running Odisha shelter home arrested for sexually abusing minor

Police officials in Jharsuguda said John Patrick Bridge - who ran a child shelter home called Faith Outreach - was arrested following a complaint by a minor tribal boy about being sexually abused.
File photo of John Patrick Bridge, who founded home shelter Faith Outreach. (HT Photo)
File photo of John Patrick Bridge, who founded home shelter Faith Outreach. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 12:50 PM IST
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