Tag Archives: Sexual abuse

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns amid sexual abuse allegations

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has resigned following allegations of sexual abuse against teenage boys. Mr Murray said he was stepping aside just hours after the Seattle Times reported that his younger cousin, Joseph Dyer, had accused him of abuse. Mr Dyer is the fifth man to accuse Mr Murray of sexual abuse dating back to the 1970s, the newspaper reports. Mr ...

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Songtaba train girls on sexual abuse

About 60 girls from some selected districts in the Northern Region are attending a five-day Girls Camp in Tamale under the auspices of Songtaba, a Non-Governmental Organization in partnership with Plan International Ghana. As the maiden edition, the event is christened, “Supporting girls to learn, lead, decide and thrive: the responsibility of all.” The participants from Sagnarigu, Saboba and Gushiegu ...

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Hundreds of US gymnasts allege sexual abuse

Hundreds of US gymnasts have come forward to say they were sexually abused by adults in the sport. A nine-month investigation by the Indianapolis Star finds 368 gymnasts allege abuse over 20 years, by at least 100 coaches, gym owners and others. The allegations come amid claims that the US body that governs gymnastics did not do enough to prevent ...

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Boko Haram: Nigerian officials ‘sexually abusing’ victims

Women and girls in several camps in the Nigerian town of Maiduguri are being sexually abused by officials, a rights group says. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said it had spoken to 43 victims who had been raped or sexually exploited by vigilante groups and security officials. The president has ordered an investigation into the alleged abuses. Islamist militant group Boko ...

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