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Sexual misconduct by peacekeepers: We’ll cooperate with UN probe – Police

The Police Administration has said it will cooperate fully with UN investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct against some members of a Ghanaian police unit working with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. The Police Administration has also requested the UN to allow it to send a three-man team to also look into the claims. In a statement released after ...

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UN probing Ghanaian peacekeepers over alleged sexual exploitation

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Some members of a Ghanaian police unit working with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan are being investigated for breaching the UN’s sexual exploitation and abuse rules. The unit in question has also been recalled, according to a statement from the UN Mission. The investigation into the conduct of the officers began after reports that they were having transactional ...

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Disgraced US Olympics doctor jailed for 175 years

Ex-US Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years after testimony from nearly 160 of his victims. The judge dismissed Nassar’s statement as insincere as he attempted to apologise to the court. Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault against girls and young women, including Olympians. Judge Rosemarie Aqualina told Nassar ...

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Mother accuses police of ‘cover-up’ in abuse of her 3-yr old girl

A Tarkwa-based woman has accused the police of protecting an Indian national alleged to have sexually abused her 3-year-old daughter. According to the mother, Afiba, the Police negotiated a fine instead of pursuing a jail term for the suspect, who bruised her daughter’s vagina by inserting his finger into her private part under the guise of teaching her how to ...

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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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