child sex abuse
The man, identified by local media as 60-year-old Sylvain Villemaire, made the girl sign a “contract” saying he could do whatever he wanted to her.
The diocese is challenging the constitutionality of a groundbreaking law that lets survivors sue no matter how much time has passed.
Victims had hoped to win compensation from the government arguing their rights were violated by Epstein's 2007 plea deal.
They also filed a lawsuit alleging a cover-up of a "pedophilia epidemic."
Trump's Labor Secretary says he has no plans to resign, despite calls from Democrats.
The 11 priests were kept anonymous because they contested the allegations, and the Court decision said identifying them would raise due process issues.
At least 17 states have introduced bills to loosen sex crimes laws, according to a VICE News’ review of legislature dockets.
Action Pour Les Enfants was at the forefront of the fight against child sexual exploitation in Cambodia. Then, their former-director was arrested for alleged child sex abuse.
Edward Heath, prime minister between 1970 and 1974, is being investigated by five UK police forces as part of an unprecedented inquiry into allegations of historical child abuse.
More than 400 sex abuse victims in Britain have been affected.
'Almost Sociopathic Lack of Care': Vatican Child Protection Commissioner Calls on Church Finance Chief to Resign
The allegation by the Pope Francis-appointed commissioner is the latest turn in the Catholic church's reckoning with the global child sex abuse scandal and senior church authorities' efforts to silence victims.