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Child sex abuse claims mount against Boy Scouts

PORTLAND, Ore/SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Four Oregon men sued the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday for $20 million over childhood sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of a pedophile knowingly appointed as their scoutmaster in the 1970s. The four lawsuits, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court…

International Criminal Court hears formal complaint on priest sexual abuse

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague on Tuesday received a formal complaint on sexual abuse by Catholic priests, in a request that seeks the prosecution of Vatican officials for “rape, sexual violence and torture.” Filed by the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in conjunction with the Survivors…