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Bangladesh cleric arrested over alleged rape of boys

DHAKA (AFP): A Bangladesh cleric has been accused of raping around a dozen boys in the latest sex assault case to shock the Muslim-majority nation.

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Grandfather denied bail over sex assault on girl, 12

SEREMBAN: A 65-year-old grandfather, who claimed trial to eight charges of sexually assaulting and grooming a 12-year-old girl, has been denied bail.

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West Virginia sues Catholic diocese for knowingly hiring sexual abusers of children

(Reuters) - West Virginia officials sued the state's Roman Catholic diocese on Tuesday, accusing the church of knowingly employing priests and lay people in schools, parishes and camps who had admitted to sexually assaulting children.

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R. Kelly freed from Chicago jail after child support paid

(Reuters) - Singer R. Kelly was released from a Chicago jail on Saturday after a child support payment of more than $161,000 was made to an ex-wife, police said, ending his second incarceration in two weeks after a prior arrest on sex assault charges.

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Shahidan’s sexual assault case to be mentioned on March 18

KANGAR: The Sessions Court here fixed March 18 and 19 for mention of the case involving Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim (pic) who is charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl.

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Trump stokes Democrats' Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A firestorm of scandals embroiling Virginia's governor and two fellow Democrats at the top of the state's executive branch spread to the Republican leader of the state Senate on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in to stoke the political crisis.

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Saudi facing sex assault charges in Canada flees after embassy posts bail

NOVA SCOTIA (AP): Officials in Canada say a 28-year-old Saudi Arabian man charged with sexually assaulting a Canadian woman has gone missing.