Justice for Black Women & Girls: R. Kelly Found Guilty in Sex Crimes Case After Decades of Abuse

R&B singer R. Kelly is guilty of a series of charges, including racketeering based on sexual exploitation of children, kidnapping, forced labor and transporting people across state lines for sex. Jurors in the federal trial returned their verdict Monday after 11 accusers — nine women and two men — and 34 other witnesses detailed Kelly’s …
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Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell’s motions to toss sex charges

A judge has rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s arguments to toss charges against her. The charges are that she recruited three teenage girls from 1994 to 1997 for then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to abuse. The case continues US district judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan denied claims that a non-prosecution agreement for Epstein also protects Maxwell from prosecution. The …
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Catholic leader refuses to resign despite damning findings from child sex abuse inquiry

The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales said he won’t resign over a damning report into child sex abuse allegations. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster Diocese, said he recently offered his resignation to the Pope. He claimed this was on account of his age and nothing else. But the Pope …
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Why banning the ‘rough sex defence’ won’t change trial verdicts

Content warning: this piece includes discussion of domestic violence and sexual violence that might be triggering for some readers The ‘rough sex defence clause’ – legally known as NC20 – is due for its second reading in the House of Lords. But some legal experts claim that it may not change trial verdicts. NC20 – …
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COVER YOUR QUEERS! Peter Tatchell Brands Council Homophobic For Banning SEX in Parks

A GAY rights campaigner branded a council in the capital ‘Homohophic’ for banning sex acts in a park, sparking ridicule online.  Peter Tatchell claimed that Southwark Council was homophobic for getting a court injunction after randy gays were using a local park to cruise for sex.  Tatchell wrote on Twitter: “Instead of liaising with local …
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