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Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley at St. Peter's Basilica on March 6, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Forms Commission With Cardinal Sean O’Malley To Advise On Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has responded to complaints that he has largely ignored the clerical sex abuse scandal by assembling a panel of experts to advise the Holy See on protecting children from pedophiles and helping abuse victims heal.

12/05/2013

Paul Collins (photo from Kim Tunnicliffe)

$250K Bail For Suspect In Arlington Boys & Girls Club Sex Abuse Case

A former Arlington man charged with sexually molesting children at the town’s Boys and Girls Club in the 1970s is being held on $250,000 bail

05/20/2013

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Sex Abuse Allegations Against Former Arlington Boys & Girls Club Worker

A former worker at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club is under arrest in New York, accused of molesting five children while he was employed by the club.

05/18/2013

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New Bill Could Give Molestation Victims More Time To File Lawsuits

A legislative panel is being urged to pass a bill that would give child molestation victims until age 55 to file lawsuits against their alleged attackers.

05/07/2013

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New Legislation Could Make Info On Low Level Sex Offenders Public

After a disturbing sex abuse case in Wakefield, lawmakers are re-thinking their stance on low level sex offenders.

12/07/2012

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Priest Charged With 1980’s Child Rape In Ipswich

A high ranking member of the Catholic Church faces five counts of child rape in Essex Superior Court.

08/31/2012

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, walks with his wife Dottie Sandusky into the Centre County Courthouse, on June 22, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The jury has reportedly reached a verdict in the sexual abuse trial of the former Penn State assistant football coach, who is charged with 51 criminal counts of sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ex-Penn St. Assistant Sandusky Convicted Of Abuse

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of 45 counts at his child sex abuse trial.

06/22/2012

Boston University student Heather Potts.

Boston University Student Calls On Peers To “Stop Acting Like Idiots”

In a letter to the school paper, Heather Potts urges all BU undergrads, some 18,000 of them, to post just one positive experience about BU somewhere online.

04/11/2012

Jonathan Pilsmaker is accused of sex abuse.

Former Camp Joslin Counselor Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges

Chief Correspondent Joe Shortsleeve says there are troubling questions about what the state knew and why they never told police.

02/13/2012

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Burlington Woman Sues Uncle, 10 Others For Past Sex Abuse

Rosanne Sliney says she was sexually assaulted hundreds of times when she was between 5 and 14 years old.

02/01/2012

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