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# Historical Abuse

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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid thousands of cases of alleged sexual abuse
The 110-year-old organisation is facing a huge compensation plan for abuse victims.
'Malice, incompetence, negligence': How false claims about historical sex abuse in UK sparked '£2 million probe'
Carl Beech was found guilty of perverting the course of justice yesterday over sex abuse claims against senior UK politicians.
77-year-old man charged as part of historical clerical sex abuse probe in Belfast
The man will appear before court tomorrow.
Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church
The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.
Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe
Minister Katherine Zappone said it’s likely the numbers could increase again.
Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'
The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.
Child sex abuse accused whose file was 'shelved' for 11 years was 'close friends with senior garda'
The woman’s case has sparked a garda review in the last three months.
Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10
After a landmark, two-year investigation, police said he would have been questioned if he were still alive.
'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice
The woman at the centre of an historical abuse allegation has written to the DPP asking for the reasons as to why her father was not charged.
Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial
He will attend the trial at Southwark crown court from next week.
'Common theme' of failures identified in report on religious orders' handling of abuse
Of 512 allegations or concerns related to abuse, only 5 people were convicted.
Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.
4 Premier League clubs in London 'connected' with historical abuse
These allegations stem from just one of the investigations being conducted by 21 of the 45 British regional police forces.
Everything we know about child sex abuse claims against Edward Heath
No fewer than seven UK police departments are now investigating the former Prime Minister.
Watchdog probes handling of child sex abuse claims against former British prime minister
The issue was referred by Wiltshire Police following allegations made by a retired senior officer.
Australia asks child abuse victims of celebrity entertainers to come forward
The action follows Operation Yewtree in the United Kingdom.
Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse
The allegations span four decades from 1970 to 2005 and will now be investigated.