BOSTON (AP) — Former students who say they were sexually abused at a prestigious Rhode Island boarding school are holding a news conference in Boston to call for an independent investigation into the abuse.

St. George's School in Middletown announced last month that it found 26 students were sexually abused by six school employees in the 1970s and 1980s. It acknowledged it did not report abusers to authorities at the time.

Arizona agreed on Monday to pay $3 million to an ex-prison teacher who was attacked and raped at a state correctional facility when she was left alone with a violent sexual offender.

To read full article, visit this Reuters link.

BERLIN — German authorities said on Tuesday that coordinated attacks in which young women were sexually harassed and robbed by hundreds of young men on New Year’s Eve in the western city of Cologne were unprecedented in scale and nature.

To read full article, visit this New York Times link.

Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago — the first criminal charges brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that has destroyed his good-guy image as America's Dad.

"Today, after examining all of the evidence, we are able to seek justice on behalf of the victim," incoming Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said during a press conference.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 40-year-old man is appealing his 580-year prison sentence for sexually abusing six children, including two Amish girls he and his girlfriend kidnapped in northern New York last year.

To read full article, visit this Associated Press link.

28 December 2015 – Welcoming today’s agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on the issues related to “comfort women,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the two countries to look to the future in their relationships while still recognizing history.

To read full article, visit this UN News Centre link.

Tokyo - Japan must do more to stop child abuse, and especially the exploitation of young girls working in entertainment cafes across the country, according to a UN official.

This message comes as Japan records an increase in the number of exploitation cases reported from 2014.

To read full article, visit this Al Jazeera link.

How should parent's talk to their teens about staying safe on New Year's Eve? In the Philly.com article linked below, Janet Rosenweig provides advice to help parents reduce the risks that teens often experience on celebratory holidays. As Rosenweig writes:

Mary Calvert has deep ties to the military: Her grandfather was John F. Kennedy’s commander during his famed service on PT-109, and her parents met in the Army during the Korean War. For the last 19 years, Ms. Calvert has taught a workshop for military photographers at Fort Meade.

NEW DELHI - Scores of protesters took to the streets of India's capital on Sunday to protest the release of a juvenile convicted in the fatal 2012 gang rape of a young woman aboard a moving bus that shook the country.

To read full article, visit this CBS News link. This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.

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