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Costa Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims of priest

Costa Rica’s congress approved on Tuesday a bill that extends the statute of limitations for the crime of sexual abuse of minors.

The testimony I never gave

It always starts with two messy pigtails.

Costa Rican lawmakers approve bill to ban sex with minors

The new law sets prison times up to six years and also bans marriage between people under 18 and between an adult and a minor.

Supreme Court backs bill to ban sex with minors

The Sala IV ruling will allow Costa Rican lawmakers to hold a second vote on a bill that would outlaw sex with minors.

Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

Comedian Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania over an incident that took place in 2004 -- the first criminal charges filed against the actor after dozens of women claimed abuse.

Costa Rica seeks to ban child beauty pageants

A legislative commission has approved two draft bills to fight the sexualization of minors and expand benefits to parents of children with severe health conditions.

‘God weeps,’ says pope after meeting church sex abuse victims

Pope Francis met on Sunday with victims of church sex abuse, saying "God weeps" for their suffering and promising to hold all those responsible to account.

Plaintiff in sexual assault case against Costa Rica ex-lawmaker Justo Orozco rejects out-of-court settlement

Self-described moral crusader and outspoken advocate of "traditional family values" Justo Orozco faces up to six years in prison if convicted of aggravated sexual assault, and three more years if convicted of holding the alleged victim against her will.

Costa Rican ex-lawmaker Justo Orozco faces another criminal complaint for alleged sexual abuse

The Prosecutor's Office on Thursday confirmed that a second woman has filed a criminal complaint alleging sexual abuse by former Costa Rican Renovation Party lawmaker Justo Orozco Álvarez. The complaint was filed early Wednesday morning over an incident that allegedly occurred on Tuesday, the same day Orozco was arrested on sexual abuse charges filed by a different victim.

Costa Rica ex-lawmaker and anti-gay evangelical Justo Orozco arrested on alleged sexual abuse charges

Former evangelical legislator Justo Orozco Álvarez was arrested on charges of alleged sexual abuse and deprivation of liberty against a woman who thought she was going for a job interview.

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