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Survivors of Prep School Sexual Abuse Speak Out

School Sexual Abuse Survivors End Decades of Secrecy

Originally posted 09/24/2014 10:00AM

Jon Seiger was just a month into the seventh grade the first time it happened. On an overnight trip to Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1972, a teacher-chaperone put his hand in Seiger's pajamas shortly after the 11-year-old had gone to bed.

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Utah Doctor Convicted of Murder Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexual Abuse

Convicted Doctor Martin MacNeill Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexual Abuse

Originally posted 09/16/2014 12:30PM

A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.

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Authorities Arrest Couple Suspected of Kidnapping Two Amish Girls

Authorities Arrest Couple Suspected of Kidnapping Two Amish Girls

Originally posted 08/16/2014 05:00PM

A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.

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New Child Sex Abuse Claims Filed Against Michael Jackson

New Child Sex Abuse Claims Filed Against Michael Jackson

Originally posted 08/07/2014 06:10PM

Five years after his sudden passing, Michael Jackson is being accused of sexual abuse by a man who claims he was molested as a child by the superstar.

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Vanessa Williams on Her Sexual Abuse: It Made Me More Promiscuous

Vanessa Williams Says Her Molestation Made Her More 'Sexually Promiscuous'

Originally posted 07/16/2014 07:30PM

Vanessa Williams is sharing more details about the molestation she suffered at age 10 – and the impact it had on her growing up.

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Pope to Sex-Abuse Victims: 'I Beg Your Forgiveness'

Pope Francis Apologizes to Sex-Abuse Victims During Private Mass

Originally posted 07/07/2014 11:45AM

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors – but a victim spokesman called the gathering nothing more than "a PR event."

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Doctor Who Murdered Wife Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Daughter

Doctor Who Murdered Wife Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Daughter

Originally posted 07/04/2014 05:50PM

Last November, former doctor Martin MacNeill was convicted of murdering his wife, Michelle MacNeill, in the bathtub of his Pleasant Grove, Utah, home.

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Women Ruled PEOPLE.com This Week with Wonderful, Funny and Touching Stories | Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Davis, Pamela Anderson

Women Ruled PEOPLE.com This Week with Wonderful, Funny and Touching Stories

Originally posted 05/24/2014 09:35AM

A brilliant win on the dance floor. A sad story of abuse that led to an inspiring story of resilience. A hilarious anecdote from an Oscar winner about a mortifying moment at an afterparty.

It was ladies' week on PEOPLE.com, as Meryl Davis, Pamela Anderson and Jennifer Lawrence got readers talking, for quite different reasons. Their stories were among the five that got the strongest reactions on the site this week.

Check them out below, along with two other stories that provoked, respectively, warmth and outrage. And let us know what you think of every story by clicking on the icons at the bottom.

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Pamela Anderson Reveals She Was Raped at Age 12 | Pamela Anderson

UpdatePosted 05/18/2014 04:15PM

Pamela Anderson Opens Up About Her History of Sexual Abuse

Originally posted 05/18/2014 12:40PM

Pamela Anderson made a shocking – and heartbreaking – revelation on Friday: She is a victim of sexual abuse.

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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Cleared of Sexual Abuse Charges

Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Cleared of Sexual Abuse Charges

Originally posted 04/23/2014 05:30PM

The puppeteer who voiced Elmo for decades has been cleared of three sexual abuse charges.

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