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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal Court House in a wheelchair after his sentencing on April 27, 2016 in Chicago, Ill. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $250,000 to a victim's fund for breaking banking laws; he had paid hush money to conceal his decades-old sexual abuse of a 14-year-old. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City on June 29, after being charged with historical sex offenses. Pell has since returned to Australia to face the charges, which he denies. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police in the Australian state of Victoria have announced sexual abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell, the pope's finance chief. At the Vatican on Thursday, Pell said he would return to Australia to fight the charges. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Fishermen in Papua New Guinea, living on their boats, wait for the tide to change before going out to fish. Tuberculosis is a major health threat in the Pacific Ocean nation. Jason South/The AGE/Fairfax Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI apologized in 2008 to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy at a mass in Sydney at St. Mary's Cathedral. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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Turkish women protest against a government proposal on Tuesday in Istanbul, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. The sign in the middle reads: "We will not allow legalized rape with marriage!" Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Breaking The Cycle Of Sexual Abuse Of Students By Prep School Teachers

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Underreporting Makes Sexual Violence At Work Difficult To Address

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Peter Saunders, a British advocate for survivors of sexual abuse by priests, in Rome on Saturday. Saunders is a high-profile abuse survivor and critic of the Vatican — and until Saturday, was a member of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory commission. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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The Penn State University campus in State College, Pa. A new state law requires university professors to get a background check every three years and have their fingerprints taken. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

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