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Elijah Wood on Child Predators in Hollywood: 'If You Can Imagine It, It's Probably Happened'

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Elijah Wood “said that organized sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is rife.” Wood, now 35, did not claim to be a victim of abuse while beginning his career as a child actor, but shared that “many of his peers were regularly ‘preyed upon’” at parties his mother prevented him…

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months In Prison in Hush-Money Sexual Abuse Case 

In a sentencing hearing Wednesday morning, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert acknowledged having sexually abused several boys while he was their wrestling coach in the 1970s. The judge described him as “a serial child molester,” then sentenced him to two years of supervised release. Later in the hearing, he added 15…

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Report: Four People Have Accused Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Sexual Abuse 

In October, former House Speaker Dennis J. Hastert pleaded guilty to bank fraud and lying to the FBI about millions he paid to cover up what an indictment called “prior misconduct.” That “misconduct” is widely rumored to be sexual abuse, committed when Hastert was a wrestling coach; the Chicago Tribune now reports…