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It started with a story in the Indianapolis Star about executives at USA Gymnastics failing to forward allegations of sexual abuse against young gymnasts to law enforcement.

That led to first one, then two, then a dozen and now hundreds to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years of jail last year.

The gymnastics' group's former CEO and a former trainer have also been arrested on separate charges. Facing dozens of lawsuits, USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in December. The fallout also hit Michigan State University, where Nassar worked in the College of Osteophathic Medicine. 

On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look behind the scenes of the Star's investigation of USA Gymnastics with reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski


Missouri officials say the state Children's Division has received more than 1,000 reports of juveniles with sexual behavior problems since late August.

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  A Missouri advocate who says he was sexually abused by a priest as a teenager says the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City gave him $40,000.

David Clohessy said Thursday that the diocese wrote him a check after he asked for $200,000 for therapy and medical expenses. Clohessy says he agreed not to take legal action against the diocese.

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The Missouri Supreme Court says the Archdiocese of St. Louis must release the names of church employees accused of sexual abuse over the past 20 years.

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A Christian sports camp network based in Branson is facing two lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by its ex-director, who is serving a long prison sentence for sexual abuse of boys at a camp.