Child exploitation

March 02, 2020 - 4:02 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is sending its top two sex crimes investigators to Mexico on a fact-finding and assistance mission as the Catholic hierarchy in the world's second-largest Catholic country begins to reckon with decades of clergy sex abuse and cover-up. Archbishop Charles Scicluna and...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Federal authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard amid claims that he sexually assaulted and trafficked dozens of teenage girls and young women. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
February 25, 2020 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women. The FBI searched the designer's Times Square offices Tuesday less than two weeks...
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February 14, 2020 - 1:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly filed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser, adding to the jailed jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. The 26-page superseding indictment does not add more charges against...
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February 06, 2020 - 11:07 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who spent years fighting his extradition from Ireland to the U.S. pleaded guilty Thursday in a Maryland courtroom to operating a web hosting service that allowed users to anonymously access more than 1 million files of child pornography. Eric Eoin Marques, 34, faces a...
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January 31, 2020 - 9:14 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer who went on to coach a South Dakota youth team after his playing career ended has been charged with sexually assaulting a child and possession child pornography. Juan Thomas Jr., a first-baseman and right fielder who rose as high as...
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January 30, 2020 - 4:08 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to seven federal counts of attempting to create child pornography by secretly recording students twice last year, but his attorney said in court that police have recovered no images. The charges follow an investigation...
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January 17, 2020 - 6:26 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch. Debra Van Horn, 64, was charged in Walker County, Texas, in June 2018 with a count of...
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January 17, 2020 - 4:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation that will allow investigators to use computer-generated child pornography to gain access to suspect internet portals. The Justice Ministry said that investigators will need a court's approval to use the technique and will only be...
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Catholic Bishop Andrew Bellisario speaks at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska, announcing a review commissioned by the Archdiocese of Anchorage found credible evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966. The commission was charged with reviewing personnel files of "clerics and religious men and women" who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966, as well as reviewing allegations of sexual misconduct of lay volunteers and employees reported to the archdiocese. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
January 16, 2020 - 8:27 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A review commissioned by the Archdiocese of Anchorage found credible evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966, a church leader announced Thursday. The findings were made by a commission that the archdiocese said included a former...
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson, second from right, speaks during a meeting between law enforcement officials and hotel groups to announce a campaign to prevent human trafficking surrounding next month's Super Bowl NFL football game in the Miami area, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 09, 2020 - 1:26 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To combat an expected rise in sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, law enforcement officials said Thursday that they need hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to be especially alert. These are the people most likely to encounter the victims...
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