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Jeffrey Epstein
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File
July 10, 2019 - 11:04 am
UPDATED: 3:45 p.m. ___ NEW YORK (AP) — A new accuser of Jeffrey Epstein said Wednesday that the wealthy financier raped her in his New York mansion when she was 15. Jennifer Araoz filed court papers seeking information from Epstein in preparation for suing him, and she aired her allegations on NBC'...
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Wade Robson and James Safechuck
Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP
July 05, 2019 - 7:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing two men who accused the singer of sexual abuse in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland." The lawsuit accuses Wade Robson and James Safechuck of unfairly harming the reputation of the King of Pop, who died 10 years ago. A lawyer for...
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Dr. Christopher Spriggs
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
June 26, 2019 - 3:13 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been about three months since the last student left the Glen Mills Schools campus, an institution that was once called “the Harvard of reform schools.” Not long after, it lost its state licenses. Now, new leadership is hoping to turn things around. Dr...
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This combination of booking photos provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows Courtney Irby on June 15, 2019, and her husband Joseph Irby on June 14.
Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP
June 24, 2019 - 9:38 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. By Mike Schneider, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with...
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Ellyn Gottlieb
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
June 04, 2019 - 2:29 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 58 year-old Havertown woman has been charged in the death of her mother, as authorities say she drained her bank account and failed to care for her, letting her live in a home with conditions described as deplorable. Patricia Gottlieb, 83, was taken out of the David...
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Victim points to photos of Catholic priests accused of sexual misconduct.
Jae C. Hong/AP
May 31, 2019 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Quantifying its vast sex-abuse crisis, the U.S. Roman Catholic Church said Friday that allegations of child sex abuse by clerics more than doubled in its latest 12-month reporting period, and that its spending on victim compensation and child protection surged above $300 million...
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Shannon Westmoreland
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 28, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A former youth football coach who ran off to Florida before his trial in October 2018 was back in court Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three children. Shannon Westmoreland, 49, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to rape, involuntary...
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 Joining the Boy Scouts in 1972 at age 10, he said, "I was real gung-ho about getting my badges _ fishing and campfires and all of that. ... It was good at the beginning."
Richard Drew/AP Photo
May 27, 2019 - 5:19 pm
By David Crary NEW YORK (AP) — Sharing their stories doesn't come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward. Looking back, they all remember vividly...
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A pit bull mix
WNEP via CNN
May 27, 2019 - 11:33 am
By Chase Senior HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WNEP) — A pit bull mix is in stable condition and improving after being found chained to a tree late last week. "They just left her here, which is horrible," Virginia Thompson of Hanover Township said. On Wednesday night, Virginia Thompson and her friends were...
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Bobby Joe Long
Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP
May 23, 2019 - 12:31 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lisa Noland said she was 17 when she wrote a suicide note, planning to end her life after years of being raped by her grandmother's boyfriend. A day later, she found herself fighting for her life while being raped by a man now set to be executed in Florida after a killing...
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