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R. Kelly
E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool
July 12, 2019 - 7:17 am
UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. ___ CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on sweeping federal indictments that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with...
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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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A 24-year-old woman fends off a man who tried to abduct her on 13th Street in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police Department
Paul Kurtz
July 09, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who attacked women around the same time in the same Center City neighborhood early Sunday morning. "The similarities are close in distance, close in time. I mean, it's almost simultaneous," said Special...
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Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
Edwin J. Torres/NJ Governor's Office via Flickr
David Madden
June 06, 2019 - 4:44 pm
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — After a scathing report was issued by New Jersey legislators into the way rape allegations against a former top Murphy administration staffer were handled, the governor is defending the way his aides responded at the time. Gov. Phil Murphy was asked about the...
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St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar
Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
June 05, 2019 - 9:51 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A convicted pedophile who ran an international child pornography ring has been charged with the 1993 abduction, rape and killing of a 9-year-old Missouri girl, after previously undetected DNA found on her clothing implicated him in the crime, authorities announced Wednesday...
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Gov. Phil Murphy holds a Public Union Budget briefing at Union County Community College in Cranford on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Edwin J. Torres/Governor’s Office
David Madden
June 05, 2019 - 2:06 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A joint legislative committee in New Jersey has released the findings of its probe into rape allegations against a former top staffer to Gov. Phil Murphy. The committee probe found that senior administration staffers were "more concerned with avoiding negative...
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The Justice Department has charged Assange with receiving and publishing classified information.
Matt Dunham/AP Photo, File
June 03, 2019 - 1:33 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday. The ruling by the Uppsala District Court doesn't mean the...
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Raheem Geathers
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 29, 2019 - 3:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man accused of rape is in custody after police say he fatally struck a woman while fleeing from police. Authorities say 36-year-old Raheem Geathers was sitting in a blue Audi at Sixth and Master streets on Tuesday when two cops from the Criminal...
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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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Gloria Allred
Thibault Camus/AP
May 28, 2019 - 11:41 am
PARIS (AP) — Lawyers have issued very different takes on a formal meeting in Paris that was supposed to take place Tuesday between an alleged rape victim and American singer-songwriter Chris Brown. A lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against Brown, Gloria Allred, claims he "has...
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