sex abuse

In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File
July 18, 2019 - 11:45 am
By Tom Hays and Larry Nuemeister, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail Thursday for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors argued the jet-setting defendant is a danger to the public and might flee the country. The federal judge's ruling means...
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David Madden
July 12, 2019 - 5:09 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A former New Jersey state worker employed in the Department of Child Protection and Permanency is now facing federal charges of obtaining, distributing and possessing photos of sex abuse against children. Kayan Frazier, 27, of Somers Point faces three criminal counts...
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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 08, 2019 - 11:52 am
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. ___ NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors made another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him Monday of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14. The 66-year...
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Wade Robson and James Safechuck
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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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This image from video made available by the Boy Scouts of America in June 2019 shows a frame from an animated video which is part of a sex-abuse prevention program adopted by the Scouts.
BSA via AP
June 20, 2019 - 8:33 am
By David Cray, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Under financial pressure from sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts of America are seeking to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts with a new awareness program featuring cartoon-style videos that will be provided to more than 1.2 million Cub Scouts...
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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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Temple of Divine Providence, a major church in Warsaw, Poland.
Czarek Sokolowski/AP
May 14, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister on Tuesday vowed tougher punishments for those who sexually abuse minors after a new film spurred the country into grappling with the problem of abuse by priests. The documentary "Tell No One" has triggered soul searching in the deeply Catholic country...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Ian Bush
May 13, 2019 - 4:09 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law an extension of the civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims in the state. It increases to seven years — or until age 55, whichever is later — the period of time during which sexual assault survivors can pursue...
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Temple of Divine Providence, a major church in Warsaw, Poland.
Czarek Sokolowski/AP
May 13, 2019 - 11:51 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new documentary revealing new cases of pedophilia by priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's most Roman Catholic societies, eliciting an apology from the church hierarchy and prompting one priest to leave the clergy. "Just Tell No One," a film paid for through...
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