sexual 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 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. The judge said he needed more time to make a decision during a hearing Monday in New York...
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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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In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019.
Elizabeth Williams via AP
July 09, 2019 - 9:11 am
By Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There is only one Justice Department, but two of its largest U.S. attorneys' offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court in Nantucket, Mass. A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor.
Steven Senne/AP Photo
July 08, 2019 - 3:21 pm
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Massachusetts resort island bar in 2016 asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify after being questioned by the actor's lawyer about text messages the defense claims were deleted...
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This March 5, 2009 file photo shows Michael Jackson as he announces ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in south London. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, marks the tenth anniversary of Jackson's death.
Joel Ryan/AP Photo, File
June 25, 2019 - 8:00 am
By Andrew Dalton, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death. "Ten years ago today, the world lost a...
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Child Sex Abuse
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June 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy is considering a bill that would make New Jersey the 36th state in the nation to adopt a law requiring all schools at every grade level to instruct children about the dangers of sexual abuse. It’s called Erin’s law for Erin Merryn, a child sex abuse...
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Jerry Zweitzig
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Kristen Johanson
May 31, 2019 - 3:32 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Federal charges have been filed against a former Montgomery County pastor, who is already facing hundreds of counts at the state level for distributing and possessing child pornography. A federal grand jury has indicted Jerry Zweitzig of Hatboro with five counts of...
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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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Richard Strauss
Ohio State University via AP, File
May 21, 2019 - 9:45 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims. They...
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This May 8, 2019 photo shows a sign for Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Angie Wang/AP Photo
May 17, 2019 - 12:31 pm
By Kantele Franko and Julie Carr Smyth COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him, according...
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