Child exploitation

October 09, 2018 - 4:23 am
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of threatening to shoot students at an elementary school near his home is now accused of possessing child porn. The News & Observer reports 33-year-old Arthur Vladimir Kochetkov of Wake Forest was charged Monday with sexual exploitation of a...
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October 04, 2018 - 10:51 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Scout movement in Australia on Friday apologized to victims of child sex abuse within the organization that recently joined a national compensation program. Scouts Australia Chief Commissioner Phil Harrison said the apology was part of his organization's commitment to...
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Republican nominee for governor, speaks about his prosecution of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Kent County Republican Party headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich. Schuette is questioning Democrat Gretchen Whitmer's handling of the case. [AP Photo/David Eggert]
September 24, 2018 - 10:01 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 21, 2018 - 7:03 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of two more bishops in Chile, as fallout mounts from widespread sex abuse scandals there. The Vatican said Friday said the latest to leave their posts were the bishops of San Bartolome de Chillan and of San Felipe. It didn't cite...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2018, the entrance to Sunspot Observatory is blocked near Alamogordo, N.M. The mysterious closure of the solar observatory in New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor's computer found at the observatory, and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child porn, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit. (Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Alamogordo Daily News via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 8:06 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mysterious closure of a solar observatory in New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor's computer found at the observatory, and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child porn, according...
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September 18, 2018 - 4:36 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl who was abducted and driven to Alabama after a violent attack on her mother at her South Carolina home. Media outlets reported 37-year-old Thomas Evans also admitted to FBI agents that he had...
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September 01, 2018 - 12:00 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a North Carolina man to forfeit his home and pay $250,000 to a child he used for producing pornography. The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Friday that 33-year-old Adam Geoffrey Frankel had created multiple videos involving underage girls in...
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August 22, 2018 - 6:16 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl called 911 for help in Georgia, leading to the arrest of four people who police say were at the center of a sex-trafficking operation. Marietta police Officer Chuck McPhilamy tells news outlets the teen called police Monday, saying was held captive and forced...
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August 21, 2018 - 7:41 am
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say two people trafficked a 16-year-old girl for sex through five states. The Sun News cites an affidavit from Myrtle Beach police that says a possible human trafficking investigation began Thursday. According to Horry County inmate records, 23-...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis prays for the victims of the Kerala floods during the Angelus noon prayer in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
August 20, 2018 - 5:02 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Monday that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to...
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