Child exploitation

May 05, 2018 - 3:08 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia mother accused of selling her two young daughters to be raped has entered a guilty plea on the same day the man accused of raping them was convicted. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the victims' mother, a 25-year-old Union City woman, pleaded guilty Friday to two...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The Time’s Up campaign is taking aim at R. Kelly over numerous allegations he has sexually abused women. The organization devoted to helping women in the aftermath of sexual abuse issued a statement on Monday, April 30, 2018, urging further investigation into Kelly’s behavior. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 11:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Time's Up campaign is taking aim at R. Kelly over allegations he has sexually abused women. The organization devoted to helping women in the aftermath of sexual abuse issued a statement Monday urging further investigation into Kelly's behavior, which has come under closer...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn't feel she should be held responsible for his actions. Karolyi told "Dateline NBC" in an episode...
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This 2012 photo provided by Juozas Valiušaitis shows Neringa Venckiene in Lithuania. Venckiene, a former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian jailed in Chicago at her homeland's request fears death if she's extradited because she helped expose a network of influential pedophiles in the country. Unless the Trump administration intervenes, 47-year-old Neringa Venckiene could be sent back home within weeks. "I never want to go back to Lithuania," she told the AP by phone from jail, adding that she'd embrace becoming a U.S. citizen. (photo courtesy Juozas Valiušaitis via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 12:32 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian jailed in Chicago at her homeland's request says she fears death if she's extradited because she helped expose an alleged network of pedophiles. Neringa Venckiene (VEHN'-key-ehn-nay) spoke to The Associated Press from a federal jail in...
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Olympic gold medal gymnast McKayla Maroney, center, a sexual abuse victim of U.S. women's gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, arrives to make her first public remarks as the featured speaker at the 2018 Spring luncheon of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), Tuesday April 17, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 17, 2018 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McKayla Maroney's gymnastics career brought her a pair of Olympic medals and widespread fame. It also brought her into close contact with former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who Maroney says abused her for years and left her wondering if the heights she reached during...
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FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office shows James Larkin. An indictment unsealed in federal court in Phoenix Monday, April 9, 2018, charges Larkin, a founder of the classified site Backpage.com, with facilitating prostitution and money laundering. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
April 09, 2018 - 9:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The classified advertising site Backpage.com ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children, because the lucrative enterprise brought in half a billion dollars, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The charges against...
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Melbourne Magistrates Court, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian magistrate has closed a monthlong court hearing of evidence on whether Pell, the most senior Vatican cleric ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will stand trial. (Joe Castro/AAP Image via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 2:52 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian magistrate on Thursday closed a monthlong court hearing of evidence on whether the most senior Vatican cleric ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis will stand trial. Belinda Wallington told the Melbourne Magistrates Court she would make her...
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March 28, 2018 - 5:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for possession of child pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release Wednesday that 43-year-old David Michael Shope of Huntersville was also sentenced to serve 15 years under...
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March 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than 40 years in prison after being convicted of human trafficking in North Carolina. Media outlets report that 39-year-old Roderick Jermaine Boykins of Wilmington was sentenced to 43 years in prison Wednesday on charges of trafficking a...
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March 12, 2018 - 4:16 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 15 public universities on Monday asked the Legislature to delay voting on bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, expressing concern about measures that would retroactively extend the time victims would have to file lawsuits and remove an immunity...
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