Child exploitation

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Sterling Riethman gives her victim impact statement during the seventh day of Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday, Feb. 26, as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors. Riethman, 25, is a former collegiate diver and Nassar patient who was among more than 250 women and girls who spoke at the sentencing hearings. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors. Included in the...
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This handout photo issued by the National Crime Agency shows Dr Matthew Falder. A judge in Britain has on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology’s ability to spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted 137 offenses, including blackmail and encouraging the rape of a child.
February 19, 2018 - 10:31 am
LONDON (AP) — A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology's ability to spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted 137 offenses, including blackmail and...
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FILE - This is a June 23, 1995 file photo, former English soccer coach and recruiter Barry Bennell as he appears in a Duval County courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla. Former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell was on Thursday Feb. 15, 2018 found guilty of seven more charges of sexual abuse on young players. Barry Bennell, who has previously received three jail sentences for offenses against children, was found guilty by an 11-person jury at Liverpool Crown Court in northern England. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Barry Bennell shook his head and muttered to himself as the final guilty verdicts were read out, seemingly unrepentant until the end. In a harrowing court case lasting nearly five weeks, the former soccer coach had forced a group of men to detail the sexual abuse they...
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February 08, 2018 - 2:19 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teacher is accused of trading pornographic images with students and taking indecent liberties with a boy. The StarNews of Wilmington reports 48-year-old Michael Earl Kelly was charged with indecent liberties with a student and third-degree sexual...
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Rachael Denhollander hugs people Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, after the third and final day of sentencing of Larry Nassar in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich., where Nassar was sentenced to between 40 and 125 years in prison on three counts of sexual assault. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 12:00 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the third and final sentencing hearing for disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 10:50 a.m. One of the first women to publicly accuse former sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse says victims are now focusing on "institutional...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 19, 2017, forensic officers move the van which struck pedestrians near a Mosque at Finsbury Park in north London. A Crown Court on Thursday Feb. 1, 2018, found Darren Osborne guilty of murder and attempted murder in the June 2017 attack in the city's Finsbury Park neighborhood. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 1:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted murder. A jury at London's Woolwich Crown Court deliberated for just an hour before finding 48-year-old...
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Larry Nassar listens to 17-year-old Jessica Thomashow's victim impact statement Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, during the first day of victim impact statements in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., where Nassar is expected to be sentenced on three counts of sexual assault some time next week. Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in a similar hearing in another county last week. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 11:55 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse cases and investigations surrounding former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Former Michigan Gov. John Engler says he won't be political as interim president of Michigan State University, as it deals with scathing...
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Larry Nassar sits during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: "I just signed your death warrant." The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Nassar's victims were able to confront him face to face in the Michigan courtroom. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 24, 2018 - 8:32 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar and other developments in the case (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A person familiar with the situation says Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon will resign on Thursday. The person spoke Wednesday night to...
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Larry Nassar looks at the gallery in the court during the sixth day of his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar has admitted sexually assaulting athletes when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which is the sport's national governing organization and trains Olympians. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 3:27 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes instead of solving their sports...
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A tear falls from Larry Nassar's eye Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, as he is confronted in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of victim impact statements regarding former sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to seven counts of sexual assault in Ingham County, and three in Eaton County. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 7 p.m. USA Gymnastics has suspended former U.S. women's national team coach John Geddert, the owner of the Twistars gymnastics club near Lansing, Michigan. Disgraced former USA Gymnastics...
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