Child exploitation

August 21, 2017 - 5:42 am
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A 48-year-old Georgia man will serve 20 years in prison after being convicted of luring a then-14-year-old girl to a hotel for sex two years ago. Local news outlets report Sergio Michaelangelo Paul was convicted of statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes on...
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August 14, 2017 - 1:21 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's most powerful investigative authority has recommended that priests who fail to tell police about suspected child sexual abuse should face criminal charges, even when they learn of abuse through confession. Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2004, file pool photo, Bishop Thomas O'Brien, center, is flanked by attorneys, Melissa Berren, left, and Tom Henze, right, as they stand before Judge Stephen Gerst in a courtroom in Phoenix. O'Brien, a former bishop who led the Roman Catholic church in metro Phoenix during a worldwide child sexual abuse scandal, has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago. O'Brien is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing the boy on several occasions at parishes in Phoenix and Goodyear from 1977 to 1982. The Diocese of Phoenix says O'Brien denies the allegation. (AP Photo/Mark Henle, Pool, File)
August 04, 2017 - 4:03 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A former bishop who led the Roman Catholic church in metro Phoenix during a worldwide child sexual abuse scandal has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago. Retired Bishop Thomas O'Brien is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing the boy on several occasions at parishes...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2004, file pool photo, Bishop Thomas O'Brien, center, is flanked by attorneys, Melissa Berren, left, and Tom Henze, right, as they stand before Judge Stephen Gerst in a courtroom in Phoenix. O'Brien, a former bishop who led the Roman Catholic church in metro Phoenix during a worldwide child sexual abuse scandal, has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago. O'Brien is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing the boy on several occasions at parishes in Phoenix and Goodyear from 1977 to 1982. The Diocese of Phoenix says O'Brien denies the allegation. (AP Photo/Mark Henle, Pool, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A former bishop who led the Roman Catholic church in metro Phoenix during a worldwide child sexual abuse scandal has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago. Retired Bishop Thomas O'Brien is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing the boy on several occasions at parishes...
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This photo released Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, by San Jose Police Department shows suspect Michael Kellar, 56, a resident of Tacoma, Wash., who was arrested by police after a fellow airline passenger on Monday, July 31, 2017, spotted him texting someone about sexually exploiting children. The witness contacted authorities as soon as the plane landed. Police say Kellar was texting Gail Burnworth, who was also arrested. (San Jose Police Department via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 4:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sharp-eyed airline passenger spotted another passenger texting about sexually assaulting children, leading officers in California and Washington state to arrest two people and find two young victims, authorities said Thursday. San Jose police said they arrested Michael Kellar...
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August 01, 2017 - 6:10 am
DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia man accused of sending child pornography to an undercover officer in Alabama has been arrested as part of a joint investigation. The Opelika-Auburn News reports 53-year-old Henry Allen Sasser was arrested in Franklin, Georgia, after Lt. Bill Hough with the...
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July 19, 2017 - 5:43 am
ASH, N.C. (AP) — A police officer in North Carolina won't face charges in connection with a fatal shooting during the execution of a search warrant after a state probe found the man's fatal wound was self-inflicted. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that Maj. Laurie Watson was assisting federal...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2016 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull raises his hands as he speaks during a leaders debate hosted by Facebook Australia and News.com.au in Sydney. The Australian government on Friday, July 14, 2017, proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals. (Lukas Coch/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:36 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals. But some experts, as well as Facebook...
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July 14, 2017 - 12:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals. But some experts, as well as Facebook...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, is taking a step toward resolving one of four criminal cases against him in Michigan. Nassar is due in federal court Tuesday, July 11, to plead guilty to child pornography charges. It’s separate from sexual assault charges involving women and girls who said they were molested when they sought treatment for gymnastics injuries. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
July 11, 2017 - 1:26 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child pornography, admitting he tried to get rid of the evidence last fall while police were investigating allegations that he had sexually assaulted young female athletes...
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