Child sexual exploitation

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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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, former gymnast Rachael Denhollander speaks about Larry Nassar after a plea hearing for Nassar in Lansing, Mich., Nov. 22, 2017. Nassar's serial molestation of hundreds of young female patients, including some who tried in vain to raise concerns with adults, is provoking calls to expand and toughen Michigan's law that mandates certain people to report suspected child abuse to authorities. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
March 10, 2018 - 12:03 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is looking to shore up its law that requires certain people to report suspected child sexual abuse to authorities to address gaps that were exposed after disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar admitted to sexually assaulting female athletes. Nassar's victims are...
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at an Australian court, in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, March 5, 2018. Pell attended a hearing to determine whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to try him on sexual abuse charges. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
March 05, 2018 - 3:27 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic Church leader to be charged with sexual abuse came close to confronting his accusers on Monday in a video-linked Australian court hearing to test the strength of the prosecution case. Cardinal George Pell's alleged victims began testifying in the...
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