Child sexual exploitation

In this undated photo, James Green, co-leader of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps, waits in the parking lot of the Cibola County Magistrate Court in Grants, N.M. Four members of the New Mexico paramilitary religious sect rocked by child sexual abuse allegations were arrested while trying to flee the state in two vans full of children, authorities said Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Adron Gardner/Gallup Independent via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 3:58 pm
GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico military-style Christian sect facing child abuse charges (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A judge has refused to lower bond on two leaders of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect who are both facing child sexual abuse charges. Cibola County Magistrate...
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FILE - This is a Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 file photo of British musician Ian Watkins, lead singer of Lostprophets, as he performs on stage at V Music Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, England. Britain's police watchdog said Friday Aug. 25, 2017, that detectives missed chances to stopped pedophile rock star Ian Watkins in the years before he was charged with child sex abuse. Watkins, lead singer of the Welsh band Lostprophets, was sentenced in 2013 to 29 years in prison for crimes against children as young as 1. (AP Photo / Joel Ryan, File)
August 25, 2017 - 8:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Detectives missed chances to stop pedophile rock star Ian Watkins in the years before he was charged with child sex abuse, Britain's police watchdog said Friday. Watkins, lead singer of the Welsh band Lostprophets, was sentenced in 2013 to 29 years in prison for crimes against...
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FILE - This is a Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 file photo of British musician Ian Watkins, lead singer of Lostprophets, as he performs on stage at V Music Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, England. Britain's police watchdog said Friday Aug. 25, 2017, that detectives missed chances to stopped pedophile rock star Ian Watkins in the years before he was charged with child sex abuse. Watkins, lead singer of the Welsh band Lostprophets, was sentenced in 2013 to 29 years in prison for crimes against children as young as 1. (AP Photo / Joel Ryan, File)
August 25, 2017 - 7:16 am
LONDON (AP) — Detectives missed chances to stopped pedophile rock star Ian Watkins in the years before he was charged with child sex abuse, Britain's police watchdog said Friday. Watkins, lead singer of the Welsh band Lostprophets, was sentenced in 2013 to 29 years in prison for crimes against...
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August 22, 2017 - 12:13 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former member of a military-style Christian sect says that for years she's been trying to draw attention to the New Mexico group whose leader has been charged with dozens of counts of child sexual abuse. Maura Alana Schmierer told The Associated Press on Monday that she...
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August 22, 2017 - 12:02 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former member of a military-style Christian sect says that for years she's been trying to draw attention to the New Mexico group whose leader has been charged with dozens of counts of child sexual abuse. Maura Alana Schmierer told The Associated Press on Monday that she...
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August 21, 2017 - 7:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A leader of a New Mexico military-style Christian sect is facing dozens of child sexual abuse charges in a case that authorities say is connected to widespread abuse by the religious commune. Peter Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in the remote...
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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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