Child sexual exploitation

October 17, 2017 - 7:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is the latest to weigh in on still-disputed legal questions about whether law enforcement can order suspects to put their fingers on fingerprint sensors to unlock a smartphone, concluding it's not necessarily a violation of protections against self-...
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FILE In this April 7, 2017 file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. — The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. The justices say Monday they will hear the administration's appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Microsoft. The court held the emails sought in a drug trafficking investigation were beyond the reach of a search warrant because they were kept on a Microsoft server in Ireland. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 16, 2017 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government's authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S. The justices intervened in a case of a federal...
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October 13, 2017 - 6:40 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A former politician who molested a 103-year-old nursing home resident received a sentence to two years' probation a day after another politician in the same township was arrested on child porn charges. William Spingler, 76, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of indecent...
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October 13, 2017 - 3:07 pm
DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — The director of a 4-H center in Georgia has been charged with possession of child pornography. The Gainesville Times reports that 48-year-old Paul Travis Williams was arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, the Georgia Bureau of...
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October 12, 2017 - 7:07 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say they found a missing North Carolina girl while conducting a prostitution sting. Citing court records, news outlets report that the underage girl, who was reported missing from Asheville, North Carolina, was found Tuesday in a car parked outside...
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October 09, 2017 - 6:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have taken the rare step of releasing the photograph of a young girl who was the victim of sexual abuse in the hopes of identifying who she is and who posted pornographic pictures of her online. Frankfurt prosecutors said Monday the girl, who is four or five, is...
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Pope Francis walks to his chair for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 9:25 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican confronts its own cross-border child porn investigation involving a top papal envoy. Francis met with...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2015 file photo, Mark Salling arrives at the 32nd annual Paleyfest "Glee" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Prosecutors filed a plea agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in which Salling agrees to plead guilty to possession of child pornography in a case filed after investigators found more than 50,000 images of child porn on his laptop in December 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2017 - 7:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Glee" actor Mark Salling has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to possession of child pornography. The plea agreement filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles states the actor is admitting he possessed images of prepubescent children. The agreement...
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September 29, 2017 - 1:10 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Police in Canada have issued an arrest warrant for the Vatican diplomat who was recalled from the United States in a child pornography investigation, accusing him of downloading porn over Christmas last year. Police in Windsor, Ontario said 50-year-old Carlo Capella allegedly...
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August 28, 2017 - 3:18 am
GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted four members of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect in connection with a child abuse and child sexual abuse investigation. The Cibola County grand jury voted late Friday to indict the four members of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training...
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