Child sexual exploitation

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Republican nominee for governor, speaks about his prosecution of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Kent County Republican Party headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich. Schuette is questioning Democrat Gretchen Whitmer's handling of the case. [AP Photo/David Eggert]
September 24, 2018 - 10:01 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 21, 2018 - 7:03 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of two more bishops in Chile, as fallout mounts from widespread sex abuse scandals there. The Vatican said Friday said the latest to leave their posts were the bishops of San Bartolome de Chillan and of San Felipe. It didn't cite...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2018, the entrance to Sunspot Observatory is blocked near Alamogordo, N.M. The mysterious closure of the solar observatory in New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor's computer found at the observatory, and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child porn, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit. (Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Alamogordo Daily News via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 8:06 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mysterious closure of a solar observatory in New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor's computer found at the observatory, and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child porn, according...
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September 18, 2018 - 4:36 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl who was abducted and driven to Alabama after a violent attack on her mother at her South Carolina home. Media outlets reported 37-year-old Thomas Evans also admitted to FBI agents that he had...
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September 01, 2018 - 12:00 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a North Carolina man to forfeit his home and pay $250,000 to a child he used for producing pornography. The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Friday that 33-year-old Adam Geoffrey Frankel had created multiple videos involving underage girls in...
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August 21, 2018 - 7:41 am
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say two people trafficked a 16-year-old girl for sex through five states. The Sun News cites an affidavit from Myrtle Beach police that says a possible human trafficking investigation began Thursday. According to Horry County inmate records, 23-...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis prays for the victims of the Kerala floods during the Angelus noon prayer in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
August 20, 2018 - 5:02 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Monday that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to...
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FILE – In this May 15, 2018, file photo, acting New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood speaks to lawmakers evaluating a dozen candidates to succeed former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after he resigned amid domestic abuse allegations, during interviews in the Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y. Underwood's appointment to serve as state attorney general through year's end was approved May 22, 2018, and her office said Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, it is exploring teaming up with local district attorneys to conduct an investigation of child sex abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread abuse in six dioceses statewide. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
August 17, 2018 - 6:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys general around the U.S. have been largely silent this week about any plans to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's top prosecutor is an exception, saying she is...
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August 15, 2018 - 4:05 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy. The ex...
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FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, looks toward the crowd with Pope Francis following a Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Wuerl wrote to priests to defend himself on the eve of the scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, release of a grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 14, 2018 - 2:59 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More than 1,000 children — and possible many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday. The grand jury said it...
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