Crimes against children

In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, Martine Gestime 32, wipes her tears during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Gestime said she was raped by a Brazilian peacekeeper in 2008 and became pregnant with her son, Ashford. Unable to afford school for him, she relies on him to beg for food. "He tells me all the time that he doesn’t have a father or mother who can look after him." (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
April 12, 2017 - 5:26 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged for food, but they never could scrape together enough to beat back the hunger, until the U...
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FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day in Seattle, Wash. On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Murray was sued by a man who claimed Murray abused him 30 years ago when he was a teenager. Murray's personal spokesman, Jeff Reading, said in a statement that the allegations are false, politically motivated and that Murray would fight them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 07, 2017 - 6:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray alleging he sexually molested a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says sex abuse allegations made against him are "simply untrue," and that he won't resign and...
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April 06, 2017 - 2:58 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A couple accused of gifting their daughters to a cult-like figure who considered them wives has pleaded to child endangerment charges. Savilla and Daniel Stoltzfus got financial help from Lee Kaplan when they fell on hard times after breaking from their Amish faith, according...
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April 06, 2017 - 12:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman accused of "gifting" her young daughters to a man who considered them wives has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Savilla Stoltzfus and her husband got financial help from suspected predator Lee Kaplan. Authorities found 11...
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April 04, 2017 - 7:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago girl who was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook was threatened with a dog attack if she tried to flee, prosecutors said Tuesday as they revealed more details in the case. During the initial hearing for a 15-year-old, one of the two boys charged in the...
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April 04, 2017 - 4:57 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The top group that works to prevent child abuse in South Carolina is calling on legislators to seek solutions to the problem. Children's Trust of South Carolina participated in a news conference on Tuesday at the Statehouse. The event announcing Child Abuse Prevention Month...
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April 04, 2017 - 4:10 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the extradition to Canada of a convicted cyberbully who faces charges in the case of a Canadian teen who killed herself after being bullied online. It was not immediately clear when the suspect, identified by Dutch...
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April 04, 2017 - 8:43 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the extradition to Canada of a convicted cyberbully who faces charges in the case of a Canadian teen who killed herself after being bullied online. It was not immediately clear when the suspect, identified by Dutch...
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FILE - This Feb. 25, 2015 file photo shows filmmaker Roman Polanski during a break in a hearing concerning a U.S. request for his extradition over 1977 charges of sex with a minor, in Krakow, Poland. A Los Angeles judge on Monday, April 3, 2017 rejected a request by Polanski to end his 40-year-old case for unlawful sex with a minor without the director's presence in court, as well as other request that would draw the case to a close. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)
April 03, 2017 - 10:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Monday rejected Roman Polanski's bid to end his long-running underage sex abuse case without the fugitive director appearing in court or being sentenced to more prison time. Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon refused to address how Polanski would be...
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FILE - This Feb. 25, 2015 file photo shows filmmaker Roman Polanski during a break in a hearing concerning a U.S. request for his extradition over 1977 charges of sex with a minor, in Krakow, Poland. A Los Angeles judge on Monday, April 3, 2017 rejected a request by Polanski to end his 40-year-old case for unlawful sex with a minor without the director's presence in court, as well as other request that would draw the case to a close. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, File)
April 03, 2017 - 7:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Monday rejected Roman Polanski's bid to end his long-running underage sex abuse case without the fugitive director appearing in court or being sentenced to more prison time. Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon refused to address how Polanski would be...
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