Crimes against children

June 15, 2017 - 4:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago federal judge has freed a YouTube singer with millions of teenage followers as he awaits trial on two counts of producing child pornography for allegedly asking underage fans via social media to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves. The judge at Thursday's...
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June 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm
CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A former district attorney who's the son of TV's Judge Judy got a public apology Tuesday from a sheriff as part of the settlement of a defamation lawsuit. Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith posted the apology to ex-county district attorney Adam Levy on the sheriff's department's...
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June 12, 2017 - 4:49 pm
CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A murder charge has been dropped against a South Carolina man who authorities initially said killed a man who was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl. Online court records show prosecutors dropped the charge against Antwan White in April, nearly five years after he was...
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Oregon State's Luke Heimlich watches the team play Vanderbilt during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Friday, June 9, 2017, in Corvallis, Ore. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)
June 10, 2017 - 1:27 am
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's top pitcher, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old girl, released a statement Friday saying he has asked to be excused from playing. Luke Heimlich said in the statement that he didn't want to be a distraction to the team, which began play...
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June 09, 2017 - 7:46 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Andrew Harris said in a news release that 25-year-old Christopher Sims was charged with murder Thursday. Officers were called to Carolinas Medical Center...
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June 07, 2017 - 3:42 am
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a South Carolina woman on animal mistreatment and child neglect charges after they say her house was "unfit for animal or human inhabitance." The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports ( http://bit.ly/2rTtWna ) 53-year-old Karen Nickerson was arrested...
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June 01, 2017 - 3:24 pm
PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has indicted a man on 20 counts of sexual exploitation of children. The Telegraph of Macon reports ( http://bit.ly/2qKEuk2 ) 35-year-old Corey Alan Richmond is accused of having multiple photographs on his computer of children engaged in sexual acts...
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June 01, 2017 - 10:55 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors want a judge to jail former Penn State President Graham Spanier for his conviction in hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky. In a court filing unsealed Thursday, the Pennsylvania attorney general's office also assails two one-time Penn...
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June 01, 2017 - 10:49 am
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A 26-year-old man is charged with homicide by child abuse after South Carolina authorities say his son died after spending six weeks in the hospital. Aiken County sheriff's deputies said in a news release that Trevonta Langford was arrested Wednesday. Investigators say Langford...
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Australian independent Sen. Derryn Hinch holds a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hinch welcomes government support for legislation that he helped draft which would ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government says is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
May 30, 2017 - 1:43 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government said Tuesday is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. Australian pedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby...
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