Crimes against children

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin waits for the start of his trial at the Lyon courthouse, central France. A French court has found top Catholic official Cardinal Philippe Barbarin guilty for failing to report to justice accusations against a pedophile priest. In a surprise decision Thursday, March 7, 2019 in France's most important church sex abuse trial, the Lyon court handed Barbarin a six-month suspended prison sentence for not reporting the facts in the period between July 2014 and June 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
March 07, 2019 - 5:08 am
LYON, France (AP) — A court on Thursday found a French cardinal guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest, a surprise decision that alleged victims see as a victory for child protection and a strong signal to the Catholic Church. The Lyon court...
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Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Chicago. Kelly was charged last month with sexually abusing four females dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. He's pleaded not guilty. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 10:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Two women who live with R. Kelly in Chicago say their parents are trying to get money from the R&B singer so they have been lying about Kelly holding them against their will. Joycelyn...
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Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Chicago. Kelly was charged last month with sexually abusing four females dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. He's pleaded not guilty. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe him: He'd never had sex with anyone under 17 and never held anyone against her will. The day ended with a trip to jail after the embattled R&B...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, a Kurdish security officer orders a displaced man from Hawija to sit down as they try to determine if the men being held were associated with the Islamic State group, at a Kurdish screening center in Dibis, Iraq. In a report released Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Human Rights Watch said Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with IS, often using torture to coerce confessions. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)
March 06, 2019 - 3:40 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with the Islamic State group, often using torture to coerce confessions, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. In a report, the New York-based group estimated that Iraqi...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, R. Kelly says he "didn't do this stuff" and he's "fighting for his life. Kelly gave the interview to Gayle King of "CBS This Morning," with excerpts airing Tuesday night, March 5, 2019, and the full interview airing Wednesday and Thursday morning. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
March 05, 2019 - 8:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, R. Kelly says he "didn't do this stuff" and he's fighting for his life. The R&B singer, out on bail after his Feb. 22 arrest in Chicago, gave the interview to Gayle King...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2005, file photo, pop icon Michael Jackson waves to his supporters as he arrives for his child molestation trial at the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria, Calif. A new documentary on HBO, "Leaving Neverland," is about the abuse allegations of two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who had previously denied Jackson molested them and supported him to authorities and in Robson's case, very publicly. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)
March 05, 2019 - 12:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland?" The documentary that aired for two nights on HBO gave the public graphic details of alleged sexual abuse from two men who say Jackson molested them as children. Jackson's estate and family say those claims are utterly...
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March 01, 2019 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are trying to increase pressure on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta over his handling of a secret plea deal with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. A group of House Democrats sent a letter to the attorney general on...
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This photo provided by the North County Police Cooperative shows, Wilma Brown, left, and Ariana Silver who are both charged with abuse of a child stemming from incidents at Brighter Daycare in February 2019. The two Missouri day care center workers face felony charges after surveillance video showing a 3-year-old girl being thrown against a cabinet went viral. St. Louis County prosecutors filed child abuse charges Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, against the woman who allegedly threw the child into the cabinet, 27-year-old Brown. The incident occurred Feb. 1 at Brighter Day Care and Preschool. (North County Police Cooperative/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
March 01, 2019 - 12:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Charges have been filed against two Missouri day care center workers after surveillance video showing a 3-year-old girl being thrown against a cabinet went viral. The woman accused of throwing the girl, 27-year-old Wilma Brown, was charged with felony child abuse on Thursday in St...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, Marlon Jackson, second from left, Tito Jackson, second from right, and Jackie Jackson, far right, brothers of the late musical artist Michael Jackson, and Tito's son Taj, far left, pose together for a portrait outside the Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles. Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Taj Jackson, gave the first family interviews Tuesday on “Leaving Neverland,” which features two Michael Jackson accusers and is set to air on HBO starting Sunday, March 3. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren't entirely surprised to learn that a forthcoming HBO documentary would feature two of his accusers. "I thought...
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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse faces his first night in custody following a sentencing hearing on Wednesday that will decide his punishment for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 27, 2019 - 1:52 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse was sent to prison on Wednesday and will wait two weeks to learn his sentence for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. Victorian state County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd...
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