Crimes against children

March 06, 2017 - 7:37 am
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility in western Pennsylvania. State prison officials say the 73-year-old was initially assigned to the State Correctional Institution-Greene because...
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March 02, 2017 - 11:55 pm
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA-SESSIONS Sessions recuses himself from Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will recuse himself from a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election. Sessions faced mounting pressure from both Democrats and...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor at Michigan State University who specialized in treating gymnasts has been charged with sexual assault. Dr. Nassar was charged Wednesday, Feb. 22, in two Michigan counties. Online records show he's facing nine charges in Ingham county, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct against a victim under age 13. Nassar had a clinic at Michigan State, where he treated members of the gymnastics team and younger regional gymnasts. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
February 22, 2017 - 1:29 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University doctor who specialized in treating elite U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some who were reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god." Dr. Larry...
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FILE - This Nov. 21, 2016, file photo provided by the Michigan Attorney General's office shows Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar, who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through USA Gymnastics, faces a key hearing Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, to determine if he will go to trial on sexual assault charges. The allegations do not involve an athlete; Nassar is accused of assaulting a girl at his home between 1998 and 2005. (Michigan Attorney General's office via AP, File)
February 17, 2017 - 1:55 pm
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics was ordered to stand trial Friday after a woman described how he sexually abused her for years during her childhood. Judge Donald Allen Jr. found there was enough evidence to warrant a...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Suffolk County District Attorney's office in Riverhead, N.Y., shows foster parent Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu. A grand jury investigating allegations that Gonzales-Mugaburu sexually abused children in his care for 20 years has found multiple agencies failed in their responsibilities by disregarding rules and procedures enacted to protect the children in their care. (Suffolk County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
February 15, 2017 - 12:01 pm
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — A foster parent accused of sexually abusing boys in his care could have been stopped years earlier if not for "abysmal" communication among the child-welfare agencies involved, according to a special grand jury report obtained by The Associated Press. In the 83-page report,...
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This undated photo provided by the Centre County Correctional Facility shows Jeffrey Sandusky who was charged Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, with multiple charges of sexual offenses involving children. Jeffrey Sandusky is one of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sons who is serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual abuse. (Centre County Correctional Facility via AP)
February 14, 2017 - 12:05 am
Jerry Sandusky's adult son is in a Pennsylvania jail, awaiting a hearing next week on charges he pressured one teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex. Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, faces 14 counts, including solicitation of statutory sexual assault and...
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CLARIFIES THAT FATHER HAS NOT BEEN DEPORTED- Marlene Mosqueda, left, who's father was arrested by ICE early Friday morning to be deported, is comforted at a news conference by her attorney Karla Navarrette at The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Navarrete, said she sought to stop Mosqueda from being placed on a bus to Mexico and was told by ICE that things had changed. She said another lawyer filed federal court papers to halt his removal. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
February 13, 2017 - 2:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups and the White House say that people suspected of living in the United States illegally are being rounded up in large numbers as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. Advocates cited what they call heavy-handed raids in Atlanta, Chicago, New...
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Pro-polygamy protesters holds signs during a rally at the state Capitol Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Several hundred people in polygamist relationships say they want Utah lawmakers and law enforcement officials to know that they're not going away and should be allowed the freedom to practice their plural marriages. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 10, 2017 - 7:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family on the TV reality show "Sister Wives" and several hundred other protesters in polygamous relationships and their supporters said Friday they won't stop fighting for the legal right to plural marriage. Holding signs that read, "I love all my moms," and "If we were...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's office shows James Larkin one of the former owners of Backpage a major international website advertising escort services. Law enforcement experts and sex worker advocates say shutting down what prosecutors call an online brothel could have unintended negative consequences. California is prosecuting Backpage.com's two founders and its chief executive and they are due in court Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
February 08, 2017 - 1:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There's a law enforcement paradox to Backpage.com, labeled by officials as the largest U.S. internet prostitution ad provider. California prosecutors label the site an "online brothel" that rakes in millions of dollars from sex trafficking that often includes minors, want...
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This Feb. 3, 2017, photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office shows William Charles Thomas of Morrisville, Pa. Thomas was arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 7 on 51 charges, including five counts of child rape, and was jailed on $750,000 bail. Authorities urged other victims to come forward, saying Thomas wrote about molesting children as young as 3 and as far back as the 1970s. (Bucks County District Attorney's Office via AP)
February 07, 2017 - 2:35 pm
A Pennsylvania handyman accused of serial child rape kept a "perverse shrine" in his trailer home — as many as 1,000 pairs of used girl's underwear — and documented his crimes in hundreds of disturbing, graphic images and writings, authorities said. Investigators said William Charles Thomas' crimes...
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