Child sexual exploitation

FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. An updated federal indictment filed on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Chicago, refers to yet another minor accusing R. Kelly of sexual misconduct, adding to the jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
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February 14, 2020 - 3:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly unsealed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser, adding to the jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. The 13-count superseding indictment doesn't add more charges against Kelly...
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Mehana Mouhou lawyer representing the victims representing the victims of French writer Gabriel Matzneff, left, and child rights activist Latifa Bennari arrives at Paris' court house, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The legal woes of 83-year-old once celebrated writer, Gabriel Matzneff, are mounting, with a police investigation opened for rape of minors and a new case brought by an NGO for actively promoting pedophilia in recent articles in which he defended an affair decades ago with an underaged girl. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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February 12, 2020 - 2:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — Police raided a noted French publishing house Wednesday in their investigation of an 83-year-old writer who celebrated pedophilia in his work as court proceedings opened in another case against him. Investigators searched the offices of French publishing house Gallimard in connection...
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February 06, 2020 - 12:07 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who spent years fighting his extradition from Ireland to the U.S. pleaded guilty Thursday in a Maryland courtroom to operating a web hosting service that allowed users to anonymously access more than 1 million files of child pornography. Eric Eoin Marques, 34, faces a...
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January 31, 2020 - 10:14 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer who went on to coach a South Dakota youth team after his playing career ended has been charged with sexually assaulting a child and possession child pornography. Juan Thomas Jr., a first-baseman and right fielder who rose as high as...
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President Donald Trump claps after speaking at Dana Incorporated, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Warren, Mich., about the new North American trade agreement. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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January 30, 2020 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to expand the White House domestic policy office by appointing an individual to focus exclusively on combating human trafficking, The Associated Press has learned. Trump is expected to create the position by executive order Friday after he addresses a...
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January 30, 2020 - 5:08 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to seven federal counts of attempting to create child pornography by secretly recording students twice last year, but his attorney said in court that police have recovered no images. The charges follow an investigation...
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January 17, 2020 - 7:26 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch. Debra Van Horn, 64, was charged in Walker County, Texas, in June 2018 with a count of...
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January 17, 2020 - 5:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation that will allow investigators to use computer-generated child pornography to gain access to suspect internet portals. The Justice Ministry said that investigators will need a court's approval to use the technique and will only be...
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Catholic Bishop Andrew Bellisario speaks at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska, announcing a review commissioned by the Archdiocese of Anchorage found credible evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966. The commission was charged with reviewing personnel files of "clerics and religious men and women" who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966, as well as reviewing allegations of sexual misconduct of lay volunteers and employees reported to the archdiocese. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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January 16, 2020 - 9:53 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A review commissioned by the Archdiocese of Anchorage found credible evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people who served in the archdiocese dating to 1966, a church leader announced Thursday. The findings were made by a commission that the archdiocese said included a former...
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson, second from right, speaks during a meeting between law enforcement officials and hotel groups to announce a campaign to prevent human trafficking surrounding next month's Super Bowl NFL football game in the Miami area, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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January 09, 2020 - 2:57 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To combat an expected rise in sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, law enforcement officials said Thursday that they need hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to be especially alert. These are the people most likely to encounter the victims...
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