Child sexual exploitation

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's office shows Michael Lacey, one of the former owners of Backpage.com, a major international website advertising escort services. A new indictment filed Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Arizona against operators of Backpage.com alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade to get them to post ads with the company. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 6:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A new indictment in Arizona against operators of Backpage.com alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade to get them to post ads with the company. The indictment filed Wednesday repeats allegations...
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Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull comments at the government offices in Sydney, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Turnbull called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
July 19, 2018 - 2:20 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said two weeks ago that Adelaide Archbishop...
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July 07, 2018 - 10:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One after another, witnesses beat back fear of revealing details many had kept largely private and recounted to grand jurors their story of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests whom they had trusted. As they spoke, many said they felt compassion from the grand jurors in the...
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Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson arrives for sentencing at Newcastle Local Court in Newcastle, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Wilson, the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse, was sentenced to 12 months in detention. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 11:30 pm
CANERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children...
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July 02, 2018 - 6:33 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lengthy report into allegations of sexual abuse and related cover-ups within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic churches remained on hold Monday, as the state's highest court gave those who wanted to keep the grand jury report under wraps three days to weigh in. The state...
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July 02, 2018 - 12:38 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America have severed ties with a 74-year-old New Jersey Scout leader facing child pornography charges. County prosecutors say James Roberts was arrested Friday after a raid at his home. They also seized numerous digital devices that are now being reviewed...
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June 29, 2018 - 3:12 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court is being pressed to publicly release a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-ups in six of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will ask the court to swiftly decide...
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People watch Pope Francis as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 23, 2018 - 9:13 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella admitted to viewing the images during...
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June 11, 2018 - 4:49 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who took a 14-year-old girl across state lines to a Vermont motel to have sex has been convicted. Kurt Carpentino, of Manchester, has been found guilty in federal court Monday. Prosecutors say a missing child report last year in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, led...
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June 10, 2018 - 6:39 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 24 people suspected of distributing pornographic images of children on the internet. The arrested suspects include citizens from Britain, Ghana, Pakistan and Ecuador. Police found thousands of images of the sexual abuse of minors in the British...
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