Crimes against children

July 30, 2018 - 5:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The judge who presided over Jerry Sandusky's child molestation trial will help figure out what can be made public in a grand jury's report into child sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses. The state Supreme Court on Monday has named McKean County Judge John...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 30, 2018 - 10:39 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests and even the Australian prime...
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July 28, 2018 - 2:30 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a child sex abuse case. Seventy-five-year-old Harry Thomas is the former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford and co-founder of the Creation...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a "life of prayer and penance" in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
July 28, 2018 - 2:07 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to...
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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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July 27, 2018 - 3:38 pm
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school superintendent has resigned amid a controversy in which he allowed a staffer to speak favorably of a guidance counselor who had been sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. Chip McGee, a 15-year Bedford school district worker,...
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July 27, 2018 - 10:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has issued a statement to a British inquiry investigating child abuse, saying he'd been deceived by a disgraced Church of England bishop jailed for sex abuse. The remarks by the Prince of Wales Friday came amid an investigation into the handling of allegations against...
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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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This booking photo released by the Fort Wayne, Ind., Police Department shows John D. Miller, arrested Sunday, July 15, 2018, who arrested on preliminary murder, child molesting and criminal confinement charges in April Marie Tinsley's slaying. The Fort Wayne girl's body was found in a ditch three days after her April 1988 abduction about 20 miles away. (Fort Wayne Police/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 5:29 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The mother of an 8-year-old Indiana girl who was abducted, raped and killed in 1988 wants prosecutors to seek the death penalty against the man accused of the crimes. Allen County prosecutors on Tuesday declined to discuss whether they'll seek the death penalty against John...
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Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards addresses members of the media during a press conference regarding April Tinsley at the Rousseau Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Authorities arrested 59-year-old John D. Miller of Grabill on Sunday on preliminary murder, child molesting and criminal confinement charges in April Marie Tinsley's 1988 slaying. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana prosecutor is crediting genealogy databases with helping identify a suspect in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl, saying criminals should be worried about these powerful new crime-fighting tools. John D. Miller, 59, was arrested Sunday on...
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