Child exploitation

October 16, 2018 - 10:13 pm
BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing two boys and having one confess afterward is scheduled to appear in a western Pennsylvania courtroom for what is described as a plea hearing. Court records don't specify the type of plea involving 65-year-old the Rev. David...
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This Sept. 27, 2018 booking photo provided by Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows Eric Franklin Rosser. Rosser, 66, who has served a federal prison term for a child pornography case with roots in Thailand and Indiana, pleaded guilty to accessing the internet to view child pornography while on a bus traveling through Montana last summer. The former keyboardist for rocker John Mellencamp who was once on the FBI's Most Wanted list said he cashed out his life savings and was fleeing Washington state at the time of his arrest because he was charged with violating the terms of his supervised release in the Indiana case. Rosser faces at least 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in January. (Missoula County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 2:57 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen. When the bus pulled into...
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October 16, 2018 - 8:11 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An Ohio woman has been arrested and returned to Pennsylvania to face charges she created pornographic images of her 3-year-old daughter. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Kayla Parker of Dayton...
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October 04, 2018 - 10:51 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Scout movement in Australia on Friday apologized to victims of child sex abuse within the organization that recently joined a national compensation program. Scouts Australia Chief Commissioner Phil Harrison said the apology was part of his organization's commitment to...
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Mourners carry the body of 11 year-old boy, Nasser Musabeh, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops on Friday's ongoing protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, during his funeral in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Hundreds have attended the funeral of the boy, apparently the youngest killed by Israeli fire in six months of protests along Gaza's perimeter fence. (AP Photo/Sanad Abu Latifa)
September 29, 2018 - 1:39 pm
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gazans on Saturday thronged the funerals of seven people killed by Israeli troops during mass protests the previous day, chanting anti-Israel and anti-U.S. slogans and calling for revenge. The coastal strip's ruling Hamas militant group, meanwhile,...
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Republican nominee for governor, speaks about his prosecution of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Kent County Republican Party headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich. Schuette is questioning Democrat Gretchen Whitmer's handling of the case. [AP Photo/David Eggert]
September 24, 2018 - 10:01 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job...
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September 24, 2018 - 4:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's attorney general is delving into confidential records of the Roman Catholic Church as part of an investigation into child sex abuse allegations in the Baltimore archdiocese. In a Monday letter to Catholic clergy, Archbishop William Lori writes the archdiocese was...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 21, 2018 - 7:03 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of two more bishops in Chile, as fallout mounts from widespread sex abuse scandals there. The Vatican said Friday said the latest to leave their posts were the bishops of San Bartolome de Chillan and of San Felipe. It didn't cite...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, security guards are stationed at the entrance to the Sunspot Solar Observatory to turn away the visitors curious about the site's sudden closure, in Sunspot, N.M. The observatory, which has been closed since early September because of an undisclosed security concern, is now scheduled to reopen on Monday, Sept. 17, officials managing the facility said. (Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Alamogordo Daily News via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 5:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mysterious closure of a solar observatory in southern New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI started opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor's computer found at the observatory and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child...
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September 18, 2018 - 3:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general and several lawmakers are trying to apply public pressure ahead of a debate in the Legislature over giving victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to file civil lawsuits. Tuesday's events at opposite ends of Pennsylvania are...
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