A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis

PHOENIX (AP) — More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. ...

Prosecutors: Texas couple filmed sex abuse of dozens of kids

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas couple have been sentenced to 60 years in prison each for child sex abuse and pornography in a case that prosecutors say involves more than two dozen children, including babies. ...

AirAsia yanks 'get off in Thailand' ads, apologizes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Malaysian budget air carrier AirAsia Group apologized on Tuesday (March 26) after it was accused of promoting sex tourism with its advertisements in Australia using the slogan ...

Pastor who denied being 'pervert' convicted of sex charges

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former minister in Ohio has been convicted of child sex trafficking after a woman told jurors he groomed her for sex when she was 14 and encouraged her to have sex with two other...

US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey says he will donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to an organization that works to end human trafficking. ...

UN report: Sex abuse in UN peacekeeping drops, up elsewhere

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in U.N. peacekeeping missions decreased in 2018 — but allegations against other U.N. personnel and staff of o...

Sex videos and prostitution rings reveal K-pop stars' dark side

The Washington Post once touted them as the "biggest band in Asia." The five members of Big Bang were celebrated internationally, not least because they broke the strict conventions of K-pop...

Taiwanese photographer indicted for organizing 'artistic' 13-person orgy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Famed Taiwanese photographer Tsai Che-kai (蔡哲凱), has been indicted by the Taipei prosecutors for pandering sexual intercourse (媒介性交罪), after a female university student last ye...

State officials troubled by allegations against Robert Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey renewed her call on Tuesday for passage of legislation that would license and regulate massage therapists and bodyworks in Massachusetts, in the aftermath o...

Authorities: Photographer drugged, raped young models

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A professional photographer drugged and sexually assaulted young models or aspiring models he worked with in Oregon and California, federal and state authorities said Wednesda...

Pastor accused of child sex trafficking faces federal trial

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Three pastors accused of coercing and sharing teenage girls to have sex, often for money, also sent one another photos and videos of the girls, federal prosecutors say. ...

Man found with wife's dismembered body convicted of felonies

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man arrested at a Kansas storage unit with two of his children and his dismembered wife's remains has been convicted of three felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child. ...

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court has sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison in the murder 16 years ago of a journalist who published a letter about the...

Indian guru in prison for rape is convicted of murder

NEW DELHI (AP) — A popular and flamboyant spiritual guru in India, who is serving 20 years in prison for raping two female followers, has been convicted of murdering a journalist 16 years ago in anoth...

Highlights of the criminal justice overhaul bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul. The House is expected to pass the bill this week, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill:...