Prosecutors: Man sought to have his child porn victim killed

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who sought and exchanged sexually explicit videos and images with a 13-year-old New York girl paid $20,000 in bitcoin in a bid to have the child victim murdered be...

Joe Arpaio defeated in what’s likely his last political race

PHOENIX (AP) — This political campaign was likely the last for Joe Arpaio, the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for leading immigration crackdowns and building a political career around ...

Germany: French man arrested in child abuse investigation

BERLIN (AP) — A French man has been arrested in connection with a child abuse investigation in Germany in which 11 people are now in custody, authorities said Thursday. The 62-year-o...

UN agency hails 'historic first' with child labor convention

GENEVA (AP) — The International Labor Organization on Tuesday welcomed a global agreement to combat the worst forms of child labor as the first time all of its member states have ratified a convention...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 2, the 215th day of 2020. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2,...

Child rape charges refiled against Mexican megachurch leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Wednesday charged the leader of a Mexican megachurch with child rape and human trafficking, months after a court dismissed the previous allegations because of prosecut...

Mexican megachurch leader charged again with child rape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Wednesday charged the leader of a Mexican megachurch with child rape and human trafficking, months after a court dismissed the previous allegations because of prosecut...

EU unveils plans to step up fight against child sexual abuse

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worried by an alarming spike in child sexual abuse before and during the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union's executive arm unveiled plans Friday for a center devoted to preventi...

Court upholds Alex Jones sanctions in Sandy Hook case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a sanction against Infowars host Alex Jones over an angry outburst on his web show against an attorney for relatives of some of ...

Russia: Court finds Gulag historian guilty of child sex abuse

A Russian court found historian Yury Dmitriyev guilty of sexually abusing his adopted daughter on Wednesday, in a trial supporters and rights groups claim was set up by the government to silence him. ...

Baltimore police officer pleads guilty to child porn charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possessing child pornography. James Robert Wissmann IV, 35, will be sentenced to at least four years in priso...

New Zealand lawmaker quits after allegedly sending lewd pics

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand lawmaker abruptly resigned Tuesday after being accused of sending sexually explicit images to women and lying about it to both police and his conservative ...

Vatican says bishops should report sex abuse to police

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican told bishops around the world on Thursday they should report case of clergy sex crimes to police even when not legally bound to do so, in its latest effort to compel ch...

South Koreans fight back against weak sex crime punishments

In the latter part of last week, hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition on the website of the presidential Blue House demanding action against the judges who turned down a request from the ...

Actress Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on 'Glee,' dies at 33

NEW YORK (AP) — Naya Rivera, a singer and actress who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. She was 33. R...