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Historical documents show Japan's role in WWII sex slaves

Dec. 7, 2019 10:44 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system. The 23 documents were gathered by Japan's...

Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children

Nov. 21, 2019 9:21 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis urged more efforts to combat the “humiliation” of women and children forced into prostitution as he began a busy visit Thursday to Thailand, where human trafficking and poverty help fuel the sex tourism industry. During an open-air Mass at Bangkok’s national...

Prince Andrew’s efforts to put scandal behind him backfire

Nov. 18, 2019 5:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew's effort to put the Jeffrey Epstein scandal behind him may have instead done him irreparable harm. While aides are trying to put the best face on his widely criticized interview with the BBC, royal watchers are asking whether he can survive the public relations disaster and...

The Latest: Allred: Prince should speak to FBI about Epstein

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Prince Andrew’s efforts to distance himself from Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Attorney Gloria Allred says Britain’s Prince Andrew should voluntarily speak to the FBI about what he knows about Jeffrey Epstein. Allred made the comment...

Bill to decriminalize sex work in nation’s capital dies

Nov. 18, 2019 6:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would decriminalize sex work in the nation’s capital won’t move forward this year. The Washington Post reports the bill’s death comes after an emotional hearing that lasted 14 hours. Thousands of emails about the bill revealed a deep divide between...

South Korean court begins trial over Japan's sexual slavery

Nov. 13, 2019 5:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court on Wednesday began hearing a long-awaited civil case filed against the Japanese government by South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. The trial at the Seoul Central District Court proceeded with empty seats in the...

American convicted of child sex abuse in Cambodia

Nov. 1, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has sentenced an American man to 2 ½ years in prison on charges of sexually abusing three underage girls, a court official and social activist said Friday. Ying Srang, spokesman for the provincial court in Siem Reap, site of the famed Angkor Wat temples,...

US judge dismisses case against legal brothels in Nevada

Oct. 31, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada has dismissed a lawsuit that invoked sex trafficking laws in a bid to close the nation's only legal brothels. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du in Reno said in her Tuesday ruling that she empathized with three women who claim they were victims of sexual violence in...

Documentary highlights rape allegations at Louisiana jail

Oct. 11, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

At least a half-dozen women told authorities that deputies raped and trafficked them to male inmates inside a long-troubled jail in southwestern Louisiana, according to newly unearthed state and FBI records. The records offer a harrowing account of sexual assault being traded as currency in a contraband ring that...

Killer's lifetime of evil backed up by a prodigious memory

Oct. 8, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

Samuel Little's depravity is matched only by his prodigious memory. Little, a California inmate considered by the FBI to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, has confessed to 93 slayings committed across the country between 1970 and 2005, recounting the crimes with astonishing, near-photographic...