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Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuse

Jul. 2, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of victimizing dozens of girls and women over many years. According to the indictment,...

Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

Jun. 30, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police secretly video record New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others paying for massage parlor sex, pressing a prosecutor on his contention that the warrants were legally valid. ...

The Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supreme Court upholds prostitution pledge for AIDS funding

Jun. 29, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld a provision of federal law that requires foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world. The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 on Monday. Justice Brett Kavanaugh...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft waves to fans as he walks on the field prior to the team's NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. Florida prosecutors will try to save their prostitution solicitation case against Kraft when they argue before an appellate court Tuesday, June 30, 2020, that his rights weren't violated when police secretly video recorded him allegedly paying for sex at a massage parlor. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Patriots owner's prostitution case heads to appellate court

Jun. 29, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes will attempt to save their case this week by arguing to an appeals court that his rights weren't violated when police secretly video-recorded him in the act. ...

FILE - In this July 27, 2006, arrest file photo provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, in Florida, is Jeffrey Epstein. A fund set up to compensate victims of the late sex offender Epstein opened for claims on Thursday, June 25, 2020, enabling dozens of women attacked by the financier when they were as young as 14 to seek a cut of his $630 million estate. In August 2019, Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial in a Manhattan lockup. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, File)

Fund of up to $630 million for Jeffrey Epstein victims opens

Jun. 25, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fund set up to compensate victims of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein opened for claims Thursday, enabling dozens of women attacked by the financier when they were as young as 14 to seek a cut of his $630 million estate. A judge in the Virgin Islands approved the fund this month,...

Boston gang members, associates face federal charges

Jun. 16, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly three dozen members and associates of a Boston-based street gang are facing federal charges for a slew of violent crimes, authorities said Tuesday. Fifteen members and associates of the NOB gang were arrested Tuesday by Boston police and federal authorities and six others remain...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew delivers a speech during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Legal experts say U.S. investigators probably can't force Britain’s Prince Andrew to cooperate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, FILE)

Prince Andrew holds the cards as the US pursues sex probe

Jun. 11, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. investigators probably can't force Britain's Prince Andrew to cooperate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe and the duke's lawyers should probably not allow him to be interviewed by investigators, legal experts said. “It would be an error of astounding proportion for...

Judge rules for strip club in legal battle with Providence

Jun. 11, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday barred Providence from revoking the liquor and entertainment licenses of a strip club closed by the city over allegations of prostitution on the premises. U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell Jr. granted the Wild Zebra's request for a...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, Britain's Prince Andrew delivers a speech during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) in Nonthaburi, Thailand.  Attorneys representing Britain’s Prince Andrew have lambasted U.S. justice authorities, Monday June 8, 2020, for what they described as a violation of commitments to confidentiality in their discussions with him about the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, FILE)

US prosecutors spar with Prince Andrew in Epstein probe

Jun. 9, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors and attorneys for Britain's Prince Andrew sniped at one another across the Atlantic on Monday, each saying the other side was to blame for the duke's failure to participate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe. Andrew's lawyers said in a statement that he has offered...

Activist Yoon Meehyang, who begins her four-year term as a lawmaker for the ruling liberal party on Saturday, speaks during a news conference at National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Lawmaker-elect denies wrongdoing over 'comfort women' funds

May. 29, 2020 5:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prominent South Korean activist who was recently elected to the National Assembly denied on Friday that she misused public donations for Korean survivors of Japanese wartime sexual slavery. Yoon Meehyang, who begins her four-year term as a lawmaker for the ruling liberal party...