Latest Crimes against children News

Italian police smash nationwide child pornography ring

Jul. 4, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have broken up a child pornography ring involving sharing of illicit material, including photos of newborns, via an instant messaging platform. Police on Saturday said the crackdown involved dozens of search warrants and led to the arrests of three people for allegedly...

A police K-9 walks outside the Merrimack County correctional facility, Friday, July 3, 2020 , in Boscowen N.H., where Ghislaine Maxwell was being held after her arrest Thursday at a wooded estate in Bradford, N.H. The British socialite faces charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea deal

Jul. 3, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhouse suicide last year, his defense hinged on a 2008 deal with federal prosecutors in Florida over his alleged sexual abuse of multiple teenage girls. His lawyers said it prevented him from being charged with further crimes. Could that same deal now help...

Tennessee man indicted in deaths of ex-girlfriend, infant

Jul. 2, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was indicted in the stabbing deaths of his former girlfriend and their 5-month-old son, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Thursday. Enoch Zarceno Turner, 25, of Shelby County, was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse,...

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,...

Supreme Court won't hear condemned Tennessee inmate's case

Jul. 2, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear the case of a Tennessee death row inmate who claims he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled. In a petition filed in January, lawyers for David Keen said tests from 2008 and 2010 prove Keen's intellectual...

Ohio priest indicted on federal child pornography charges

Jul. 2, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Roman Catholic priest has been accused in a federal indictment of posing online as a female to persuade boys to send him sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves and threatening to tell their parents if they did not send more images, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland...

Father accused of abusing son is indicted on murder charges

Jul. 2, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A father accused of abusing his 10-year-old son, who died last year, is now facing murder charges in a new indictment that also brings more counts against his girlfriend. Al-Mutahan McLean, 31, faces four counts of murder, two counts of child endangerment and single counts of...

Three arraigned in restraint death of Black teen in Michigan

Jul. 1, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Three former Michigan youth center staff members charged in the death of a Black teenager who was restrained after throwing a sandwich have been arraigned. Michael Mosley of Battle Creek and Heather McLogan of Kalamazoo turned themselves in Wednesday to authorities and appeared in...

17 kids known to Montana child welfare system died in 2019

Jul. 1, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — For the second straight year, the Montana child welfare system said it could help prevent the deaths of children with public campaigns urging people to report child abuse and educating people about safe sleeping practices for infants. Seventeen children who were known to the Montana...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 1, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: During fireworks season, we must obey law, use common sense and show courtesy The York Dispatch July 1 The Fourth of July holiday is looming. That means there will be fireworks — lots of fireworks. Some of those...