Latest Child sexual exploitation News

Former coach who hid camera in bathroom gets 7-year sentence

Jan. 24, 2020 4:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former youth volleyball coach who installed a hidden camera to record videos of hundreds of children using a bathroom at a suburban Chicago athletic training facility was sentenced Friday to six years and 11 months in federal prison. The sentencing imposed by a federal judge on...

Georgia authorities: 7 charged in undercover child sex sting

Jan. 24, 2020 1:24 PM EST

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Seven men have been accused of trying to solicit sex from minors following a three-day undercover sting operation targeting online sexual predators, Georgia authorities said Friday. The men believed they were chatting online with girls under the age of 16 but were really speaking to...

Social worker charged with coercing client into prostitution

Jan. 24, 2020 12:21 PM EST

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A former child services caseworker has been charged with human trafficking, accused of recruiting a mother who was her client into prostitution in exchange for a favorable custody recommendation, authorities said. Candace Talley, 27, of Winslow, New Jersey, was working for the Division...

Repeat offender sentenced to 10 years for having child porn

Jan. 23, 2020 8:09 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sex offender was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Barney Knotts, 74, was sentenced Wednesday to a decade in prison, news outlets reported. Knotts, who pleaded guilty in September, was a registered sex offender in Alabama at the time of his...

Detectives catch bathroom voyeur in child porn investigation

Jan. 23, 2020 11:19 AM EST

Detectives investigating a child pornography case discovered secretly recorded videos of adults using the bathroom at the suspect's house. Jesse Michael Chester, 40, was arrested Wednesday and charged with child pornography and video voyeurism, court records show. Chester was the subject of a Pinellas County...

Peoria man gets prison for sexual exploitation of a minor

Jan. 23, 2020 12:06 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. State prosecutors also said Wednesday that 51-year-old Joseph Charles Nolan will be on lifetime probation after serving his prison term and will be required to register as a sex offender. They say...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. State prosecutors said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that the first of the four Chicago sexual abuse cases against Kelly that they'll take to trial involves a hairdresser who alleges that Kelly tried to force himself on her during a 2003 appointment. Kelly, who remains jailed, faces a raft of charges in several jurisdictions, including four separate indictments on Illinois state charges involving four women who accuse the singer of sexually abusing them during a roughly 10-year period starting in the late 1990s. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Illinois prosecutors make plan for their 1st R. Kelly trial

Jan. 22, 2020 3:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors said Wednesday that the first of four Chicago sexual abuse cases against R. Kelly that they'll take to trial involves a hairdresser who says the R&B singer forced himself on her during a 2003 appointment. Although Cook County prosecutors told Judge Lawrence Frank...

Ohio priest pleads not guilty to child-porn related charges

Jan. 22, 2020 1:56 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Catholic priest pleaded not guilty to 21 child pornography-related counts in a Cleveland courtroom on Wednesday. The Rev. Robert McWilliams, 39, was indicted last week by a Cuyahoga County grand jury. He was arrested last month at a parish in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville...

Justices order child sexual abuse jury report be kept sealed

Jan. 22, 2020 11:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's findings about a central Pennsylvania man who said he victimized about 16 to 18 people will remain permanently sealed because the child sexual abuse report did not recommend government changes in the public interest, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The...

Indiana panel backs longer time limit on sex abuse charges

Jan. 21, 2020 12:24 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana authorities would have more time to press criminal charges in child sexual abuse cases under a bill endorsed by a legislative committee. The Senate criminal law committee voted unanimously in support of the bill Tuesday after rolling back its original provisions to eliminate the...