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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 24, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on photo of Zelenskyy...

California man charged with secretly recording young girl

Jun. 24, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California man has been accused by federal prosecutors of climbing onto the roof of a Massachusetts family's garage so he could secretly record an 11-year-old girl as she changed in her bedroom. Jacob Guerrero, 23, of Woodland, California, was indicted on a charge...

Prosecutors seek 15 years for former 'Cheer' star Harris

Jun. 23, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor has asked a federal judge to sentence Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to 15 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading...

Feds: Ghislaine Maxwell deserves at least 30 years in prison

Jun. 23, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell should spend at least 30 years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of teenage girls over a 10-year period by her onetime boyfriend, financier Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutors said Wednesday in written arguments. Prosecutors...

Hawaii teacher charged with distributing child pornography

Jun. 22, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii public school teacher was ordered held without bail on a charge of distributing child pornography, which U.S. prosecutors said included videos of him having sex with a 13-year-old student. According to a criminal complaint, Alden Bunag, 33 worked as a...

Motocross instructor indicted on federal child porn charges

Jun. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A motocross instructor who visited states from New York to Georgia has been charged with producing child pornography, federal officials said Wednesday. Ryan Meyung, 30, is accused of engaging six minors in sexually explicit conduct to produce sexual abuse...

Judge: Documents in Sanford investigation should be public

Jun. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge ruled Thursday that there's no basis to keep sealed documents related to a child pornography investigation of billionaire banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford. Judge James Power wrote that affidavits supporting search warrants...

Nigeria police free 35 teenage girls from prostitution ring

Jun. 16, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — At least 35 teenage girls held captive and forced to work in a prostitution ring in southeastern Nigeria have been rescued after police raided a hotel where they were being held, police said. The girls between the ages of 14 and 17 were found by police acting...

No contest plea for extorting official with explicit photos

Jun. 15, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges related to trying to get $5,000 from a state senator after threatening to release what he said were sexually explicit photos of her. Jeremy Kamperveen, 20, of Plantation, entered an open plea in Broward County...

Electronic-sniffing dog helps in pedophilia arrest in Mexico

Jun. 15, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An unusual alliance of international activist groups, Mexican prosecutors and a dog trained to sniff out memory devices joined forces this month to catch a high-profile suspected pedophile in Mexico City. First, Free a Girl, a Netherlands-based group that fights...