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Suspected child webcam cybersex operator, American David Timothy Deakin, from Peoria, Ill., waits following his arrest as investigators gather evidence during a raid at his home in Mabalacat, northern Philippines, April 20, 2017. A Philippine court has convicted Deakin who exploited Filipino children sexually using webcams to sell videos, images and livestreams to pedophile buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine court convicts American of online child abuse

May. 27, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has sentenced an American to life in prison on charges of sexually exploiting Filipino children using webcams to sell videos, photos and livestreams to buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday. The conviction of David Timothy Deakin is a strong warning to...

Wife of minister convicted of sex charges sent to prison

May. 20, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The wife and stepdaughter of a former Ohio minister convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have been sentenced to prison after they earlier pleaded guilty to witness tampering. Prosecutors had accused the two women of abducting the victim and warning her not to testify at...

Woman charged in sex trafficking scheme involving teen girls

May. 6, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman was charged with felony child abuse after police said she planned to take two teenage girls to Las Vegas as part of a scheme to catch sex traffickers. Amy Schellhorn, 39, was arrested Saturday in Omaha and two girls, ages 15 and 16, were with her. She was charged Monday...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters about coronavirus in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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Apr. 8, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

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FILE - In this Monday, July 15, 2019 file photo, Naason Joaquin Garcia, the leader of a Mexico-based evangelical church with a worldwide membership, attends a bail review hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court. On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 a California appeals court has dismissed the criminal case against the Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking. The case was dismissed on procedural grounds. GarcĂ­a, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody since June. He is currently being held without bail in Los Angeles. The attorney general's office said it was reviewing the court's ruling. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

Apr. 8, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking on procedural grounds. Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody...