Latest Crimes against children News

Angelo Sodano, once-powerful Vatican prelate, dies at 94

May. 28, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican’s No. 2 official but whose legacy was tarnished by his support for the pedophile founder of an influential religious order, has died. He was 94. The Vatican in its Saturday...

Former Scientologist called police, went nowhere, she sued

May. 28, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Before she sued the Church of Scientology last month for allegedly trafficking her as a child, Valeska Paris, 44, tried to pursue criminal charges. She filed a 32-page affidavit in September 2019 with the Clearwater Police Department alleging forced labor and...

Officials: Ex-Alaska attorney general faces abuse charges

May. 27, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A special prosecutor said Friday that he has filed charges of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree against former Alaska Attorney General Clyde “Ed” Sniffen. Gregg Olson said the charges were filed Friday but he did not yet have a stamped copy of...

No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

May. 27, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general's office has declined to file charges against billionaire T. Denny Sanford following an investigation into possible possession of child pornography, saying it found no “prosecutable offenses” within the state's jurisdiction, according...

South Dakota AG’s office declines to charge billionaire banker, philanthropist T. Denny Sanford in child porn probe

May. 27, 2022 18:21 PM EDT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota AG’s office declines to charge billionaire banker, philanthropist T. Denny Sanford in child porn probe.

New head of Italian bishops launches sex abuse query

May. 27, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The new president of the Italian Conference of Bishops on Friday said he would launch an independent inquiry on sex abuse by Catholic clergy in Italy, but the announcement disappointed victims advocates because it will only go back 20 years. The Italian church...

Juvenile charged contaminating opposing KS team's water

May. 27, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

McPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the contamination of a water cooler used by a small college baseball team in Kansas. The boy was charged with endangerment and criminal damage to property for allegedly pouring paint into Kansas Wesleyan's...

Ex-Danish police employee charged in huge hacking case

May. 27, 2022 05:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former employee with the Danish police has been charged with hacking and attempted hacking of 140 employees’ mobile phones, and accessing more than 100 cases of investigative material, investigators said Friday. The material included images of child...

No charges for agents in botched Larry Nassar probe

May. 26, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI agents who failed to quickly open an investigation of sports doctor Larry Nassar despite learning in 2015 that he was accused of sexually assaulting female gymnasts. The...

Driver charged with attempted murder for hitting children

May. 25, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who drove onto a Southern California sidewalk and hit three children walking to school has been charged with premeditated attempted murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jason Carlos Guzman, 26, of Valencia remained hospitalized with a self-inflicted...