Child pornography

FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly anew and convict him, even if video evidence is available. Speculation the R&B star could face new charges arose after attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he recently gave prosecutors a VHS tape showing Kelly having sex with an underage girl. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
February 19, 2019 - 8:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if there's video evidence. One case illustrates the difficulties: The R&B star's own 2008 trial at which he was acquitted. At the heart of that child pornography...
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January 15, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The governing body for the Jesuit order in the northeastern United States released a list Tuesday of 50 priests under its jurisdiction who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors. All but 15 of the Roman Catholic priests on the list released by the USA Northeast...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer's manager threatened him. A Stockbridge police report says Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn't air. Savage said he and his wife were involved with Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" series. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2019 - 11:06 pm
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer's manager threatened him. Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the...
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December 17, 2018 - 6:07 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed more legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Laws enacted Monday will give judges more flexibility to admit evidence of a defendant's prior commission of a sex assault, stiffen prison terms related to child pornography...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Larry Nassar, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University appears in court in Lansing, Mich., where he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault. Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, advanced more bills inspired by the Nassar sexual abuse case - voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencings under certain circumstances. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 04, 2018 - 10:56 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday advanced more bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case — voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencings under certain circumstances. The legislation,...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. A lawsuit, filed Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of Stephen, a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
November 03, 2018 - 2:38 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them. The lawsuit, which was filed Friday in state court by law firm Grefe & Sidney...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to sexually exploiting minors and possessing and transporting child pornography. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 3:28 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on...
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This Sept. 27, 2018 booking photo provided by Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows Eric Franklin Rosser. Rosser, 66, who has served a federal prison term for a child pornography case with roots in Thailand and Indiana, pleaded guilty to accessing the internet to view child pornography while on a bus traveling through Montana last summer. The former keyboardist for rocker John Mellencamp who was once on the FBI's Most Wanted list said he cashed out his life savings and was fleeing Washington state at the time of his arrest because he was charged with violating the terms of his supervised release in the Indiana case. Rosser faces at least 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in January. (Missoula County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 2:57 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen. When the bus pulled into...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, security guards are stationed at the entrance to the Sunspot Solar Observatory to turn away the visitors curious about the site's sudden closure, in Sunspot, N.M. The observatory, which has been closed since early September because of an undisclosed security concern, is now scheduled to reopen on Monday, Sept. 17, officials managing the facility said. (Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Alamogordo Daily News via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 5:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mysterious closure of a solar observatory in southern New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI started opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor's computer found at the observatory and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. Lawyers rushed to meet a Monday, Sept. 10, deadline to file lawsuits against Michigan State University to qualify for $75 million set aside for more victims of Nassar. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
September 11, 2018 - 4:03 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit against Michigan State University, saying she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that campus police refused to investigate. The lawsuit was among dozens filed to meet a...
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