Crimes against children

Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Nasser, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 22, 2017 - 5:34 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault charges against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Michigan State University says allegations that it covered up a former gymnastics doctor's criminal sexual misconduct are "simply false" and it is "appalled" by...
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The New York Post, left, and New York Daily News are arranged for a photo, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The papers will often tackle the same topics on their front page, but only when the stars align do their colorful headline writers get the same idea. Both were reporting Wednesday on President Donald Trump's backing of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl decades ago. Moore denies the charge. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 22, 2017 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's hometown tabloids have nearly identical front cover headlines to report his endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. They say, "I'm With Perv" and I'm With the Perv!" The New York Daily News and New York Post often tackle the same topics on their...
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Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Nasser, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 22, 2017 - 11:36 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to abusing seven girls, mostly under...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017 file photo, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. Carter says he’s “shocked and saddened” by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago. Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote in a blog post that she was “forced to engage in an act against my will.” She said the Backstreet Boy took her virginity. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago. Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote in a blog post...
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FILE- This Nov. 22, 2016, file photo shows Dr. Larry Nassar appearing during a video arraignment in Mason, Mich. A person with knowledge of the agreement says the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the agreement ahead of a Wednesday court hearing and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Nassar is charged with molesting seven girls under the guise of treatment at his home and a campus clinic. All but one were gymnasts. The plea deal calls for a minimum prison sentence of 25 years. But the judge could go higher and set the minimum at 40 years. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A sports doctor accused of molesting several girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday. The person was not...
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November 20, 2017 - 12:30 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a onetime "Deputy of the Year" charged with sexually abusing three girls in Maine. Jurors in Kennebec County acquitted Kenneth Hatch of Whitefield of two felony counts but deadlocked Monday on the remaining 20felony counts, resulting...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, Justin Rey appears in Johnson County District Court in Olathe, Kan. Preliminary autopsy results confirm that dismembered human remains found inside a suburban Kansas City storage unit were those of woman whose husband was sleeping in the unit with their 4-day-old baby and 2-year-old child. The arrest affidavit for Rey was released Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. He's jailed on $1 million bond in Johnson County, Kan., on child endangerment charges. He's not been charged in his wife's death. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man posed for photos with his dead wife, along with their newborn and toddler, before dismembering her body in a Kansas City hotel room, according to court records. Justin Rey, 35, who was arrested last month after being found with the remains at a Kansas storage...
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FILE - In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. Under the leadership of Jane Whaley, the controversial church has grown to about 750 congregants in Spindale and a total of nearly 2,000 members worldwide. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — Former members of a controversial North Carolina-based church want the state to take legal action to overturn a court-ordered compromise they say has crippled child abuse investigations involving the sect. The former congregants of Word of Faith Fellowship also want...
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In this photo provided by NBC News' Megyn Kelly TODAY, Rachel Jeffs, left, daughter of Utah polygamist Warren Jeffs, talks with Megyn Kelly, right, during an interview on NBC News' Megyn Kelly TODAY in New York, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Jeffs said in the interview that her father sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the secretive group. (NBC News' Megyn Kelly Today via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 8:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said he sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the secretive group, according to an interview aired Friday on "Megyn Kelly Today." Rachel Jeffs, now 33, told NBC News the abuse began when she was 8 and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 still file image from video, actor Tom Wopat stands during arraignment in Waltham, Mass., on indecent assault and battery and drug possession charges. The former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" accused of indecently assaulting two female members of a musical is facing a judge in Massachusetts. Wopat will be arraigned Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Waltham District Court on charges he assaulted a girl and a woman in July while rehearsing for the musical "42nd Street" at the Waltham-based Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston. (WCVB-TV via AP, Pool, File)
November 10, 2017 - 12:56 pm
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" has pleaded not guilty to charges that he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Massachusetts. WBZ-TV reports that Tom Wopat did not speak to reporters when he left the Waltham District Court after his arraignment Friday. A police...
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