Tag Archives: molestation

Court Denies Bail For Accused Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

The Washington Post reports: Multimillionaire and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will remain jailed while he awaits trial on new allegations that he sexually abused children, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced the decision at a hearing, siding with prosecutors after they and defense attorneys traded arguments for more than a week about whether …

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Epstein Used His Fake Passport In Multiple Countries

The Daily Beast reports: Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers downplayed his possession of a foreign passport under a fake name by suggesting he’d never used it—but prosecutors said Wednesday that’s not the case. In a letter to the federal judge who will decide if the financier stays in jail until trial, the U.S. attorney’s office said that the travel document “contains numerous …

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No Bail For Jeffrey Epstein Today, Prosecutors Reveal Finding “Piles Of Cash And Diamonds,” Fake Passport

The Associated Press reports: Financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. The judge said he needed more time to make a decision during a hearing Monday in New York. Federal prosecutors maintained the well-connected Epstein, 66, is a flight risk and danger …

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Duggar Sisters Win Right To Sue City For Revealing Info About Being Incestuously Molested By Their Brother

The Associated Press reports: A lawsuit filed by four reality show sisters can proceed against an Arkansas city that released confidential information about their alleged sexual abuse by a brother, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Joy Duggar had an expectation of …

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Prosecutors Cite Epstein’s $500M+ Wealth In Bail Filing

Law & Crime reports: Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York said today that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, 66, is worth more than $500 million dollars, citing “records relating to the defendant recently obtained by the Government from a financial institution (‘Institution-1’).” The detail came out in the government’s response to the accused child sex-trafficker’s motion for pre-trial …

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REPORT: Epstein Hired Investigators To Intimidate His Accusers, A Dozen New Alleged Victims Come Forward

The Miami Herald reports: At least a dozen new victims have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein even as the multimillionaire money manager tries to convince a federal judge to allow him to await a sex trafficking trial from the comfort of the same $77 million Manhattan mansion where he’s accused of luring teenage girls …

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Singer R. Kelly Rearrested On 13 Federal Sex Charges

The Associated Press reports: Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago Thursday on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice. U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick said the R&B singer was taken into custody about 7 p.m. local time and was being held …

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Epstein Asks Court For Detention In $77M NYC Mansion

Courthouse News reports: Wealthy pedophile Jeffrey Epstein asked a federal judge Thursday for leave to await trial inside his $77 million mansion — an Upper East Side building that allegedly doubled as his sex-trafficking hub, where authorities claim to have recovered a large stash of child pornography. “Mr. Epstein stands ready and willing to pay for 24-hour armed guards should …

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Feds Unseal New Sex Charges Against Jeffrey Epstein

The Washington Post reports: Federal prosecutors on Monday unsealed new sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein, alleging the politically connected multimillionaire abused dozens of female minors at his Manhattan and Florida homes. Epstein — who was arrested over the weekend and is expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan — had previously pleaded guilty to Florida state charges of …

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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Arrested For Sex Trafficking

The New York Times reports: Jeffrey E. Epstein, a billionaire New York financier long accused of molesting dozens of girls, was arrested on Saturday and charged with sex trafficking by federal prosecutors, an extraordinary turn of events in a long and sordid criminal case. Two people with knowledge of the charges said on Saturday night that Mr. Epstein had been …

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Anti-Gay Baptist Pastor Charged With Molesting Boys

Huntsville’s CBS News affiliate reports: The lead pastor of a Florence church has been arrested, accused of sexually abusing young boys in his congregation. John Martin was taken into custody Friday evening and booked into the Lauderdale County Detention Center on four counts of Sexual Abuse. Martin has been a pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sweetwater Avenue for nine …

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FAMILY VALUES: Pastor Who Backed Murder Charge For Abortion Arrested For Molesting Teenage Relative

The Associated Press reports: A Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years. Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the relative to inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day …

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FLORIDA: Chick-Fil-A Franchise Owner Charged With Molesting Teen While Leader Of Church Youth Group

ABC News reports: A former youth leader was arrested Wednesday for lewd and lascivious molestation, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Matuszek is the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A at Westfield Countryside mall in Clearwater. Detectives say between August 2014 and April 2015 Heather Matuszek, 32, inappropriately touched an underage girl who was in her youth group at the Clearwater Community …

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AUSTRALIA: Vatican Cardinal George Pell Appeals Child Sexual Abuse Convictions On Jury Plea Technicality

The Guardian reports: George Pell is arguing his child sexual abuse convictions should be overturned or he should receive a retrial, because of a “fundamental irregularity” that prevented him from entering a not-guilty plea in front of his jury. The Victorian court of appeal has released Pell’s grounds for appeal against his December conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys …

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NEW YORK: Senate Unanimously Passes Child Victims Act After Years Of Opposition By The Catholic Church

Buffalo’s ABC affiliate reports: The New York State Senate passed a series of historic reforms Monday that will allow victims of child sexual abuse to seek justice through the court system once they become adults. The Senate unanimously passed the long-awaited Child Victims Act as victims of priests from the Diocese of Buffalo and other institutions looked on. Victims of …

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Brooklyn Diocese Settles Abuse Suits For $27.5 Million

The New York Times reports: Four men who were repeatedly sexually abused as children by a religion teacher at a Catholic church in Brooklyn received a $27.5 million settlement from the Diocese of Brooklyn on Tuesday, in one of the largest settlements ever awarded to individual victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The settlement comes two weeks after …

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Catholic League: If You’re Mad About The Molestation Scandal, You’re Just “Taking The Bait” Of Church Haters

Via press release from Catholic League head Bill Donohue: Conservative Catholics have been especially strident in their comments. Unfortunately, they are being played. To be specific, their call for grand jury investigations in every state, and the wholesale release of priest personnel files, is playing into the hands of the enemies of the Catholic Church. So are their appeals to …

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Pennsylvania AG: The Vatican Knew About The Coverup

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Investigators “have evidence that the Vatican had knowledge of the cover-up,” involving priests accused of sexually abusing thousands of Pennsylvania children over decades, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show. “I can’t speak specifically to Pope Francis, but I think the broader issues here with the Vatican knowing about this, with …

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Catholic League Continues Whataboutism Crusade: Nobody Is Going After “Hollywood Perverts” And MTV

Just in from Catholic League president Bill Donohue: While some Catholics are spinning out of control over cases of sexual abuse committed by the dead and the laicized, MTV will present the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Jennifer Lopez on August 21. No one from the media, and certainly no finger-pointing Catholic, will question why there is an award …

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Pope Issues Letter Condemning Sex Abuse Coverup

NBC News reports: Pope Francis on Monday issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning sexual abuse and cover-up, and demanding accountability in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to …

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