Crimes against children

August 16, 2019 - 11:16 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A racehorse expert who helped train Triple Crown winner Secretariat and had ties to Saudi royals is accused of abusing a teenager while producing child pornography. Daniel Mullan, 80, entered federal court in Central Islip in a wheelchair Friday and pleaded not guilty to...
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August 12, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Michigan State University's agreement Monday to resolve a federal civil-rights investigation related to now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development stemming from the case. Numerous people have been charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a hearing about his appeal on his child sex-abuse conviction, in Bellefonte, Pa. Judge John Foradora ordered Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2019, Sandusky be taken to a central Pennsylvania courtroom in September for resentencing on his 45-count child sexual abuse conviction, six months after an appeals court ruled mandatory minimums had been improperly applied. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 08, 2019 - 5:08 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state judge has ordered Jerry Sandusky be taken to a central Pennsylvania courtroom next month for resentencing on his 45-count child sexual abuse conviction, six months after an appeals court ruled mandatory minimums had been improperly applied. Judge John Foradora filed...
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August 06, 2019 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — English Premier League club Chelsea has apologized for the "terrible past experiences" of some former youth players after an investigation into child sexual abuse. Barrister Charles Geekie found that Eddie Heath, who coached Chelsea's youth teams from 1968-1979, was a "dangerous and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky isn't getting a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after he was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 turned down the 75-year-old's request it review a Superior Court decision earlier this year that rejected most of Sandusky's arguments. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 24, 2019 - 4:18 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky won't get a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down Sandusky's request that it...
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July 24, 2019 - 3:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky isn't getting a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down the 75-year-old's request...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens as Melissa Alexander Vigogne gives her victim statement in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. USA Gymnastics is overhauling its Safe Sport policy in hopes of providing better protection for athletes and clearer guidelines for coaches, parents, trainers and club owners on what constitutes abuse. The organization released the new policy on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, after consulting with a wide spectrum of people inside and outside the sport. The group included child welfare advocates and survivors of emotional and sexual abuse, including one athlete abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
July 03, 2019 - 1:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee's administrative costs more than doubled in 2018 over the previous year as it dealt with a $5.2 million investigation into its handling of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse cases and paid a $2.4 million severance to its former CEO. The payments to the Ropes &...
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FILE - This undated Clark County Detention Center photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Cierre Wood. Former pro football player Cierre Wood is seeking to be released from jail in Las Vegas pending trial on murder and child endangerment charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter. Wood's attorney is due to ask a judge on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to set bail at $75,000 and let Wood live with his father. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
June 25, 2019 - 4:51 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player and his girlfriend have been indicted on murder and 20 felony child abuse charges in the death of the woman's 5-year-old daughter, court officials said Tuesday. Former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Marcelle Wood, 28, and Amy...
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June 21, 2019 - 1:07 pm
Michigan State University's authorization Friday of what officials said will be an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development stemming from the case. Numerous people have been charged,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens as Melissa Alexander Vigogne gives her victim statement in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. USA Gymnastics is overhauling its Safe Sport policy in hopes of providing better protection for athletes and clearer guidelines for coaches, parents, trainers and club owners on what constitutes abuse. The organization released the new policy on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, after consulting with a wide spectrum of people inside and outside the sport. The group included child welfare advocates and survivors of emotional and sexual abuse, including one athlete abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
June 19, 2019 - 3:02 pm
USA Gymnastics is overhauling its Safe Sport policy in hopes of providing better protection for athletes and clearer guidelines for coaches, parents, trainers and club owners on what constitutes abuse. The organization released the new policy on Wednesday after consulting with a wide spectrum of...
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