Thursday, June 27, 2019

NXIVM leader found guilty on all counts

NEW YORK - Nxivm founder Keith Raniere has been found guilty on all counts for running the upstate sex cult in which women were branded like cattle and forced to have sex with him. (New York Post)

Text messages reveal anguish of underage NXIVM ‘sex slave’

NEW YORK - Twisted texts between Keith Raniere and the underage ‘sex slave’ at the heart of trafficking and conspiracy charges against the NXIVM “cult” leader reveal a level of control prosecutors said he used to keep his conquests in line. (New York Daily News)

Little girl groomed, raped by multiple men court told

LEEDS - A vulnerable little girl was groomed, raped and abused by multiple men throughout her childhood starting from the age of 11, a jury has heard. The victim was targeted in Huddersfield 'by men who wanted to use her for their own sexual purposes', prosecutors told Leeds Crown Court on Monday. (The Examiner)

Nxivm: Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman pleads guilty in ‘sex cult’ case

NEW YORK - An heiress pleaded guilty on Friday in a sensational case accusing a cult-like upstate New York group of creating a secret harem of sex slaves for the group’s self-anointed spiritual leader. (The Province/AP)

California ‘house of horror’ parents sentenced to life in prison

RIVERSIDE - The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years. (Fox News)
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  • New West police charge man with sexual assaults involving girls under 10

    Police in New Westminster say a man in his 30s is facing a total of 10 charges related to alleged sexual offences involving girls under age 10. Wesley Clarkson, 33, was arrested Wednesday by the New Westminster police major-crime unit, and is being held in custody pending a court appearance. (The Province)

    Maple Ridge child and youth care worker charged with sexual interference and child porn

    A Maple Ridge man employed by the local school district as a child and youth care worker has been charged with multiple sex-related offences, including possessing child pornography and eight counts of sexual interference. (The Province)

    Former priest accused of molesting dozens of boys found murdered in Nevada

    John Capparelli had a quiet life going in Henderson, Nevada, a bedroom community south of Las Vegas. The 70-year-old — bald, his former wrestler’s frame rounded out and stooped – lived on a street of identical houses topped with terra-cotta roofs and fronted by gravel yards, occasionally chatting with neighbours as he walked his black lab. He had put 4,000 kilometres between himself and the allegations that shadowed his name in New Jersey. (National Post)

    ‘Sharks are circling’: On the streets with Edmonton’s human trafficking unit

    She’s wearing track pants and a bedazzled pink hoodie on a fall afternoon. She looks young. When she walks, she staggers slightly, twirling her blond hair and at times, pulling at the long strands and sticking them in the corner of her mouth, sucking on them. (Edmonton Journal)

    Vatican treasurer guilty of abusing 13-yr-old boys

    MELBOURNE - Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty on five charges of child sexual abuse committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old boys in Australia - the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sex offences. (Daily Star)
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