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Police identify 16 new potential victims after arrest of ex-Montreal police officer, hockey coach

Longueuil police have identified 16 potential new victims in connection with François Lamarre, a former hockey coach and retired Montreal police officer who is facing charges related to the alleged sexual assault of four minors. (Global News)

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)

Four Vancouver Islanders charged with trafficking two young BC girls

On Tuesday afternoon, an off-duty RCMP officer spotted three vehicles driving at a high rate of speed east on Highway 1 toward Swift Current, Sask. Police said the three vehicles appeared to be travelling together. They were driving in close proximity, in the same direction and at the same high rate of speed. (Vancouver Sun)

‘Tip of the iceberg’: Ontario police lay 551 child exploitation charges

Police have laid 551 child exploitation charges against 122 individuals across the province in November, including charges against six men from Ottawa. (Ottawa Citizen)

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)

Sarah Lawrence college parent accused of sex trafficking and abusing students

Lawrence V. Ray showed up at his daughter’s elite college, in a New York City suburb, in late 2010, shortly after being released from prison, and moved into her dormitory. Soon, he started doing “therapy sessions” with her roommates, convincing them he could help with their problems. (New York Times)

American priest accused of molesting boys in the Philippines

MANILA - An elderly American priest has been arrested by United States Homeland Security agents on charges that he sexually assaulted at least seven Filipino altar boys in the rural central Philippines, where he has ministered for decades. (New York Times)

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)

Canadian fashion mogul accused of rape, sex trafficking in class action lawsuit

In a press release on the lawsuit released Thursday, the women state that “Nygard lured and enticed young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modelling opportunities in order to assault, rape, and sodomize them. When the victims were not swayed by promises, many were drugged to force compliance with Nygard’s sexual desires.” (National Post)

BC couple charged after hog-tying man they accused of trying to have sex with 13-yr-old daughter

A Port Alberni, B.C. mother is in court this month to face charges of vigilantism after she tackled and hog-tied a 28-year-old family friend she alleged was trying to lure her 13-year-old daughter into sex. (National Post)

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