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‘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)

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)

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)

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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  • 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)

    ‘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)

    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)

    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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