Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Boy Scouts have a ‘pedophile epidemic’

The Abused in Scouting lawyers said they've identified 350 previously unknown scoutmasters and volunteers who allegedly preyed on boys — and whose names were not known to law enforcement or in the BSA's internal database, which critics have called "perversion files." (NBC)

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)

U.S. Marshalls arrest 262 and find five missing children

A massive takedown by the US Marshals in Oklahoma netted more than 260 suspects — including 141 gang members — and located five missing children, authorities said. (New York Post)

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)

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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  • 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)

    Assistant principal allegedly had sex with student for months

    An assistant principal at a North Carolina high school had sex with a student six times over a four-month span, police said. Lisa Rothwell, a 34-year-old educator at Stuart Cramer High School in Belmont, was arrested Friday for having sex and oral sex with a student between April 1 and July 31. (New York 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)

    North Van music teacher arrested over allegations of sexual misconduct

    A North Vancouver music teacher has been arrested amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving underage girls in Coquitlam. (The Province)

    U.S. Feds bring new sex-crime charges against singer R. Kelly

    CHICAGO - R. Kelly and his entourage recruited girls and women to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer and covered up the crimes by paying off and threatening victims and witnesses, federal prosecutors alleged Friday in indictments that could keep the Grammy winner behind bars for decades. (CTV)

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