Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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)

‘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)

Overturning notorious pimp’s verdict would be indecent and unjust: Crown

A prosecutor argued Tuesday that it would be indecent and unjust to overturn the conviction of a notorious pimp who is alleging police misconduct had an adverse impact on his trial. The comments of Crown counsel Matthew Scott came during the second day of the appeal of Reza Moazami, who was found guilty in September 2014 of 30 criminal counts related to the operation of a prostitution ring involving 11 female complainants between the ages of 14 and 19. (The Province)

Sex offence against child only brings 14 month sentence for Kelowna man

A Kelowna resident who pleaded guilty to sexually interfering with an eight-year-old girl has been sentenced to 14 months in jail. (Vancouver Sun)

Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide

NEW YORK - Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was long dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of girls and who was able to cultivate a stream of high-profile friends despite his lurid lifestyle, killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell, two law enforcement officials said on Saturday. (New York Times)

Sicko who extorted 100 girls, women for nude pics jailed 35 years

A twisted perv who blackmailed more than 100 women and girls — some as young as 10 — to get nude photos has been jailed 35 years. (Toronto Sun)

Jeffrey Epstein Indictments unsealed

News of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Esptein‘s arrest Saturday on child sex trafficking charges sparked more than a day’s worth of speculation as to what the indictment brought by the Southern District of New York might say. There’s no longer a reason to speculate because the indictment was unsealed on Monday morning. (Law and Crime.com)
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  • 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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  • Once-powerful Cardinal convicted of molesting 2 boys facing up to 50 years in prison
  • 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)

    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)

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