Thursday, October 17, 2019

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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  • R Kelly charged with sexually abusing 4 victims, at least 3 minors

    CHICAGO - More than a decade after surviving a high-profile child pornography trial, R. Kelly on Friday was back in police custody — this time accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls. (Chicago Sun Times)

    Former school trustee, former teacher among 47 arrested in teen sex sting

    VANCOUVER - A former Vision Vancouver school board trustee and a former Little Flower Academy teacher are among 47 people arrested in a Vancouver police sting targeting men willing to pay for sex with teenage girls. (Vancouver Sun)

    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)

    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)

    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)

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