Saturday, February 22, 2020

Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’

WASHINGTON - In a defiant and emotional bid to rescue his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday denied allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were high school students and angrily told Congress that Democrats were engaged in “a calculated and orchestrated political hit.” (CP24)
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  • R Kelly charged with more sex offences in Chicago

    CHICAGO - Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces. (Fox 32)

    Cops worked to put sex abuser in prison. Prosecutors worked to cut him a break

    PALM BEACH - Michelle Licata climbed a narrow, winding staircase, past walls covered with photographs of naked girls. At the top of the stairwell was a vast master bed and bath, with cream-colored shag carpeting and a hot pink and mint green sofa.The room was dimly lit and very cold. There was a vanity, a massage table and a timer. A silver-haired man wearing nothing but a white towel came into the room. He lay facedown on a massage table, and while talking on a phone, directed Licata to rub his back, legs and feet. (Miami Herald)

    Woman wanted on charges of sex assault, forcible confinement

    BRAMPTON - Police west of Toronto have issued an arrest warrant for a 24-year-old woman accused of sexual assault. Peel regional police say Latisha Edwards confined her alleged victim in a home in Brampton, Ont., on Dec. 3.(Toronto Star)

    Complainant in tears after defence says testimony was ‘scripted’

    HALIFAX - A young Halifax woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by British sailors broke down in tears Friday after a defence lawyer suggested her testimony was “scripted.” Under cross examination by lawyer Ian Hutchison, the woman agreed she had gaps in her memory of what happened on the night of April 9, 2015, in the barracks of a Halifax-area military base, and that she cannot explain those gaps. (Toronto Star)

    Imam facing sex assault charges

    TORONTO - A Toronto imam is facing charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a woman over the course of more than a decade. (CP 24)

    Man accused of sexual assault may still be active on dating apps police warn

    EDMONTON - Police say a man charged with multiple counts of sexual assault — including one which allegedly occurred on a Tinder date — may still be active on dating sites. (Edmonton Journal)

    Teacher charged with having sex with 2 students

    DETROIT - A young, married teacher in Michigan who was fired earlier this week amid allegations of having sex with two students — including one illicit romp inside a car — is now facing criminal charges, authorities said. (New York Post)

    Former Ottawa priest defrocked amid sex allegations

    OTTAWA - An Ottawa priest who is to stand trial next year on historic sex abuse charges has been defrocked by the Vatican. Barry McGrory, 83, is the second Ottawa priest to be dismissed from the priesthood in the clergy sex-abuse scandal. The Catholic Church calls the dismissal process “laicization,” and it is considered the harshest penalty the Vatican can deliver. (National Post)

    31 arrested, 300 charges laid in multi-provincial sex trafficking operation

    TORONTO - Thirty-one people, including a central "kingpin," have been arrested and more than 300 charges laid in a major investigation into a human trafficking and organized crime ring that operated around Canada.   (CBC)
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