Thursday, June 4, 2020

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped by Sweden

Sweden dropped a preliminary investigation Tuesday into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson made the announcement as she gave an update on the Swedish case, saying the rape investigation has been discontinued. (Fox News)

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)

Police collect DNA from care staff after woman in vegetative state gives birth

PHOENIX - Police served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated. (National Post)

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)

Investigation opened into Pennsylvania Catholic church sex abuse

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the probe. (Time)

Montreal priest sentenced to eight years for sexually abusing two boys

MONTREAL - A Montreal priest who sexually abused two boys under his tutelage was handcuffed and led away to prison Monday as his two victims looked on. (Montreal Gazette)

Football player accused of having sex with 12-yr-old girl

COLUMBUS, GA. - Police say a former West Virginia football player has been charged in Georgia with aggravated child molestation. (CTV News)

St. Mike’s scandal grows to three incidents, seven accused

TORONTO - The assault scandal at prestigious St. Michael’s College School has swollen to three different episodes and now involves seven students who are facing serious criminal charges. (Toronto Sun)

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)

Serial rapist who held women as ‘sex slaves’ convicted

EASTON, Pa. - A jury has convicted a Pennsylvania man of serial rape and human trafficking charges that could put him in prison for life. (Ottawa Sun)

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