Justice Department Will Investigate N.Y.P.D.’s Handling of Sex Crimes

A civil rights investigation will examine the department’s special victims division, which has long faced troubling accusations from people who reported assaults.

#justice-department, #police, #police-department-nyc, #sex-crimes

R. Kelly, R&B Star Who Long Evaded Justice, Is Sentenced to 30 Years

The prison term marks the culmination of Mr. Kelly’s stunning downfall. In court, the women he victimized gave wrenching accounts. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be whole,” one said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #human-trafficking, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

A Timeline of R. Kelly’s Downfall, Three Decades in the Making

From the initial allegations in the 1990s to the #MeToo movement, here is a chronology of the events leading up to his sentencing.

#metoo-movement, #aaliyah, #kelly-r, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

After Rapes by Russian Soldiers, a Painful Quest for Justice

Women who were attacked in a village near Kyiv yearn for justice. “I want them to be punished,” said one victim. But Ukrainian officials face daunting challenges in prosecuting such crimes.

#human-rights-watch, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison as Epstein Case Nears Its End

Prosecutors said the harm inflicted by Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-abuse scheme was “incalculable.” A victim said she was driven to attempt suicide. Ms. Maxwell did not apologize.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-york-city, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sex-crimes

Prosecutors Ask That Ghislaine Maxwell Spend at Least 30 Years in Prison

Ms. Maxwell, who was convicted of helping Jeffrey Epstein recruit and abuse girls for years, blamed her behavior on him and her deceased father.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #nathan-alison-j, #sex-crimes

After the Southern Baptist Report on Sexual Abuse, How Can Churches Do Better?

“We often have a very twisted understanding of authority and unity, and it is wielded in a way that keeps whistle-blowers silent.”

#baptist-churches, #christians-and-christianity, #denhollander-rachael, #internal-sub-only-nl, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #southern-baptist-convention

Southern Baptists Gather for ‘Historic’ Convention

The nation’s largest Protestant denomination, a bellwether for conservative Christianity, will elect a leader and determine response to a sex abuse scandal.

#abortion, #baptist-churches, #critical-race-theory, #ministers-protestant, #sex-crimes, #southern-baptist-convention

The New Abortion Bans: Almost No Exceptions for Rape, Incest or Health

Most of the state abortion prohibitions that would go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned do not contain carve-outs that were once widely supported by abortion opponents.

#abortion, #incest, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-crimes, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Harvey Weinstein Facing Indecent Assault Charges in Britain

British prosecutors said they authorized criminal charges against Mr. Weinstein for an incident in 1996.

#assaults, #extradition, #great-britain, #movies, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #sex-crimes, #weinstein-harvey

Nassar Victims Suing F.B.I. for Early Investigative Failures

The plaintiffs say Lawrence Nassar abused them after the bureau failed to act. The suits come after the Justice Department declined to prosecute the agents accused of bungling the inquiry.

#biles-simone, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gymnastics, #maroney-mckayla, #michigan-state-university, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #nichols-maggie-1997, #raisman-aly, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #usa-gymnastics

A Prominent Manhattan Doctor Is Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Kevin M. Cahill performed abusive and unnecessary examinations, a former patient claims in a lawsuit, and pursued her romantically for years. His lawyer says the exams were appropriate.

#american-irish-historical-society, #cahill-kevin-m, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #lenox-hill-hospital, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-and-examinations, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Johnny Depp’s Win in Court Could Embolden Others, Lawyers Say

The actor’s victory against his ex-wife Amber Heard in one of the highest profile defamation cases to go to trial could inspire others to try their luck with juries.

#metoo-movement, #cyberharassment, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #heard-amber, #libel-and-slander, #movies, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

Harvey Weinstein’s Sex Crimes Conviction Is Upheld by New York Court

Mr. Weinstein, who is also awaiting trial in Los Angeles, is serving a 23-year sentence. His conviction was among the most notable of the #MeToo movement.

#metoo-movement, #cosby-bill, #los-angeles-calif, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #weinstein-harvey

Misusing Words Like ‘Groomer’ Isn’t Just Wrong; It’s Dangerous

A child in danger cannot find safety if the language we use to define abuse is diluted.

#children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #language-and-languages, #sex-crimes

The Fall of the ‘Sun King’ of French TV, and the Myth of Seduction

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known as a great seducer, has been accused by more than 20 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment in France’s belated #MeToo reckoning.

#metoo-movement, #delarue-cecile, #deneuve-catherine, #devynck-helene, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mediapart, #news-and-news-media, #poivre-darvor-patrick, #porcel-florence, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #television, #tf1-group, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Southern Baptists Release List of Alleged Sex Abusers

The document’s existence, once kept secret, was revealed just days ago, sending shock waves through the denomination.

#baptist-churches, #guidepost-solutions-llc, #sex-crimes, #southern-baptist-convention

The Southern Baptist Moral Meltdown

The church leaders who made themselves blind, and then cruel. 

#baptist-churches, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #christians-and-christianity, #dehumanization, #ethics-personal, #patterson-paige, #sex-crimes, #southern-baptist-convention, #united-states, #women-and-girls

Kevin Spacey Facing Sexual Assault Charges in Britain

British prosecutors said that they had authorized criminal charges against Mr. Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault. He cannot be formally charged unless he enters England or Wales.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #england, #great-britain, #movies, #sex-crimes, #spacey-kevin, #television, #theater

Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Report Stuns, From Pulpit to Pews

The results of a sprawling investigation are coursing through every level of Baptist society, at an already fraught moment for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

#baptist-churches, #ministers-protestant, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #southern-baptist-convention, #united-states

Ex-N.Y.C. Shelter Boss Gets Prison Time in $1.2 Million Bribery Scheme

Victor Rivera was sentenced to more than two years in prison for accepting kickbacks while running his Bronx homeless shelter organization.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes

Southern Baptist Leaders Mishandled Sex Abuse Crisis, Report Says

National executives of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination ignored victims, resisted reforms and were mainly concerned with avoiding ‘potential liability,’ the third-party investigation says.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baptist-churches, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #protestant-churches, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #southern-baptist-convention

Amber Heard, Johnny Depp and Why We Love to See Women Humiliated

Whatever you think of the actress, what we are watching is a good old-fashioned public pillorying — only difference is that memes have replaced the stones.

#metoo-movement, #celebrities, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #heard-amber, #libel-and-slander, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sex-crimes, #social-media

Amber Heard and the Death of #MeToo

The actress is being subject to industrial-scale bullying.

#metoo-movement, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #heard-amber, #libel-and-slander, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

New Mexico Archdiocese to Settle Sex Abuse Claims for $121.5 Million

The settlement announced by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe is among the largest of its kind involving the Catholic Church in the United States.

#archdiocese-of-santa-fe, #bankruptcies, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #santa-fe-nm, #sex-crimes

An Update of Rape Laws Would Be a Step Back on Consent

A proposed update of rape laws would be a step back on consent.

#metoo-movement, #american-law-institute, #cosby-bill, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states

Jury Awards Man $10 Million by School District After Coach’s Abuse

Alex Harrison sued his school district for negligence after his high school tennis coach molested him. The case landed him back at the courthouse where he’d first told his story years earlier.

#burgos-normandie, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #harrison-alexander-m, #interscholastic-athletics, #marin-county-calif, #sex-crimes

Roxane Gay: The Roe v. Wade Draft Decision Shows It’s Time to Rage

We can’t let this country become a hollow theocracy.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #democratic-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

MLB Suspends Trevor Bauer for Two Seasons Amid Abuse Claim

Bauer, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, had been on leave from the club as he faced allegations of sexual assault. Prosecutors in Los Angeles had declined to charge him criminally.

#baseball, #bauer-trevor, #domestic-violence, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #sex-crimes

In Ukraine War, a Long Journey Begins in Prosecuting Rape

U.N. officials and human rights investigators are rushing more resources to authorities in Ukraine to help prosecute sex crimes.

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #kharkiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

On the Trail of Russian War Crimes

Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s top human rights official, is determined to right historical wrongs and make sure Russians are held to account.

#bucha-ukraine, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #kyiv-ukraine, #lyudmyla-denisova, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

New Jersey Diocese Agrees to Settle Sex Abuse Claims for $87.5 Million

The settlement with the Camden diocese is among the largest such agreements involving the Catholic Church in the United States.

#camden-nj, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sullivan-dennis

Nebraska State Senator Says Candidate for Governor Groped Her

The state senator, Julie Slama, confirmed a news report saying that Charles Herbster, a leading candidate for governor, had touched her inappropriately in 2019. He denied the allegations.

#elections-governors, #herbster-charles-w, #nebraska, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #slama-julie

Cuba Gooding Jr. to Plead Guilty to Forcible Touching

Mr. Gooding had faced a criminal trial on charges of unwanted sexual touching of three women in Manhattan restaurants and nightclubs in 2018 and 2019.

#gooding-cuba-jr, #new-york-city, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

What Is Putin Really After in Ukraine?

Readers discuss a Bret Stephens column about whether or not Vladimir Putin miscalculated. Also: The Amazon union vote; treatment for sex offenders.

#amazon-com-inc, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #organized-labor, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

Homeland Security Watchdog Omitted Damaging Findings From Reports

The findings were removed from inspector general investigations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct committed by officers in the department’s law enforcement agencies.

#cuffari-joseph-v, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #domestic-violence, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #inspectors-general, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #transportation-security-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Sarah Lawrence Cult Leader Convicted of Trafficking and Extortion

In 2010, Lawrence V. Ray moved into his daughter’s dormitory, gathered a circle of young followers around himself and began years of domination.

#extortion-and-blackmail, #human-trafficking, #prostitution, #ray-lawrence-v, #sarah-lawrence-college, #sex-crimes

‘I-65 Killer’ Who Terrorized Motel Clerks in the 1980s Is Identified

The authorities said they connected Harry Edward Greenwell, who died in 2013, to at least three murders in Kentucky and Indiana, using genetic genealogy.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #greenwell-harry-edward, #indiana, #kentucky, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robberies-and-thefts, #serial-murders, #sex-crimes

Man Sentenced to 650 Years in Prison in Brutal 1980s Sex Crimes

DNA on an envelope helped to seal the fate of Steven Ray Hessler, who prosecutors said violently assaulted seven women, a 16-year-old girl and two men in Shelby County, Ind., from 1982 to 1985.

#assaults, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #parabon-nanolabs-inc, #sex-crimes, #shelby-county-ind, #steven-ray-hessler

Man Who Police Say Used Tinder to Hunt Women Is Charged With Murder

Danueal Drayton raped and strangled Samantha Stewart in 2018, prosecutors say. He was free on bail at the time because of a paperwork mix-up.

#bail, #extradition, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes

Juror’s Error Did Not Affect Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict, Judge Rules

The juror’s statements to the media had clouded the sex-trafficking conviction of Ms. Maxwell, a longtime companion of Jeffrey Epstein.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #jury-system, #maxwell-ghislaine, #nathan-alison-j, #sex-crimes

Adults or Sexually Abused Minors? Getting It Right Vexes Facebook

The company reports millions of photos and videos of suspected child sexual abuse each year. But when ages are unclear, young people are treated as adults and the images are not reported to the authorities.

#accenture-ltd, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #davis-antigone, #facebook-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

The G.O.P.’s Misleading Attack on Judge Jackson

How Republicans used a specious attack to portray her as soft on child sex abuse.

#breyer-stephen-g, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #computers-and-the-internet, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #republican-party, #sentences-criminal, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Accounts of Russian Rapes Are Growing, Ukraine Officials Say

A Ukrainian woman’s account of being repeatedly raped was published in The Times of London, and a member of Ukraine’s Parliament said there were “many more” such assaults.

#crimea-ukraine, #kuleba-dmytro, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sex-crimes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Sarah Lawrence Cult Jury Hears From Key Witness: ‘I Became a Prostitute’

Claudia Drury offered an inside account of how, she said, Lawrence V. Ray controlled her and other college students.

#colleges-and-universities, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #prostitution, #ray-lawrence-v, #sarah-lawrence-college, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

Critics of Jackson’s Child Sex Abuse Sentences Backed Judges With Similar Records

Republican senators criticized Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for imposing sentences lower than prosecutor recommendations in child sexual abuse cases. Other nominees had done the same thing.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #graham-lindsey, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #senate, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

QAnon Cheers Republican Attacks on Jackson. Democrats See a Signal.

Criticism of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing decisions emerged as a theme among Republicans — and renewed debate about the party’s stance toward QAnon.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #conspiracy-theories, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #mandatory-sentencing, #qanon, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kylie McKenzie Speaks Out Against a Former U.S.T.A. Coach

After being sexually assaulted by a coach at the U.S.T.A. national training center in Orlando in 2018, Kylie McKenzie is starting over on the court, and telling her story with hopes that she can help other women.

#aranda-anibal, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #mckenzie-kylie-1989, #orlando-fla, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn, #us-center-for-safesport

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Resigns Amid Scandals

Brian Houston was accused of breaching the church’s code of conduct after two women said he had behaved inappropriately.

#australia, #hillsong-church, #houston-brian-1954, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

Pledging to ‘Stay in My Lane,’ Jackson Defends Her Record

As Republicans suggested she was soft on crime, particularly when it came to child sexual abuse, and an extremist on matters of race, the Supreme Court nominee pushed back.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #cruz-ted, #durbin-richard-j, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #republican-party, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government