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DC Priest Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Girls in Church
The Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing two children of his Washington, D.C., parish has been found guilty.
Urbano Vazquez was convicted Thursday on four felony counts of child sexual abuse.
Vazquez groped a 9-year-old girl and 13-year-old girl in 2016, two years after he was ordained as a priest in the Capuchin Franciscan religious order.
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Authorities Search For Pa. Teen Who Allegedly Sexually Abused, Tried to Smother 5-Year-Old Girl
Police in Pennsylvania believe a 16-year-old boy who is wanted for the sexual assault and attempted murder of a 5-year-old girl may be in Maryland.
The search for Octavian Perez continued Thursday — days after police first obtained a warrant for the boy’s arrest.
According to that warrant, provided to PEOPLE, Perez allegedly sexually assaulted the child at a residence inside a Gettsyburg home, demanding the little girl manipulate his penis.
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Suspended N.J. Police Officer Charged With Murder of 3-Month-Old Daughter
A suspended New Jersey police officer is behind bars in connection with the murder of his three-month-old daughter.
Daniel Bannister, 31, was charged Wednesday in the December 2018 death of Hailey Bannister. Hailey’s mother, Catherine Bannister, 29, was charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
“The nature of Hailey’s injuries indicated an ongoing pattern of abuse,” Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
The Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that Hailey died from complications from blunt impact trauma of the head including skull fractures and subdural hemorrhage.
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“A LOT OF POWERFUL PEOPLE...COULD GO DOWN”: THE JOURNALIST WHO PUBLISHED JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S BLACK BOOK AND JET PASSENGER LOGS COMES IN FROM THE FRINGE
With Jeffrey Epstein denied bail and prosecutors building their case in his sex trafficking indictment, one of the next shoes to drop—possibly many shoes—will invariably be: Who within Epstein’s social orbit might be implicated in the scandal one way or another? As someone involved in litigation against Epstein told my colleague Gabriel Sherman earlier this week, “It’s going to be staggering, the amount of names. It’s going to be contagion numbers.”
Ever since Epstein’s arrest on July 6, there’s been growing scrutiny of his vast network of rich and/or famous and/or powerful friends and acquaintances—or former friends and acquaintances, as it were. There’s a road map to that network in Epstein’s now-infamous black book, filled with many bold-faced names, phone numbers, and addresses, from Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Ehud Barak to Alec Baldwin, Ralph Fiennes, Mick Jagger, and even Courtney Love. “It is a mosaic of Epstein’s social contacts,” the investigative journalist Nick Bryant told me.
Bryant first got his hands on a copy of the black book in 2012, after the feds caught Epstein’s former house manager trying to peddle it for $50,000. At the time, Bryant was shopping a feature on Epstein, without success. “My Epstein article would focus on the government malfeasance that enabled Epstein to skate on scores of child abuse charges,” Bryant wrote in a pitch he submitted to various editors, “and I would also look into covert ties that the government may have had with Epstein. Moreover, the little black book opens up multiple vistas of investigation, and I would attempt to amass sufficient corroboration on some of the power broker perps who molested these girls.”
Monster who left baby girl needing surgery after ‘severe’ sex attack jailed
A monster who left a 1-year-old girl needing surgery after a “severe” sex attack, and then tried to blame her mom, has been jailed.
Alan Kusz, 43, commit the vile offense at the 14-month-old infant’s family home in Ayrshire, Scotland, in April 2018, the High Court in Glasgow heard.
The court also heard how Kusz then tried to blame the infant’s mother for the injuries, which a doctor disturbingly described as the “most severe” he had ever seen.
When cops apprehended Kusz, who was often in the company of the child and her mom, he said that he had left the baby and her mother one evening to walk his dog.
He claimed he only returned when he heard the girl “screaming.”
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Subway creep busted after someone recognizes his smiling photo
Uber driver busted for sexually abusing young passenger
Court acts against judges for remarks in sex assault cases
R. Kelly indicted by feds, arrested; read the indictment here
Singer R. Kelly faces nine counts of enticing a minor, three counts of child pornography and one count of obstruction of justice in a federal indictment unsealed Friday in Chicago. Other criminal charges were unsealed in New York.
Derrel McDavid and Milton Brown, former members of Kelly’s entourage, also were named as defendants in the Chicago case.
The conspiracy count mentions five minors, saying Kelly “engaged in sexual contact and sexual acts” when they were under 18.
It also says four videos “depict Kelly engaged in sexual contact and sexual acts” with a girl under 18.
Chicago Sun Times
R. Kelly ordered held without bond on sweeping new federal charges
Catholic order releases names of members accused of abuse
A Baltimore-based Catholic religious order that sponsors schools across the U.S. has released a list of dozens of members accused of sexually abusing children.
The list released Friday by the Xaverian Brothers includes two current members "with a credible or established offense." The group, a separate entity not part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, says no credibly accused brothers are in active ministry.
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Chile removes statute of limitations on child sex abuse amid Church crisis
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed into law on Thursday a bill to remove the statute of limitations on sex crimes involving children amid a sex abuse crisis that has rocked the country's Catholic Church and claimed more than 200 victims.
The law, which first was proposed in 2010, ends impunity in cases that would have previously had a statute of limitations that varied between five and 10 years, depending on the nature of the crime. The new law is not retroactive.
Gay-Supportive Priest Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Suspended
An LGBTQ-supportive Roman Catholic priest in New York City has been suspended from his ministry due to an allegation of sexual misconduct.
The Rev. John Duffell “has been directed not to publicly exercise his priestly ministry due to an allegation from the past that he abused his position of authority in a violation of his promise of celibacy,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, wrote in a July 1 letter to Duffell’s parishioners at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, the Catholic News Agency reports.
Court sides with student expelled from university over homophobia
Christian school teacher who scolded girls to be modest was molesting male students
Archdiocese removes prominent Detroit priest from pulpit
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese places deacon on leave over allegation
NDAs: Millionaire given secrecy order over sex assault claims
A senior British establishment figure was given anonymity after accusations of sexual harassment and assault in an employment case, it has been reported.
The Times reported that one woman said she was groped at his country house and another that she was sexually assaulted in his private office.
The women signed "gagging orders" in return for large payouts.
It means the man, who denies the claims, cannot be named and his identity was concealed in court papers.
The Times said it had been fighting for a year to be allowed to name the multi-millionaire businessman, who is described by the paper as having extensive connections in British politics and society.
French priest defrocked for abusing Scouts in landmark case
Indonesia’s top court jails woman who reported sexual harassment
Youth group leader, 22, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl several times - as his cars are taken by police for examination
Brooklyn teacher admits to sexually abusing 14-year-old student
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges
An anti-gay church pastor confessed to sexually abusing underage boys
Shocking video captures 'brave' 13-year-old girl fighting off, escaping attempted kidnapping
New Mexico parents accused of horrific child abuse, killing pets as punishment
A New Mexico couple has been arrested and accused of horrific child abuse and torture, including boiling puppies alive to punish their children. KOB's Brittany Costello reports.
Mother arrested after 12-year-old fatally shoots twin
Kansas man sentenced to nearly 49 years in toddler's death
New Jersey Woman Accused of Stabbing Identical Twin Sister to Death
California man shoots 10-month-old girl in head after her mother rejects him, police say
Indiana Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher, Caving To Archdiocese
An Indiana Catholic high school has fired a married gay teacher to remain within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
The decision means Cathedral High School in northeast Indianapolis will avoid the punishment the neighboring Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School received just last week for following its conscience and refusing to fire its own gay and married employee.
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Cathedral High School’s board of directors said in a letter on Sunday that if the school kept the gay teacher on staff, it would lose its nonprofit status, its diocesan priests and its ability to offer the Eucharist, a central Christian rite, among other consequences.
Leaders said they hoped the gay teacher’s termination won’t “dishearten” students.
Spanish prosecutors want inquiry into church sex abuse cases
Former Nebraska officer convicted of on-duty sexual assault
Lesbian couple confesses to butchering their child ‘because he wanted to be a girl’
Warning: The crimes these women are accused of are horrific and this article contains graphic details.
A mother and her lesbian partner are accused of castrating and beheading a 9-year-old child “because he wanted to be a girl.” But what the two women did next makes the horrific killing even more shocking.
Mum Rosana Cândido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, have confessed to Brazilian police that Cândido’s child, Rhuan, died after extreme abuse. Rhuan’s father told authorities that Cândido fled with the child five years ago.
Reportedly, Rhuan was a product of rape and his mother said she “felt hatred and no love” for the child.
After Rhuan said they wanted to be a girl, the women are accused of castrating the child and ripping off his penis.
When a Binding Contract With God Means Staying Silent on Sexual Abuse
God had a busy Tuesday this week.
In Alabama, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country, gathered for their annual meeting, with sex abuse squarely atop the agenda. Meanwhile, 900 miles to the north, in Baltimore, US Catholic bishops met to discuss next steps in addressing the same problem, which has become a festering institutional crisis across the globe. But whereas sexual violence in the Catholic Church has been on the national radar for decades, similar crimes in the evangelical community didn't hit the mainstream until the past year or two, exploding in February with a six-part investigative series by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News that documented 400 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers accused of misconduct. Following the articles' release, the Southern Baptist Convention put out the "Caring Well" report, an acknowledgement of past lapses that offered some guidance on how to deal with abuse allegations. It was presented at the Tuesday meeting as well, where congregants voted on amendments aimed at curbing sexual abuse and racism.
The Southern Baptists met again Wednesday, praying at length after being inundated with horrific stories of criminal sexual abuse. But among the items some members of the faith hoped they might address was something you wouldn't expect to find in either Testament: the use of binding arbitration to settle disagreements between churches and their parishioners.
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SAN FRANCISCO IS USING AI TO TRY TO MAKE COURTS LESS RACIST
We already knew an artificial intelligence could reflect the racial bias of its creator.
But San Francisco thinks the tech could potentially do the opposite as well, by identifying and counteracting racial prejudice — and it plans to put the theory to the test in a way that could change the legal system forever.
Phoenix Police Under Fire After Officers Assault Baby, Threaten To Shoot Father ‘In The F—king Head’
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