Child Abuse

U.S. Attorney William McSwain announces the arrest of Gregory Dow, 60, of Lancaster, Pa. during a news conference at the Lancaster County Courthouse Friday July 12, 2019, in Lancaster, Pa. Dow is accused of four counts of violating a U.S. law against sexual contact with minors in foreign countries.Dow fled Kenya in September 2017, around the time he was accused in that country of sexual abuse of girls at the Dow Family Children's Home in Boito, McSwain said. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
July 12, 2019 - 1:33 pm
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A convicted sex offender went on to establish an orphanage in Kenya where he preyed on children under the guise of missionary work, according to federal prosecutors who announced Friday that he was being charged with sexually molesting four teenage girls. Gregory Dow, 60, of...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago Thursday, July 11, 2019 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
July 12, 2019 - 12:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sex crimes case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Singer R. Kelly has appeared in Chicago court following two sweeping new federal indictments that include charges of sex crimes against minors and paying victims and witnesses to cover up...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media with Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 12, 2019 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein , who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. President Donald Trump, with Acosta at his side...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media with Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 12, 2019 - 7:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. President Donald Trump, with Acosta at his side,...
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July 11, 2019 - 1:23 pm
The pressure is building on the Department of Children and Family Services following the recent death of another child in the organization's care. An attorney is demanding that DCFS employees be indicted. Demonstrators circled in front of DCFS headquarters angry over the death of Noah Castro, the 4...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. The wealthy financier pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York on Monday, July 8, 2019, to sex trafficking charges following his arrest over the weekend. Epstein will have to remain behind bars until his bail hearing on July 15. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
July 11, 2019 - 9:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers argue he should be held under house arrest with electronic monitoring pending trial despite prosecutors' claims he could flee to dodge sex trafficking charges. The lawyers argued for bail in court papers Thursday in Manhattan federal court. A bail...
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta calls on a reporter to ask a question during a news conference at the Department of Labor, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to tamp down calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein, insisting he got the toughest deal he could at the time. In a nearly hour-long news conference,...
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In this July 9, 2019, photo, a staff member works in the infirmary, a series of tents, at the U.S. government's newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The government said the holding center will give it much-needed capacity to take in more children from the Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 10, 2019 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House committee says the treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border amounts to "government-sponsored child abuse." That's what Rep. Elijah Cummings says at a news conference before a hearing on conditions at border facilities. Lawmakers say they're horrified...
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta speaks during a media availability at the Department of Labor, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2019 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is defending his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case, saying he tried to avoid a deal allowing the wealthy financier to "walk free." Acosta is a...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. The wealthy financier pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York on Monday, July 8, 2019, to sex trafficking charges following his arrest over the weekend. Epstein will have to remain behind bars until his bail hearing on July 15. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He has rubbed elbows with a prince and flown a former president on his private jet. He amassed a fortune that includes a 100-acre island in the Caribbean and one of the biggest mansions in New York. He has donated tens of millions of dollars to Harvard and other causes, becoming a...
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