Crimes against children

December 26, 2017 - 10:37 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California couple used a drone to deliver illegal drugs to their customers. Benjamin Baldassarre and Ashley Carroll, of Riverside, were charged Tuesday with possessing controlled substances for sale and child endangerment. It's unclear if they...
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March 06, 2017 - 3:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday freed a cleaning lady who had been convicted of disseminating child pornography in a social media post decrying abuse, a case that has caused uproar in Russia. Yevgenia Chudnovets, who worked in a kindergarten in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, was sentenced...
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March 06, 2017 - 2:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A provincial Russian court has overturned the verdict for a cleaning lady who was convicted of disseminating child pornography in a social media post decrying abuse. Yevgenia Chudnovets, who worked in a kindergarten in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, was sentenced to six months in...
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In this March 3, 2017, photo, former competitive speedskater Bridie Farrell poses in New York with a pair of her skates and photos of herself as a young skater. Farrell, who says that as a 15-year-old she was sexually abused repeatedly by a 33-year-old teammate, is hoping, like other survivors of child molestation, that this may be the year New York passes a law lifting one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits against their abusers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 05, 2017 - 2:41 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Victims of child sex abuse in New York say the political power of the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits. The bill...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:07 pm
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A snowshoe racer from India who competed last weekend at the World Snowshoe Championships in New York is accused of sexually abusing a local girl. Police say 24-year-old Tanveer Hussain, of Kashmir, is charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:33 am
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A 24-year-old snowshoe racer from India has been charged in New York's Adirondack Mountains with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Tanveer Hussain, of Kashmir, who competed last weekend at the World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake, is accused of...
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February 27, 2017 - 12:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's problem-plagued inquiry into child sex abuse finally began Monday, years after it was organized, amid revelations that entertainers, clergy and senior politicians were involved in abuse. The far-reaching probe began hearing evidence after being beset by criticism and delays...
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February 27, 2017 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites. At least five justices suggested during argument that they would rule for North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr...
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February 23, 2017 - 3:00 pm
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A former upstate New York firefighter who chaperoned his fire department's teen dances has been sentenced to three years in prison for raping underage girls. Justin S. Martindale pleaded guilty last month to three counts of rape. Glen Falls' The Post-Star newspaper ( http...
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February 23, 2017 - 2:51 pm
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A former upstate New York firefighter who chaperoned the department's teen dances has been sentenced to three years in prison for raping underage girls. Justin S. Martindale pleaded guilty last month to three felony counts of third-degree rape. The Post-Star of Glens Falls...
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