Crimes against children

FILE - This Feb. 4, 2013 file photo shows a meal pin on a Boy Scout's uniform in Irving, Texas. Under pressure over its past problems with child sex-abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and said there were only five known victims in 2018 of out roughly 2.2 million youth members. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over past allegations of child sex abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday and said there were five known victims in 2018 of out roughly 2.2 million youth members. "Scouting programs today are safe," said Erin Eisner, a...
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April 21, 2019 - 10:30 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California police say a teenage victim of sexual assault was lured through a dating app. KABC-TV reports that Santa Ana police arrested 59-year-old Michael Komoto April 18 on a charge of engaging in sex acts with a minor. Police say Komoto told a 15-year-old boy he was 39...
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In this photo from video by KABC-TV, Louise Turpin sobs and dabs her eyes as one of her children speaks during a sentencing hearing Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside, Calif. David and Louise Turpin, who pleaded guilty to years of torture and abuse of 12 of their 13 children, have been sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole after 25 years. (KABC-TV via AP, Pool)
April 20, 2019 - 1:48 am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison. Since being freed from their prison-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin appear in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins, who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds, face sentencing for years of abuse. The couple is due Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside County Superior Court for a proceeding that is largely a formality. The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and agreed to serve at least 25 years in prison. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California couple who inflicted years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children and were only discovered when one of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with parole possible after 25 years. The...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds face sentencing for years of abuse. The couple is due Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside County Superior Court for a proceeding that is largely a formality. The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and agreed to serve at least 25 years in prison. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:36 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local): 10:26 a.m. A California couple who pleaded guilty to years of torture and abuse of 12 of their 13 children have been sentenced to life in prison...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin appear in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins, who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds, face sentencing for years of abuse. The couple is due Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside County Superior Court for a proceeding that is largely a formality. The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and agreed to serve at least 25 years in prison. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:33 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local): 10:26 a.m. A California couple who pleaded guilty to years of torture and abuse of 12 of their 13 children have been sentenced to life in prison...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin appear in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins, who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds, face sentencing for years of abuse. The couple is due Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside County Superior Court for a proceeding that is largely a formality. The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and agreed to serve at least 25 years in prison. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:27 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local): 10:26 a.m. A California couple who pleaded guilty to years of torture and abuse of 12 of their 13 children have been sentenced to life in prison...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin appear in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins, who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds, face sentencing for years of abuse. The couple is due Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside County Superior Court for a proceeding that is largely a formality. The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and agreed to serve at least 25 years in prison. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the children of a California couple convicted of torturing them for years spoke in a packed courtroom Friday for their parents' sentencing, marking the first time they've been heard from publicly since being freed from their filthy home. The children have the right to...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds face sentencing for years of abuse. The couple is due Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside County Superior Court for a proceeding that is largely a formality. The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and agreed to serve at least 25 years in prison. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some one of the children of a California couple convicted of torturing them for years spoke in a packed courtroom Friday for their parents' sentencing, marking the first time they'll been heard from publicly since being freed from their filthy home. The children have the right to...
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In this 2016 photo, arts teacher John Zeretzke, right, applauds his students after they performed a piece with flutes they built in his class in Lake Forest, Calif. Zeretzke, the founder of a nonprofit group investigated over allegations it gave flutes possibly tainted with semen to schoolchildren has been charged with committing lewd acts against girls. The California attorney general’s office announced Thursday, April 18, 2019, that Zeretzke was indicted last month on charges involving five young girls in Orange and Los Angeles counties. The Orange County Register says he’s pleaded not guilty. (Nick Koon/The Orange County Register via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 11:28 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of a nonprofit group that was investigated over allegations it gave flutes possibly tainted with semen to schoolchildren has been charged with committing lewd acts against girls in California, it was announced Thursday. John Zeretzke, 60, of Ventura was indicted...
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