Crimes against children

R. Kelly, front, leaves the Leighton Criminal Court after a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
April 01, 2019 - 6:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer defending R. Kelly said Monday that the prosecution's sex-abuse case against the R&B singer had been tainted by the involvement of attorney Michael Avenatti, who faces extortion charges in New York and embezzlement charges in California. The singer's lead attorney, Steve...
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R. Kelly, front, leaves the Leighton Criminal Court after a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
April 01, 2019 - 3:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's attorney accused the state's attorney Monday of succumbing to pressure from attorney Michael Avenatti in bringing sex-abuse charges against the R&B singer in Illinois, saying his involvement has irreparably tainted the case. Steve Greenberg made the accusations in a...
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R. Kelly, front, leaves the Leighton Criminal Court after a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
April 01, 2019 - 12:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's attorney accused the state's attorney Monday of succumbing to pressure from attorney Michael Avenatti in bringing sex-abuse charges against the R&B singer in Illinois, saying his involvement has irreparably tainted the case. Steve Greenberg made the accusations in a...
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R. Kelly, front, leaves the Leighton Criminal Court after a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
April 01, 2019 - 10:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for R&B singer R. Kelly says charges in New York accusing attorney Michael Avenatti of trying to shake down Nike raise questions about his role in helping Chicago prosecutors bring sex-abuse charges against Kelly. Steve Greenberg says he intends to pursue the issue. A...
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Pope Francis, flanked by interim director of Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, speaks to reporters on board the flight back to Rome from a two-day trip to Morocco, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco, telling his flock that showing the country's Muslim majority they are part of the same human family will help stamp out extremism. (Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 5:42 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis defended his decision to reject French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's resignation after he was convicted of covering up for a predator priest, saying Sunday the appeals process must run its course before a final decision is made. Francis also explained why...
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Pope Francis, flanked by interim director of Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, speaks to reporters on board the flight back to Rome from a two-day trip to Morocco, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco, telling his flock that showing the country's Muslim majority they are part of the same human family will help stamp out extremism. (Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 5:22 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis defended his decision to reject French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's resignation after he was convicted of covering up for a predator priest, saying Sunday the appeals process must run its course before a final decision is made. Francis also explained why...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, the sun sets on a sign in front of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe offices in Albuquerque, N.M. A priest who fled the United States decades ago faces a federal trial on charges that he sexually abused a New Mexico boy in the early 1990s at an Air Force base and veterans' cemetery. Arthur Perrault, a one-time pastor in Albuquerque, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse and others counts. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
March 30, 2019 - 3:49 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A priest who was captured in Morocco after fleeing the U.S. decades ago is facing a federal trial on charges that he sexually abused a New Mexico boy in the early 1990s at an Air Force base and veterans' cemetery. The trial of 80-year-old Arthur Perrault is set to begin...
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FILE - This file booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff's Office shows Machelle Hobson. Hobson, who used to operate a popular YouTube channel featuring children, was indicted Monday, March 25, 2019, on charges that she abused and kidnapped five of her seven adopted children. (Pinal County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 29, 2019 - 5:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who had a popular YouTube channel featuring children pleaded not guilty Friday to charges she abused some of her seven adopted children by pepper-spraying them, striking them with a clothes hanger and making them take ice baths. Pinal County Attorney's spokeswoman...
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FILE - This file booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff's Office shows Machelle Hobson. Hobson, who used to operate a popular YouTube channel featuring children, was indicted Monday, March 25, 2019, on charges that she abused and kidnapped five of her seven adopted children. (Pinal County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 29, 2019 - 4:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who had a popular YouTube channel featuring children pleaded not guilty Friday to charges she abused some of her seven adopted children by pepper-spraying them, striking them with a clothes hanger and making them take ice baths. Pinal County Attorney's spokeswoman...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Denton County Jail shows John Wetteland. A grand jury in Texas has indicted the former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's arrest in January on allegations he had a child repeatedly perform a sex act on him. (Denton County Jail via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 3:38 pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's January arrest . He's accused of...
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