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Voice of Elmo Sued Over Meth-Fueled Sex Parties

Sheldon Stephens files lawsuit against Kevin Clash

(Newser) - The original 'voice of Elmo' accuser, Sheldon Stephens, has now officially sued Kevin Clash, alleging the former Sesame Street puppeteer lured him into a sexual relationship when he was underage. Stephens, who originally recanted his claims of sex abuse only to recant his recant amid reports that Clash had... More »

9-Year-Old Gives Birth in Mexico

Mom, baby healthy; police hunt for baby's father

(Newser) - A 9-year-old girl gave birth last month in Jalisco, Mexico, ABC News reports. The girl, called Dafne, and her baby are both healthy and have returned home, a hospital director says. The infant daughter weighed 5.7 pounds and was 20 inches long, AFP reports. Dafne had a C-section because... More »

Accuser No. 4 Emerges in 'Elmo' Sex Scandal

Latest 'John Doe' files lawsuit against Kevin Clash

(Newser) - The "Elmo" sex scandal shows no signs of going away: Kevin Clash, the former puppeteer of the popular Sesame Street character, has been hit with yet another lawsuit alleging he had sexual relations with a minor. Accuser No. 4, so far not identified, claims he met Clash when he... More »

Third Man Accuses Elmo Puppeteer of Teen Sex

John Doe plans lawsuit against Kevin Clash

(Newser) - Yet another accuser has stepped forward alleging former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with him when the accuser was underage. John Doe, accuser No. 3, says he was 16 in 2000 when he met Clash on a gay chat line and ended up at the older man's apartment... More »

Kevin Clash: Much More Than Just the Voice of Elmo

Puppeteer handled a lot more than just the puppet for 'Sesame Street'

(Newser) - With Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash gone amid underage sex accusations, an intimate Sesame Street family has a gaping hole to fill. Clash didn't just voice the little red puppet: The multiple Emmy Award winner was the show's "Muppet leader," helped fix technical issues, traveled far and... More »

Elmo Puppeteer Resigns as New Allegations Emerge

Another man says Kevin Clash had sex with him when he was underage

(Newser) - Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street after 28 years spent voicing the popular character, the New York Times reports. A 24-year-old man came forward last week accusing Clash of having sex with him when he was just 16 and Clash was 45, and now TMZ reports that... More »

Elmo Accuser Recants His Recant

Sheldon Stephens goes back to original story

(Newser) - The Sesame Street sex scandal is indeed far from over : Sheldon Stephens, the 23-year-old who says Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with him when he was 16 and Clash was 45, recanted those allegations last week—but now he's recanting his recant, TMZ reports. Over the weekend, TMZ... More »

Elmo Puppeteer 'Paid Off' Accuser in Sex Scandal

Kevin Clash reportedly paid $125K for ex to recant his story

(Newser) - Seems the Elmo sex scandal is far from over. Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who breathes life into Elmo, paid a young accuser $125,000 to recant his story about being under-aged when the two were lovers, TMZ reports. The gossip site unearthed an agreement in which Clash told the man,... More »

Graphic Email From 'Elmo' to Accuser Leaked

'I'm sorry I keep talking about sex,' Kevin Clash wrote

(Newser) - Much as you might wish it would go away, the Sesame Street sex scandal goes on: Now TMZ has an email from Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash to his accuser, who claims he had a sexual relationship with Clash when he was just 16 and Clash was 45. But the email... More »

Elmo Puppeteer Hit With Underage Sex Allegations

He says he's innocent, takes leave from Sesame Street

(Newser) - Kevin Clash, the man who's lent Elmo his voice since 1984, has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street amid accusations from a 23-year-old man who says Clash had sex with him when he was 16 and Clash was 45. Clash admits he had a relationship with his... More »

Berlusconi Burlesque Girl Dressed as ... Obama?

She wanted to cheer up Italy's embattled former leader

(Newser) - This could make for an awkward diplomatic conversation down the road: One young woman says she dressed up as a burlesque version of Barack Obama to entertain former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Reuters reports that the racy routine took place at one of Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties—... More »

Goldman Sachs Owns Stake in Sex Trafficking Website

Backpage.com was already the target of legal action

(Newser) - The No. 1 American website for sex trafficking of underage girls is Backpage.com. And Backpage.com is owned by Village Voice Media, which is 16% owned by ... Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street firm "was mortified when I began inquiring last week about its stake in America’s leading... More »

Village Voice Runs Child Sex Ads: Protesters

Son of founder Norman Mailer joins march against Backpage.com

(Newser) - Protesters marched to the offices of the Village Voice in New York yesterday, slamming the weekly paper for allegedly running ads for child prostitutes in its adult classified section, Backpage.com. Among the hundred demonstrators was the son of Norman Mailer, the paper's founder. "This was once a... More »

Prosecutors: Berlusconi, Girl Had Sex 13 Times

'Ruby' ended up in bed at end of 'bunga bunga' parties, officials charge

(Newser) - Italian prosecutors are charging that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex not once but 13 times with an underage Moroccan girl nicknamed "Ruby." Berlusconi paid for each encounter with the dancer, then 17, at his Milan villa during booze-fueled sex parties, according to court documents. The parties always... More »

Warren Jeffs Accused of Importing Child Brides

Girls, 12 and 13, brought to Jeffs from Canada: records

(Newser) - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs had three underage brides smuggled to him from over the Canadian border, according to new evidence. Records obtained from the FLDS by prosecutors reveal that the girls, two of them aged 12 and one 13, were taken from British Columbia to sect settlements along the... More »

Cops Probe Reports of Oral Sex in 2nd-Grade Class

Teacher placed on leave as reports shock community

(Newser) - Police are investigating reports that children undressed and engaged in oral sex in a second grade classroom in Oakland, Calif., ABC News reports. The school district calls the allegations "unthinkable," but is investigating "aggressively," and admits that evidence "suggests that the reports have merit."... More »

Berlusconi a Suspect in Teen Prostitute Case

Could face 15 years in prison

(Newser) - Police are officially investigating Silvio Berlusconi over allegations that he paid a 17-year-old girl for sex, and have asked him to come in for questioning, prosecutors in Milan announced today. He’s also accused of attempting to use his position as prime minister to pressure police to sweep the matter... More »

NJ Rep's Top Aide Busted for Soliciting Underage Sex

Rep. Steve Rothman fires chief of staff

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Steve Rothman's chief of staff has been fired after allegedly trying to solicit sex from an underage girl. Robert Decheine—who was a senior adviser for President Obama's campaign in New Jersey—was one of 11 people caught in a police sting operation and has been charged with... More »

Hyper-Texting Teens More Likely to Have Sex, Do Drugs

Not to mention binge drink and get in fights

(Newser) - It’s bad enough that some teens text 120 times a day or more—now, a new study shows that those who do so are also more likely to have sex, binge drink, use drugs, or get into fights. The study, based on confidential surveys of more than 4,200... More »

Teen: Berlusconi Paid Me After Sex

Yet another scandal for the Italian prime minister

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi has already weathered rumors of one affair with an underage mistress —now another teen claims he paid her for sex. The Moroccan model, now 18, says she attended several of the Italian prime minister's parties at his villa (and we know how those usually turn out )... More »

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