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Teen Has Sex With Girl, 14, Gets Punishment on 'Steroids'

Zach Anderson's case adds to anger over sex-offender laws

(Newser) - A teenager's punishment for sleeping with an underage girl has sparked yet another effort in the movement to reform sex-offender laws, the New York Times reports. Last December, 19-year-old Zachery Anderson of Elkhart, Indiana, met a girl on the dating app Hot or Not, met her in person on... More »

Guy Applies for Cop Job, Admits to Underage Sex

Joseph White allegedly made admissions during polygraph test

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after allegedly telling state police he'd had sex with an underage girl. What's unusual: He told them while applying for a job as a state trooper, the AP reports via the Patriot-News . Police say Joseph White, 29, made the admission during a... More »

Teacher on Leave for Saying Teacher-Student Sex Is OK

Sean Kane Facebook rant: Students at sex party should've 'kept stupid mouths shut'

(Newser) - Two female teachers at West Covina's South Hills High School were arrested on suspicion of having sex with students, and not only is their co-worker, art teacher Sean Kane, upset about their arrests—he apparently thinks teacher-student sex is OK all around, the Los Angeles Times reports. Kane, a... More »

Writer: Mag Nixed Sex Allegations in 2003 Epstein Article

Says 'Vanity Fair' editor Graydon Carter believed Epstein, not underage sources

(Newser) - In the fall of 2002, Vicky Ward was conducting research for an upcoming Vanity Fair article she was penning. Her subject: the "high-flying" and mysteriously wealthy Jeffrey Epstein, now a convicted sex offender recently tied to accusations that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl . Yesterday Ward published... More »

Palace: Andrew Did Not Have Sex With Minor

Prince was named in lawsuit filed in Florida last week

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace is busy doing a little damage control, which has eyebrows at media outlets including the New York Times and the AP raised because it doesn't usually bother. At issue is Prince Andrew, his ties to American billionaire/registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and whether Queen Elizabeth's second... More »

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 »

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