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Child Sex Offender Serving 300 Years Is Set Free

'We are without remedy,' DA says about Michael McFadden's release

(Newser) - He was set to pay for his crimes in prison for at least 316 years. But on Tuesday, 46-year-old Michael McFadden walked out of Colorado's Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility a free man, released under circumstances that have left Mesa County's district attorney "appalled," per the Daily ... More »

Fogle: Judge With Teen Daughters Is Biased

He wants her to recuse herself from his case

(Newser) - "He who represents himself has a fool for a client," according to an old saying that Jared Fogle isn't doing much to disprove. The former Subway pitchman, who is serving a 15-year sentence for child pornography and child prostitution, has filed a bizarre appeal arguing that the... More »

Larry Nassar Handed His Final Sentence

Given 40 to 125 years in prison over Twistars abuse

(Newser) - Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. He had pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club that was... More »

Nassar Attorney Has 'Hard Time' Buying Accusers' Stories

Shannon Smith called 'vile' by victims' attorney for saying number of accusers was 'really extreme'

(Newser) - The dozens of victims who spoke at Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing earlier this month served up scathing rebukes against the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, who received up to 175 years in prison for his crimes. One person not as moved by their testimony: a Nassar defense attorney, who said during... More »

Scott Baio Says He Didn't Molest Underage Co-Star

'What I'm being accused of is horrible'

(Newser) - "Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep," Nicole Eggert tweeted Saturday, setting off a storm of claims and counterclaims between her and her former Charles in Charge co-star. In later tweets, Eggert, 46, said the inappropriate behavior had started... More »

YMCA Staffer Accused of Molesting 17 Kids

Michael Begin Jr. also worked as elementary school teaching assistant

(Newser) - An 18-year-old southern Indiana man has been arrested on charges alleging he molested 17 children ages 3 to 7 while he worked at a YMCA and as an elementary school teaching assistant, the AP reports. Michael Begin Jr., of Jeffersonville, was charged with two counts of child molestation in October.... More »

Dylan Farrow Speaks on TV for First Time About Woody Allen

32-year-old says of alleged 1992 sexual assault: 'I want to show my face and tell my story'

(Newser) - One person vigorously reupping her claims in the wake of the #MeToo movement: Dylan Farrow, who continues to insist her father, Woody Allen, molested her when she was a child at the home of her mother, Mia Farrow. On Thursday, Farrow appeared on CBS This Morning and says she wishes... More »

Eliza Dushku Alleges Sexual Assault While Filming True Lies

She says she was 12 when a stuntman molested her

(Newser) - Eliza Dushku says she was sexually assaulted by a stunt coordinator working on the Arnold Schwarzenegger film True Lies when she was only 12 years old, TMZ reports. “I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my... More »

Teen Told Mom He Molested 2 Boys. He Told Cops 50.

Joseph Hayden Boston allegedly said the incidents began when he was 10

(Newser) - A teenager who turned himself in to police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California, authorities say. Joseph Hayden Boston, 18, was brought to a Riverside police station on Saturday by his mother after he allegedly told her he had sexually assaulted two... More »

Megachurch Founder Accused of Molesting 4-Year-Old

Girl told police Bob Coy abused her for years

(Newser) - The founder of one of Florida's biggest megachurches was in 2015 accused of molesting a young girl for years, starting when she was just four years old, the Miami New Times reveals for the first time. In August 2015, a woman contacted police to say she had discovered that... More »

Plane Passenger Reads Man's Chilling Texts, Alerts Crew

Woman called a 'hero' after alleged child predators charged

(Newser) - An airline passenger is being hailed as a "hero" after she helped stop two suspected child predators—whom she uncovered by glancing at text messages easily read over a fellow passenger's shoulder. According to police, the unnamed Seattle-area preschool teacher became alarmed after spotting "certain words" in... More »

Judge Orders Child Molester to Stop Living Near Victim

Harold English had moved in next-door upon his release from prison

(Newser) - A woman who was molested as a child by her uncle has won a measure of relief from a court in Oklahoma: Her molester must stop living next door to her. Last week, a judge ruled that Harold English, 65, cannot be within 1,000 feet of Danyelle Dyer, 21,... More »

Child Molester Allowed to Live Next Door to His Victim

Danyelle Dyer hoping to change law in Oklahoma

(Newser) - Earlier this month, 21-year-old Danyelle Dyer happened to see her new next-door neighbor in Bristow, Oklahoma, out mowing the lawn. As she tells People , Dyer instantly recognized him—he'd been convicted of molesting her 14 years earlier. Dyer and her parents sought the help of authorities to make Harold... More »

Navy SEAL Arrested on Child Porn, Molestation Charges

Gregory Seerden was being investigated on suspicion of rape

(Newser) - A Navy SEAL has been arrested after authorities say they found 78 images of apparent child pornography on his phone, including videos of the SEAL molesting a young girl while she slept, the Virginian-Pilot reports. According to the AP , Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Seerden was arrested April 3 in... More »

Woman Says Gymnastics Doc Molested Her for Years

Larry Nassar will now face criminal charges in addition to multiple civil suits

(Newser) - A former US Gymnastics doctor already facing federal child pornography charges and dozens of civil lawsuits from gymnasts who say he molested them will have to stand trial for criminal sexual conduct, a Michigan judge has ruled. CBS News reports the decision was made after a 25-year-old woman testified against... More »

Woman Becomes Cop, Catches Her Childhood Molester

She wore a wire while Erlis Chaisson confessed to his crimes

(Newser) - A Texas woman molested for four years as a child brought her abuser to justice as a cop more than a decade later, the Daily Beast reports. The unnamed victim says Erlis Chaisson, a family member, started sexually abusing her in the mid-'90s when she was 8 years old.... More »

Teen Who Impregnated Teacher Gets $6M From District

He says district officials knew about the abuse but didn't stop it

(Newser) - A former student who impregnated a California high-school teacher received a $6 million settlement from the school district Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The victim's attorney, Vince Finaldi, says it's the largest child sexual abuse settlement against a public entity in US history, reports the Redlands Daily ... More »

Documents: Michael Jackson Had Horrifying Porn Collection

'Images of pornography, animal torture, S&M, and gore'

(Newser) - Radar Online claims to have obtained official documents depicting the “images of pornography, animal torture, S&M, and gore” that Michael Jackson allegedly used while molesting children at Neverland Ranch. “The documents exposed Jackson as a manipulative, drug-and-sex-crazed predator who used blood, gore, sexually explicit images of... More »

LA Pride Suspect Fled a Child Molestation Probe

He allegedly had sex with 12-year-old

(Newser) - It still isn't clear what James Howell was doing en route to an LA Pride event with weapons and explosives in his car—police say he had no connection to the Orlando shooting—but we now know more about him: The 20-year-old Indiana man was charged with child molestation... More »

Elijah Wood Dials Sex Abuse Comments Way Back

Turns out he was just remarking on news articles, documentary

(Newser) - In a series of tweets Monday , Elijah Wood rolled his comments about pedophiles in Hollywood way, way back. "The Sunday Times interviewed me about my latest film but the story became about something else entirely. It prompted a number of false and misleading headlines," Wood tweeted. "I... More »

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