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Judge: No New Trial for Sandusky

Lawyers for former Penn State coach plan to appeal

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky has lost his first bid for a new trial. A judge today rejected the request by lawyers of the convicted pedophile, disputing their contention that they didn't have enough time to prepare for the trial. The former Penn State assistant football coach is serving a 30- to... More »

Klaus Kinski's Daughter: He Raped Me for 14 Years

Pola Kinski says he showed no remorse

(Newser) - The daughter of madman actor Klaus Kinski says he raped her repeatedly throughout her youth and showed not a shred of remorse, Der Spiegel reports. Pola Kinski, now 60, says the star of Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God "flouted everything—even the fact that I often resisted... More »

New Sandusky Allegation: Child Porn

Feds reportedly find images on his computer

(Newser) - As if the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal were not bad enough, now the US Postal Service and Justice Department are investigating whether the former Penn State assistant coach was involved in a child-porn ring, reports CBS News . Investigators have apparently dug up child pornography on Sandusky's computer, although they... More »

Sandusky Witness: I Screamed During Rapes

Final prosecution witness describes brutal attacks

(Newser) - The final prosecution witness in the Jerry Sandusky rape trial gave the most harrowing testimony yet. The young man, now 18, said a three-year relationship with Sandusky began when he was 12 years old, and it wasn't long before the sexual assaults began, reports the Daily Beast . He testified... More »

Police: Ohio Father Pimped Out Adopted Son,10

Adoptive father, 2 others charged with child rape

(Newser) - An adoptive father in Ohio has been charged with raping three boys in his care, and hiring out one of them—a 10-year-old—to other men for sex. Undercover cops were led to the man through a Craigslist advert seeking "taboo" sex, AP reports. The suspect's name is... More »

Lawyer: 200 Sex Abuse Priests Hiding in California

Church needs to alert communities, says Ray Boucher

(Newser) - A stunning 200 priests suspected of committing sexual abuse are living in California, mostly unknown to communities, according to a lawyer who sued the LA Archdiocese on behalf of 500 plaintiffs, reports MSNBC . Because none of those priests was convicted of sex abuse, laws about identifying pedophiles and their locations... More »

Paterno Tells His Side of the Story

'I never heard of ... rape and a man': former Penn State coach

(Newser) - Joe Paterno recounted his version of the Jerry Sandusky rape case during two interviews this week with the Washington Post . Fragile from chemotherapy and wheelchair-bound with a broken pelvis, Paterno said Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary came to him in 2002 describing a vague scene of Sandusky fondling a... More »

Elizabeth Smart Recounts 9 Months of 'Hell'

First time she has spoken publicly about ordeal details

(Newser) - Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart "couldn't feel more worthless and degraded" than the day she was raped by her captor, she revealed. "It was the worst feeling I could ever have felt," the now 24-year-old university student recounted yesterday. Smart, who was abducted from her Utah bedroom... More »

Sandusky Accuser: I Screamed for Help From Wife

New accuser testifies he was attacked 16 times in home basement

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky allegedly assaulted young boys in his own home repeatedly, sometimes when his wife was in the house, according to chilling grand jury testimony from two new accusers. Both testified they were abused over several years by the former Penn State assistant football coach, and forced to perform oral... More »

Third Man Says Syracuse Coach Molested Him

But accuser himself is facing child abuse charges

(Newser) - A third accuser has emerged in the Bernie Fine sexual abuse case—and unlike the first two , this one may be able to prosecute, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports. Zach Tomaselli, 23, tells police that the Syracuse University assistant basketball coach molested him 9 years ago in a Pittsburgh hotel room.... More »

New Sandusky Allegation Is From Family Member

His attorney confirms to Patriot-News

(Newser) - The Patriot-News adds a disturbing detail to the Jerry Sandusky saga: One of two new allegations of sexual abuse comes from a family member. The Harrisburg newspaper is withholding the identity of the alleged victim. Sandusky's lawyer said the abuse allegedly occurred before Sandusky's arrest, but it wasn'... More »

2 New Sandusky Cases; Alleged Abuse More Recent

Boys are still under 18

(Newser) - Authorities in Pennsylvania have opened two new child abuse investigations against Jerry Sandusky, reports the Patriot-News . The difference this time? The alleged victims are still under 18, meaning the abuse would have happened relatively recently. In the other eight cases in which the former Penn State coach faces charges, the... More »

Cops: McQueary Didn't Report Anything to Us

Chief casts doubt on Penn State coach's new assertion

(Newser) - Police say they have no record of Penn State coach Mike McQueary reporting an alleged child rape in 2002, despite a recent email released by a friend that claims the contrary. “Absolutely not. We don't have any records of him coming to us,” the police chief in... More »

Penn State Puts Assistant Coach on Administrative Leave

Mike McQueary won't be coaching the football team for time being

(Newser) - Penn State has placed the assistant coach in the middle of its unfolding scandal on administrative leave, reports AP . Mike McQueary has been getting death threats since his role became known: He told a grand jury that he saw Jerry Sandusky raping a boy on campus in 2002. He did... More »

Boy Scouts Refused to Report Serial Rapist

Scout leader bounced back and forth from BC to California

(Newser) - Boy Scout officials in Southern California failed to report a child-molesting Scout leader who went on to rape children in Canada, the Los Angeles Times reports. Former Scout leader Rick Turley starting molesting Scouts in British Columbia in the 1970s. He even kidnapped one, served time, and re-enlisted as a... More »

Jail Lets Alleged Child Rapist Watch Videos of His Attacks

Acting as own lawyer, Weldon Gilbert must be given access to evidence

(Newser) - A loophole in Washington state law allows a man charged with sexually assaulting children to watch child porn—in a county jail, no less, KIRO-FM reports. Weldon Gilbert has chosen to defend himself, and all evidence in his case must be made available to the defense, including video of Gilbert... More »

Pediatrician's Child Rape Trial Over in a Day

Graphic testimony heard at Earl Bradley trial

(Newser) - The trial of former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley, accused of committing monstrous sex crimes against scores of young patients, lasted four hours. Several people fled the courtroom as investigators described how Bradley, 58, had recorded hundreds of hours of video of himself abusing a total of 86 victims, all but... More »

Jaycee: Escape Impossible After Girls Were Born

More details emerge from Dugard's grand jury testimony

(Newser) - More details from Jaycee Dugard's just-released grand jury testimony: "I was very scared," she says of when she arrived at the Antioch house where Phillip and Nancy Garrido held her for 18 years. "I didn't know who he was. I didn't know why he... More »

Garrido Used Stun Gun Before Raping Jaycee

She could hear terrifying 'zappy noise' as he approached

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido used a stun gun to kidnap 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and to keep her in line while he raped her, according to Jaycee's just released gut-wrenching grand jury testimony. Garrido had a temper, and he would fire up the stun gun so Dugard could hear the "zappy... More »

Libyan Kids as Young as 8 Raped: Aid Group

British charity collects accounts from four different refugee camps

(Newser) - A British charity working with Libyan citizens fleeing the violence issued a harrowing report today of children as young as 8 being raped in the conflict, reports Reuters . The families involved are not even sure which side the assailants were on, according to aid group Save the Children. The group... More »

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