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He Was Cleared of Girls' Murder in 1987. Now, a Conviction

Witness in Russell Bishop case who flipped in 1987 could face perjury investigation

(Newser) - Nothing can bring back Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows, 9-year-old girls murdered in the UK in 1986. "But we know that other children are now safe from the hands of Russell Bishop," family members said Monday as the 52-year-old convicted pedophile was found guilty of sexually assaulting and... More »

Elon Musk: Thailand Diver Is a 'Child Rapist'

He doubles down on Vernon Unsworth accusations

(Newser) - Elon Musk has doubled down on his apparently baseless claims that Vernon Unsworth, the British cave diver who helped rescue a trapped youth soccer team in Thailand, is a pedophile. In an angry email to BuzzFeed reporter Ryan Mac, the Tesla CEO called the 63-year-old Unsworth a "child rapist"... More »

Elon Musk Suggests Man He Called 'Pedo' Really Is One

He questions why Vernon Unsworth hasn't sued him

(Newser) - Elon Musk's company is staying public , and so are his thoughts. The head of Tesla took to Twitter on Tuesday night to return to a subject that has caused him grief in the past: the British cave diver whom he called "pedo guy." Vernon Unsworth, who helped... More »

This Case Is 'Worst of Its Kind in German Criminal History'

Mother, partner sentenced to jail for selling boy to pedophiles via the dark web

(Newser) - A warning before you read on: As far as child abuse cases go, the Guardian calls this one "the worst of its kind in German criminal history." A 48-year-old woman and her 39-year-old partner (himself a convicted pedophile) have been convicted of selling the woman's now-10-year-old son... More »

These Dolls Made One Lawmaker 'Nauseous.' Now, a Possible Ban

US House approves bill barring import, sale of child sex dolls and robots

(Newser) - The concept behind a bill that made its way to the US House of Representatives made at least one lawmaker "nauseous," and apparently others, too, because the group passed the bill Wednesday and sent it onto the Senate. The Fresno Bee reports on the CREEPER (Curbing Realistic Exploitative... More »

'One of the Finest' at Cambridge Revealed as 'Warped, Sadistic'

Matthew Falder's arrest, sentencing hailed as 'watershed moment' in Britain

(Newser) - "It's a bit of a watershed moment ... for policing," says a member of Britain's National Crime Agency. An investigation that started in August 2013 and involved as many as 100 investigators across the UK, the US Department of Homeland Security, Europol, and the Australian Federal Police... More »

Pope's Remarks Stun Victims of Pedophile Priest

He accuses them of slandering bishop

(Newser) - Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop... More »

Australia's Novel Move Against Pedophiles Gets Results

Man arrested at Sydney Airport a day after law went into effect

(Newser) - A law that Australia is hailing as the first of its kind went into effect Wednesday—and was immediately put to use. With an eye on the relative ease with which the country's convicted pedophiles have been able to travel throughout Southeast Asia, where children are typically more vulnerable... 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 »

Convicted Pedophiles to Be Identified on New US Passports

New document will identify them as sex offenders

(Newser) - America's registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas. The State Department said Wednesday it would begin revoking passports of registered child sex offenders and will require them to apply for a new one that carries a "... More »

Corey Feldman Vows to Expose Hollywood Pedophilia

Former child actor raising money to produce documentary

(Newser) - Corey Feldman has been talking about pedophilia in Hollywood for years , and now he's pledged to make a documentary exposing the problem. In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Feldman—who has discussed the sexual abuse he says he and late friend Corey Haim suffered... More »

Iceland's Government Implodes Over Pedophile Scandal

Prime minister's father wrote letter in support of convicted child rapist

(Newser) - The prime minister of Iceland is out after it was alleged he tried to hide the fact that his father was seeking to clear the name of a convicted pedophile, Deutsche Welle reports. According to the AP , Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson's government ended when his resignation was accepted by... More »

'Monster' Pedophile Priest Shanley Set to Go Free

'We fear for the safety of children,' says SNAP

(Newser) - A pedophile priest is scheduled to be released from prison in Massachusetts within days, drawing outrage from the families of his alleged victims who say he's a threat to children. Paul Shanley, 86, was sentenced in 2005 to 12 to 15 years in prison for the rape of a... More »

Australia Plans 'World-First' Move Against Pedophiles

'The existing passport legislation was not working'

(Newser) - "No country has ever taken such decisive and strong action to stop its citizens from going overseas ... to abuse kids." So declares an Australian official in discussing a bold "world-first" plan that would see passports denied to convicted pedophiles who had served their time but remained a... More »

No One Stopped This Extreme Pedophile—for 42 Years

The Guardian spent 5 months investigating the case of William Vahey

(Newser) - When the staff at London's highbrow Southbank International school heard former teacher William Vahey had died of a heart attack, tears were shed. The reality was infinitely darker: Vahey took his own life with a stab wound to the chest in the bathtub of a Minnesota Quality Inn on... More »

Indonesia to Kill, Castrate Pedophiles

New rules follow rape, murder of 14-year-old

(Newser) - Indonesia is officially a terrifying place for pedophiles: Effective immediately, child sex offenders can face the death penalty or chemical castration under new rules approved by President Joko Widodo, reports AFP . Offenders can also receive a maximum of 20 years in jail—double the previous maximum sentence—and may be... More »

Jared Fogle's Disturbing Text History Revealed

'I'll pay you big for a 14- or 15-year-old'

(Newser) - When former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison , the judge said he "went to great lengths to engage in commercial sex acts with underage minors." Thanks to Fogle appealing his sentence, we now know what more of those lengths were, the... More »

Decades Later, Alleged Pedophile 'Mr Wonder' Busted

Feds think Frank Selas, wanted in Louisiana, was living in Calif. for decades

(Newser) - Neighbors in a well-to-do section of this San Diego suburb knew him as Frank Szeles, a friendly Cub Scouts leader who gave swimming lessons to kids in his backyard pool. The feds who arrested him last week knew him as "Mr. Wonder," the host of a popular kids... More »

Trouble With Key Witness in 'VIP Pedophile Ring'?

Report casts doubts on claims of top-level sex abuse

(Newser) - A British investigation into an alleged pedophile ring at the highest levels of government may be based on fantasy, according to a BBC report. The report found that a key witness, who says he was abused by a ring that included top politicians, generals, and intelligence chiefs in the 1970s... More »

Antarctica Sex Offender Gets 3-Year Sentence

Lab manager plotted to abuse girl in UK, police say

(Newser) - A laboratory manager for the British Antarctic Survey is going to be remembered not for his scientific achievements, but as the world's southernmost pedophile. Police in Britain say Simon Rouen, 36, exchanged emails with undercover officers in the UK while working at an Antarctic research station and expressed a... More »

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