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TSA Officer Accused of Molesting Passenger

Police say he lured her into a bathroom at LaGuardia

(Newser) - A Transportation Security Administration officer has been arrested after police say he molested a female passenger after luring her into a bathroom at LaGuardia Airport. A Port Authority police spokesman says 40-year-old Maxie Oquendo was arrested last night. Prosecutors say Oquendo approached the 21-year-old woman on Tuesday as she was... More »

Parents: Adopted Son, 12, Molested Our Other Kids

Seattle parents say social worker hadn't warned them

(Newser) - Foster parents in Seattle are suing the Department of Social and Health Services over an adopted 12-year-old boy who allegedly molested all of their other children, KIRO-TV reports. Trish and Steven, who gave only their first names, have three adopted and four biological children, and one of the latter (an... More »

TV Show May Have Helped Catch Fugitive Molester

He is dead in police shootout after story airs on John Walsh program

(Newser) - A TV show may have spelled the end for fugitive and accused child molester Charles Mozdir, who was killed during a shootout with police in a Manhattan smoke shop yesterday, reports PIX11 . In 2012, Mozdir was accused in California of molesting a friend's sick 7-year-old boy he was tasked... More »

Zimmerman Molested Me for 10 Years: Witness

'Witness 9': The sex abuse began at age 6

(Newser) - A witness in the George Zimmerman trial says Trayvon Martin's killer molested her for up to 10 years starting when they were children, the Miami Herald reports. The woman, known as "witness 9" in court records, says he first fondled and penetrated her with his fingers at age... 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 »

Ashley Judd Memoir Reveals Sex Abuse

Childhood was filled with drugs, neglect, she writes

(Newser) - Ashley Judd's memoir details a family faced with troubles ranging "from depression, suicide, alcoholism, and compulsive gambling to incest and suspected murder," she writes. Radar and MSNBC received advance copies of All That Is Bitter & Sweet, out today. Judd writes that "there was always marijuana inside... More »

Victim Gets Molester to Confess ... on YouTube

Man tracks down alleged attacker 40 years later, questions him on video

(Newser) - A man who was molested 40 years ago not only tracked his alleged attacker down and got him to confess … he got him to confess on YouTube. Ron Tebo, 47, claims he and a younger sister were sexually assaulted in 1970 by a teenage neighbor. He decided to track... More »

Mom: My Boy Was Molested by Kindergarten Classmates

She's suing NYC schools for bathroom attack

(Newser) - A Queens mother is suing the New York City school district after reporting that her 5-year-old son was sexually assaulted in his school bathroom by four kindergarten classmates. "I couldn't believe this was happening to my son," mom Yenny Valero told the New York Daily News . "I... More »

Assange Refused to Wear Condom: Accusers

They say he wouldn't get STD-tested, either

(Newser) - The gross details of Julian Assange’s molestation charges are emerging: The two women accusing Assange claim he refused to be tested for STDs and refused to wear a condom. The women admit their dalliances with the WikiLeaks founder began consensually, but later included nonconsensual, no-condom sex. Though the rape... More »

Assange: I Was Smeared

But women stick by molest charges

(Newser) - Angry Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is blaming a conspiracy smear campaign for the rape charge that was filed against him last week, then quickly dropped, by Swedish authorities. "It is clearly a smear campaign," Assange told Al-Jazeera yesterday. "The only question is, who was involved?" One of... More »

Mom Accused of Sleeping With Teen Daughter's Friends

Girl reportedly walked in on mom, teen boy

(Newser) - A Chicago-area mother of three has been arrested, and accused of having sex with three teenage boys. Cathleen Miller, 40, allegedly bought booze and marijuana for her daughter’s male 14- and 15-year-old friends, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The alleged affairs came spilling into the open when the daughter walked... More »

Brother: I Molested Mo'Nique

Gerald Imes confesses to Oprah

(Newser) - The "monster" Mo'Nique says she channeled in her Oscar-winning turn as Mary Jones in Precious hits the Oprah Winfrey Show today, reports the AP . The actress' brother Gerald Imes says he molested Mo'Nique when they were kids, beginning when she was about 7 and he was 13. Imes, who... More »

36 USA Swimming Coaches Molested Teen Athletes

Families sue coaching authority for lax oversight

(Newser) - USA Swimming has been rocked by the disclosure that 36 coaches have been banned for life for molesting teen athletes over the last 10 years, according to a suit brought by victims' families. Coaches secretly videotaped, fondled, and were otherwise indecent with their charges, court papers reveal. One coach in... More »

Sex Offender Busted in Teen's Disappearance

Searchers turn up evidence: cops

(Newser) - A registered sex offender has been arrested after evidence was found linking him to the disappearance of a suburban San Diego teenager, according to investigators. John Gardner was busted yesterday after some 1,400 volunteers and 127 officers searched Rancho Bernardo Park for any sign of Chelsea King, 17. Investigators... More »

Byrne: I Was Molested at Seminary

Struggled for years to 'come to terms with it'

(Newser) - Actor Gabriel Byrne revealed yesterday that he was molested by priests as a child at his Irish school and at an English seminary. "Unfortunately, I experienced sexual abuse," said the star of In Treatment and Miller's Crossing. "It was a known fact that there was this particular... More »

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