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Alleged Stephen Collins Victim: His Kid's Babysitter

Details trickle out in scandal surrounding '7th Heaven' dad

(Newser) - One of the victims in the alleged child molestation scandal swirling around 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins may have been a babysitter who watched Collins' daughter in the mid-1990s; she was a preteen at the time. The information comes from an email from Collins' estranged wife, Faye Grant, to another... More »

7th Heaven Dad Dumped From Scandal Over Scandal

Stephen Collins pulled from upcoming episode

(Newser) - Stephen Collins continues to lose jobs in the wake of his child molestation scandal : Scandal is the latest to dump the 7th Heaven actor, with ABC confirming to the Huffington Post that his appearance in an upcoming episode has been pulled. He first appeared in the show, playing a reporter,... More »

7th Heaven Dad Allegedly Confessed to Molesting Kids

Stephen Collins now reportedly under investigation

(Newser) - Well, this is disturbing: Stephen Collins, who played the patriarch—not to mention the pastor—on 7th Heaven, has allegedly confessed to molesting underage girls. Collins is going through a contentious divorce, and back in 2012 he told wife Faye Grant—in the presence of a therapist—about the incidents,... More »

Vatican Charges Ex-Archbishop With Pedophilia

Jozef Wesolowski's arrest is first ever in Vatican for child sexual abuse

(Newser) - The Vatican arrested former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski yesterday on pedophilia charges and placed him under house arrest until trial—the first official charges within the city-state's walls for child sexual abuse, Reuters reports. It's the latest step for Pope Francis, who has a "zero tolerance" philosophy for... More »

Police Ignored Huge Child Abuse Ring for Years: Report

1,400 kids exploited in UK town of Rotherham over 16 years

(Newser) - For 16 years, 1,400 children in the impoverished South Yorkshire town of Rotherham were stalked, reported missing, or seen leaving school with strange men. At first, they were "white British children" and more recently, they were Pakistani, Kashmiri, and Roma, the AP reports. A new report reveals they... More »

Kids Not Reported Missing Rescued in FBI Bust

Operation Cross Country cracks down on child-sex trafficking

(Newser) - The FBI arrested 281 pimps and rescued 168 child victims of sex trafficking in a nationwide sting last week—the agency's eighth annual crackdown on the child sex trade, CBS News reports. The operation across 106 cities aimed to rescue child sex workers from casinos, truck stops, street corners,... More »

Madeleine McCann Suspect Turns Out to Be Dead

Euclides Monteiro died in a tractor accident in 2009

(Newser) - On Wednesday, British police asked the public for information on an unnamed suspect they were hunting in connection with Madeleine McCann's disappearance. Yesterday, a source close to Portuguese investigators revealed to the Guardian the supposed identity of that man: Euclides Monteiro—who died in a tractor accident in 2009.... More »

Madeleine McCann Case: Cops Eye Earlier Sex Attacks

Man broke into homes, got into bed with young girls: police

(Newser) - Police are on the hunt for a suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance: a man with "a very, very unhealthy interest in young white female children." Officials now say a tanned, dark-haired man is suspected in a series of burglaries in Algarve, Portugal, near where the British child... More »

Educator in Viral Video Charged With Sex Abuse

'You sicken me,' former student tells Andrea Cardosa in YouTube video

(Newser) - An educator confronted via YouTube by a former student who accused her of abuse has been arrested and charged with 16 counts of child sex abuse. Andrea Michelle Cardosa quit her job as an administrator at Alhambra High School in Southern California hours after the video surfaced, CNN reports. The... More »

Man Rescued in Andes Was Fleeing Child Sex Charges

BBC reports he allegedly abused 8-year-old boy in Chile

(Newser) - The man who survived on raisins and rats while lost in the Andes for four months may not have exactly wanted to be found: It turns out Raul Fernando Gomez Cincunegui got lost while fleeing child sex charges, the BBC reports. The facts are a little mushy: The AP got... More »

After Day on 'Most Wanted' List, Ex-USC Prof Busted

Walter Lee Williams tracked down in Mexico

(Newser) - Former University of Southern California professor Walter Lee Williams has been arrested in Mexico just a day after he was added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list . The 64-year-old, who is wanted on charges of sexual exploitation of children and traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging... More »

New on FBI's Most Wanted: Ex USC Prof

Walter Lee Williams accused of sexually exploiting children

(Newser) - If you took Professor Walter Lee Williams' anthropology class at USC, you might be surprised to learn that as of yesterday he's one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives. Williams, 64, became the 500th name added to the list in its 63-year history, the Los Angeles Times... More »

Guy Who Raped Stepchild: Give Me My Spousal Support

Ed Abar files to have alimony reinstated now that he's out of jail

(Newser) - Warning: This story may make you want to punch something. Ed Abar has filed to have the alimony his ex-wife used to pay him reinstated—even though he was convicted of raping his ex-wife's daughter, CBS 2 of Los Angeles reports. Carol Abar married Ed in 1991, when her... More »

2nd LA Teacher Accused of Widespread Sex Abuse

Robert Pimentel arrested, accused of abusing 20 students

(Newser) - A fourth-grade teacher who worked for nearly 40 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 students, a year after another veteran teacher accused of molesting nearly two dozen students brought national attention to the district and the problem of classroom... More »

Here She Is, Miss America...

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan wins beauty pageant

(Newser) - Miss New York tap-danced her way through a James Brown classic on her way to grabbing the Miss America crown last night. Mallory Hytes Hagan is a 23-year-old Brooklynite who the AP notes "deftly" answered a question about gun control, and will make her platform child sexual abuse, an... More »

Quirky Texas Millionaire a 'Serial Abuser' of Boys: Suit

Owner of famed 'Cadillac Ranch' has faced similar accusations before

(Newser) - Stanley Marsh 3, of Amarillo, Texas, is known for his eccentricities: putting up street signs bearing phrases like "Road Does Not End," opting to have a "3" in his name rather than the Roman numeral, and creating an art installation of 10 colorful Cadillacs buried nose-first in... More »

Ex-Penn State Prez Faces Perjury Charges

Graham Spanier accused of trying to cover up Jerry Sandusky case

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's attorney general is expected to announce charges today against ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier for his alleged role in covering up Jerry Sandusky's sex crimes. Spanier, who was ousted along with Joe Paterno when the scandal broke, faces perjury and obstruction of justice charges, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette... More »

Gary Glitter Arrested in BBC Sex Abuse Scandal

Sex offender reportedly in custody as scandal spreads

(Newser) - The sex abuse scandal that has been roiling the BBC, involving longtime children's host Jimmy Savile, has spilled over to a more notorious sex offender: Rocker Gary Glitter has been arrested this morning by London police, reports the AP , citing British media. He reportedly remains in custody. Police have... More »

Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks BBC

Broadcaster 'horrified' by claims host Jimmy Savile abused underage girls

(Newser) - The BBC has been hit by a sex abuse scandal with strong echoes of the Jerry Sandusky case. A growing number of women are coming forward with claims that they were sexually abused decades ago by eccentric TV host Jimmy Savile, who died last year at the age of 84.... More »

Boy Scouts to Review 50 Years of Sex Abuse Files

Any undisclosed cases will be shown to police, says group

(Newser) - With about 5,000 allegations of sexual abuse on file since the 1950s, the Boy Scouts of America announced it would review its confidential files and notify law enforcement officials about any sexual predators it had not yet disclosed, reports the Los Angeles Times . The announcement comes less than two... More »

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