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Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Over Nevermind Cover

Spencer Elden plans appeal after court finds statute of limitations had expired

(Newser) - A lawsuit brought by Spencer Elden, who appeared as a naked infant in the cover photo for Nirvana's Nevermind album in 1991, has been dismissed by a California judge. That's happened before , and Elden appealed. His lawyers told CNN on Friday that they'll appeal this decision, as...

Prosecution Seeks 20 Years for Josh Duggar, Defense 5
Judge Sentences Duggar
to More Than 12 Years
updated

Judge Sentences Duggar to More Than 12 Years

Former reality TV star may have no unsupervised contact with his children

(Newser) - Update: Josh Duggar was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison on his child pornography conviction, a punishment in between the terms proposed by defense lawyers and prosecutors. The former reality TV star, whose lawyers said he'll appeal the conviction, showed no reaction when the 151-month sentence...

Woman Accused of 'Very Disturbing' Plot to Gain Custody

Lacey Hucks, accomplice accused of planting child porn pics on Hucks' husband's phone

(Newser) - Child custody battles can get heated, and it's not unusual for parties to pull out all the stops to win the fight, but one Oklahoma mom may have gone a step too far. KFOR reports that 33-year-old Lacey Hucks is now in custody and facing felony charges in Garvin...

Feds: We Caught Man Who Faked His Own Death in 2016

Jacob Greer arrested six years after allegedly writing a suicide note

(Newser) - An Iowa man who "faked his own death" to avoid standing trial on child pornography charges has been arrested some six years after the fact, authorities say. "The arrest of Jacob Greer after six years is a testament to the tenacity of Deputy US Marshals and our investigative...

Former Cheer Star Jerry Harris Changes His Mind on Plea

Pleads guilty to 2 counts, other 5 will be dropped

(Newser) - Updated: Cheer star Jerry Harris pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of receiving child pornography and soliciting sex from minors that could keep him in prison for decades, the AP reports. During a change of plea hearing in federal court in Chicago, Harris pleaded guilty to one count of traveling...

Missionary Revered in Catholic Nation Is Headed to Prison

American ex-priest Richard Daschbach, 84, found guilty in East Timor of sexually abusing young girls

(Newser) - A defrocked American priest accused of sexually abusing orphaned and disadvantaged young girls under his care in East Timor was found guilty Tuesday and sentenced to 12 years in prison, in the first case of its kind in the staunchly Catholic nation. Richard Daschbach, 84, who spent decades as a...

Josh Duggar Convicted in Child Pornography Case

Former reality-TV star faces 40 years in prison

(Newser) - A federal jury in Arkansas on Thursday convicted former reality-TV star Josh Duggar of downloading and possessing child pornography, per the AP . The jury in Fayetteville found the 33-year-old Duggar guilty on one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. He faces up to 20 years in prison and...

Josh Duggar's Trial Begins
Josh Duggar Is on Trial

Josh Duggar Is on Trial

'19 Kids and Counting' star charged with receiving, possessing child porn

(Newser) - The child pornography trial of former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar started Tuesday in Arkansas with jury selection. Duggar, 33 and a father of seven himself , was arrested in April and charged with receiving and possessing child porn. The two counts he faces each carry a maximum penalty...

As Child Porn Trial Looms, Happier News for Josh Duggar

Wife Anna announces birth of their 7th child, Madyson Lily

(Newser) - Josh Duggar's wife, Anna, announced the birth of their seventh child Tuesday, two weeks before the start of Duggar's trial on child pornography charges . Anna announced the birth of Madyson Lily Duggar—who joins siblings Mackynzie, 12; Michael, 10; Marcus, 8; Meredith, 6; Mason, 4; and Maryella, 1—...

R. Kelly Was on Suicide Watch After Conviction
R. Kelly
Now Facing
a Second Trial

R. Kelly Now Facing a Second Trial

He was temporarily put on suicide watch after his conviction

(Newser) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York, per the AP . US District Judge Harry Leinenweber...

We Might Change Cover of Nirvana's Nevermind: Dave Grohl

Spencer Elden sued, leading to drummer's statement

(Newser) - Update: The 30-year-old who was once the baby that appears on the iconic cover for Nirvana's Nevermind album says the naked image of him is "child porn," and now Dave Grohl says the cover might change as a result. "I have many ideas of how we...

Apple's Plan to Start Scanning Your Photos Worries Some

Privacy advocates say feature, which looks for child porn, could be misused

(Newser) - Child protection advocates are praising Apple's plan to roll out new anti-child-pornography features later this year—but privacy advocates worry about what else it might lead to. The company says the software, called neuralMatch, will scan images on a user's iPhone before they are uploaded to the iCloud...

Massive Child Porn Site Taken Down From Dark Web

Four German men arrested, including one responsible for more than 3.5K posts

(Newser) - A child pornography website with 400,000 users is gone, thanks to German federal police and Europol. The site, Boystown, had existed on the dark web since June 2019. Four German men, one who had been living in South America for several years, were arrested. Three were administrators, and one...

Josh Duggar Facing Child Porn Charges
Josh Duggar Facing
Child Porn Charges

Josh Duggar Facing Child Porn Charges

Former '19 Kids and Counting' star pleads not guilty in Arkansas

(Newser) - On Thursday, headlines were abuzz over the arrest of former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, just days after his wife had announced they're expecting their seventh child. Now, some clarity on what exactly he was arrested for: The 33-year-old pleaded not guilty via Zoom on Friday to...

Children's Court Judge Faces Child Porn Charges

Brett Blomme is accused of uploading images and video to a messaging app

(Newser) - A children’s court judge in Wisconsin has been charged with possessing child pornography, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Brett Blomme, 38, faces seven counts in connection to video and images depicting the abuse of young boys, which he allegedly uploaded to a messaging app. Each count carries a maximum...

Multiple FBI Agents Shot in Florida
5 FBI Agents Shot,
2 Fatally, in Florida
UPDATED

5 FBI Agents Shot, 2 Fatally, in Florida

They were investigating a child pornography case near Fort Lauderdale

(Newser) - Two FBI agents were shot to death and three agents were wounded while serving a search warrant in a child pornography case in Florida on Tuesday, reports the AP . Police described an incident in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise that began shortly after 6am, noting a suspect was barricaded...

Case Gets Worse Against Netflix Star

New indictment accuses Jerry Harris of incidents with minors

(Newser) - The case against Cheer star Jerry Harris just got a lot worse. A new seven-count indictment accuses Harris, 21, of incidents involving four underage youths—including one in which he allegedly went from Texas to Florida in 2019 with the goal of having sex with a 15-year-old, CNN reports. NBC...

Feds: Last Item on Teen's Checklist Was 'Execute' Biden

Alexander Treisman held in NC on child pornography charges

(Newser) - A teen posted a meme reading "Should I kill Joe Biden?" before driving a van holding guns within 4 miles of the Democratic presidential nominee's home, according to court documents out of North Carolina. They relate to Alexander Treisman, a 19-year-old arrested on child pornography charges. A detention...

Netflix Reality Star Charged in Child Pornography Case

Jerry Harris of 'Cheer' is facing prison time

(Newser) - The ugly accusations about a reality TV star just got worse: Jerry Harris, a favorite on the Netflix cheerleading series Cheer, has been arrested in Illinois and charged with producing child pornography, reports the Chicago Tribune . The 21-year-old faces 15 years in prison on that one count alone. Authorities say...

Madeleine McCann Probe Leads to 'Hidden Cellar'

'It's gruesome and I find it chilling'

(Newser) - A site involved in the Madeleine McCann investigation has led authorities to a "hidden cellar," Sky News reports. German police discovered the deep, 50-foot-wide hole in an allotment garden at a holiday chalet in Seelze, roughly 5 miles northwest of Hanover. Little else is known, but police say...

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