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With New Law, Philippines Creates 'Line That Adults Cannot Cross'

President Duterte signs bill raising age of consent from 12 to 16 to help prevent sex abuse, rape

(Newser) - For decades, activists in the Philippines have been lobbying to get a law passed that would raise the age of sexual consent from 12 to 16. Finally, their efforts have paid off. On Monday, the office of President Rodrigo Duterte announced he'd signed a bill into law that officially...

Tennessee Mom at Center of a 'Difficult and Shocking' Case

Melissa Blair is accused of trading items like vape pens to teen boys for sexual favors

(Newser) - A Tennessee mom who was an active parent at a local school is accused of being a little too active, allegedly trading items to teen boys for sexual favors. Law & Crime reports that 38-year-old Melissa Blair has been indicted for charges including statutory rape, after allegedly making contact with...

Alanis Morissette Has Harsh Words for Jagged Documentary

In it, singer says she was abused when she was a 15-year-old pop star

(Newser) - Update: Jagged premieres Tuesday at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Alanis Morissette won't be there to celebrate. The Los Angeles Times shares some of the harsh words the singer had about the HBO documentary about her life by Alison Klayman, who Morissette says interviewed her extensively when she...

House Candidate: I Impregnated 14-Year-Old When I Was 18

Wyoming state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, running against Liz Cheney, calls it 'Romeo and Juliet story'

(Newser) - A Wyoming state senator who plans to primary GOP Rep. Liz Cheney appeared on a Facebook Live video on Thursday to, as he put it, "[dodge] a bullet" from reports he suspected were about to emerge about a long-ago relationship. In his announcement, Anthony Bouchard revealed that, as a...

Accuser: Bill Clinton Was With 2 'Young Girls'
Accuser: Bill Clinton
Was With 2 'Young Girls'
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Accuser: Bill Clinton Was With 2 'Young Girls'

'Orgies were a constant thing,' says Virginia Giuffre

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's most prominent accuser says she once saw Bill Clinton with "two young girls" on an island used for sex orgies, Newsweek reports. In newly unsealed court documents, Virginia Giuffre responds to a lawyer who asked whether she recalled Epstein talking about the former president owing him...

Epstein Lawyers: Help, the Lights Are Going Out

They ask the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands to strike down liens

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein once bought Caribbean islands and private jets with the flick of a pen. Now lawyers for his $600 million estate say checks are starting to bounce, the Miami Herald reports. On Thursday, they told the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands that liens placed by a local attorney...

3 Relatives Arrested After Girl, 11, Gives Birth

17-year-old admitted raping relative 100 times

(Newser) - After a couple brought a baby with the umbilical cord still attached to a Missouri hospital last week, claiming they had found the newborn on their porch, police soon uncovered the disturbing truth. At their home in suburban St. Louis, police found an 11-year-old girl who had given birth in...

R. Kelly Accuser: Here's What He Made Me Call Him

Joycelyn Savage tells her side of the story

(Newser) - Want to hear one of R. Kelly's alleged sex slaves tell her side of the story? You can, for a price. Joycelyn Savage is recounting her experiences with the jailed singer on the paid-content site Patreon , per TMZ . "I am risking my life for many others," she...

Epstein Accuser Out With Details on Prince Andrew

Virginia Roberts Giuffre calls him an 'abuser' and 'participant' in Epstein's sex ring

(Newser) - "He was an abuser. He was a participant." That's what Virginia Roberts Giuffre—one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers—says about Prince Andrew in an upcoming Dateline that includes interviews with six Epstein accusers, per . Talking to host Savannah Guthrie, Giuffre goes into detail about...

Epstein May Have Gamed the System From Beyond the Grave

The alleged rapist put over $570M in a trust fund

(Newser) - The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages, the AP reports. Estate lawyers and other experts say prying open the...

Eminent Lawyer Has TMI Moment on Fox News

Alan Dershowitz defends his 'perfect sex life'

(Newser) - Alan Dershowitz surprised TV viewers Thursday with a defense of his "perfect, perfect sex life." Appearing on Fox News, the celebrated lawyer denied having sex with a minor who claims she was prostituted by convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein, the New York Post reports. The accuser, Virginia Giuffe,...

Strange New R. Kelly Evidence Comes Out—if It's Real

The singer's lawyer says it's 'just open season on R. Kelly'

(Newser) - A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R. Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said Sunday. The...

R. Kelly Is in Jail
R. Kelly Is Put Behind Bars

R. Kelly Is Put Behind Bars

The singer is jailed on a $1M bond

(Newser) - R. Kelly was ordered jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial involving a celebrity, the AP reports. The 52-year-old Grammy...

Cops: Man Takes 'Consent Form' to Meeting With Teen

Adam Dimond is arrested in Utah

(Newser) - Not brilliant: A Utah man allegedly took a homemade consent form to a rendezvous for underage sex, reports. Adam Dimond, 31, was collared in November and charged with enticing a minor after police say showed up at a meeting for sex with a 13-year-old girl. But unwittingly he...

Woody Allen's 'Secret Teen Girlfriend' Speaks
Woody Allen's
'Teen Lover' Speaks

Woody Allen's 'Teen Lover' Speaks

Babi Christina Engelhardt: I cried when I saw 'Manhattan'

(Newser) - A California woman says she was Woody Allen's secret teenage lover—and is telling her story of adoration, disillusion, and threesomes with Woody and Mia Farrow. Babi Christina Engelhardt was apparently just 16 when she dropped a note at Allen's restaurant table in 1976 with her phone number:...

3D-Gun Advocate Accused of Sex With Minor Now in Jail

Cody Wilson is back in Texas

(Newser) - The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the US Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl, the AP reports. The US...

Leaked Pic Shows Argento Topless With Teen Boy

Italian actress apparently acknowledges sex with underage Jimmy Bennett

(Newser) - "I had sex with him and it felt weird." So reads an alleged Asia Argento text that, if true, contradicts her claim that she never slept with an underage actor/musician in 2013. The #MeToo story took a turn Wednesday when TMZ posted text messages "between Argento and...

Her Dad Took Her to Missouri to Marry Her Rapist
Her Dad Took Her to
Missouri to Marry Her Rapist

Her Dad Took Her to Missouri to Marry Her Rapist

'Kansas City Star' looks at why it's easier for child brides to wed in Missouri

(Newser) - When Keith Strawn was told he had to spend 120 days in jail, the sentencing judge advised the Idaho man to use the time to "think about the 120 days your daughter was married to a rapist because of you." How his daughter Heather came to marry her...

Pete Rose Accused of Statutory Rape by 'Jane Doe'

Testimony filed as part of defamation case against John Dowd

(Newser) - The path to "Jane Doe's" statutory rape accusation against Pete Rose is a roundabout one: In 2016 , Rose sued John Dowd—the lawyer whose late 1980s gambling investigation helped bring down the baseball star—over defamation. The root of it, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer , was a 2015 radio...

Teen Who Had Sex With Young GF Faces Harsh Consequences

She was only 12 at the time, he was 14, and now he may be deemed sex offender

(Newser) - A Texas mom says her family is "going through hell" as they wait to see if a Harris County juvenile judge will label her 14-year-old son a sex offender. The seventh-grader's attorney, Joseph Gutheinz, tells the Houston Chronicle his client is being charged with aggravated sexual assault after...

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