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Undercover Cop's Online Demo Leads to Arrest

Nova Scotia officer posing as young teen girl is bombarded with graphic images, texts

(Newser) - The arrest of a St. Louis-area man charged with eight counts of sexual misconduct involving a child younger than 15 has its roots in Nova Scotia, where an undercover officer was performing a simple demonstration. The officer, who is a member of the provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, was...

Babysitter Who Had Sex With 11-Year-Old Boy Avoids Jail

Judge says her immaturity and boy's maturity 'narrows the arithmetic age gap'

(Newser) - A 21-year-old UK babysitter who admits to having sexual intercourse last November with the 11-year-old boy in her care has been spared a prison term in a controversial court ruling, reports the Guardian . Jade Hatt, who admitted to police that she straddled the boy, took off her clothes and then...

Airline Executive Pursued Sex With 10-Year-Old: Cops

Ray Howland was arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday

(Newser) - Police arrested an American Airlines executive on Friday for allegedly planning sexual exploits with a mother and her 10-year-old daughter, who were in fact one person: an undercover agent. A criminal complaint says Ray Howland, 55, placed an online ad looking for "a family or a couple of girls"...

Judge Who Let Sex Offender Off Easy Asked to Resign

OC community outraged M. Marc Kelly gave convict 10 years for abusing 3-year-old

(Newser) - Calls for the resignation of Superior Judge M. Marc Kelly abound on Facebook ; a Change.org petition has amassed 60,000 signatures; and Orange County, Calif., officials want him out. This after Kelly last Friday sentenced a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old to just 10 years in prison...

Accused Rapist's Defense: My Twin Did It

Aaron Lucas says his brother perpetrated sexual assaults

(Newser) - An Army lieutenant accused of sexually assaulting several young girls will be allowed to make an unusual defense at trial: his brother did it, the AP reports. DNA samples have linked the officer, Aaron Lucas, to three of the crimes, but the siblings share the same DNA. "I have...

Warren Jeffs' Panting 'Sex Tape' Played for Jurors

Cult leader utters 12-year-old 'bride's' name in heavy-breathing audio

(Newser) - A panting "sex tape" of polygamist Warren Jeffs allegedly raping his 12-year-old "spiritual bride" while uttering her name was played for a Utah jury yesterday before prosecutors rested their bigamy and sex assault case against the cult leader. As the tape ends, Jeffs proclaims: "In the name...

14-Year-Old Beaten to Death for Adultery Was Raped
14-Year-Old Beaten to Death for Adultery Was Raped
says her family

14-Year-Old Beaten to Death for Adultery Was Raped

Doctor listed Hena Akhter’s death as a 'suicide'

(Newser) - The family of a 14-year-old girl who was beaten to death in Bangladesh says she didn’t commit adultery—she was raped. Hena Akhter’s family talked to CNN this week, and offered a heartbreaking story of the girl’s death. In their telling, Akhter’s much older cousin, Mahbub...

Another 11-Year-Old Gang Raped

Seven teens, one 19-year-old arrested for bathroom assault in California

(Newser) - Police in Moreno Valley, Calif., have arrested seven teens and one 19-year-old for allegedly gang-raping an 11-year-old girl in a park bathroom. The victim says she was about to get on a bus when a 15-year-old girl asked if she wanted to hang out at a nearby shopping center. The...

Fox Reporter Busted in Sex Assault on Minor

Ground-Zero mosque critic Charles Leaf in Jersey jail

(Newser) - An Emmy award-winning Fox News reporter is in a New Jersey jail after being charged with aggravated sex assault of a minor. Charles Leaf , 41, a married dad of two, has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the Record . Details of the crime were not...

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