sexual abuse

Virginia News: NORFOLK, Dashawn Webster Sentenced to 24 Years for Producing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NORFOLK, Va. – A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to over 24 years in prison for producing child pornography of a 2-year-old boy. “Protecting the most vulnerable from heinous crimes and vile perpetrators, like Webster, will continue to be a top priority,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “The … Continue reading Virginia News: NORFOLK, Dashawn Webster Sentenced to 24 Years for Producing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghanistan suspends soccer officials amid abuse allegations

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan authorities have suspended the head of the soccer federation and five other senior officials amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse of female athletes. Jamshed Rasooli, a spokesman for the attorney general, announced the suspensions Sunday, saying the move was intended to allow for a transparent investigation into the accusations publicized … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghanistan suspends soccer officials amid abuse allegations

North Carolina News: ASHEVILLE, Derek Shawn Pendergraft, Superseding Indictment Charges Asheville Man With First Degree Murder And Aggravated Sexual Abuse Resulting In Death

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A superseding criminal bill of indictment was returned on December 4, 2018, by a federal grand jury, charging Derek Shawn Pendergraft, 21, of Asheville, N.C., with one count of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse resulting in the death of his Pisgah Inn co-worker, Sara Ellis, announced Andrew … Continue reading North Carolina News: ASHEVILLE, Derek Shawn Pendergraft, Superseding Indictment Charges Asheville Man With First Degree Murder And Aggravated Sexual Abuse Resulting In Death

NEWCASTLE, Australia | Australian archbishop cleared of child sex abuse cover-up

NEWCASTLE, Australia — An Australian appeal court has overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex abuse. New South Wales state District Court Judge Roy Ellis on Thursday upheld former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson’s appeal against his May conviction for concealing the sexual abuse of … Continue reading NEWCASTLE, Australia | Australian archbishop cleared of child sex abuse cover-up

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan president orders probe into abuse of female athletes

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday ordered an investigation after the Guardian reported that members of the national women’s soccer team were sexually and physically abused by men from the country’s football federation. The report in the British newspaper on Friday cited senior figures associated with the team as saying the abuse … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan president orders probe into abuse of female athletes

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa’s young rape survivors need counseling: MSF

JOHANNESBURG — A new study says many South African health facilities designated to help survivors of sexual violence don’t offer counseling to children who have been raped. Doctors Without Borders, which released the study on Wednesday, says there are critical gaps in mental health care in a country with one of the world’s highest rates … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa’s young rape survivors need counseling: MSF

LANSING, Mich | Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

LANSING, Mich.  — Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. Simon, who stepped down earlier this year over the scandal, was charged Tuesday with two felonies and two misdemeanors. She is now the fourth person other than Nassar to … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Brian Adrian Sloan, Federal Jury Convicts Navajo Man on Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charges

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A federal jury sitting in Albuquerque, N.M., returned a verdict today finding Brian Adrian Sloan guilty on aggravated child sexual abuse charges following a five-day trial. The guilty verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson and Special Agent in Charge James C. Langenberg of the … Continue reading New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Brian Adrian Sloan, Federal Jury Convicts Navajo Man on Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charges