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Harvey Weinstein defense lawyer says public will be ‘surprised’ to hear other side at trial

Jurors in the high-profile trial against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will be surprised when they hear the “other side” of accusers’ stories, Weinstein’s defense attorney Donna Rotunno said Wednesday.

Jeffrey Epstein’s accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s emails hacked: report

Former Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell’s personal email account was reportedly hacked last year, according to a letter filed by her lawyer over a defamation case brought by Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre. 

2nd California child molester dies after inmate’s cane attack, authorities say

A second convicted child molester has died following a fellow inmate’s attack with a walking cane at a central California prison, authorities said Wednesday.

As Super Bowls heads to Miami, feds on high alert for human traffickers

The time of year has arrived where American football celebrates its legacy with a final play off, attracting celebrities, super fans and hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. But with the massive numbers of travelers pouring into Miami this year for the event, the Feds are stepping in, training airport employees on security measures to combat trafficking at one of Florida’s busiest airports. As a record 90,000 travelers pour in and out of the party city, over 600 airport employees are getting on board with the training at what they call the gateway to the Americas. They hope their efforts will help stop criminal activity on the frontlines of entry.

‘Pillowcase Rapist’ who terrorized women decades ago arrested in Florida, police say

One of Florida’s most hunted criminals—a notorious sex fiend known as the “Pillowcase Rapist” who terrorized more than four dozen women in the 1980s–has been caught, according to reports.

California inmate kills convicted child molester after beating him over the head with cane

An inmate in a central California prison bashed a convicted child molester over the head with a walking cane last week, inflicting an injury so severe that it later killed him – cutting the man’s life-sentence short, officials said Monday.  

Denver police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman he met during investigation

A Denver police officer has been arrested after a woman he met during an investigation last month accused him of sexual assault, authorities said Saturday.

Snapchat plea for help saves California girl, 14, from being forced into prostitution

California police say Snapchat helped save a 14-year-old girl from being forced into prostitution by three strange men–one of whom was charged with raping her, according to reports.

Activist honored for working to stop sexual violence against minors pleads guilty to sex with minor

A sexual assault prevention activist once lauded for his work to end sexual violence against minors admitted Thursday to having sex with an underage boy and possessing child pornography featuring prepubescent children. 

Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy shows disturbing evidence pointing to his murder: pathologist

Jeffrey Epstein’s eyes had burst capillaries after his body was found in his Manhattan jail cell, suggesting that the convicted pedophile was likely murdered through manual strangulation and did not hang himself, a forensic pathologist says in a TV interview.

US Virgin Islands sue Epstein’s estate, claim he used island to abuse girls as young as 11 and 12 years old

In an extraordinary move, the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday sued the estate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, claiming that the disgraced financier raped and abused girls as young as 11 and 12 years old at his private islands in the Caribbean.

Mueller witness George Nader sentenced on child porn, sex trafficking charges

A political hobnobber who featured prominently as a key witness in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation faces at least a decade in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography.

NY man held in murder, sex assault of 92-year-old woman claims his ‘pants fell’ before alleged contact

The man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 92-year-old woman in Queens claimed to cops that he’d been trying to help the old woman — but then he lost his balance, his belt broke, his pants fell down and his genitals accidentally came in contact with hers, it was revealed in court Friday.

Islamic religious leader in Texas arrested on charges of sex crimes against children

An Islamic religious leader was arrested in Houston last week on charges of sex crimes against children under the age of 14, authorities said on Monday.  

Harvey Weinstein vows he’ll be ‘fully exonerated’ at New York trial

Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial in New York begins this week and is poised to set the tone for the #MeToo era — but despite more than 80 women coming forward with sexual-misconduct allegations against him, the disgraced movie mogul told Fox News he expects to be “fully exonerated.”

Illinois Uber driver imprisoned for abusing passenger to face trial after allegedly trying to ‘silence’ victim

An Illinois former Uber driver who was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for sexually abusing a passenger will stand trial this week on charges that he also tried to hire someone to “hurt or silence” the victim, according to a report.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft could face felony charge in prostitution case, prosecutors’ new filing suggests

Legal trouble for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft stemming from back-to-back visits to a Florida massage parlor last January appears to have gotten worse after prosecutors submitted a new court document last week.