Sunday, November 28, 2021

sex trafficking

Megachurch leader, self-proclaimed ‘Son of God’ charged with sex trafficking

The leader of a Philippines-based church was charged with having sex with women and underage girls who faced threats of abuse and “eternal damnation” unless they catered to the self-proclaimed “son of God," federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Apollo Carreon Quiboloy...

UK’s Scotland Yard to review sex trafficking allegation against Ghislaine Maxwell

Scotland Yard has confirmed it is to review a dossier of allegations that Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked, groomed and sexually abused a string of girls and young women in London. Six women have come forward accusing Maxwell and the late financier,...

Former Seminole tax collector Joel Greenberg pleads guilty to sex trafficking a minor

Joel Greenberg, a longtime associate of the Republican Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, pleaded guilty on Monday to six federal criminal counts, including sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl. The guilty plea by the former Seminole county tax collector is part of a...

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard charged with sex trafficking of women, underage girls

The Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was charged on Tuesday with sex trafficking, racketeering and other crimes targeting dozens of women and underage girls over a quarter century in three countries, U.S. authorities said. Canadian police arrested Nygard in Winnipeg,...

Former DeSales University Catholic Priest indicted on child pornography charges

A former DeSales University Catholic priest who lives in Wilmington, Delaware, has been indicted on child pornography charges. Rev. William McCandless, a former adviser to Monaco’s royal family, was charged in Philadelphia. Prosecutors say McCandless — a member of the...

Former Little Rock pastor pleads guilty to transporting minors for sexual activity

A former Little Rock youth pastor pleaded guilty today to transporting minors across state lines for the purpose of unlawful sexual activity. Robert Shiflet, 50, now of Denton, Texas, entered his guilty plea earlier today before United States District...

Seagram liquor heiress Clare Bronfman gets 7 years prison in sex-trafficking case

Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor empire, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for her role in a New York self-help organisation that United States federal prosecutors say engaged in forced labour, extortion and...

Former NFL assistant coach Mikal Smith indicted on sex trafficking charges

A former NFL assistant coach was indicted Thursday on multiple felony charges, from sex trafficking to money laundering to taking earnings from prostitutes, Arizona’s attorney general said. Mikal Smith was arrested on Wednesday afternoon at his home in Tempe, WCIA...

Virgin Islands to subpoena billionaire Leon Black in Epstein Case

Officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands want the billionaire investor Leon Black, one of the most powerful men on Wall Street, to hand over information about his decades-long business ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The territory’s attorney...

Prince Andrew accused of sexual contact with underage girl, document alleges

The sex offender Jeffrey Epstein allegedly tried to gather incriminating material against Prince Andrew by forcing an underage girl to have sex with him, according to newly released court documents. The papers released by a court in New York say...

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Former CEO of Philly wholesale produce market gets 10 years in prison for $7.8m fraud

The former longtime CEO of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market was sentenced Monday to 10 years and one month...