Thursday, February 25, 2021

sex trafficking

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...

Ghislaine Maxwell trained, abused underage girls, says court documents

Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused underage girls and joined Jeffrey Epstein in directing Virginia Roberts Giuffre to be sexually abused by others, Giuffre claimed in a cache of documents that has been unsealed in the US. She “trained me as a...

US court unseals documents in Ghislaine Maxwell/Jeffrey Epstein case

A cache of documents in civil litigation against the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was unsealed on Thursday night, including early 2015 correspondence with her longtime confidant Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender. The documents stem from a...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers fight to keep sensitive evidence withheld

Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have requested that sensitive evidence should be withheld from the public before her trial next year, including sexualised and nude images. The proposed order, which was submitted to a judge at a Manhattan court on Monday,...

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Turkey jails pilots, airline official for their roles in the escape of ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn

A Turkish court convicted an official from a private airline and two pilots Wednesday for involvement in former Nissan...
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