Tag: Child Abuse and Neglect

Before Arrest, Jeffrey Epstein Was Seen With Girls Exiting His Jet

Before Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest in July on sex-trafficking charges, federal authorities were looking into an allegation that he was seen as recently as November exiting his private jet in the United States Virgin Islands with girls who appeared to be underage, newly released documents show. The documents also show that the United States Marshals Service […]

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Missouri Attorney General Refers 12 Catholic Clergy for Prosecution

The Missouri attorney general will refer a dozen men who previously served as Roman Catholic clergy for potential criminal prosecution, his office announced on Friday after a yearlong statewide investigation into clergy sexual abuse. The investigation found that 163 priests or clergy members were accused of sexual abuse or misconduct against minors. “Sexual abuse of […]

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A Fiji Junket, a Padlocked Office and a Pioneering Nonprofit’s Collapse

For 25 years, the Child Welfare Organizing Project, a group of mostly low-income black and Hispanic mothers in New York City whose children had been taken away from them, managed to turn their pain into policy. The nonprofit is credited with pushing for changes that helped to steer the precipitous drop in the number of […]

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Director of M.I.T.’s Media Lab Resigns After Outcry Over Jeffrey Epstein Ties

The director of M.I.T.’s prestigious Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after an outcry over his financial ties with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. “After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks, I think that it is best that I resign as director of the media lab […]

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Education Department Hits Michigan State With Record Fine Over Nassar Scandal

WASHINGTON — Michigan State University will pay a record $4.5 million fine for failing to protect students from sexual abuse following a sweeping investigation into the university’s response to allegations against a former team doctor and convicted sex criminal, Lawrence G. Nassar, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday. The fine is part of a settlement […]

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Jeffrey Epstein: Over 1,000 People Connected to Him in Address Book

A trove of sealed court records names hundreds of people who are connected to Jeffrey Epstein, and one unnamed man has already asked a judge not to release his name or the names of others accused in the documents of wrongdoing, arguing it could unfairly damage their reputations. The anonymous motion seeking to keep the […]

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On Epstein’s ‘Little St. Jeff’s’ Island, a Hideaway Where Money Bought Influence

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Jeffrey Epstein once described the United States Virgin Islands as “my favorite place to be.” When he was there, Mr. Epstein had a knack for getting his way, according to public records and interviews with residents and local officials. Mr. Epstein, the accused sex trafficker who committed suicide in a […]

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The Sisters Who First Tried to Take Down Jeffrey Epstein

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Nearly a decade before any police investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s predatory actions toward young girls, two sisters came forward to say they had been lured in and abused by the financier and his companion, Ghislaine Maxwell. […]

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Prince Andrew Denies Knowing of Sex Trafficking by Epstein

LONDON — Prince Andrew, facing intensifying scrutiny of his ties to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, broke a long silence on Saturday to say that he never saw or suspected any behavior involving the sexual trafficking and exploitation of underage girls during their long friendship. The prince’s statement, which was issued in his own name […]

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A Child Bumps Her Head. What Happens Next Depends on Race.

When a child experiences a mild head injury and a parent seeks medical attention, what happens next in New York City seems to depend on the ZIP code and the color of the parent’s skin. In April, the actress Jenny Mollen, wife of the actor Jason Biggs and resident of Manhattan’s affluent West Village, announced […]

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Richard Callaghan, Figure Skating Coach, Is Barred for Sexual Misconduct

Richard Callaghan, a prominent American figure skating coach who was suspended from the sport last year, was barred permanently on Wednesday, 20 years after he was first accused publicly of sexual misconduct involving a minor. The decision to bar Mr. Callaghan for sexual misconduct was announced by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a nonprofit organization […]

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Cardinal George Pell’s Sexual Abuse Conviction Is Upheld

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian court on Wednesday upheld the sexual abuse conviction of Cardinal George Pell, the highest-ranking Roman Catholic leader ever found guilty in a criminal court in the church’s child sex abuse crisis. The cardinal, 78, once an adviser to Pope Francis, was sentenced to six years in prison in March. “He […]

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Officers Went to Investigate Child Sexual Abuse. They Found Human Remains.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The detectives were searching the apartment in Newark on Thursday expecting to find evidence that the man who lived there had sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy, officials said. But as officers conducted their investigation, they made a grisly discovery: […]

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2 Days Before He Killed Himself, Epstein Signed His Will

ST. THOMAS, V.I. — Less than 48 hours before Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself, he was preparing for death: He had just signed his will, according to court documents filed on Monday in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Epstein was found early on Saturday, Aug. 10, after he had ended his life with a bedsheet he had […]

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U.S. Prisons Chief Is Reassigned After Jeffrey Epstein’s Suicide in Jail

WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Bureau of Prisons was reassigned on Monday, Attorney General William P. Barr announced, the latest fallout over the suicide of the financier Jeffrey Epstein at a chronically understaffed federal jail. Mr. Barr has said he was “appalled” by Mr. Epstein’s death on Aug. 10 at the Metropolitan Correctional […]

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‘I Can Still Smell Him’: For 4 Legislators, the Child Victims Act Is Personal

Yuh-Line Niou told no one for years. And then, one day, she told everyone. “I was 13 years old, and it was a teacher, and I can still smell him,” she said, trembling. It was Jan. 28, and lawmakers were about to vote on whether to extend the statute of limitations for child sex abuse […]

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Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

In many areas of health policy, the best of intentions can lead to more harm than good. Such is the case with America’s approach to alcohol and pregnancy. The best evidence shows that punitive policies — such as equating drinking while pregnant as child abuse and threatening to involve child protective services — can dissuade […]

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Director of M.I.T. Media Lab Apologizes for Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Joichi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of The New York Times Company’s board, apologized Thursday for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, the financier whom federal prosecutors in New York charged with sex trafficking before his apparent suicide in his cell at the Metropolitan […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results Show He Hanged Himself in Suicide

The official results of an autopsy showed that the financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell, the city’s medical examiner’s office said on Friday, determining that the cause of death was suicide by hanging. The determination came six days after Mr. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan […]

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