Tag: Sex Crimes

She Was 4 and Deaf. That’s When the Sexual Abuse Began, She Said.

During the last few years, the world has received a thorough education in the psychology of sexual abuse victims — the challenges of coming to terms with trauma, of erasing shame and doubt, of summoning the courage to come forward. But what if the act of speaking your truth seemed impossible in the most literal […]

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A Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein That Bill Gates Now ‘Regrets’

Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who committed suicide in prison, managed to lure an astonishing array of rich, powerful and famous men into his orbit. There were billionaires (Leslie Wexner and Leon Black), politicians (Bill Clinton and Bill Richardson), Nobel laureates (Murray Gell-Mann and Frank Wilczek) and even royals (Prince Andrew). Few, though, compared […]

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How Do You Dress a Six-Year-Old to Protect Him From Sexual Abuse and Murder?

KARACHI, Pakistan — Hang him in public, cut him into pieces, put those in a box, and when they begin to rot, burn them and throw the ashes to the winds, said the mother of an eight-year-old who was raped and murdered in Chunian, a small town in eastern Pakistan, last month. Her son, Faizan, […]

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These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue.

Stuart Copperman was, to all appearances, an old-fashioned pediatrician. For 35 years, he ran a bustling practice in Merrick, Long Island, where he was revered by parents as an authority on everything from colic to chickenpox. Well-dressed, affable and tan year-round, he was always available in an emergency, and even made house calls. When he […]

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Samuel Little Is Most Prolific Serial Killer in U.S. History, F.B.I. Says

After years of painstaking investigation into the grisly confessions of a graying man in a wheelchair inside a Los Angeles County prison cell, the F.B.I. announced on Sunday that Samuel Little, who has admitted to strangling vulnerable women across the country for decades, is the most prolific known serial killer in American history. Mr. Little, […]

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‘Harvey Weinstein Told Me He Liked Chinese Girls’

Harvey Weinstein told me he liked Chinese girls. He liked them because they were discreet, he said — because they knew how to keep a secret. Hours later, he attempted to rape me. You’ve most likely never heard of me. I’m not an actress. I don’t even work in Hollywood anymore. I was one of […]

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Rapes and Killings of Children Haunt a Corner of Pakistan

CHUNIAN, Pakistan — When the 8-year-old Muhammad Faizan went missing on Sept. 16, he was the fourth child to mysteriously disappear in the eastern Pakistani city of Chunian since June. Three other boys had been missing for several weeks. Muhammad’s father, Qari Muhammad Ramzan, 39, braced for a long search. But devastating news came a […]

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She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him.

NIAGARA, N.Y. — She saw him when she got off the school bus, she recalled. She noticed him glaring at her from the doorway during theater class and track practice. Some days, he would walk so close to her in the corridors that their shoulders almost touched. She felt disgusted, she said, and then frightened. […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Raked In $200 Million After Legal and Financial Crises

Jeffrey Epstein’s biggest client had deserted him, his money management firm had lost more than $150 million during the financial crisis, and he was a registered sex offender. But after he started a new company with a wildly speculative business plan in 2012, Mr. Epstein had no problem pulling in cash. His start-up, Southern Trust, […]

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Facebook Encryption Eyed in Fight Against Online Child Sex Abuse

An explosion in reports of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet is prompting the authorities to step up pressure on technology companies over their use of encryption — and Facebook, which flags by far the largest amount of the material, is drawing outsize attention. The tension is part of a growing debate over privacy […]

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Man Confesses to Brutal Killings That Terrorized South Korea, Police Say

SEOUL, South Korea — A 56-year-old man has confessed to raping and murdering 14 women more than two decades ago, the South Korean police said on Wednesday, as they closed in on the man that they believe is the culprit in the country’s most infamous serial killings. Lee Chun-jae emerged as a prime suspect in […]

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Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles

Images of child sex abuse have reached a crisis point on the internet, spreading at unprecedented rates in part because tech platforms and law enforcement agencies have failed to keep pace with the problem. But less is understood about the issue underlying it all: What drives people to sexually abuse children? Science in recent years […]

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Figure Skating Coach Sentenced to 24 Years for Sexual Abuse

A former figure skating coach from Minnesota was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty in June to sexually assaulting a female teenage skater. The coach, Thomas Incantalupo, 48, of St. Louis Park, Minn., had been accused of repeatedly assaulting his former skater, who is now 18 but was between the […]

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Hundreds of Chained Men and Boys Are Rescued in Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria — The Nigerian police have rescued more than 300 men and boys who were chained and starving in a building believed to be an Islamic school in the northern city of Kaduna, in what a police official on Friday described as a case involving human slavery. Many of the captives were children who […]

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How $2,000 in Yankees Tickets Show Weinstein’s New Trial Strategy

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Harvey Weinstein was arrested on rape charges in New York more than a year ago, a police sergeant and a veteran detective, both of whom had investigated him for months, brought him to court in handcuffs and stood […]

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He Sued Over a Priest’s Abuse. Then the Diocese Filed for Bankruptcy.

Peter Saracino was in elementary school when, he said, a priest lured him away from a swimming pool and sexually abused him inside a seminary. He kept the secret for decades, even as his life fell apart. “We were raised to view the priest as another Christ,” Mr. Saracino said, “so when you get raped […]

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Who Gets Arrested for Having an Abortion?

On Aug. 31, six plainclothes policemen arrested a woman named Hajar Raissouni outside the office of her obstetrician-gynecologist in Morocco’s capital, Rabat. She was detained along with her fiancé, her doctor, his anesthesiologist and his secretary. Her doctor was compelled to hand over her medical records while Ms. Raissouni was forced to undergo a medical […]

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Special Victims Sergeant Who Led Weinstein Inquiry Is Under Investigation

Internal affairs investigators from the New York Police Department are probing allegations of serious misconduct by high-ranking officials in its Special Victims Division, including a sergeant who oversaw the troubled investigation of Harvey Weinstein, according to the police and four people with knowledge of the investigation. The Police Department’s top spokeswoman, Devora Kaye, confirmed the […]

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Why It Matters That ‘Emily Doe’ in the Brock Turner Case Is Asian-American

When Emily Doe’s victim impact statement was published on BuzzFeed in June 2016, I read it in one breathless sitting. The previous day, she had read her statement at the sentencing hearing for Brock Turner, who was found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault by a California jury. The maximum sentence for such […]

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