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Cops: US Fugitive Killed 4 Women in Canada in the '70s

And Canadian authorities think the now-dead serial sex offender may have killed more

(Newser) - Canadian police announced Friday they have linked the deaths of four young women nearly 50 years ago to a now-deceased US fugitive who hid in Canada from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, the AP reports. Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Dave Hall said Friday that Gary Allen Srery...

Ad Featuring Young Girl Shown to Sex Offenders on Instagram

Meta disputes 'New York Times' test as a 'manufactured experience'

(Newser) - Instagram's algorithms are putting innocent photos of children in front of men with pedophilic tendencies, the New York Times reports, offering data from its own tests as evidence. The outlet began investigating after a maker of children's jewelry who paid to advertise her products to a mostly female...

Ex-CIA Officer Guilty of Abusing Dozens of Women

'Experienced predator' Brian Jeffrey Raymond faces up to 30 years in prison under plea deal

(Newser) - A former CIA officer accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least two dozen women during various overseas postings pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal sex abuse charges. Brian Jeffrey Raymond kept nearly 500 videos and photographs he took of naked, unconscious women, including many in which he can be seen...

Former CNN Producer Sentenced to Almost 20 Years

John Griffin sexually assaulted 9-year-old girl

(Newser) - A former CNN television producer who had pleaded guilty to luring a 9-year-old girl into illegal sexual acts was sentenced Tuesday to more than 19 years in prison and an additional 15 years of supervised release during a US District Court hearing in Vermont. John Griffin of Stamford, Connecticut, pleaded...

Ex-CNN Producer Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Charge

John Griffin could get life in prison on charge involving 9-year-old girl

(Newser) - A former CNN television producer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to using interstate commerce to entice and coerce a 9-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity. As part of a plea deal, the government will drop two remaining counts of enticement of a minor against John Griffin, 45, the...

Lurking on Dating Apps: Sex Offenders
Hidden Danger of Dating
Apps: Sex Offenders

Hidden Danger of Dating Apps: Sex Offenders

Investigation reveals how easy it is for predators to meet their victims on popular sites

(Newser) - Women looking to meet a partner on a dating site would be well advised to read a new investigative piece with a disturbing takeaway: It's surprisingly easy for sex offenders—even those on criminal registries—to set up profiles and meet new victims. Anyone who relies on these sites...

Trump Campaign Staffer Sues, Alleges Unwanted Kiss

Alva Johnson says Trump in 2016 kissed her partially on the mouth; also alleges pay disparity

(Newser) - A female staffer on President Trump's 2016 campaign is suing the president, alleging that Trump gave her an unwanted kiss, partially on the mouth. Now Alva Johnson, 43, is suing, reports the Washington Post . Johnson, who is black, also alleges that her white, male peers on the campaign were...

Cosby: 'Predator' Label Will Hurt My Reputation

Defense lawyers say it would also hurt disgraced comedian's relationship with his grandkids

(Newser) - Bill Cosby isn't about to lie down and be labeled a "sexually violent predator." In a motion filed Monday, lawyers for the convicted rapist say the label recommended by Pennsylvania's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board—which comes with a lifelong requirement to register as a sex offender,...

State Board Thinks Cosby Is Officially a 'Predator'

Panel recommends 'sexually violent predator' label, and a judge will decide

(Newser) - If a state panel gets its way, Bill Cosby will be known from here on out as a "sexually violent predator." If a judge agrees, the 81-year-old entertainer would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, reports . He'd also...

Newt Gingrich Blows Up at Megyn Kelly

'You are fascinated with sex'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly tried to ask Newt Gingrich about the Donald Trump groping allegations Tuesday night—but she didn't get further than the words "If Trump is a sexual predator ..." before Gingrich blew up. "He's not a sexual predator!" Gingrich told the Fox host, per...

Undercover Cop's Online Demo Leads to Arrest

Nova Scotia officer posing as young teen girl is bombarded with graphic images, texts

(Newser) - The arrest of a St. Louis-area man charged with eight counts of sexual misconduct involving a child younger than 15 has its roots in Nova Scotia, where an undercover officer was performing a simple demonstration. The officer, who is a member of the provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, was...

Elijah Wood Dials Sex Abuse Comments Way Back

Turns out he was just remarking on news articles, documentary

(Newser) - In a series of tweets Monday , Elijah Wood rolled his comments about pedophiles in Hollywood way, way back. "The Sunday Times interviewed me about my latest film but the story became about something else entirely. It prompted a number of false and misleading headlines," Wood tweeted. "I...

Have a Seat, Chris Hansen's Back on the Predator Beat

Ex-NBC host's Kickstarter campaign let him film first set of busts in Connecticut

(Newser) - For four days earlier this month, a temporary tenant took up residence in Fairfield, Conn., someone who probably would have been familiar to many of the locals if he weren't holed up in a house with police, waiting for potential sex offenders. It was Chris Hansen, ex-host of NBC'...

Huge Bust Shows 'Dirty Old Man Stereotype' Obsolete

'Operation Broken Heart' reels in former sheriff's deputy, US Army soldier

(Newser) - "The dirty old man stereotype no longer applies." That was the pronouncement of ICE Homeland Security agent Claude Arnold yesterday, during a press conference that revealed the results of "Operation Broken Heart." Authorities announced that more than 275 people were arrested in May as part of...

Man Hid in Teen Girl's Closet for 5 Days

27-year-old charged with statutory rape

(Newser) - A 27-year-old man who met a 14-year-old girl online and ended up moving into her closet for five days could face up to life in prison on charges including statutory rape. Police say that after communicating with the girl on social media for a few weeks, North Carolina man Jarred...

Computer-Generated Child Nabs 1K Predators

Organization warns that 'webcam child sex tourism' is on the rise

(Newser) - Dutch children's rights activists have come up with a novel way to catch online predators: They created a very realistic computer-generated 10-year-old girl. Researchers from the organization, Terre des Hommes, then posed as "Sweetie," who was supposedly from the Philippines, and logged onto Internet chat rooms. During...

Outside Sex Predators' Homes in Florida: Red Signs

18 signs now peppered throughout Bradford County

(Newser) - Police in Bradford County, Florida, have taken a highly visible step in making sure no sexual predator goes unnoticed: Officials there last week erected bold red signs in front of the homes of 18 registered sexual predators. GTN News reports that the signs are permitted under a Florida statute that...

Cops: Savile Among Biggest Sex Predators in UK History

Police say a staggering 450 victims have come forward

(Newser) - When allegations of sex abuse surfaced against the once-beloved British entertainer Jimmy Savile, police initially thought there were 25 to 50 victims, reports AP . A three-month police investigation out today shows that Savile, who died in 2011 at age 84, was a much bigger monster than that, reports the Guardian...

3 Rape Cases Lead Flirting App to Ban Minors

Skout says it did its best to install safeguards

(Newser) - Location-based flirting app Skout has suspended its service for minors after the arrests of three men accused of raping young people they met by posing as teenagers. Execs at the company, which set up the service for 13- to 17-year-olds last year after discovering that large numbers of minors were...

Program to Lock Up Worst Sex Offenders a Mess
Program to Lock Up Worst Sex Offenders a Mess

Program to Lock Up Worst Sex Offenders a Mess

Just 15 men have been successfully committed, while others wait years

(Newser) - The Justice Department has sought to indefinitely detain 136 "sexually dangerous" sex offenders under a controversial law enacted six years ago that allows them to be locked up for good if three things are proven: the crime was child molestation or an act of sexual violence, the offender has...

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