Under-fire filmmaker Roman Polanski has announced he is skipping Friday’s awards ceremony for the Césars, France's equivalent of the Oscars, saying he will not submit himself to a "public lynching" over rape accusations he denies.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has arrested 124 people in an operation that targeted human trafficking, prostitution, and the sexual abuse of children. The six-day effort, dubbed “Operation Santa's Naughty List,” sought to help victims of human trafficking who may have been forced into prostitution.
Professional golfer Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey, 44, was arrested in the operation and charged with first-degree misdemeanor solicitation, CBS affiliate WTSP reports.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Gainey was arrested in an undercover sting called "Operation Santa's Naughty List," which lasted six days. The investigation yielded 53 arrests for prostitution, 46 arrests for soliciting prostitution and five arrests for intent to sexually harm a child, according to the sheriff's office. Also among the arrested suspects: A Disney security guard who showed up naked to try to buy sex from an adult undercover detective, WTSP reports.
Epstein Attorney Weingarten said that according to the facts, Epstein did not rape anyone, but conceded that Epstein did engage in “maybe a lot of prostitution.”
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announces charges against Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors Monday morning, revealing details of the case including the allegation that nude photos of minors were found at Epstein's mansion. Billionaire Epstein has been indicted on federal sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking charges for allegedly exploiting and abusing dozens of underage girls at his mansion in Manhattan, where nude photos apparently showing minors were found during a weekend raid, and estate in Palm Beach, Florida, according to officials and court documents obtained by News 4 Monday. Epstein, a politically connected Florida financier who owns an island in St. Thomas, allegedly recruited girls as young as 14 to have sex with him from at least 2002 to 2005 and allegedly gave them hundreds of dollars in cash. He also allegedly paid certain victims to recruit additional girls to "maintain and increase his supply of victims," according to the federal indictment unsealed Monday
Federal prosecutors in New York unsealed a criminal indictment charging multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein with having operated a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of underage girls, allegations that have circulated around the politically connected businessman for years.
Steve Penny said he had no clue a Texas grand jury had indicted him, an attorney for the former top official said Thursday.
The former Palm Springs congresswoman was heavily criticized over a social media post aimed at Colin Kaepernick. Peter Daut reports.
Prince Charles feels 'deep personal regret' at being 'deceived' by paedophile bishop
Prince Charles told Peter Ball “monstrous wrongs” had been done to the disgraced bishop and that he wished he could do more to help, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has heard.
The comments came in a letter sent by the Prince of Wales to Ball in February 1995, two years after the former bishop of Gloucester accepted a police caution for gross indecency and resigned his position in the church.
The prince also told the inquiry in a six-page statement that he had been deceived over a long period of time “about the true nature” of Ball’s activities, but denied that he had sought to influence the outcome of police investigations. He said he was unsure whether he was told about Ball’s caution until 2009.
In 2015, Ball was convicted of sexual offences against 18 young men and sentenced to 32 months in prison. An independent inquiry last year found that senior figures in the Church of England had engaged in collusion and cover-up over the case.
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