Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

Entertainment 02/23/19, 20:12

Prosecutors on Saturday painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly, describing how he repeatedly sought out underage girls for sex, including one he encountered at her 16th birthday party and another who met the R&B star while he was on trial for child pornography.The accounts ...

Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

Entertainment 02/22/19, 19:08

Tears streamed down R. Kelly cheeks as a court official read a jury's not guilty verdict to all 14 counts of child pornography at his 2008 trial in Chicago. The R&B superstar had successfully dodged up to 15 years in prison and likely financial ruin.Eleven years later, Kelly, now 52, ...

Update: R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Entertainment 02/22/19, 13:53

The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local):12:50 p.m.Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records.Rochelle Washington, left, and attorney Gloria Allred, right, look on Latresa Scaff speaks during a news conference in ...

Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

U.S. 02/19/19, 19:26

Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if there's video evidence.One case illustrates the difficulties: The R&B star's own 2008 trial at which he was acquitted. At the heart of that child pornography trial was ...

Idaho Catholic priest sentenced to 25 years for child porn

U.S. 12/20/18, 19:08

A Roman Catholic priest who possessed more than 2,500 images of what investigators called the most disturbing child pornography they had ever seen has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole.The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher pleaded guilty to five felonies including possessing and distributing child pornography and a ...

Minnesota man awarded $17M in decades-old molestation case

U.S. 11/29/18, 14:46

A Minnesota man who was molested decades ago by the man who went on to abduct, sexually assault and kill Jacob Wetterling was awarded more than $17 million in damages on Thursday.Jared Scheierl was 12 when he was molested by Danny Heinrich in 1989 in Cold Spring. The attack happened ...

First child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

U.S. 10/16/18, 14:18

The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen.When the bus stopped in Billings, the passenger confronted Eric Franklin ...

Suspected Bucks County bomber charged with child porn

Pennsylvania 10/11/18, 12:43

By StaffA Quakertown man suspected of building and detonating a series of bombs in Bucks County this spring now faces child pornography charges.David Surman Jr., 30, was arraigned Wednesday after surrendering to police. He was freed after posting 10 percent of his $500,000 bail, and is due back in court for a preliminary ...

Warrant: New Mexico observatory closure linked to child porn

California 09/20/18, 17:28

An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month sparking popular rumors of alien visitors appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.A search warrant filed in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces last week shows that the FBI began investigating after a ...

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