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November 20, 2003: Michael Jackson Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Molestation

On November 20, 2003, singer Michael Jackson was arrested on suspicion of child molestation. More specifically, Jackson was accused of having “substantial sexual conduct” and engaging in lewd contact with a child younger than 14.

Jackson had been in Las Vegas, Nevada shooting a music video at the time the announcement of his status as a wanted man was made.

“Michael would never harm a child in any way,” Jackson’s spokesperson, Stuart Backerman, said at the time. “When the evidence is presented and the allegations proven to be malicious and wholly unfounded, Michael will be able to put this nightmare behind him.”

A decade before, Jackson had settled a lawsuit with the family of a boy who had stayed at Neverland Ranch (the pop star’s bizarre homestead, which resembled a theme park) and claimed that he had been molested. It was settled out of court for a reported $15 million.

Jackson was arrested after

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‘Hot Felon’ Hit With Child Support Charges: ‘Success Went To His Head And He Left Us’

Jeremy Meeks has gone from a viral mugshot to a fashion model. The “Hot Felon” has been seen living large around the world—with Topshop heiress Chloe Green on his arm—but his estranged wife alleges that he’s been neglecting their family. According to TMZ, Melissa Meeks has filed docs asking for child and spousal support as well as sole custody of their 7-year-old son.

Melissa says that “success went to his head and he left us.” In July, Jeremy filed docs to separate from Melissa after eight years of marriage. Earlier this month, he filed for divorce.

Melissa alleges that Jeremy is living a lavish life, courtesy of his girlfriend. She says that he “basically lives as a playboy with a rich girlfriend.” She cites that he drives a $150k luxury car and has lots of jewelry. She doesn’t know exactly how much Jeremy is earning but assures,  “I am not yet sure

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Man Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Gets Joint Custody Of Her Child

A Michigan judge awarded joint legal custody of an eight-year-old boy to the man who was convicted of raping the boy’s mother nine years ago, when she was 12, The Detroit News reported.

Christopher Mirasolo, 27, is the biological father of the child, according to DNA testing.

“This is insane,” said Rebecca Kiessling, the victim’s attorney. “Nothing has been right about this since it was originally investigated. He was never properly charged and should still be sitting behind bars somewhere, but the system is victimizing my client, who was a child herself when this all happened.”

Kiessling is fighting the ruling under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, and a hearing is scheduled to be held on Oct. 25, according to the News.

Judge Gregory S. Ross disclosed the young victim’s address to Mirasolo in the custody case and ordered that his name be added to the boy’s birth certificate, Kiessling said,

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Assistant Principal Arrested For Producing Child Porn After Caught Secretly Filming 14-Year-Old Showering

A former high school assistant principal who was already charged with taping a 14-year-old girl as she showered is now facing four more charges of producing child porn with separate victims, Inside Edition reports.

Alabaman Tim Clevenger, 50, was arrested two years ago on charges of secretly filming the teenager showering in his home bathroom in 2013, by standing outside his home and pointing his camera at the bathroom window. The girl did not know she was being videotaped, investigators said.

The footage was discovered two years later by technicians working on Clevenger’s school computer. He was charged with production of obscene matter, criminal surveillance, and possession of obscene matter, according to The Birmingham News.

But as Clevenger’s trial began last week, investigators discovered the former assistant principal allegedly had other child porn footage of young girls on his school computer.

“A review of the evidence that was submitted for forensic testing

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Asst. Principal Tim Clevenger Charged For Producing Child Porn …

A former high school assistant principal who was already charged with taping a 14-year-old girl as she showered is now facing four more charges of producing child porn with separate victims, Inside Edition reports.

Alabaman Tim Clevenger, 50, was arrested two years ago on charges of secretly filming the teenager showering in his home bathroom in 2013, by standing outside his home and pointing his camera at the bathroom window. The girl did not know she was being videotaped, investigators said.

The footage was discovered two years later by technicians working on Clevenger’s school computer. He was charged with production of obscene matter, criminal surveillance, and possession of obscene matter, according to The Birmingham News.

But as Clevenger’s trial began last week, investigators discovered the former assistant principal allegedly had other child porn footage of young girls on his school computer.

“A review of the evidence that was submitted for forensic testing

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Religious Group Arrested For Over 100 Counts Of Child Abuse After Cops Note Strange Details In 12-Year-Old’s Death

A religious group in New Mexico is facing severe charges of criminal sexual abuse.

According to KOATa leader and three members of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps were arrested over the weekend for over 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and child abuse. 

Deborah Green, Peter Green (shown above), Joshua Green and Stacey Miller were those arrested. Per the group’s site, Deborah and husband James are the “Generals” in the cult based out of Fence Lake in western Cibola County.

The group was investigated last year when two escaped members said that Deborah and Miller allowed her 12-year-old son to die of the flu in 2014. The child apparently died when no one took him to the hospital because they trusted in God.

Investigators add that Deborah sexually assaulted her daughter’s 5-year-old daughter — whom they believe was smuggled from Uganda with forged documents — as did her son-in-law Peter Green. 

Children,

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3 Brothers Arrested After Decades Worth Of Child Porn, Used Kids’ Clothes And Graphic Notes On Murder Found In …

Three elderly brothers in Seattle have been arrested after their a search of their residence revealed “a home littered from floor to ceiling with child exploitation images, children’s clothing articles, toys and movies.”

According to KOMO News, a prosecutor stated that Edwin, Thomas and Charles Emery shared the majority of their lives abusing children. They are aged 78, 79 and 82 respectively. One of the brothers worked as a janitor at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle PI reported.

“The defendants have no known conviction history, but are charged with collecting images depicting the misery of sexually abused children to satiate their deeply rooted deviant interests,” the King County Prosecutor’s Office said in court documents, according to a Fox affiliate.

The discovery was made after a family member cleaning the suspects’ home found materials of a child being sexually abused. She then called 911.

“Among the items in evidence are numerous children’s

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Teen Claims She Was Forced To Be Police Department’s Child Prostitute, Got Paid For Sex With Cash And Cheetos

A Bay Area teen sued two police departments, accusing them of forcing her to become a “department retained sex worker.” Courthouse News reported that 19-year-old Jasmine Abuslin sued the city of Richmond and its current and former police chiefs, in addition to six other police officers on Thursday.

The lawsuit states that Abuslin was “available to them [the Richmond Police Department] for sexual favors and pleasure in exchange for paid monies, protection, or other forms of consideration.”

Abuslin had previously worked as a child prostitute. Then she became, as the lawsuit put it, an “exclusively department retained sex worker.” She was a teen at the time.

Abuslin has already been awarded a $989,000 settlement for similar claims against the Oakland Police Department, according to CBS San Francisco.  

Abuslin said officers from both California police departments acted as her pimp and had sex with her in their patrol cars. In addition to

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What Happened To Child Star Joseph Pichler: Foul Play, Suicide Or Still Alive?

A child star vanished without a trace in the early morning hours of January 5, 2006. Joseph Pichler, 18, left a party in Bremerton, Washington. When he left the get-together, friends said he was in good spirits. That was the last time anyone ever saw him. His Toyota was later found parked behind a Mexican restaurant.

Joe had been acting since he was a child, and starred as Brennan Newton in the third and fourth installments of the Beethoven movies. He had parts in The Fan, When Good Ghouls Go Bad and a storring role in Varsity Blues. His co-stars spoke highly of him.

“He was really sweet,” James Van Der Beek told People. “And he was really, really good. I was inspired by him.”

Jesse Plemons, who starred with Joe in Children on Their Birthdays, said: “He knew the names of everyone on the crew, took time to get to know them, and

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Former TLC Star Pleads Guilty To Child Rape And Gets 40 Years In Prison

A former star of the TLC reality show, The Willis Family, has pled guilty to four counts of child rape.  Toby Willis pled guilty on Tuesday and has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

According to Peoplethe 47-year-old father of 12 received 25-year sentences on two rape counts and 40-year sentences on two other counts. He will serve his sentences concurrently.

In 2016, Willis was arrested and charged by the Tennesee Bureau of Investigation. During the course of the investigation, Authorities believe that Willis had a sexual encounter approximately 12 years prior with an underage female.

Willis’ victim was between 9 and 12 years old at the time of the abuse, according to the Tennessean.

[Photo: Cheatham County Jail]

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