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July

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

By: News 12

R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for using his superstardom to subject young fans — some just children — to systematic sexual abuse.

The singer and songwriter, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year at a trial that gave voice to accusers who had once wondered if their stories were being ignored because they were Black women.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly imposed the sentence after hearing from several survivors who attested to how Kelly’s exploitation reverberated across their lives.

“You made

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27

June

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Prosecutors say she should be sentenced to 30-55 years for sex crimes

By Brie Stimson

Federal prosecutors in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial said Wednesday the British socialite, convicted of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls, should be sentenced to at least 30 to 55 years in prison, reflecting federal sentencing guidelines.

Maxwell, 60, was convicted of sex trafficking last December in a New York courtroom for grooming four girls to be abused by Epstein between 1994 and 2004. “Her practice of targeting vulnerable victims reflects her view that struggling young girls could be treated like disposable objects,” prosecutors said in their recommendation, calling her

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27

June

NC sentenced to prison for sex crime involving 3-year-old

YANCEY COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for a sex crime involving a 3-year-old.

According to the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office, Jason Procopio pleaded guilty on May 11 to one count of a first-degree statutory sexual offense.

Deputies said at the time of the crime in July of 2021, Procopio was 18 years old and the victim was 3 years old.

A judge sentenced Procopio to a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 19 years and four months. Upon release, he will be required to

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27

June

York County man charged with child sex crimes

by: George Stockburger

WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) – A York County man has been arrested for multiple felonies relating to child sex crimes.

Gerald Smith II, of Dover, was arrested and charged with three second-degree felony counts of child pornography; one second-degree felony count of dissemination of photos/film of child sex acts; and one first-degree felony charge of photographing, videotaping, depicting on computer or filming sexual acts

Pennsylvania State Police say Smith’s arrest came after Troopers executed a search warrant in Warrington Township and seized devices that revealed images and videos depicting child

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27

June

Former paramedic gets 40 years for sex crimes

By Warren Kulo

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — He begged for forgiveness, but in the end there would be none.

James Walley, a 57-year-old former paramedic, was sentenced Monday to 40 years in a Mississippi state prison, without possibility of parole, for the sexual assault of six patients in the back of ambulances, as well as the sexual molestation of two children, ages 6 and 7 at the time of the crimes.

“The defendant committed the most vile of sexual assaults upon people who were at their most helpless and vulnerable moments in life,” said

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27

June

WANTED: Man responsible for Sexual Assault of a Child in Galena Park

by: Rachel Estrada

HOUSTON (CW39) Crime Stoppers and the Galena Park Police Department’s Special Victims Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a Sexual Assault of a Child.

Authorities said that on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Galena Park Police Department received a report of a Sexual Assault of a Child that occurred in the Galena Park Area in Houston, Texas. During the investigation, the victim made an outcry of sexual abuse by the unknown man.

Police said the man is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 25-30 years old, 5

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