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  • Convicted sex offender, a youth minister, found guilty of another sex crime

    Shawn Butler could serve up to five years in prison A church youth minister who was convicted in the 1990s for sexual assault was convicted again on Friday of having inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage girl. A jury found Shawn Butler, of Hillsborough, guilty of criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced.  Shawn ButlerSomerset County Prosecutor's Office  Butler, 52, worked as a youth...

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  • Feds accuse probation officer of child sex crimes

    The man allegedly sent sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, according to prosecutors.

    WCVB
  • High school football coach accused of 1980s child sex crimes

    DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky high school football coach has been accused of committing sex crimes against a child while he was leading the team in the early 1980s. News outlets cite police and court records in Monday reports as saying 69-year-old Thomas Duffy was indicted on four ...

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  • NI justice system failing sex crime victims time and time again -...

    Criminal Justice Inspection NI has warned a high number of complainants are withdrawing their evidence rather than facing lengthy and arduous cases.

    Mail Online
  • York County man charged in 12 child sex crimes could face 190 years, cops say

    A York County man was charged Monday with 12 felony child pornography crimes, police said. Mark Ehrnschwender, 61, turned himself in Monday, after an investigation by detectives with the York … Click to Continue

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  • Karl Menninger's The Crime of Punishment

    These days most people don't remember psychiatrist Karl Menninger. But in his day, he was an important public intellectual. His 1966 book The Crime of Punishment argued that all punishment is cruel and useless and that criminal behavior should instead be treated as mental illness. As Dr. Menninger put it, those who asked us to spare a thought for the victims were being "melodramatic" and "childish" and appealing only to the "unthinking." I wrote about him in my individual Commissioner Statement...

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  • Dozens more priests accused of child sex abuse

    Dozens more Catholic priests who served in Southern California have been accused of sexually abusing children, according to two reports issued Thursday.

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