The leader of a Philippines-based church was charged with having sex with women and underage girls who faced threats of abuse and “eternal damnation” unless they catered to the self-proclaimed “son of God,” federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Apollo Carreon Quiboloy and two of his top administrators are among nine peopleContinue Reading

A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking in San Diego federal court Monday, admitting he recruited and prostituted teenage girls and women in California and Colorado for more than two years, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jonathan Madison — also known as “Jay Jay,” “JT” and “BooButt”Continue Reading

CONTACT: Barbara BurnsPHONE: (716) 843-5817FAX #: (716) 551-3051 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging Peter R. Kiwitt, 62, of Rochester, NY, with sex trafficking of a minor, sex trafficking by coercion, sexual enticement of a minor, andContinue Reading

January 29, 2021 Eight candidates in the heavily crowded race for New York City mayor traded views this week on the critical issues facing the nation’s largest school system, from pandemic-driven learning loss to desegregation. The forum, presented by Advocates for Children, which works to advance the interests of NewContinue Reading

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced too many tragedies to tally, but here is one that does not get talked about enough: It has worsened conditions that leave children and youth especially vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation, a human trafficking crime. Human trafficking happens when a trafficker uses force, fraud orContinue Reading

HAGATNA, Guam >> The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services announced plans to extend coronavirus vaccination eligibility to child care workers. The U.S. territory’s Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Policy Committee approved updates Monday allowing the inclusion of workers involved in child care and hospital patients with comorbidities, meaningContinue Reading