CINCINNATI – For more than 15 years, accusers of Michael Mearan felt as if they were screaming into the void. In voices both strained with emotion and seemingly hardened with trauma, they stepped forward – cautiously, with trepidation – to level their allegations: that Mearan, a former Portsmouth, Ohio, city councilman and still-practicing attorney,Continue Reading

The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation has launched an inquiry into websites being used for sexual exploitation. The group will investigate sexual exploitation advertising websites, which are websites dedicated solely or partly to advertising individuals for sexual exploitation. MSPs are concerned that laws allow website operators toContinue Reading