Sex charges

School rugby coach faces 81 charges of sex abuse against children

The high number of charges means that if he is convicted, he will be confirmed as one of New Zealand's worst school sex offenders.

Alosio Taimo, a long-time school volunteer and member of the Samoan church community, pleaded not guilty to all charges during an appearance at the High Court last Wednesday.

Justice Simon Moore suppressed all details surrounding any schools or clubs Taimo had been associated with, but did not grant name suppression for the alleged sex offender.

Retired CNMI bishop faces sex charges

He is being accused of sexual abuse by Guam resident Melvin Duenas in a lawsuit filed in the US District Court of Guam.

Mr Duenas claims that the sexual abuse started in 1971 when he was about 10 years old and the chief altar boy at St Joseph Catholic Church in Inarajan where Tomas Camacho served as a priest.

He said it only stopped when he ran away from the rectory sometime in 1974 and 1975.

The charges included negligent supervision and breach of fiduciary duty.

Backpage website head Carl Ferrer faces sex charges

A three-year investigation concluded that "many" of its adult escort adverts involved prostitutes and victims of sex trafficking, including children, the department said.

Warrants have also been issued for two controlling shareholders.

The site, which operates around the world, is still online.

Allegations that the site has carried adverts aiding forced prostitution have dogged the platform for some years.