sex-crimes

  • April 12, 2017  

    A new investigation by The Associated Press found nearly 2,000 allegations of abuse and exploitation by United Nations peacekeepers in the past 12 years in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti. More than 300 of the sexual abuse cases involved children; few perpetrators served jail time. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Trish Wilson of the Associated Press. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2016  

    Even when they serve their time, sex crime offenders in some states are being held years beyond their release date. The civil commitment laws that let jailers deem convicts too dangerous to walk free are facing increased scrutiny, especially in Minnesota, where even juvenile sex offenders grow old behind bars. William Brangham reports. Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010  

    In other news Tuesday, a judge in Britain granted bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite protests from Swedish authorities who want to question him in connection with alleged sex crimes there. Also in Bangladesh, a fire tore through a clothing factory, killing at least 27 and injuring over 100. Continue reading