The longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House had been sued for breach of contract after allegedly refusing to pay $1.8 million in "hush money."
The FBI said he ate a camera memory card when legal authorities confronted him about recording naked boys in his hunting lodge.
On Thursday, Louisiana investigators found evidence on 51-year-old David Harris that will allow him to be charged in each state.
Houston has been accused of failing to report sexual abuse of a young male allegedly carried out by his father in the 1970s.
"We will now negotiate with the insurers and sponsoring and chartering organizations who have billions of dollars in legal exposure, of which a substantial portion is necessary to fairly compensate the survivors," attorney Ken Rothweiler said on Thursday.
Human rights experts said the church demonstrated a pattern of behavior "to protect alleged abusers, cover up crimes, obstruct accountability of alleged abusers and evade reparations due to victims."
Abdul Hasib Elahi, 26, targeted victims around the world. The case was described by a U.K. crime agency as "some of the most sickening sexual offending" it had ever investigated.
Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez was found guilty on 15 charges on Thursday for sexually abusing and assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
The pornographer and his prepubescent victims were all members of the Coeur d'Alene Native American Tribe.
Authorities in Louisiana launched an investigation after receiving a complaint from a parent of one of the teenagers involved in the case.
The nine alleged victims were all male, between the ages of 9 and 12, and were also students at the school where the alleged abuse took place.
His adopted daughter claimed that he made her touch his genitals when she was 9 years old. His son also claimed serious physical abuse.
"This is chaos that could have been prevented if they'd kept in place the policies President Trump," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said of the surge in migrants arriving along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday.
Scott Lane, 37, was sentenced to 35 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to multiple child pornography charges and admitting to participating in the livestreamed sexual abuse of a 6-year-old boy.
The undressing was allegedly intended to prepare the girls for engaging in sexual massage with Epstein.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has called on other alleged victims of Ephriam Granderson to come forward.
The site contained numerous stories about and drawings of children, infants and toddlers being raped, tortured and murdered.
Nathan Larson waged three failed campaigns for public office in the state of Virginia. His platform included the legalization of incest and child pornography and the classification of women as property.
Jeffrey Epstein's former lover wants to be freed on $28.5 million bail and her lawyers are using her role monitoring suicidal inmates to claim she can be 'trusted.'
Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers say she will be put under armed guard if granted $28.5 million bail—as her Jeffrey Epstein case hears claims she went into hiding to escape the press, not police.
Ghislaine Maxwell's jail conditions are "punitive" to the point she is losing weight and hair as she awaits trial on charges she trafficked under age girls for Jeffrey Epstein.
Geoffrey Portway, 47, is behind bars after police found child pornography and a torture dungeon in the basement of his Massachusetts home.
QAnon has been linked to death threats and murders, and was listed by the FBI as a domestic terror threat in August 2019.
Jeffrey Epstein's accused sex trafficking accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell "has been held under uniquely onerous conditions" as she awaits trial, according to a letter Maxwell's lawyers sent to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan.
Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty at her bail hearing Tuesday, as her lawyers maintain that she "vigorously denies the charges, intends to fight them and is entitled to the presumption of innocence."
Gray, 52, coached gymnastics in Las Vegas from 2009 to 2015 and was suspended by USA Gymnastics in 2019, police said.
The lockdown could mean a "greater number of sexual predators online looking to target and groom young people."
Because children are increasingly spending time online for education, entertainment and socializing, experts say, online traffickers are targeting them in greater numbers.