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Brooklyn Teacher Who Sexually Abused 7 Students Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Obscenity 

Sean Shaynak, formerly a math and science teacher at the elite Brooklyn Tech High School, pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping, obscenity, and sexual abuse, among other crimes. Prosecutors say Shaynak sexually abused seven of his female students between 2011 and 2014; the kidnapping charge resulted from taking one of…

Scott Weiland's Ex-Wife Asks the Public Not to Mythologize Rocker's Addiction

Last week, Scott Weiland, embattled lead singer for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died in his sleep; the cause has not yet been confirmed by authorities. On Tuesday, his ex-wife Mary Forsberg Weiland, the mother of his two teenaged children, published an open letter asking fans not to glorify Scott’s…

Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert to Plead Guilty to Charges He Paid Hush Money to Sex Abuse Victim

Lawyers for ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert told a federal judge this morning that he will plead guilty later this month in a case where he’s accused of bank fraud and lying to the FBI. Several media outlets have reported that Hastert is suspected of agreeing to pay a man millions to cover up sexual abuse.

"I'm A Grown-Up Now": The Teen Who Accused Kevin Johnson Of Sexual Abuse Speaks Out

There is a photograph of a pile of pink and white paper hearts atop Mandi Koba’s Facebook page. She cut the hearts out of hard copies of a 1996 police report from Phoenix, Ariz. The cops, according to the vintage report used in the arts and crafts project, were investigating “a celebrity involved in a reported child…