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Rays' Franco used his mother to pay the mother of a minor he is accused of abusing, documents say

Jul. 12, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco used his mother to give money to the mother of a minor who he was accused of abusing in an effort to hide the funds, according to documents that prosecutors presented to a judge this week and viewed by The Associated...

Bestselling author Brendan DuBois charged with possessing child sexual abuse materials

Jul. 11, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Bestselling author Brendan DuBois was arraigned Thursday on multiple counts of possessing child sexual abuse materials after police discovered dozens of "sexually explicit conduct.” DuBois was arrested Wednesday after police in Exeter, New Hampshire, opened...

A 5-year-old child in foster care dies after being left in hot SUV in Nebraska

Jul. 11, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 5-year-old Nebraska boy in foster care died after being left for several hours inside a hot SUV, and his foster mother is now facing charges. Officers were called at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday to a beauty salon parking lot. Lt Neal Nonacci told the Omaha World-Herald...

Arizona man gets life sentence on murder conviction in starvation death of 6-year-old son

Jun. 29, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona man has been sentenced to prison for the rest of his life on convictions including first-degree murder in the 2020 starvation death of his 6-year-old son, according to court proceedings. A Coconino County judge sentenced Anthony Martinez,...

8-year-old dies after being left in hot car by mother, North Carolina police say

Jun. 29, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

A woman faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in North Carolina after her child died from being left in a hot car, police said. The 8-year-old girl was transported to a local hospital after being found in critical condition in a vehicle in Charlotte on Wednesday evening but later...

Reality show winner gets 10 years for enticing underage girl to cross state lines for sex

Jun. 27, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former winner of the “American Ninja Warrior” TV reality show has been sentenced to just over 10 years in federal prison for enticing an underage girl to travel across state lines so they could have sex. Andrew Drechsel, 35, of Saint Cloud, Florida, will...

Former North Dakota lawmaker to plead guilty to traveling to pay for sex with minor

Jun. 24, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota lawmaker who was one of the most powerful members of the Legislature has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge that he traveled to Europe with the intent of paying for sex with a minor. Former Republican state Sen....

Supreme Court rejects appeal from ex-reality star Josh Duggar

Jun. 24, 2024 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Josh Duggar, a former reality television star convicted of downloading child sexual abuse images. Duggar was on the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting" with his large family before his 2021 conviction. ...

International court unseals arrest warrant for Mali suspect accused of crimes in Timbuktu in 2012

Jun. 21, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for a Malian accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012-13, where he is suspected of leading an al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group. ...

Decomposed remains of an infant found in Kentucky are likely missing 8-month-old girl, police say

Jun. 14, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

REYNOLDS STATION, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police detectives found the decomposed body of a baby Friday that they believe is an 8-month-old girl who has been missing for weeks. State police found “an infant's body consistent with Miya Rudd” in an Ohio County residence in...