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Trooper with checkered FBI past convicted of child rape in Alabama

Jun. 14, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former FBI agent was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl while serving as an Alabama state trooper — a law enforcement job he landed even after he was kicked out of the FBI amid earlier claims that he raped a co-worker at knifepoint. ...

Former FBI agent convicted of sexually assaulting young girl in case first detailed in Associated Press investigation

Jun. 14, 2024 16:40 PM EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former FBI agent convicted of sexually assaulting young girl in case first detailed in Associated Press investigation.

Sudan tops UN envoy's concerns about children caught in conflicts, with Congo and Haiti next

Jun. 14, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations envoy charged with reporting on violations against children in conflicts around the world said Thursday that first and foremost she is worried about what’s happening to youngsters in war-torn Sudan, followed by Congo and Haiti. Virginia...

Ex-Illinois star Terrence Shannon Jr., potential first-round NBA draft pick, not guilty of rape

Jun. 13, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

Former Illinois standout Terrence Shannon Jr., a potential first-round NBA draft pick, was found not guilty Thursday on a rape charge after a jury in Douglas County, Kansas, spent less than two hours deliberating the verdict. The 23-year-old Shannon was accused of committing sexual...

One of several South Dakota baseball players charged in rape case pleads guilty to lesser felony

Jun. 12, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — One of the several former players on an American Legion baseball team in South Dakota charged last year with rape has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony. The 19-year-old former Mitchell player pleaded guilty to one count of accessory to a felony, according to...

UN says violence against children in conflict reached extreme levels in 2023, including in Gaza

Jun. 11, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Violence against children caught in multiplying and escalating conflicts reached “extreme levels” in 2023, with an unprecedented number of killings and injuries in crises, from Israel and the Palestinian territories to Sudan, Myanmar and Ukraine, according to a new U.N....

US Coast Guard boss says she is not trying to hide the branch’s failure to handle sex assault cases

Jun. 11, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard tried Tuesday to assure skeptical and frustrated U.S. senators that she is not attempting to cover up the branch's failure to adequately handle cases of sexual assault and harassment at the service academy in Connecticut. Admiral Linda L. Fagan...

'I am not quite myself,' Danish PM in first TV interview since assault that gave her whiplash

Jun. 11, 2024 08:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In her first television interview since she was assaulted last week, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Tuesday "I am not quite myself,” but will continue to work mostly from her office. Frederiksen, who suffered a minor whiplash after a man...

Police arrest 91-year-old Canadian auto parts billionaire Frank Stronach on sexual assault charges

Jun. 08, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Austrian-Canadian auto parts billionaire Frank Stronach was arrested on sexual assault charges spanning decades, police said. The 91-year-old was charged Friday with five crimes including rape, indecent assault on a female, sexual assault and forcible confinement,...

Harvey Weinstein lawyers argue he was denied fair trial in appeal of LA rape conviction

Jun. 07, 2024 22:24 PM EDT

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers argue in an appeal that he did not get a fair trial when he was convicted of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles in 2022 and sentenced to 16 years in prison. The brief filed Friday with California’s Second District Court of Appeal comes six weeks...