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Psychologist's attorney says images were not pornographic

Feb. 28, 2020 4:09 PM EST

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for an Ohio child psychologist accused by prosecutors of downloading child pornography said in court that the images are “provocative” but not pornographic. Gregory Ramey, 70, of Beavercreek, appeared for a video arraignment Friday in Greene County, where...

Child psychologist indicted on child pornography charges

Feb. 27, 2020 3:51 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio child psychologist who once wrote a weekly parenting column has been indicted on 145 counts related to downloading child pornography, authorities said Thursday. Gregory Ramey, 70, of Beavercreek in southwest Ohio, was indicted by a Greene County grand jury on Wednesday and...

Former state Sen. Mike Folmer leaves the Lebanon County courthouse, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Lebanon, Pa. Folmer entered a guilty plea in court to three counts of possessing child porn and one count of criminal use of a communications facility for having items on his cellphone. Sentencing has been set for late May. (Dan Gleiter/The Patriot-News via AP)

Ex-Pennsylvania lawmaker pleads guilty in child porn case

Feb. 27, 2020 2:30 PM EST

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state lawmaker charged last fall with possession of child pornography pleaded guilty Thursday. Mike Folmer entered a guilty plea in Lebanon County Court to three counts of possessing child porn and one count of criminal use of a communications facility for having...

Former Joplin officer sentenced in child porn case

Feb. 27, 2020 12:45 PM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole for receiving and distributing child pornography. Gary McKinney, 44, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to the charge in August. He will be required to be on supervised release...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 26, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Cost of drill­ing: DEP raises per­mit fees to cover reg­u­la­tory ser­vices Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Feb. 26 Permit fees for shale gas wells in Pennsylvania would soar by more than 150% under an...

Rhode Island woman pleads guilty to child porn charge

Feb. 26, 2020 3:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has pleaded guilty to soliciting and receiving materials involving the sexual exploitation of children, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Karissa Cave, 23, of Newport pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to receipt of child pornography, U.S....

Authorities: Trooper received child porn from colleague

Feb. 26, 2020 12:42 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state trooper has been arrested on charges that she received child pornography from a fellow trooper and failed to report it, authorities said. Andrea Knox is accused of exchanging texts with trooper Jeffrey Reitz, who was indicted last December on several child porn...

Bismarck man given 4 years in prison for assaulting infant

Feb. 26, 2020 7:57 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting an infant. Andrew Glasser, 33, entered an Alford plea this week to sexual assault. The plea means Glasser does not admit guilt, but agrees there's enough evidence for a conviction. Prosecutors said the...

FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Federal authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard amid claims that he sexually assaulted and trafficked dozens of teenage girls and young women.    (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

FBI raids Canadian fashion mogul following sex abuse claims

Feb. 25, 2020 10:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women. The FBI searched the designer's Times Square offices Tuesday less than two weeks after 10...

DHS: Ex-Arizona juvenile corrections officer dies in jail

Feb. 25, 2020 7:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a former state juvenile corrections officer facing sexual exploitation of a minor charges has died in a Phoenix jail two days after being arrested. U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials say 26-year-old Kevin Stanley Driscoll was taken into custody Feb. 19 at his...