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Florida QB Kitna leaves jail as child porn details emerge

Dec. 01, 2022 17:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna was released from jail on $80,000 bond on Thursday, a day after he was arrested on five child pornography charges that police said included images of a man having sex with a young girl. Judge Meshon Rawls set the bond...

Gaetz friend gets 11 years for sex crime, other counts

Dec. 01, 2022 14:05 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal probe into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses. Joel Greenberg, former tax collector for Seminole County, was accused of...

Florida QB Kitna arrested on child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2022 20:13 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna, the son of retired NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, was arrested Wednesday on two charges of distribution of child exploitation material and three charges of possession of child pornography. Gainesville police said the...

Gaetz friend says lighter sentence deserved for cooperation

Nov. 30, 2022 14:06 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal investigation of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz learns this week how much prison time he gets on charges of sex trafficking a minor and identity theft, but not before trying to convince a judge that his cooperation in several...

Wisconsin Supreme Court revokesv former judge's law license

Nov. 26, 2022 16:41 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked a law license from a former Milwaukee County juvenile court judge who had pleaded guilty to federal charges of transmitting child pornography. The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that the seriousness of Brett Blomme's...

Lawyer: Ex-Islamic State bride was child trafficking victim

Nov. 21, 2022 11:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for a British woman whose U.K. citizenship was removed after she travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group argued Monday that she should have been treated as a child trafficking victim. Shamima Begum, now 23, was 15 when she and two other...

Greek police nab German suspect sought on 4 arrest warrants

Nov. 19, 2022 15:32 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say that they have arrested a 35-year-old German citizen who has four outstanding arrest warrants on him for fraud and cybercrime, three from Germany and one international. The Thessaloniki police's organized crime and human trafficking...

Prosecutors: Reduced sentence, prison time for Gaetz friend

Nov. 19, 2022 13:38 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest on sex trafficking and identity theft charges led to a probe of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz should get his sentence reduced for cooperating with authorities, but he still deserves prison time to send a message that no public official is...

Hearing for Iowa teen who killed rapist moved to January

Nov. 18, 2022 17:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An judge on Friday set a hearing for January to consider whether to order prison for an 18-year-old sex-trafficking victim in Iowa who killed her rapist and pleaded guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter and willful injury. Pieper Lewis was sentenced...

Kansas county to fund search of decades of detective's cases

Nov. 18, 2022 12:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a Kansas county have pledged to find funding to help the local prosecutor's office search through decades of records connected to a former police detective who is accused of abusing Black women and girls. The Unified Government Commission voted...