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In this undated photo provided by the Denver Police Department is Johnny Leon Alvarez who is currently being held in the Denver Detention Center for investigation of sexual assault. Leon Alvarez, 29, was arrested early Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. He has been suspended without pay from the police department, according to a statement by Denver police officials. (Denver Police Department via AP)

Denver police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman

Jan. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he first met while responding to a call for service last month, authorities said Saturday. Johnny Leon Alvarez, 29, was arrested early Friday. He was being held in the Denver Detention Center for investigation of sexual...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Federal prosecutors said Thursday Jan. 9, 2020, that jailhouse video no longer exists of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he survived an apparent suicide attempt.  (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Documentary 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' to air on Lifetime

Jan. 18, 2020 2:04 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An investigative documentary about Jeffrey Epstein and how the millionaire sex offender avoided scrutiny is coming to Lifetime. The four-hour film, “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” will air this summer, the cable channel said Saturday. Epstein, 66, killed himself in his...

Man convicted of raping girl sentenced to life in prison

Jan. 18, 2020 8:11 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Mill City man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole following his second rape conviction. The sentence Thursday came more than 20 years after he was first convicted of raping a minor, the Statesman Journal reported. A Marion County jury earlier this...

Sexual misconduct charges filed against 2 Michigan priests

Jan. 17, 2020 7:50 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against two priests who worked in the Upper Peninsula’s Catholic diocese of Marquette, Michigan prosecutors announced Friday The charges against Gary Allen Jacobs of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Roy Joseph were announced Friday by...

Ex-USA Gymnastics trainer has sexual assault count dropped

Jan. 17, 2020 7:27 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch. Debra Van Horn, 64, was charged in Walker County, Texas, in June 2018 with a count of...

Ex-student government leader takes deal with lesser charge

Jan. 17, 2020 6:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former student government president at Central Michigan University pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Friday, weeks after the attorney general agreed that a felony conviction for sexual misconduct should be set aside because of wrongdoing by a prosecutor. Ian Elliott, who was sent to...

Fired officer arrested, accused of accessing rape database

Jan. 17, 2020 5:48 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer who had been fired for harassing rape victims continued to access a police database to obtain information about the women, authorities said. Paul George Matrafailo, 34, was arrested Monday and charged with illegally accessing government computers,...

Ex-youth center counselor's lawyer sees greed behind charges

Jan. 17, 2020 5:44 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday the allegations are motivated by “money and greed.” Stephen Murphy, 50, was charged in July with 26 counts of rape. He and...

State: California inmate kills 1 prisoner, wounds another

Jan. 17, 2020 4:40 PM EST

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — One inmate fatally struck a fellow prisoner and critically wounded another at a central California prison, officials said Friday. They said Jonathan Watson, 41, used a walking cane to cause multiple head wounds to both victims at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and...

3 Mississippi prison guards charged with sexual battery

Jan. 17, 2020 4:15 PM EST

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Three guards at a Mississippi prison have been arrested. The guards, whose names have not been released, work at Yazoo County Regional Correction Facility. The three are charged with sexual battery after being accused last month of having sexual contact with two female inmates,...