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Connecticut woman sentenced to year in jail for voyeurism

Nov. 29, 2022 14:14 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A wealthy Connecticut woman whose criminal case file was sealed from public view was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail for secretly recording three people, including a minor, in a manner involving sexual desire. Hadley Palmer, 54, of Greenwich, was led...

Man sentenced for faking death to avoid sex abuse charges

Nov. 29, 2022 14:12 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his own death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi. Jacob Blair Scott was sentenced Monday in Alabama. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey...

Attorney: As QB Watson returns, accusers say 'we matter'

Nov. 29, 2022 13:53 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — With nearly all of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson having been settled, most of the women who accused the Cleveland quarterback of sexual misconduct have no interest in his return to Houston on Sunday and just want to move on with their lives,...

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

Nov. 28, 2022 23:06 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates...

Auburn hires Liberty's Hugh Freeze, who's coming back to SEC

Nov. 28, 2022 19:35 PM EST

Auburn is bringing Hugh Freeze back to the Southeastern Conference as head coach of the Tigers, more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals. Auburn athletic director John Cohen announced on Monday the hiring of...

2 sick jurors lost from deliberations at Masterson trial

Nov. 28, 2022 13:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two deliberating jurors at the rape trial of former “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson were dismissed Monday because they have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo replaced the jurors with two alternates and...

New arrest warrant issued for McCann suspect in other cases

Nov. 28, 2022 12:34 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany said Monday they have issued a new arrest warrant in separate cases for a German man who is also suspected in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann in Portugal 15 years ago. The suspect, identified by media as Christian...

Liability finding in Conley rape allegation to be appealed

Nov. 26, 2022 12:56 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney is vowing an appeal for a woman found liable by a civil jury for malicious prosecution in a rape allegation she made against a former Ohio State football standout more than five years ago. The woman’s attorney, Patrick Thomas, said his client...

Psychiatrist gets more prison time for assaulting patient

Nov. 25, 2022 16:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Twin Cities psychiatrist has been sentenced to spend additional time behind bars for repeatedly sexually assaulting a patient he was treating. Gavin P. Meany, 41, was sentenced Wednesday to a term of 12¾ years after pleading guilty to four counts of...

Gary man awarded $25.5M in lawsuit against ex-cop, Hammond

Nov. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a Gary man $25.5 million in his lawsuit alleging that a now-retired police officer violated his civil rights and deprived him of a fair trial in a case involving a 1980 rape and robbery. The jury in U.S. District Court in Hammond...