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30 years in prison for Fargo caregiver in child's death

Dec. 07, 2021 10:12 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the death of a 1-year-old child left in her care. A Cass County District Court judge imposed the sentence Monday for 38-year-old Brandi Adeleke who earlier pleaded guilty to murder and child abuse, KFGO ...

Former teacher gets 4 years in prison for abuse of student

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former teacher in the Boston public schools who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a former student starting when she was 12 years old has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lockwood, 54, of Arlington, was a teacher at the James P. Timilty Middle School...

Prosecution rests in Josh Duggar child pornography trial

Dec. 07, 2021 07:46 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Defense attorneys for former reality TV star Josh Duggar have begun presenting their case to a federal jury with testimony from a computer analyst who said it's possible that the computer where child pornography was downloaded could have been accessed remotely. ...

Man who fled Massachusetts convicted of 2003 sexual assaults

Dec. 06, 2021 15:14 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fled the state in 2010 just before he was scheduled to face trial on sexual assault charges involving two young girls has finally been brought to justice, prosecutors said Monday. Juan Harry, 54, was convicted on Friday of three...

Scenes from Week 1 of Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-abuse trial

Dec. 04, 2021 08:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first week of the sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell saw the first of her four main accusers taking the witness stand to give emotional testimony accusing the British socialite of coaxing her — at just 14 — into sexual encounters with financier Jeffrey Epstein. ...

Duggar trial focusing on computer where child porn was found

Dec. 03, 2021 17:40 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A computer used by Josh Duggar at work contained child pornography behind a partition that allowed the user to circumvent an application that monitors internet use, and metadata indicates the images were downloaded when the former reality TV star was working,...

Ex-Democratic Party figure charged with sex assault on child

Dec. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former chair of the Erie County Democratic Committee pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sexually assaulted a child who was younger than 11. G. Steven Pigeon, 61, was ordered held without bail after his arraignment on five felony charges...

Portugal experts to study church sex abuse, not investigate

Dec. 02, 2021 13:39 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The lay head of a new Portuguese Catholic Church committee on child sex abuse urged victims Thursday to come forward but stressed his group's task is to study what has happened, not launch formal investigations. The Independent Committee for the...

Ohio priest pleads guilty to raping altar boy

Dec. 02, 2021 13:18 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Ohio on Thursday pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy during a three-year period in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Under terms of a plea agreement, Father Geoff Drew, 59, will be sentenced to seven years in prison and must...

Ex-sheriff, facing life for rapes, pleads guilty to bribery

Dec. 01, 2021 20:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana sheriff pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge on Wednesday, weeks after a state jury convicted him of sexually abusing boys. Rodney J. “Jack” Strain, who lost a reelection bid in 2015 after five terms as St. Tammany...