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Corvallis man sentenced to 6 years for child sex abuse

Nov. 22, 2019 10:43 AM EST

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Corvallis registered sex offender was sentenced to more than six years in prison for sex abuse that happened in Albany. The Democrat Herald reports 30-year-old Shawn Truett pleaded no contest to first-degree sex abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Court documents say the crime...

Florida man sentenced to 20 years in crash that killed teen

Nov. 22, 2019 8:20 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man got 20 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old. The Naples Daily News reports that 35-year-old Pedro Silva-Diaz was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving without a license causing...

Killer removed from courtroom after cursing at Florida judge

Nov. 22, 2019 8:10 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A convicted killer was removed from a Florida courtroom after jumping up from his seat and yelling expletives at the judge. Markeith Loyd was sentenced to life in prison last month in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, and awaits trial in the killing of an Orlando police officer. He...

Campus ministry ex-director sentenced in child porn case

Nov. 22, 2019 7:02 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former campus minister at Villanova University who admitted possessing child pornography has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison. Timothy O'Connell must also serve 10 years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison. The 52-year-old Drexel Hill resident had...

Sandusky expected in court for new sentencing in abuse case

Nov. 22, 2019 6:23 AM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected in a Pennsylvania courtroom to be resentenced after an appeals court said mandatory minimum sentences had been improperly applied against him. The 75-year-old Sandusky will be resentenced Friday by Judge Maureen...

Maine man to be sentenced for infant’s death

Nov. 22, 2019 5:29 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man is due to be sentenced for the death of a 6-month-old-boy in Millinocket. A judge found Jessee Mackin guilty of manslaughter in the baby’s death in May, 2015. Mackin was living with the baby's mother in Millinocket at the time. The baby, Larry Earl Lord, died after...

Ex-CIA officer to be sentenced in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 1:32 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer who pleaded guilty to an espionage conspiracy with China could be facing more than two decades in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee is scheduled for sentencing Friday in federal court in Alexandria. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...

Ex-athlete charged with 6 sex assaults awaits rape sentence

Nov. 22, 2019 1:14 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women awaits sentencing for his rape conviction in the first case to go to trial. Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes is scheduled to sentence 23-year-old Clay Conaway on Friday for the...

Korean man sentenced in California for $60M scam

Nov. 21, 2019 10:34 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Korean man who took part in a $60 million foreign-exchange trading scam based in California has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. The U.S. attorney’s office Thursday announced that Jin K. Chung of Seoul was sentenced in Oakland after pleading guilty to money...

NY man gets prison for messages to 2 GOP Congress members

Nov. 21, 2019 9:45 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday. Bayon last year left voicemails that authorities said crossed the line into threats against Reps. Steve...