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Former Episcopal priest gets 6 years on child porn charge

Sep. 18, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former Episcopal priest in Massachusetts convicted of downloading child pornography was sentenced Friday to six years in federal prison. Gregory Lisby, 41, received the sentence in U.S. District Court in Worcester during a hearing at which it was disclosed that he had sexual...

Former VA doctor pleads guilty to molesting patients

Sep. 17, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights. Jonathan Yates pleaded guilty in court filings to three counts of depriving veterans of their civil rights under color of law, which...

Lawsuit alleging sexual crimes by former official dismissed

Sep. 17, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing a decorated former Rhode Island town official of raping a boy in the 1970s has been dismissed. The man accusing David E. Barboza of raping him multiple times as a child when Barboza was a police officer agreed to dismiss his lawsuit, the Boston Globe reported...

Mexico asks info on alleged migrant abuse at US centers

Sep. 16, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday it has requested information from the United States about claims that migrants were subjected to hysterectomies at a detention center in Georgia and that a migrant allegedly suffered sexual abuse at a facility in Texas. “A formal request has...

FILE - This file photo, date and location not known, provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A retired University of Michigan administrator told lawyers that he was “furious” to learn in the late 1970s that Anderson was sexually abusing students. But the administrator also acknowledges that he failed to ensure that Anderson was kicked off campus. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP, File)

Michigan considers extension for lawsuits naming late doctor

Sep. 16, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers sought Wednesday to expand the state's statute of limitations for some sexual assault cases to allow more time for accusers of the late sports doctor Robert Anderson to file lawsuits against the University of Michigan. State Reps. Ryan Berman, a Commerce...

Ex-Catholic school teacher charged in 1970's sex abuse cases

Sep. 14, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A former Catholic school teacher in Michigan faces sex abuse allegations stretching back more than four decades. Charges against Joseph Comperchio are part of the state's ongoing investigation into clergy abuse, Attorney General Dana Nessel's office announced Monday. Comperchio, 66,...

FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, a masked protestor holds up a Nicaraguan flag above the Spanish graffiti phrase:

Nicaraguans testify of abuses in crackdown on protests

Sep. 11, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Eighteen Nicaraguans who say they suffered torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their country's security forces testified to a panel of legal and psychological experts this week, determined not to allow the pandemic to further forestall their search for justice. The exercise,...

2 German men get lengthy sentences in big child abuse case

Sep. 11, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany convicted two 39-year-old men Friday of serious sexual abuse of children in a case linked to a large network of suspects uncovered last year. The regional court in Moenchengladbach sentenced a man from nearby Krefeld to 13 years and six months in prison for raping...

This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Johnathan Drummond. Drummond, who has a history of crime, is being held without bond for the alleged kidnapping of two University of Chicago students from their apartment in August 2020 and forcing them to withdraw cash from ATMs. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man charged with kidnapping, robbery of Chicago law students

Sep. 10, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man with a criminal background was ordered held without bond Thursday for the alleged kidnapping of two University of Chicago law students from their apartment last month and forcing them to withdraw cash from ATMs. Johnathan Drummond was arrested Tuesday and charged with kidnapping,...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office, is Michael Hayward in Chicago. A federal judge has ordered the former security guard at a suburban Chicago high school to pay $3 million in damages to the family of a former student who alleges that he sexually abused her dozens of times. The default judgment granted Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, against 35-year-old Haywood of Evanston, Ill., awards the student’s family $2 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Judge: Ex-school security guard to pay $3M in sex abuse case

Sep. 10, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former security guard at a suburban Chicago high school to pay $3 million in damages to the family of a former student who said in a lawsuit that he sexually abused her dozens of times. The default judgment granted Tuesday by U.S. Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer...