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Gettysburg elementary teacher accused of child sexual abuse

Dec. 31, 2020 3:05 PM EST

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second-grade public school teacher in Gettysburg has been charged with sexually abusing a child, and the state police are asking for tips if anyone believes there may be other victims. Vincent Paul Marfia, a resident of Littlestown, was arraigned Thursday on charges that include...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Israeli-born Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, rejected an appeal challenging the extradition of Leifer, a former teacher wanted in Australia accused of sexually abusing several former students at a Jewish school in Melbourne, clearing the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal saga. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Israel signs extradition order in Australia sex-crime case

Dec. 16, 2020 12:08 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s justice minister on Wednesday said he has signed an extradition order to send a former teacher to Australia to face charges of child sex abuse. Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn said that after a years-long legal saga, it was Israel’s “moral...

Former teacher pleads guilty to soliciting a student

Dec. 16, 2020 8:58 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Sioux Falls high school teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student has reached a plea deal. Daylan Fargo, 27, pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor in Minnehaha County Tuesday. Charges of having sexual contact with a child under 16 and sexual...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Israeli-born Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, rejected an appeal challenging the extradition of Leifer, a former teacher wanted in Australia accused of sexually abusing several former students at a Jewish school in Melbourne, clearing the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal saga. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Israeli court backs extradition in Australia child sex case

Dec. 15, 2020 7:40 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal challenging the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, clearing the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal saga. Malka Leifer, a former educator accused of sexually abusing...

In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, photo provided by Maria Joyner, she poses for a self-portrait in Olympia, Wash. The Aberdeen School District has agreed to a $2 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by Joyner, who was sexually abused by a band teacher 30 years earlier, a trauma so profound she said it prompted her to stop teaching music to children herself decades later. The band teacher, Michael Alstad, acknowledged in response to the lawsuit that he had sexual relations several times a week with Joyner, beginning when she was a high school junior in 1989. (Maria Joyner via AP)

Woman abused by school band teacher gets $2M settlement

Dec. 9, 2020 2:57 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A school district in Washington state has agreed to a $2 million settlement after a woman sued over sexual abuse by a band teacher 30 years ago — a trauma so profound she said it caused her to stop teaching music to children herself decades later. The band teacher, Michael Alstad,...

Ex-student alleges sexual abuse by private school teacher

Dec. 8, 2020 4:03 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A former student at a private Rhode Island school has sued the school and a former teacher, alleging the teacher sexually abused her and the school did not do enough to protect her. The former Portsmouth Abbey School student, listed as Jane Doe in court documents, alleges in the...

Ex-high school coach charged with having sex with student

Nov. 20, 2020 4:25 AM EST

PINEHURST, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia high school coach and teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a student in a 2016 incident. David Lamberth, who was the head baseball coach at Crisp County High School until he resigned on Oct. 30, was arrested Thursday and charged with assaulting a Dooly...