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2 persons of interest in child abduction deny involvement

Oct. 18, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two people arrested after a girl was abducted from a birthday party in Alabama deny any involvement in her disappearance, their lawyers said Friday as police released new surveillance video of a potential suspect. Attorneys for Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, and Derick Irisha Brown,...

Ex-Texas federal agent pleads guilty to child porn charges

Oct. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former federal agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to charges that he produced child pornography, including videos of himself sexually assaulting a minor. Thirty-seven-year-old Vernon Lee Millican of Leakey pleaded guilty Thursday in a San Antonio court to one count of production of...

Person of interest in girl's abduction freed on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl has been released from jail after being arrested on unrelated charges. Al.com reports 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail early Thursday. His bond was set at $500,000 on...

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

Oct. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con, his attorney has renewed his call for a prosecutor to be barred from any matter involving his client. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed Kramer on a...

2 questioned in Ala. girl's abduction charged in other cases

Oct. 15, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One minute, police said, 3-year-old Kamille McKinney was playing outside at a birthday party on a cool fall night. The next moment she was gone, abducted by someone in a dark SUV. Investigators say they've since located the vehicle and arrested two people on unrelated charges to the...

Oregon man sentenced to 25 years for child sexual abuse

Oct. 15, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a girl over the course of three years. The Salem Statesman Journal reports 35-year-old Terry David Powell was convicted of six counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Powell pleaded not guilty and opted to stand...

Court: Boarding school owner can question accuser's history

Oct. 11, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa boarding school for troubled youth will get another chance to try to discredit a student whose testimony helped convict him of sexual abuse charges, under a court ruling issued Friday. The Iowa Supreme Court ordered a hearing that will allow Midwest Academy...

Defense lawyer for Florida pastor dated his client's accuser

Oct. 11, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Christian radio co-host accused of repeatedly raping a girl at his church has hired as his defense attorney a man who later dated the alleged victim. The 59-year-old Rev. Bryan Fulwider pleaded not guilty Thursday to 30 counts of child sexual abuse, which allegedly began when the...

Maryland man gets 12 years in prison for sharing child porn

Oct. 10, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for distributing child pornography. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland Robert Hur said Wednesday that 47-year-old Stephen Bayne Fields Jr. also must have supervised release for the rest of his life after leaving prison....

Clarification: Police Officer-Sexual Misconduct story

Oct. 9, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a headline for a story on Oct. 8, The Associated Press reported that a former Kentucky police officer was sentenced to 5 years for "unwanted sex" with 5 women. The headline should have simply repeated the charges of "sexual misconduct" that former Louisville Police Officer Pablo...