Latest Crimes against children News

Mom accused of killing daughter who fulfilled 'bucket list'

Oct. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mother who sought donations to cover medical treatments for her daughter and promoted the girl's "bucket list" of dreams to fulfill before she died has been indicted on a murder charge in the 7-year-old's death that was previously believed to be from a terminal disease. In a grand...

Frost says Huskers' Maurice Washington not with team for now

Oct. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska running back Maurice Washington is not with the team and there's no timetable for his return, coach Scott Frost said Monday. "There are certain standards we ask our players to uphold," Frost said. "When those standards aren't upheld, it doesn't matter who it is. They aren't...

Priest pleads guilty again to sexually abusing children

Oct. 21, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina Episcopal priest who was previously imprisoned for child sexual abuse has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexually abusing children in a different case. WLOS-TV reports 78-year-old Howard White Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of second-degree...

Judge OKs $40M settlement with Duluth diocese

Oct. 21, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $40 million settlement between the Diocese of Duluth and dozens of people who say they were abused as children by priests. Judge Robert Kressel signed off on the settlement Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and...

German woman charged with Islamic State membership

Oct. 21, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a German woman with membership in a terrorist organization and child endangerment for taking her three minor children to Syria and joining the Islamic State extremist group. Prosecutors said Monday that Carla-Josephine S., whose last name wasn't released, took her son...

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,...

Woman sentenced for drug dealing, child neglect

Oct. 18, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem, Oregon, woman arrested following a drug bust three years ago on child neglect and drug charges was sentenced to prison this week after being caught dealing heroin and again exposing her children to drugs. The Statesman Journal reports that when 26-year-old Vanessa Gonzalez-Coria...

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...

Nanny gets 20 years for sex abusing child, having his baby

Oct. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former live-in nanny has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a Florida child. She later gave birth to the boy's son. News outlets report 28-year-old Marissa Mowry was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexual battery and agreeing to be...

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...