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Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader child rape case

Sep. 19, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge sanctioned two prosecutors Thursday for failing to turn over evidence in the case of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan fined deputy attorneys general Amanda Plisner and Diana Callaghan...

Plea deal reached for Wisconsin fugitive who hid in bunker

Sep. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys have reached a plea deal for a former Wisconsin fugitive who hid out in a makeshift bunker for more than three years. Forty-four-year-old Jeremiah Button was discovered in August living in a bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator. Button disappeared in...

The Latest: Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader case

Sep. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking (all times local): 12:56 p.m. A Los Angeles judge has sanctioned two prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence in a case against a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child...

Sex crime suspect says underage girl's family attacked him

Sep. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old said he was beaten by the girl's family after they caught the two together. News outlets report 18-year-old Javionne Thomas is charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. A Monroe sheriff's arrest report says deputies...

Judge, Dragon Con co-founder accused of criminal trespass

Sep. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Georgia judge, along with a co-founder of DragonCon and two other people, after prosecutors accused them of illegally accessing a courthouse computer network. The indictment charges Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader, DragonCon...

Judge takes himself off Jerry Sandusky resentencing case

Sep. 18, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

The judge handling the pending resentencing of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky took himself off the case Wednesday, citing an unspecified recent action by the state attorney general's office. Judge John Foradora's order recused himself and directed Centre County court officials to ask...

Grandmother given 9½ years for accessory to grandson's death

Sep. 18, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A grandmother has been sentenced in South Dakota to 9½ years in prison for being an accessory to the beating death of her 2-year-old grandson. Federal Judge Jeffrey Vixen gave 51-year-old Sonya Dubray a sentence longer than guidelines recommend on Tuesday afternoon in Rapid...

Ex-Atlanta Falcons player gets prison for molesting girl, 12

Sep. 18, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former Atlanta Falcons player has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 23-year-old Justin Kenyuno Crawford pleaded guilty Tuesday to child molestation and sodomy as part of deal that dropped other...

Mariners blank Pittsburgh after Pirates' Vázquez arrested

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after Pirates...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...