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Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

Feb. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Saturday painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly, describing how he repeatedly sought out underage girls for sex, including one he encountered at her 16th birthday party and another who met the R&B star while he was on trial for child...

The Latest: Avenatti: Notion victims are lying 'outrageous'

Feb. 23, 2019 8:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 3 p.m. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says it's "outrageous" that R. Kelly's attorney questions whether the singer's accusers are telling the truth about being sexually abused by the R&B singer. Avenatti, who...

The Latest: Sex abuse victims speak of lost childhoods

Feb. 23, 2019 1:27 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the sex abuse prevention summit at the Vatican (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A man and a woman who were sexually abused by priests as young people have told Catholic leaders attending Pope Francis' abuse prevention summit that the trauma they suffered has haunted them ever...

Workers restore Polish priest's statue despite abuse claims

Feb. 23, 2019 11:56 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Shipyard workers in northern Poland on Saturday put back into place the metal statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest that protesters toppled amid allegations that he sexually abused minors. Karol Guzikiewicz, head of the Solidarity union at the Gdansk shipyard, said the statue...

A look at allegations over the years against singer R. Kelly

Feb. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly has been dogged for years by allegations that he sexually abused women and underage girls. He and his attorneys have repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct. Here is a look at some of the different accusations that have been made against him: CHICAGO, AUGUST...

California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

Feb. 23, 2019 12:40 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — As prosecutors brought charges of cruelty and torture against a California couple who had shackled and starved their children for years, they had two goals in mind: Punish the perpetrators and ensure they could never victimize those 13 children in any way again. On Friday they...

The Latest: Kelly lawyer: New charge may be from old case

Feb. 22, 2019 11:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9 p.m. R. Kelly's attorney says one of the charges the R&B star faces appears to be tied to a decade-old child pornography case. Steve Greenberg also told reporters shortly after Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police...

R. Kelly arrested, charged in Chicago with sexual abuse

Feb. 22, 2019 11:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a brief...

R. Kelly's European concerts in doubt after new charges

Feb. 22, 2019 7:28 PM EST

R. Kelly's hopes of doing a tour of Europe in April have been all but dashed now that he is facing new criminal charges. Kelly defiantly scheduled concerts in two locations in Germany and one in the Netherlands in April despite a cloud of legal issues in the wake of the recently aired Lifetime documentary series...

California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

Feb. 22, 2019 6:29 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple pleaded guilty Friday to torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point they stopped growing. David and Louise Turpin will spend at least 25 years in prison after entering the pleas in...