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South Dakota man sentenced to nearly 90 years in prison for his baby son's 2021 death

Apr. 20, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge on Friday sentenced a Sioux Falls man to nearly 90 years in prison in connection with the 2021 death of his baby son. Second Circuit Court Judge Camela Theeler sentenced 24-year-old Dylan Castimore to 100 years with 10 years suspended...

Iowa governor signs measure increasing compensation for Boy Scouts abuse victims

Apr. 19, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa men who were victims of child sexual molestation while they were in the Boy Scouts of America could get higher legal compensation under a measure lawmakers approved and the governor signed into law Friday. The legislation, which retroactively waives the...

Atlantic City mayor: I'm committed to my family and city while dealing with daughter abuse charges

Apr. 18, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said Thursday he remains committed to his family and to his city as he deals with charges that he and his wife abused their teenage daughter. In his first public comments since prosecutors on Monday charged him and his...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 18, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Albany Times Union. April 17, 2024. Editorial: A stain on the badge A member of the State Police molested boys in Saratoga County, and the agency covered it up; the Child Victims Act offers a chance for justice, again. If you’re looking for a textbook...

Wisconsin man pleads not guilty to neglect in disappearance of boy

Apr. 16, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A man who was caring for a 3-year-old Wisconsin boy when he vanished in late Februar y pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of chronic child neglect. Jesse Vang, 39, entered the plea during his arraignment in a Manitowoc County court. A judge on April 4...

Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

Apr. 15, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paris Hilton joined California state lawmakers Monday to push for legislation aimed at cracking down on the industry that cares for troubled teens by requiring more transparency from youth treatment facilities. The bill supported by the Hilton Hotel...

Portuguese Catholic Church announces it will compensate victims of sex abuse

Apr. 11, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Portuguese Catholic Church said Thursday it has unanimously agreed to pay some form of compensation to victims of sex abuse by clergy. The country's Bishops Conference said after a four-day general assembly meeting at the Fatima shrine that it will set up a fund...

Driver arrested after fleeing California crash that killed child, injured 4 other passengers

Apr. 11, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday arrested the driver who fled the scene of a solo car crash on a San Francisco Bay Area highway that killed a 9-year-old girl and injured four other passengers over the weekend. The 22-year-old man faces charges including...

Ex-worker at New Hampshire youth detention center describes escalating retaliation for complaints

Apr. 10, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who worked at New Hampshire’s youth detention center three decades ago testified Wednesday that supervisors and staff were dismissive at best and menacing at worst when she reported suspected abuse. Karen Lemoine was the first witness in the first...

Consumers would be notified of AI-generated content under Pennsylvania bill

Apr. 10, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania consumers would be notified when content has been generated by artificial intelligence, and defendants couldn’t argue that child sexual abuse material created by artificial intelligence isn’t illegal, under a bill the House passed Wednesday. ...