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Girl's sex-assault lawsuit reinstated by appeals court

Jun. 16, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a lawsuit from a northern Virginia student who said her school failed to take appropriate action after she said she was sexually assaulted on a band trip. The student, who has since graduated, said...

Idaho officials pay $2.6M for wrongful convictions of 2 men

Jun. 16, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Tuesday approved payments of $1.4 million and $1.2 million, respectively, to two men who spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Republican Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected members of the Idaho...

7 relatives charged in Tennessee boy's starvation death

Jun. 16, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Seven members of a Tennessee family have been charged with murder in the starvation death of a 14-year-old boy, authorities said. A mother and six relatives who lived together in a community home arrangement in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett have...

Former NFL player, Wisconsin star is accused of assault

Jun. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A former NFL player and University of Wisconsin football star is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Thomas Allen Burke, 44, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in St. Louis County, Minnesota. According to a...

Louisiana will give child victims more time to file lawsuits

Jun. 15, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation removing deadlines for Louisiana's child sex abuse victims to pursue damages in civil court, delivering a victory to survivors of abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy. The new law, taking effect Aug....

Child sex abuser sentenced to a total of more than 600 years

Jun. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

A child sex abuser from southwest Missouri was sentenced to more than 600 years in prison for 10 felony convictions. The jury that convicted Daniel Franklin, 62, of rural Joplin, in April recommended that he be sentenced to six terms of 99 years, three of 30 years and one...

Ex-church bus driver sentenced for sexually abusing 2 boys

Jun. 14, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who sexually abused two young boys he met while serving as a volunteer bus driver for a church was sentenced to 30 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. Jory Leedy, 51, of Franklin, had pleaded guilty in June 2019 on the day his...

France drops emblematic probe into incestuous sexual abuse

Jun. 14, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into incestuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old by a prominent French political commentator, a case that unleashed an online movement against similar abuse. The Paris prosecutor's office had been investigating...

Tennessee man found guilty in missing son's death

Jun. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Saturday convicted a Tennessee man of first-degree murder in the perpetration of a felony in the death of his 5-year-old son, whose body remains missing years later. Joe Clyde Daniels was reported missing April 4, 2018. His father,...

Tennessee father indicted in death of 2-year-old son

Jun. 12, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man faces charges that include first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect in what prosecutors say was a beating that killed his 2-year-old son last year. On Friday, Shelby County...