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New head of Italian bishops launches sex abuse query

May. 27, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The new president of the Italian Conference of Bishops on Friday said he would launch an independent inquiry on sex abuse by Catholic clergy in Italy, but the announcement disappointed victims advocates because it will only go back 20 years. The Italian church...

No charges for agents in botched Larry Nassar probe

May. 26, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI agents who failed to quickly open an investigation of sports doctor Larry Nassar despite learning in 2015 that he was accused of sexually assaulting female gymnasts. The...

Driver charged with attempted murder for hitting children

May. 25, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who drove onto a Southern California sidewalk and hit three children walking to school has been charged with premeditated attempted murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jason Carlos Guzman, 26, of Valencia remained hospitalized with a self-inflicted...

Former EMT charged with drugging, assaulting children

May. 25, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

KENSINGTON, N.H. (AP) — A former EMT in New Hampshire has been charged with drugging and sexually abusing three children under the age of 13. Todd Burnim, 54, of Kensington, was indicted this month by a grand jury in Rockingham County on a dozen counts of felonious sexual assault...

Life in prison for sexually abusing child, witness tampering

May. 25, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a child and witness tampering. A federal judge this week sent 40-year-old Kimo John Little Bird to prison for life on his conviction of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. An...

Egyptian gets 3 years for sexually assaulting minor girls

May. 23, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Monday sentenced a prominent businessman to three years in prison for sexually assaulting seven minor girls in an orphanage he founded, the state-run news agency reported. The Cairo Criminal Court also ordered Mohamed el-Amin, a pro-government tycoon...

California teacher suspected of molesting kids in classroom

May. 22, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A substitute teacher was arrested on suspicion of molesting four female students in a classroom at a Southern California elementary school, authorities said. The alleged victims, ages 8 and 9 years old, told investigators the teacher touched them in...

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified. Minutes later, she joined the crowd with her own three...

Parole denied for Michigan man who killed 4 women in 1970s

May. 20, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections has denied parole for a convicted serial killer who confessed to killing four women in the Lansing area in the 1970s. Don Miller, 67, will next be eligible for parole Aug. 29, 2027, the Eaton County prosecutor's office...

Retired music teacher convicted of raping student sentenced

May. 20, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former elementary school music teacher convicted of raping a fifth-grade student more than a decade ago was sentenced Friday to up to 20 years in prison. Stephen Jaszek, 66, of South Hadley, Massachusetts, was sentenced following his conviction last week...